18 Oct2013


When we asked what things the folks most severely affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol needed, the answer was clean drinking water. How ironic that the island which had previously been viewed to have an abundant supply of potable water, now faces fear that their supplies are contaminated, and require bottled water from elsewhere. All of us at Zubuchon, and in a private capacity as Marketman and family, are donating several thousand bottles of clean drinking water, and some folks are underwriting the transport of goods by chartered bancas directly to the worst stricken coastal areas of Bohol. None of this will pass local governments, just straight to people who need them.

How can you help from anywhere on the planet? Here’s how. For every single reader comment I get on this post, up to a maximum of 1,000 comments, I will personally donate another bottle of water in your “name” to folks in need. That’s it. No sweat off your back, just a comment, and you will do something for those who need it most. In your comment, simply state where you are on this planet (say city or country) and state what is your favorite (or you consider your most memorable post) from the nearly 3,700 posts in the archives of this blog that is roughly 9 years old. That’s it. Get your friends and family to leave a comment… the faster we get to 1,000, the faster I can get more water to the folks in Bohol. Only one comment per email address please. All of us at Zubuchon, and Marketman & family thank you from the bottom of our combined Cebuano/Boholano hearts. :)



  1. Serna Estrella says:

    Please count me in. Long-time lurker here, so I might as well take this opportunity to say that your paella recipe is fabulous. Made it nearly half a dozen times now, and your advice about not scrimping on the process of making the sofrito is very accurate.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:14 pm


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  3. kim says:

    Hi MM!
    I love reading your blog. I usually just “lurk” though and don’t comment at all. But this time it’s different. Thank you so much for doing this. This means a lot to me since we are all affected. I live in CDO but have family and friends in Cebu and Bohol. No need to write my “name” on the bottle though. It’s enough that i’ve commented. Thanks again!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:15 pm

  4. Thel from Florida says:

    My most memorable post was on October 24, 2005, my first post about turbo cooker, comment #37. I have been following you since then and appreciate very much all your posts and some emails from you. I am Thel from Florida. Bless your heart always!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:20 pm

  5. Lei says:

    Our prayers for Bohol & Cebu. I ‘m from Metro Manila and one of the post ingrained in my memory banks is the one where you were able to send the gingerbread house to a son of the mother who commented about his sick son’s wish or mother’s wish to make a gingerbread house for the son. That post truly touched my heart, it was Christmas time and I could truly feel the warmth and love the season brings.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:35 pm

  6. fionixe says:

    Hi Marketman, the most memorable post for me was when Anthony Bourdain visited you. :) and I love your travel photos and stories.

    -Fiona from Carmona

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:36 pm

  7. Zerho says:

    From Dasmarinas Cavite, my most favorite post was of course the infamous chicken inasal recipe. Cooked it and thought this “marketman”knows what he’s talking about. Been an avid reader ever since.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:39 pm

  8. erick says:

    From Las Piñas , Love all the anthony bourdain posts! :)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:46 pm

  9. babbie says:

    i pray for the people of bohol and cebu.

    i like your holiday settings esp the christmas feasts. looking forward to your 2013 holiday spreads.

    god bless you for your kind deeds.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:48 pm

  10. general says:

    kudos, mm!

    from pasay city, reading your blog since 2006 or 2007 (i forget when exactly) and commenting on and off since 2008. my favorite mm posts would be the ones on adobo, arroz a la cubana, binagoongan and cream dory since i recently started rotating these recipes for my breaks from fast food deliveries.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 5:55 pm

  11. Pam says:

    Sydney, au
    Love you fruitcake posts!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:06 pm

  12. Gerlyn says:

    I reside and work in Makati, grew up in Baguio, but parents are from Cebu and Leyte. My most memorable posts in his blog are the lechon experiments, the quest for crispier skin and the Anthony Bourdain post.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:24 pm

  13. edee says:

    from Cork, Ireland, favourite posts: travel posts

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:27 pm

  14. marisse says:

    The first post I ever read from MM and one of my favorites is the grilled prawn with garlic, butter & dalandan in 2006. Since then, I’ve been a follower. I also love the post when Anthony Bourdain visited and tasted the best pig ever and your liempo series.

    -marisse from malaysia

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:28 pm

  15. bacolodnon says:

    Hi MM! I’m one of your “lurkers” here and I love your blog! Thank you for helping those affected by the quake and for giving me a chance to be a part of it. Im biased but of course my favorite is your series on Negros Occidental.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:35 pm

  16. Kathleen says:

    UK, lechon experiments that led to anthony bourdain and zubuchon.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:48 pm

  17. Sarah says:

    From Pasig here. My favorite post is anything with sinigang! They bring back great memories of my childhood. Sending my prayers and well-wishes to the Boholanos and Cebuanos affected by the quake.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:51 pm

  18. bluegirl says:

    Currently in Manila…. my favorite posts are the ensaymada posts, lechon experiments, floral arrangement post where you first used a vegetable as a flower holder was a big paradigm shift for me. Loved that!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:53 pm

  19. Nicole says:

    What a generous thing to do. Thanks Marketman. Been a reader for some time now.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 6:53 pm

  20. Sunny says:

    Hi MM and family,
    Thank you for helping the many people that are affected by the earthquake.
    I’m from the US and my most memorable post… What do you do for a living?
    God bless you!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:00 pm

  21. Nessa says:

    Hi MM! I won’t forget your post on the April Fools pranks the Teen and her friends played on you in April 2006. You even got back at them with a sneaky move, which was quite brilliant! =))

    Thank you MM and may God bless you always.

    -nessa from bulacan

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:04 pm

  22. Kendrix Kyle says:

    From Hamilton, Bermuda. Favorite Post: travel to Coron Palawan

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:06 pm

  23. Lannie says:

    Hi there. Lannie, daily lurker :), from The Netherlands.
    Most memorable post: the one that revealed your pic for the 1st time.
    Fav food post: homemade pork tocino

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:07 pm

  24. Annie in l.a. says:

    hi MM, been reading your column every morning…I’m from Los Angeles and one of my fave posts are the “rants” – specially the fishpan for bangus, one about the culinary store and one about the airline…Bless you for your support of the earthquake victims.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:08 pm

  25. jen says:

    Hi, I’m from Bacolod. I love your floral arrangement posts.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:13 pm

  26. Lillian B. Chirapuntu says:

    God bless you MR.Marketman. Your kindheartedness and compassion to people in need is admirable.You shall be rewarded a thousand fold. I follow your blog and try some of your recipes-among my favorites is cocido and the side this.
    More power to you your family and staff

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:16 pm

  27. Faye says:

    From Q.C.

    Most Memorable Post: your Halloween “Ice Cream, I Scream” prank

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:20 pm

  28. Ellen De Jesus says:

    Hi MM! From San Fernando, Pampanga. Favorite Post: Sinampalukang Manok and Chicken Inasal.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:32 pm

  29. ntgerald says:

    My favorites are the rants. From Iloilo, now living and working in Manila.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:35 pm

  30. Anne :-) says:

    My favorite post would be the opening of Zubuchon.

    – Anne from Mandaluyong

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:43 pm

  31. kate says:

    Thank you, Marketman <3 I love a lot of your posts but this one is my new fave. God bless!

    Kate from Ortigas

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:57 pm

  32. Andrew says:

    …from Cainta, Rizal. I was able to relate most to your rant about doctors’ punctuality.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 7:57 pm

  33. Chinky says:

    Thanks, MM and family and crew, for this. have donated in our offices drive, too. One more bottle of water will go along way.

    Muntinlupa. My favorite posts: paella, braised lamb shanks, your travels, and the opening of your event place!

    All the best!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:03 pm

  34. Lenore Nevermore says:

    when does the “baby” turn into a “lady”?

    —land of the golden apple, US of A

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:07 pm

  35. bearhug0127 says:

    from Guam – there’s a lot of posts which i like – the rants, the anthony bourdain posts, the fruits and fresh produce, the experiments, the travel posts,the feeding program posts, the ones with the password and the one most memorable was about the chicharon. Of course, also the ones where you gave away prizes.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:09 pm

  36. Anne says:

    This is the first time I am ever posting on your blog but I’ve long been following. I am currently living in Taipei. Though it’s hard to choose among your entries, the one that struck me the most is not a food entry but the one on the little school girl asking for a toy cellphone.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:09 pm

  37. Jessie says:

    From Makati. Favorite Post: When I travel in Bohol.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:10 pm

  38. maui says:

    hi mm! a lass from Aklan province loves your post about your family getaway to coron and el nido! they’re so informative and food photos looks great!!! Thank you for sharing your blessings – God bless you!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:13 pm

  39. Cris says:

    From Paranaque, love the leche flan experiments posts. Thank you

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:22 pm

  40. xty says:

    from pasig city and a self-confessed lurker! I like that post when you showed your picture because you were thinking of taking a “leave” from blogging! Don’t think of doing that again- the thought of leaving, i mean! More power!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:26 pm

  41. Kakusina says:

    My favorite was not about food. It was about the Bataan Nuclear Plant which sparked off a long and lively but civil discussion. From Manila.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:32 pm

  42. JR says:

    from covina, california and long time lurker!
    may God Bless the people affected by the earthquake
    thank you!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:33 pm

  43. dianne says:

    Cainta, Rizal. your rants, posts on flower arrangements, lechon posts and posts from which I learn something new – names of fruits, vegetables, ingredients, etc. tumataas IQ ko ;)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:34 pm

  44. GB says:

    In Singapore. The post I always go back to is the one which has Mrs. MM’s Carbonara recipe. I know, it’s too simple not to remember, but I always want to do it right!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:36 pm

  45. ade says:

    Manila, your ultimate adobo

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:39 pm

  46. ECC says:

    Thank you for donating bottled water to those affected by the earthquake. The most memorable posts for me are those on ensaymada, adobo, lechon, the school feeding program and your travels.
    — ECC from Houston, TX

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:40 pm

  47. Arjee says:

    From Brisbane, Australia.
    My favorite were posts re Anthony Bourdain’s visit.
    This is my first time leaving a comment although I normally visit your site once a week :)
    Appreciate what you are doing for Bohol and its people. More power to this blog.


    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:41 pm

  48. shiko-chan says:

    From Pasig here! Hard to say which of so many great posts is my favorite or the most memorable, but I keep coming back to your molo soup recipe and your Christmas feeding program entry with the little girl. :) And probably the “most” memorable for most people would be the fishpan post! ;)

    Incidentally, MarketMan, if you don’t mind, I’d like to share this post that I’ve also shared on FB:

    Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) appeals for help for the Bohol-Cebu Earthquake victims through TABANG VISAYAS. #TabangVisayas

    For Cash and Check donations, please course to:

    (Account Name/Payee)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
    BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
    BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12
    ROUTING NO: 021-0000-21

    or channel to

    Loyola House of Studies
    Ateneo de Manila University
    Loyola House 1108, Quezon City

    For Goods donation: (Cebu-based donors or those who have ways of sending the goods)

    Please send DIRECTLY to ATENEO DE CEBU c/o Campus Ministry Office, H Abellana Street, Canduman, 6014 Mandaue City.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:42 pm

  49. dec_girl says:

    The most memorable to me is the adobo post.

    Che from cavite

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:45 pm

  50. Guits says:

    So many favorite posts… but I liked the ones where we had to go “treasure hunting” for clues all over the posts :).

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:46 pm

  51. mhadg says:

    Greatful with your lending hand as always mm!

    Your cooking experiments “ala marketman”

    Batangas City

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:47 pm

  52. Misao says:

    Long-time lurker from Canada – love the lechon chronicles. Thank you for letting us, your readers, be a part of this wonderful undertaking.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:52 pm

  53. kulasa says:

    My favorite post was one way back Nov 2007 when you were able to gather enough “sales” and donations to feed 5000+ kids.. and that you mentioned that your favorite moment then was when I showed you an aratiles branch. Runner-up up to this is the famous fish pan post (along with picture still gives me the giggles). Kulasa from Cavite.

    P.S. I still have that autographed tote bag

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:58 pm

  54. sophie says:

    Oh I love/like all of your posts MM, the flowers, the food, the experiments, the rants the list will go on… the food from your post that I cook almost every week (not kidding) is the June 29, 2007 Bistek Tagalog Revisited.

    Sophie – Pasig, MM

    Oct 18, 2013 | 8:59 pm

  55. Stinker says:

    Long time lurker from Cebu.
    Fave post- The Kid turning into a Lady :-)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:00 pm

  56. cindy says:

    Roast beef!!!
    God bless Team MM!!!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:00 pm

  57. tess says:

    Thank you Mr MM for doing this. From Quezon City. My most memorable for me is your Kalamansi marmalade recipe.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:01 pm

  58. tonceq says:

    Hmm… so many to choose from.

    I am from Pasig and have been an avid reader since 2009. Most Memorable post has and will always be your “Cream Dory with butter and lemon sauce” which is so darn easy to make (woo’d my partner’s family with it) and was incidentally the very first post that I was able chance upon.

    And the rants! Not only are they timely and easily understood (being consumers/ customers) but I love it whenever Marketman shows those service wrongdoers some sass.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:03 pm

  59. menggay says:

    residing in florida. many favorite posts but most recent is the one on the teen’s graduation. seeing a picture of the chapel i realized she went to the same school as my friend’s son. i hope a future post would be on how you picked out a uni for her, we need pointers :)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:06 pm

  60. globalnomad says:

    great idea MM!
    I best remember your “Lapu-Lapu Steamed in Banana Leaves a la Marketman” among the hundreds of others I cherish.
    Best wishes from northern Bohol.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:14 pm

  61. bennym says:

    From the US. I got hooked on marketmanila because whenever I googled Philippine fruits or plants or food that I miss, I always got directed here.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:19 pm

  62. Ester says:

    From red sox and patriots nation…
    My favorite post is “A Christmas Story…”

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:28 pm

  63. Lunchmom says:

    For a good cause, Mandaluyong City

    Lots of favorites. But games looking for the password were fun.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:32 pm

  64. Irene says:

    Hi, my favorite posts are travel-related, particularly your travel posts about Paris and Spain.

    This is a great idea MM!

    Irene from Rizal

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:32 pm

  65. Ruth Miranda says:

    God bless your big heart, Mr. MM! Been reading your blog for a couple of years now. My favorite posts are your rants because most of the time, I can relate with you (i.e. HSBC incident). I must say, too, that you write so eloquently that reading your posts is so enjoyable. -ruth from cebu

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:34 pm

  66. beng says:

    from BF Paranaque, i never stop learning new and revisited recipes, thanks for sharing. God bless!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:35 pm

  67. Cess says:

    Fave post: Anthony Bourdain’s “best pig ever!”

    Prayers for the people of Bohol and Cebu….

    Vientiane, Laos

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:36 pm

  68. Nick Bilae says:

    You are a good man, keep it up. More blessings from Qatar.
    My favorite is the lamb recipe.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:46 pm

  69. Gee Ann says:

    I was following your blog since the day that I was able to find out where to get fresh local herbs and Spices here in the Philippines. I am from Marikina City and My favorite Post is The Monday Market at Tnine Ourika.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:50 pm

  70. Ms. D says:

    From Mill Creek, Wa

    Love all about your post at Vancouver Eyeball and met BettyQ!
    I wish I have a chance to met her someday too. <3

    Oct 18, 2013 | 9:56 pm

  71. marixie says:

    From Atlanta,Georgia. My most favorite post was the one you made in 2009 about the artisanal goat cheese factory of the Puentespina family in Malagos, Calinan,Davao City. BTW I was born and raised in Calinan, Davao City!! I’m glad you are able to do humanitarian work bypassing govt, redtape!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:01 pm

  72. Ria says:

    Long time lurker from Umeå, Sweden :-)

    Fish pan, Puto Bumbong, Ube, Mangosteen, Pili, Kasuy, Lechon and Paris Macarons are among my favorite posts.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:11 pm

  73. Den says:

    Hi MM,
    From Singapore here, I’m trying to learn how to cook paella and i’m using your recipes as my guide

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:24 pm

  74. roderick says:

    from: Las Piñas

    favorite post: market manila’s top 50ish pinoy dishes


    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:26 pm

  75. Chris H. says:

    New York City. Long time reader. Love all your travel posts. I used your Madrid post as a guide when I went there last year.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:26 pm

  76. Anna Banana says:

    From Madrid, Spain. My favorite were your posts about your quest on perfecting empanadas! These are my favorite goodies! I think our filipinized version of empanadas are way better than what I’ve tasted so far here.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:32 pm

  77. Annie says:

    Hi. Annie here writing from the Netherlands. I’ve been devouring your posts for a couple of years now. If I really have to pick, the series on your Moroccan trip is my favourite. Your stories made me want to go there – and I did eventually! The posts about salt are awesome, too! I have a growing salt collection because of you!

    I appreciate the help you’re extending to our “kababayans” in Bohol. Maraming salamat!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:32 pm

  78. Cathy says:

    Marketman, thank you for your generosity, and I am glad to hear that you and your family are ok. My prayers are with the people of Bohol and Cebu.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:35 pm

  79. Yra says:

    from Houston, TX. Always looking forward to your overseas holiday posts.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:37 pm

  80. Jojo says:

    from Alabang.
    My favorite post is the one about how to make the perfect adobo without soy sauce, and using palayok.I have recreated this recipe many times at home and everyone who has tried it swears that it is the best adobo ever. Thank you marketman

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:45 pm

  81. Isay says:

    From Baltimore, MD

    I look forward to reading your posts but found your site looking for tips on how to cook lechon at home (lechon de leche). Thank you for doing this for us. Prayers and good wishes to all those affected.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:47 pm

  82. Christine says:

    From Quezon City.

    I love all the recipes — from the lechon belly experiments, to the yummy paella soffrito (which is now my go-to-base for chicken valenciana and seafood paella).

    Of course, the big relief I got while reading your first post after that long hiatus.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:52 pm

  83. Mig says:

    From Long Beach, CA

    Favorite post: Soffrito recipe for paella. Elevated my paella a few notches! Thanks!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 10:54 pm

  84. Suzette says:

    From Makati:

    Love reading your blog and it is hard to choose the most memorable for me. But if there is one post I keep going back to, it’s the — Chicken Inasal recipe. I have made it several times when I go back to my hometown in Roxas City and I have access to lots of native chicken.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:00 pm

  85. Lalaine says:

    My favorite post is when Anthony Bourdain arrived in Cebu. My gratitude to you MM and family for being ever so generous with your time and expertise. My love and prayers to those affected in the Philippines. Greetings here from Gallup, New Mexico.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:08 pm

  86. cora says:

    Thank you from California……your flower arrangement inspires me and I recently tried your version of Vietnamese barbecue.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:08 pm

  87. La Emperor says:

    From Vancouver, Canada

    There are numerous posts that I consider my faves, but the one that hooked me up is the Bourdain visit. :)


    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:12 pm

  88. Lemongrass says:

    Lurker from Silicon Valley, California. My favorite post definitely is the one about the plagiarism perpetrated by the Department of Tourism using your intellectual property. More blessings to you and thank you for doing this.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:15 pm

  89. carolle says:

    From L.A. Ca. your everyday lurker and first time to comment…this is my favorite post..God bless you for your generosity and doing something to help out the victims of Bohol..

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:22 pm

  90. Angie says:

    Angie from Quezon City here. My favorite post was about your Momofuku plus pork buns.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:22 pm

  91. riapots says:

    Your chicken inasal entry got me hooked. Thanks for your generous donation!

    Riapots, NYC

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:24 pm

  92. Cliff says:

    Cliff from Cavite. It’s my first time to post a comment. I love all your post regarding flowers. The arrangements are both practical and unexpected. More power.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:27 pm

  93. kaye says:

    I’m now in Kraków, Poland. I am just a lurker :-) My favorite post was the paella and I cooked for my Polish family here and it was a hit.
    God bless you and your family for doing this.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:32 pm

  94. kris says:

    Im from Warsaw, Poland. My gf cooked for me the Paella that you posted in your blog and it was delicious.
    Thank you for doing this to those that were affected.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:38 pm

  95. wendell says:

    Juffair, Bahrain.
    Chicken Inasal post, :)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:40 pm

  96. sanika says:

    Quezon City. I love all the lechon posts!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:41 pm

  97. Cliff says:

    this is Cliff again from Cavite, just want another water bottle for Bohol. i’ve used a different email. I also like your post reagrdinng S and R. who doesn’t love S adn R.


    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:42 pm

  98. Joe I. Bariring says:

    Now that US govt. shutdown is over I can finally enjoy my boneless lechon (made my 1st one over 20 yrs. ago).
    I live in Washington, D.C. suburb and my favorite posts are charcoal making, chicharon, your lechon experiments, successive openings of Zubuchon restaurants, your trips to northeastern states in the fall (lobster roll) not to mention your response to my email about corruption in Philippines local govt. where I was born and raised (now merely a drop in a bucket compared to pork barrel scam but ‘kurakot’ nonetheless).
    More power to you and your team!!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:42 pm

  99. Joseph says:

    Hi Mr. MM,

    I enjoy reading all your posts but if I were to pick a favorite, it will be the series of posts you did back in November 2011 of your trip to Vancouver. I am from Vancouver and I regret missing the opportunity to meet you, Mrs MM and Betty in the Vancouver eyeball. I was sick at that time.

    Thank you for doing this donation. I’m glad I was able to help in some way to help the earthquake victims. I just wish the government spend the PDAF and DAP money to those in need rather than enriching a few.

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:46 pm

  100. Pam says:

    From Singapore, but originally from Pampanga, Philippines. Most memorable post was the Baboy Ramo Tocino, the first post I read from your blog when I was looking for a tocino recipe – missing a taste of Pinoy food.

    Thanks for doing this Marketman. God bless!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:48 pm

  101. Theresa says:

    Hello MM! I’m currently here in the USA. Love all the marmalade posts (esp. the ones from your sister). God bless and more power to you all!!

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:50 pm

  102. lojet says:

    Being I love all your posts, my favorite is the Post archive. When there is nothing new to read, I just browse thru it and never fail to find something interesting even though I have already read them all in the past. It’s the way you write MM, very entertaining and never boring.

    lojet from NY

    Oct 18, 2013 | 11:58 pm

  103. kakesandcandles says:

    I’d have to say my favorites are the rants. They are so on point.
    Thank you seems inadequate but it is so heartfelt.
    San Francisco, CA.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:01 am

  104. Mavic says:

    moi aussi!
    Love your pasta “aux tomates cerises et mozzarelles”! It’s now one of our family’s favorites. Thanks!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:03 am

  105. marz nery says:

    Penang, Malaysia.
    Your leche flan series and anything lechon are my faves :)
    So generous of you, your family and crew. More power to you MM!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:12 am

  106. katie saulog says:

    Santa Rosa City Laguna love your where to buy post my guide when im looking for difficult ingredient here in the metro

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:12 am

  107. Risa says:

    Pasig City – paella experiments

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:14 am

  108. psychomom says:

    I am from Rhode Island MM. love reading your blog especially the rants-i find them hilarious!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:18 am

  109. Norina says:

    from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and this is the best post amongst all your great posts.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:18 am

  110. Moneng says:

    Moneng from Singapore

    someone posted this entry to FB, this is my first time to visit your blog, because i love to travel, the first post i read was swimming with whale sharks in oslob, cebu.. Astig! :)

    thanks for doing this MM..God bless

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:21 am

  111. La Emperor says:

    “was the Bourdain visit”….correction:)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:21 am

  112. Lee says:

    Qandahar, Afghanistan 90 days, Philippines 30 days. All pork posts compete as favorites.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:26 am

  113. Lyca says:

    Long time lurker from Davao City. Thank you very much for doing this donation. I really like your posts on your Christmas gingerbread houses. Kudos, MM!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:27 am

  114. Migs says:

    From Cebu. Love the april fool’s day escapades with the kid. May God bless you and your family more!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:31 am

  115. Mart says:

    Checking in from Concord, California.
    Favorite post still is the toyo-less pork adobo slow-cooked in a palayok.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:37 am

  116. Marj says:

    lurker from Pasay City here.

    My fave post was the Anthony Bourdain visit – especially when my mom was raving about watching the episode and said that the “guy in black from Cebu was the best presenter”. :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:40 am

  117. Ria says:

    Hi MM! What a great initiative and just want to say I’m happy to know that you and your crew were spared. I’d have to say that in addition to the recipe and travel posts, I enjoyed your rants and Internet sleuthing abilities most. It was always interesting to see how the situations were eventually sorted out and how the comments section suddenly buzz with activity. Of course, there’s also always a lot to learn from the situations.

    Thank you for your generosity. Sending positive vibes from Taipei.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:40 am

  118. zoi says:

    from Vancouver, BC. your paella and porchettta posts are my faves.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:42 am

  119. zarah says:

    Long time lurker here from Singapore.

    post about ensaymada and lechon!

    May the good Lord bless you more!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:43 am

  120. ycae says:

    Hi, Makati. Common & Uncommon Market Finds… 19May2010. Thanks. Prayers out to everyone.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:00 am

  121. jay says:

    Hello MM! I love your budbud kabog post. I don’t always get to eat this type of suman coz it’s hard to find and I don’t even know how to cook this. But gladly I was able to eat this when i visited your resto. I just love how delicious this suman is and others really need to try this when they dine at zubuchon aside from the lechon which i also tried.

    Regards from Pagadian City

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:07 am

  122. Lucy says:

    Thank you MM & fam! In SF, CA. Most favorite read:When does the “Baby” turn into a “Lady”?

    God bless everyone.

    Take care!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:12 am

  123. Tin says:

    Hi MM! This is Tin, currently in Rizal. I’d say my most favorite post is the one when the then Teen was learning how to drive. I can name others but there’s just too many!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:24 am

  124. Kookie0110 says:

    I am from Paranaque and your blog is what I read when I want to be inspired in the kitchen. Your blog posts on Ensaymada and where to find kitchen/baking/cooking suppliers in Manila are my favorites. More power to MM and Zubuchon!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:24 am

  125. Jannah Domingo says:

    from Abu Dhabi UAE. All flowers and the Sister’s marmalade posts.
    May GOD bless you more for your generosity.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:35 am

  126. Aileen says:

    Extending prayers and good wishes to Bohol and Cebu from San Francisco, CA. These are both places I have personally visited and enjoyed. My favorite posts, in no particular order:

    Leche Flan
    Feeding Program
    Annual Gingerbread House

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:42 am

  127. Lor says:

    Orange County, CA

    The callos and paella posts. And the travels posts as well. Plus bettyq’s comments. This site has become my main source of information for our family meals. Thanks so much MM!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:47 am

  128. Mariel says:

    “Best pig ever” Bourdain post.

    God bless you, your family and your crew.
    God bless Bohol and Cebu.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:54 am

  129. Missy says:

    From Bahrain…fave is the payard banana cake post..
    thanks and more power!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:56 am

  130. G says:

    Thank you for your generosity. From Busan, SK. Favorite post: feeding program

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:56 am

  131. Anna Geraldez Rayos del Sol says:

    From Forest Hills, NY

    Long time lurker here as well. Loved your travel and leisure posts.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:57 am

  132. OBO says:

    Good day MM! I am a long time lurker of your blog from Sultanate of Oman. My favorite was Curacha of Nasugbu/ Zamboanga, Siomai and “Lechon Chronicles”. This is where I get my ideas to improve our backyard family business, my daughter missed me due to your Siomai recipe that I used to cooked! God bless you more, your family and crews! Our prayers to the people of Bohol, Cebu, Zamboanga and the Philippines as a whole.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:15 am

  133. marvin says:

    makati, metro manila. my fave is the christmas candy corner.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:17 am

  134. Tess G :) says:

    For me, it will always be “Breakfasts at Amanjena”. In my perfect world, I would be having this breakfast everyday :).

    Daghang salamat from the bottom of our combined Maryland/ Cebuano/ Boholano hearts :)

    Tess from Aspen Hill, MD

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:17 am

  135. marvin says:

    makati, metro manila

    my favorite is the christmas candy corner.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:18 am

  136. Ronald Q says:

    Thoughts and prayers from Calgary, Alberta. Favorite post would be everything about the lechon series.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:19 am

  137. solivare says:

    I have also been a lurker for some months now. ( I have been intrigued even since I saw an article about you in yummy magazine back when you were still somewhat “anonymous”) While I can only dream of traveling to the places you have been to or tasting the food you have tasted, I still keep a copy of the simpler recipes I know I can replicate at home. I just cooked your adobo recipe today and it triggered a lot of memories.

    Thanks to you and your family for doing this for the victims of the earthquake. Count me in and hopefully through this small and simple act from many of your followers, the people of Bohol will benefit greatly as they strive to rebuild their lives after this tragedy.

    God Bless Always. —> Sarah from Makati

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:00 am

  138. Eloise says:

    Caloocan City.

    The Zubuchon files.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:15 am

  139. marilen says:

    Whew, this is a hard choice – love all the posts, the travel, the rants, the social/civic/humanitarian efforts, the lechon experiments (I also remember the great stories you posted while in Morocco with your family)

    Sad, sad gid for Bohol and prayers for the folks there.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:24 am

  140. tisay says:

    teresa from switzerland

    most memorable post:feeding program in a school in guadalupe last christmas.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:41 am

  141. Klaus Schoening says:

    Hi from Cincinnati, OH, I like the posts about feeding the children.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:44 am

  142. abione says:

    Seattle, WA

    Been a reader since 2008. One of the more memorable posts was the little girls Christmas Story.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:57 am

  143. pdic says:

    Quite like the Chorizo and Inasal posts. All the best from Coventry,UK.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:35 am

  144. Rye says:

    From Manila to Singapore, still reading you. Fave posts would be anything on kinilaw. Do you accept contributions? Will gladly contribute as I’m sure it’ll get to those who need it the most.

    Kudos and thank you for setting this up.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:38 am

  145. R says:

    Anytime you write about inefficiency, incompetence, injustice, and the like gets my attention because we can do better and we should. And I love to stare at the food photos :D

    Thank you for all that you do! RKN from California

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:50 am

  146. Rene says:

    It’s about time to post a comment. I have been lurking here for more than 5 years and not posting. I read your blog from San Francisco, California. I like your posts in preparing lechon Zubuchon-style and the articles during Anthony Bourdain’s visit to the Philippines. My most memorable article is slow cooking adobo Marketman-style in a palayok without soysauce to make adobado Batangas-style. I am praying for the victims of the Bohol earthquake.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:51 am

  147. Charly says:

    Hello Mr MM I’m currently here in LA(USA) and a part time resident of Makati during the winter months. I read your blog regularly and it is hard to choose the most memorable one for me. If I have to pick one it is how make Paella which is now a favorite in our household.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:56 am

  148. Erickson says:

    southampton, uk
    The quest for the best pig that led to the birth of zubuchon, I salute you MM !!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:57 am

  149. ERNIE D BAUTISTA says:




    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:21 am

  150. Cynthia says:

    From Makati. I enjoy your posts on decorating with creative floral arrangements.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:24 am

  151. netoy says:

    I want to thank you and your crew for everything that you do for these unfortunate people.

    How to choose? I enjoy each of your posts – not only do I get tips in cooking and recipes but I live vicariously through your travels, personal postings and all.

    More power to you, to Mrs. MM, the lady formerly-called-The Teen and your crew!

    From San Diego, CA

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:28 am

  152. Kat Lopez says:

    I’m from Sydney, my favourite post is “http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/zubuchons-supernatural-neighbors” heheheh
    Thank you for your efforts with helping our fellowmen in Bohol.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:43 am

  153. Tina Artiaga says:

    I am a big fan so I don’t really have ONE particular favorite entry. I immensely enjoy your rants and raves and it’s a pleasure “accompanying” you on your travels. Whenever I attempt to do any culinary gymnastics, I consult your blog first to see if you have done similar dishes in the past. I know this has been posted in various social media sites but THE FILIPINO SPIRIT REALLY IS UNSINKABLE AND UNSHAKEABLE. Thank you Marketman, family and friends for your generous spirit!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:51 am

  154. Tina Artiaga says:

    Sorry, I am from Santa Rosa, Laguna.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:52 am

  155. Linda says:

    Grew up in Bohol, now living in Canada. Loved your post on adobo cooked in claypot without soy sauce. Have been making my adobo dish like so since. Thanks for the concern.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:01 am

  156. natzsm says:

    I loved your “Where to Find” post. I still gp back to it every now and then.

    I think that was the very first post I commented on when I was looking for Juniper Berries.

    Natz from Makati, Philippines

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:06 am

  157. bakii says:

    I just say fishpan….

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:13 am

  158. linda says:

    I love the day you took yr Zubuchon staff for a day of wonderful food, fun and games. Btw, I love all yr posts.

    Bless you MM, family and crew for yr humanitarian effort! Very touching!

    Best wishes from Adelaide, Sth Australia.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:13 am

  159. Aimee says:

    Hi! I’m Aimee and I’ve been a long time lurker from when I was still single and living in Makati and now with a family in Subic. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I especially appreciate the posts about preparing Filipino “classics.” I find them extremely helpful and encouraging for people like me who are learning their way in the kitchen. Food is one way of sharing our culture and I would like our son to grow up with an appreciation for Filipino food (or at the very least his mom’s cooking).

    Thank you for all the good that you do.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:14 am

  160. EJ says:

    A very commendable initiative, MM!

    Am living in Amsterdam and checking your blog daily. Particularly enjoyed your series on Morocco. I have shared many of your posts – i shared the one on corruption with my MBA e-group this summer.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:15 am

  161. rac says:

    Pinoy gingerbread house was the first time I learned about you. It is still my favorite, the flowers second and rants the third. Bless you MM for your kind heart!

    From Mississauga, Ontario

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:15 am

  162. Elaine says:

    My faves are your ‘Where can I find’ post, shoes and the feeding program :)

    Elaine, Quezon City

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:20 am

  163. Connie C says:

    Here in Quezon City now marking our first month in our new home across from TRINOMA. Hope to bump into you MM at one of the Sunday markets.

    My heart goes out to the people of Bohol and other parts of the Visayas stricken of this calamity and glad that in a small way easily contributing a bottle of water for this post.
    Thank you MM.

    If there is a memorable post for me, it is the one with the picture of the school kids partaking of MM’s generous meal program, except would have wished they were eating good brown rice instead of the white rice polished off its bran and germ, the source of nutrients( especially) the malnourished kids and all of us need.

    I also enjoy bettyQ’s posts sharing her tips and recipes and Footloose’s witty remarks. And I wonder what has become of silly Lolo. I want to mention sister’s shared recipes as well. One of my best keepers is her plum cake recipe.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:21 am

  164. angela says:

    God Bless you MM! I am originally from Quezon City but now I split time between Clark, Subic and all the way north til Baguio. My favorite posts are those about your Zubuchon meals as I always visit the Mango Avenue branch whenever I visit Pit Senyor. You truly are a blessing to a lot of people and I hope that more businessmen will be inspired by your initiatives. :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:38 am

  165. StefanB says:

    I am German and I am naturally from Germany. I salute you for this. Kudos.

    Favorite post? I’ve read almost all that it’s impossible to choose one. Maybe your post on the adobo? :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:55 am

  166. Raine says:

    I’m Neraine currently in SG, originally from PH. My mom’s hometown is Loon, Bohol.
    Thank you for this blogpost, it would be of great help!

    My favorite post was Leche Flan, I think I reposted it on my blog too! :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:05 am

  167. H says:

    H from Marikina.
    It’s hard to choose a favorite but I think all food posts are great!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:10 am

  168. joanie says:

    god bless you and you family, mr MM for your generosities!! Four years ago, I was googling for manga at bagoong when found your site. From there on, I became an avid reader. I may not post comments all the time, but I check your site everyday. Thank you for helping our kababayans.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:12 am

  169. Ava says:

    It’s impossible to pick just one fave post, but your Christmas party post from last year with the Gangnam Style production number is a standout :)

    –Ava from Cali

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:16 am

  170. jing martelino says:

    I love it when you put a twist on a simple recipe. I am a foodie and a fitness buff and I just love your blog. I, actually, want to go to Cebu just to taste Zubuchon. . . I can tell you are a good person by how you treat your employees. And this undertaking is another proof. God bless you.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:20 am

  171. Raquel de Jesus says:

    From San Juan, MM. Enjoyed the posts on Anthony Bourdain. God bless your very generous heart.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:32 am

  172. Gej says:

    Santa Rosa Laguna Philippines – fresh pili!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:34 am

  173. Kenneth821 says:

    Singapore: Loved the Leche Flan Experiment.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:36 am

  174. ricky gonzalez says:

    Pagpalain ka ng Panginoon Mr. Marketmanila, napaka ganda ng iyong puso. Sana marami pang Pilipino ang katulad mo.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:37 am

  175. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    Favorite post? More like favorite blog. Greetings from Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:40 am

  176. Cha says:

    Thank you MM.
    Favorites: The Bourdain, travels, recipes and pork posts!

    Prayers for Cebu and Bohol.
    From Rockhampton, Queensland.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:57 am

  177. JSmith says:

    Thank you for donating to the earthquake victims. I like everything you posted so choosing one as a favorite is tough. The post about the “MOK” award with the 3 eggplants (July 22,2012) is particularly interesting to me though, because it involved a little bit of sleuthing. I’m currently living in Seal Beach, Southern CA area.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:09 am

  178. joan javier says:

    i’m from negros occ. we’ve been hit by the earthquake too, intensity 6 at that, but nobody was hurt.

    my most favorite post would be the chili crab. i just looove2x crabs!

    i hope the people of bohol and cebu recover soon from this tragedy.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:14 am

  179. B says:

    Hi! I’m from QC. Been reading your blog for about 3 years now. I don’t have a favorite post but a favorite recipe that was tried out by my sister once for Chirstmas: We loved your sofrito and paella :).
    Thank you for initiating this drive to get water to Bohol.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:18 am

  180. Chowhound says:

    I always loved the Filipino classic recipes but if I have to pick, it will probably be the Palawan series then the chicken tagine with preserved lemons which I’ve made several times now and the pinangat. Oh and yes! the rants, definitely love the rants!

    The Hound from Victoria BC

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:22 am

  181. bsg says:

    From Bataan. Favorite post – school feeding program. and this one a very close second.

    more power to you, your family and staff.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:29 am

  182. sgboy says:

    the adobo post with a narrative of ur overseas life and how the dish relates to our identity as people, then and now. the same post that sparked my curiosity to visit your blog almost eevryday religiously for the past 5-6 years now! Kudos marketman! From Singapore.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:32 am

  183. Victoria says:

    Yardley, PA. All your posts on outdoor dining at your Zubuchon Cebu place. Thanks.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:34 am

  184. Flor says:

    I love all your post, from recipes, travels, rants, etcs……. reading them almost every day for 7 years now.

    Flor from Antipolo

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:37 am

  185. Madeline says:

    I am from Las Pinas City. I had been following you since 2005………..its hard to choose since everything is really interesting. What amazes me is you always extend help to other people…………like your feeding program …..and the latest is the bottled water for the earthquake victim.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:39 am

  186. Pamela says:

    Hi! I’m from the City of Golden Friendship, and sad to say, the worst one hit by Sendong – Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. It is generous and compassionate people like you who give hope to those suffering from an unfathomable tragedy.

    That aside, the post I keep going back to is the one you did on Lechon Paksiw. Everyone I served it to always asks for the “secret ingredient”.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:41 am

  187. Scott says:

    From Seattle, Wa. Currently live in Cebu, I enjoy all your posts but in particular the heated discussions with the bank to activate your card..so true.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:05 am

  188. Melit Villanueva says:

    Hi MM,I’m from Quezon City but currently working in Davao. My most fav is your pricked lechon and your (public?) school feeding program. Thanks so much. God Bless Us All

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:06 am

  189. Jenny says:

    I’m from Springfield, IL and originally from Cebu. Daghang salamat!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:06 am

  190. Martin NYC says:

    GREAT JOB!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:21 am

  191. MartinNYC says:


    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:22 am

  192. Reasons92 says:

    Hi MM –
    God bless you for your generous efforts! We hope the Boholanos would make practical use with all those plastic bottles.

    Am from Antipolo and when i visited my friend in Cebu in 2010, she made sure to bring us to Zubuchon because i said that was a must for a Cebu visitor. We were all glad we tried Zubuchon… Lechon heaven.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

  193. Mayk says:

    I’m from Makati. Cebu and Bohol are my dad’s hometowns. Fishpan posts are my favorites.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:55 am

  194. denise says:

    Hi MM! from Antipolo City

    even though I love food, I love all the flower posts and one of my favorites is about the purple lisianthus

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:21 am

  195. lookie says:

    I’m from New Jersey. Everything!!!…and I read your blog several times a day including all the comments.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:23 am

  196. On The Beach says:

    Long time expat lurker who could not possibly point out my favorite blog post of all the excellent ones you have posted. Lurking in Iba, Zamabales. Please keep up the great blog and social efforts you are involved in.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:24 am

  197. cherryoyvr says:

    From YVR, Canada. My fave posts are your flora posts especially for your dear friend who passed away. I thought that arrangement was a masterpiece! Thank you for your generosity.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:25 am

  198. Bailey says:

    Hong Kong

    fave post – all …. looking forward to read your blog everyday for new and exciting recipes and articles

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:25 am

  199. anne says:

    from QC. Hi Marketman! i love all your blog entries (sipsip!) :P
    anyway, i was trying to figure out where to best donate and was watching the news about the mmda rescue being able to get to the areas that relief and rescue has not reached through speed boats, they were saying the people there needed water the most and they were already giving the people half empty bottles of water from their own stash. anyway, i want to give more than just a bottle and i want it to reach those who need it the most and your idea is excellent! would you mind if i deposit money into your account and you use it to buy a few more bottles for me to add to your stock pile? email me pls :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:28 am

  200. 3C says:

    from : makati city

    fave posts : lechon experiment all the way to anthony bourdain’s visit, paella post, fishpan rant, + the baby is now a lady (red keds)

    thank you for your big heart, & generosity, MM!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:29 am

  201. Eileen C says:

    Continue to be a blessing MM and family!
    I love your posts on- flowers, chicken inasal, your surveys, your rants, your endless efforts to promote Filipino cuisine, the Teen, the sampaguita “ribbon” ….. Good luck and I continue to pray for your and everyone’s safety!

    I’m from Paranaque City

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:30 am

  202. net says:

    From Davao City. I love your macapuno preserve and mangosteen jam posts.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:19 am

  203. ida says:

    from Q.C.; love your travel posts; thank you for your kindness

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:20 am

  204. ida says:

    from Q.C.; love your travel posts especially the most recent one on cheap air fares; thank you for your kindness

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:24 am

  205. Jane says:

    From Chicagoland. This is my first time to comment though a long-time lurker,…..a fan!

    Favorite posts? Too many to mention…..your Pinoy food classics are always winners for me…and so are your “rants”. :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:24 am

  206. Maricar says:

    I will always remember your Christmas post last year,about the little girl whose first Christmas wish is to have food on Christmas.I’m also a lurker,I visit your blog almost everyday…I’m a nurse working here in Texas…will be praying for all the victims of the recent earthquake in Bohol and Cebu and nearby provinces.God bless and help us all.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:25 am

  207. iliana Genkova says:

    More water to the people that need it…

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:25 am

  208. PITS, MANILA says:

    joining you in prayers for bohol … from MNL, currently in BKK. my favorite post? that’ll take a lot of time to discuss, MM. on vessels, on stinky food backstage, on visits to zubuchon … ETC.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:26 am

  209. Rhea says:

    Hi MM. My mom was from Duero, Bohol and I have relatives scattered all over the island. Good thing all of them are safe. I can’t stop the tears from flowing every time I see images of the destruction brought about by the quake, but at the same time, I am humbled to see that the Boholano’s faith in the Lord remains strong despite this catastrophe. May they always remain so and I continue to pray for their safety and security.

    I don’t have one favorite post, but the posts that touch me the most are about the feeding programs you’ve run for the schoolchildren. Because of that, I was influenced to charity work and have finished one this summer – school supplies for orphans in Bacolod. I am now working on my second one, slated for December. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family, for your care and generousity. Thank you, MM.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:27 am

  210. Natie says:

    From New Jersey….. I love the lechon chronicles and the European vacations. Also the recipe exchanges…I love what you do!!! now, I will really, really love what this will do!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:31 am

  211. robert says:

    i am now in riyadh, my favorite post is THOUSAND OF BOTTLED WATERS FOR BOHOL, it simply shows that this blog also tool for our social obligation… MABUHAY MARKETMAN AND FAMILY. and also to the followers who responds to the call…

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:34 am

  212. Jessie says:

    from Baguio – I don’t have a favorite post because I like reading all your posts – from those on gingerbread, the school feeding programs, the cinnamon buns, quest for perfect leche flans and crispy lechon skins to the rants – all posts inform and educate and you touch our hearts with your generosity and kindness and your concern for others. May God continue to bless you and your family and crew.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:36 am

  213. EbbaBlue says:

    Ayy, ang hirap pumili dahil napakarami ng magagandang lathala ng iyong “web blog”, halos lahat ay kapupulutang ng kasiyahan, karunungan sa pagkain, lugar, tao, at kaalaman sa nga pangyayari sa ating bayan; katulad na lang nitong iyong adhikain na matulungan ang ating mga kababayan na nasalanta ng lindol. Pagpalain ka sa iyong mga layunin.

    Ang mga paborito ko ay ang mga paraan sa pagluluto at mga sangkap ng pagkain na walang sawang ibinahagi sa atin ng butihing Madame BettyQ. Naaliw din ako sa iyong mga salaysay tungkol sa mga prutas at gulay na iyong nadiskubre sa iyong mga paglalakbay. At ang isang di ko malimutan ay ang paglalahad ng iyong “kalokohan” sa pagsayaw ng Gangnam.

    Isa ako sa iyong mga taga hanga. Ako nga pala ay nanirahan sa Houston/Stafford, Texas. Maraming salamat.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:36 am

  214. Debbie says:

    I am from Toronto, Canada. I love your fruit cake and Christmas postings. Overall, I love reading all your postings, very interesting with varied topics!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:41 am

  215. Cecile says:

    From Iloilo City

    Fave posts: accuchon-lechon experiments, chicharon experiments, the one about your crew and fish pans
    I like the poll section, too!

    Salamat gid!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:48 am

  216. Pia says:

    From Pasig, currently residing in Washington D.C. The most memorable story for me is your last year’s post, A Christmas Story… you made me cry with that post and it made me hug my daughter tighter after I read it. The recipe that surprised me the most is the Mustasa Salad with Bagoong and Kalamansi. I tried it but used lime instead and it was so good. Even my husband who does not eat vegetable that much liked it and requested it to add in my vegetable recipe book. Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless you.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:56 am

  217. Maricel says:

    Plaridel, Bulacan. The mangosteen jam and the coffee mangosteen cake posts :) God bless you, your family and your staff.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:58 am

  218. Lougene Cruz says:

    One of my favorites is “What Happens If Someone Takes/Steals Your Suitcase on a PAL Domestic Flight?” in February 2012 with the photos of a spotted suitcase:) and all the tips against losing luggage. It was an eye opener for me. Thank you MM and God bless you on your endeavors!

    lougenecruz from QC

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm

  219. MRU says:

    Please keep up the good work! God bless you and yours, as well as the people who have to endure the effects of this act of God.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:03 pm

  220. bisdakRN says:

    Phx, AZ. Love all ur posts. God bless you for all your help for the Boholanos and Cebuanos.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:03 pm

  221. bakerwannabe says:

    Bless your good heart and those of your family and colleagues at Zubuchon.

    My favorite post is the chili crab which I have been wanting to try but still have not done so. One of these days. Crab season is coming round the corner again.

    I am in Vallejo, California.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:10 pm

  222. JE says:

    One more please.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:15 pm

  223. calorie-shmalorie says:

    currently in hudson, OH. no single favorite post, love everything about the blog.

    hope the comments exceed the limit.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:18 pm

  224. crispyron says:

    Toronto, On, Canada…Prayers for our kababayans in Bohol and Cebu…favorite is the Anthony Bourdain “best pig ever” post … Bless your Heart, Marketman

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:18 pm

  225. Joey in Dubai says:

    Regular reader from Dubai. I love all your posts but if there’s one post where I learned a lot, it’s that post about the RH bill. Your commentary on Aug 6, 2012 and all the comments from your readers were very informative and educational. Also, I love your post on your Chief-of-Stuff, your Christmas preparations and your various travels.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:20 pm

  226. madonna says:

    I love your posts with recipes on them.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:31 pm

  227. Maja says:

    Long time lurker from QC here. I love your blog, but my favorite post is the one about homemade bacon. This is for Bohol and Cebu.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:35 pm

  228. Gina says:

    Gina from Northern California. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being a fan of your tablescapes, this is appropriate: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/the-setting-for-marketman-family-thanksgiving Maraming salamat from an American-born pinay. :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:44 pm

  229. Michelle says:

    from The Netherlands… my most favorite article is The Christmas story about Happy… brought tears to my eyes.

    Thank you for doing this Marketman.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:45 pm

  230. pecorino100 says:

    From Singapore — While I especially like the posts on recipes that got me trying them out, I remember distinctly a pretty graphic post on some clams that had a rather ‘explosive’ effect on you. It was a masterpiece I thought. The mention of Krakatoa was a touch of genius!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 12:52 pm

  231. Rogee says:

    I am from makati. I love your chiken binakol post. In fact, i became an instant favorite chef in one family gathering. I truly inspired with this post as it conveys the true heart of marketman. God bless!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:05 pm

  232. Philip says:

    Lurker from Singapura. “Best Pig Ever” Post

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:09 pm

  233. Mitz says:

    First time to make a comment. God bless you, marketman!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:22 pm

  234. AlexMe says:

    My second comment to you but a long time lurker from Sacramento, California. I think it was the Bourdain posts that drew me to your site. Thank you for blogging and keep up the good work mm.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:23 pm

  235. Jeff says:

    jeff from QC

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:23 pm

  236. marc says:

    I’m from Naga City and my favorite was your lechon series. Thanks MM.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:25 pm

  237. Jeff says:

    prayer for cebu and bohol ive been there last 3 years ago and planning to go there by this year unfortunetly event happen

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:26 pm

  238. majima says:

    Hello MM. Long time lurker here from Tagig. Liked the posts about where to buy/find. And of course the food pan!!

    God bless.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:40 pm

  239. Maya says:

    Dear Mr.,

    I’m from Quezon City. I guess this would top my list of the best post I’ve read from you so far. I could’nt help get teary eyed with what you’ve done and doing for the people of Bohol. It put to shame my feeling of indifference to what had happen in Bohol. Thanks for this. Thanks for using this avenue to get us to do something…anything. I’m going to find ways to help as well. Blessing upon blessings……

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:41 pm

  240. maru217 says:

    from bolinao, pangasinan…

    my fave post is chicken inasal because that post made me discover your blog in 2008 and ive been hooked eversince

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:41 pm

  241. Josephine says:

    What a lovely initiative MM. Currently in Manila. I’ll always remember the baby eels. By the way, ate some ‘guaranteed’ real ones in San Sebastian a few months ago.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:46 pm

  242. Mary says:

    From Sacramento California – i just love reading your blog- too many favorite to list – thank you for your humankindness!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 1:52 pm

  243. Marcie says:

    I am fond of our local fruits. I had never heard of santol juice until I stumbled upon your post. It was a delightful discovery. Love your dayap posts as well.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:06 pm

  244. Ion says:

    I’m from Laguna. I most appreciate your travel posts.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:13 pm

  245. Cheska says:

    I’m from Quezon city, my favorite is your paella post and the adobo post.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:15 pm

  246. marie says:

    Toronto, ON. favourite post: Anthony Bourdain’s visit

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:28 pm

  247. Irene says:

    Thanks for doing this, MM.

    I’m from QC and work in Makati. Your stories on the opening of Zubuchon and the EB are the most memorable for me, since I got to meet the ‘best pig ever’ in person… or is it pig?

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:29 pm

  248. joyyy says:

    From Cagayan de Oro – Most favorite post would be when Anthony Bourdain signed “Best Pig…ever!” That’s what made me hit the “Bookmark this page” star in my browser :-) Now I’m a visitor everyday!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:30 pm

  249. alona says:

    My favorite to read are the feeding programs. But love the recipes, travels, and table arrangements! Hope to try zubuchon next year :-). Thank you MM. – Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:35 pm

  250. Shell says:

    From Las Piñas City. My favorite is your Anthony Bourdain posts. Thank you for doing this! God bless you more!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:37 pm

  251. anton says:

    manila, every post is interesting, especially when your travelling abroad. kudos!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:44 pm

  252. Tiffany says:

    From Manila. Thank YOU! I have been following your blog for years. I even went to your office in Cebu one time to beg you to cater for a work project :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 2:55 pm

  253. Ana from London says:

    I love reading your consumer rants! Consumer protection is non existent in Manila, and consumers should learn to make a fuss when treated badly. That and of course your lechon experiments.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:03 pm

  254. April says:

    am located in metro manila. Favorite post — fish pan : )

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:16 pm

  255. Joanne says:

    Hi! From Cebu.. Enjoy your blog tremendously… Love the paella posts!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:30 pm

  256. Avid Thinker says:

    Hi MM,
    I’m a usual lurker, but today I want to thank you for helping out our needy kababayans. My location is Guadalupe, Cebu and although I like all of your posts, I learn so much more from your rants. Hope you’ll keep those coming too, as I agree, some rants can go a long way in encouraging improved services from those concerned.

    Again, thank you and God bless your family and your Zubochon family too. :=)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 3:45 pm

  257. Kim says:

    I hail from Mandaluyong. I can’t pick a single favorite from your posts, MM. I keep going back to the palayok adobo and the carabao leche flan posts whenever I make them at home. The “where to buy…” post was quite useful. I also highly appreciate the post on comparing grocery prices of basic goods.

    Many thanks to you on your efforts to help Bohol. There is so much to be done.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:02 pm

  258. Junb says:

    God bless you all!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:04 pm

  259. Rio says:

    Barbecued spare ribs, now a “family favorite”!

    Rio, Laguna

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:05 pm

  260. mayk says:

    from makati, fav post: the ultimate adobo

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:14 pm

  261. Lyn says:

    from the Bay Area
    Fave: holiday posts.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:19 pm

  262. Lyn says:

    from winnipeg canada too
    Fave: everything.

    THANKS marketman and family.
    May you be showered with more blessings.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:21 pm

  263. Laarnz says:

    From Quezon City. Fave post would be your travel to coron. I asked for the contact number of your bangkero. God bless Marketman!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:24 pm

  264. L.Cheng says:

    from Manila, Phils. Most memorable is to “where to buy..” post since that’s how i found your blog and bookmarked your site since! God bless you more :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:41 pm

  265. odessa says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Marikina. I just known from my uncle (from Iligan) that my cousin’s family were affected by the earthquake last Tuesday; they were living in Loon, Bohol .I hope and pray that they are well despite everything that had happened. Thanks for your generosity.
    I love everything you post especially those that bring me nostalgic memories of home… May the good Lord shower you more so you will continue reaching out to those who are in need!
    God Bless you MM and Family…

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:42 pm

  266. besYS says:

    Born and raised in the Philippines ( Cavite City and Cebu)
    Currently residing in the Bay Area, CA. USA
    One of my favorite posts : a) Where can I find / buy? b) all the Rants! :-)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:48 pm

  267. sheilah says:

    GOD bless you, your family and your team even more.
    Currently living in Imus,Cavite
    And happy to say i tasted the zubuchon lechon already.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 4:54 pm

  268. Beth C. Lee says:

    Thank you for having this website and giving us all the opportunity to enjoy and learn from everything that you post: different kinds of herbs, fruits & vegetables, flowers; recipes, travel, rants/raves and, most of all, your philanthropic work/activities. What amazed me was the time I bought 6 lbs galangal at a Thai wholesaler mistaken them for arrowroot and didn’t find out what they were until I saw your posts on both, at different times–thanks. May all those affected by the disaster be blessed and be given strength. (I’ve been a daily lurker since 2006!) West Los Angeles, CA

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:00 pm

  269. roanie argota says:

    from cavite zubuchon chronicles. God Bless you and your family.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:01 pm

  270. sonny sj says:

    From Antipolo, Rizal
    Favorite post is your feeding program.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:02 pm

  271. Rodalyn Cudiamat says:

    From Batangas
    God bless you:)))

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:18 pm

  272. JM OF CEBU says:

    Let us pray for BOHOL.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:25 pm

  273. LP says:

    Quezon City, MM. Love all the posts on your feeding program. Many thanks for all that you do for those that need it most.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:46 pm

  274. greens_blossoms says:

    Muntinlupa City….I don’t play “favorites” … Every post is a favorite….most heart wrenching was A Christmas Story….God bless your generous heart, MM

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:47 pm

  275. Ruth Bandera says:

    lurker from Paranaque. Favorite posts were your Morocco series as our family could relate to them having been there a few weeks after your family did. Thank you so much for your generous heart.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:50 pm

  276. Botchok says:

    from Los Angeles.. My favorite post are those about your market escapades.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 5:59 pm

  277. Elma says:

    from Bremen, Germany. I always enjoy reading about your food experiments. Thank you for your generous heart.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:07 pm

  278. Caesar says:

    Mabuhay ang mga Boholanos.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:14 pm

  279. DL says:

    from isabela, love all your articles on travel and the baby/kid/teen :) thank you marketman!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:17 pm

  280. aprilsful says:

    You have such a big heart! My favorite post is one with your paella recipe – North Carolina, USA

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:19 pm

  281. Khew says:

    Khew from Malaysia. As I typed, I just spared a thought and a prayer for those suffering over there. Thanks MM & family for doing this. Love most of your posts, including the rants.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:37 pm

  282. mrs.hoover says:

    in behalf of my fellow Boholanos, a heartfelt thank you for help.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:43 pm

  283. Lesley says:

    I’m from Binondo and I love your “BEST PIG EVER” articles. Thanks MM!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 6:56 pm

  284. eustressor says:

    Thank you for doing this MM!
    I’m from Quezon City and the post about the feeding program featuring “Happy” really touched me.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:07 pm

  285. Gesile Lewis says:

    Hello from Cebu. My husband and I eagerly await what your next post is about. God bless you, your family and your staff!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:13 pm

  286. jens says:

    From Talisay City,Cebu Thank You MM !

    Oct 19, 2013 | 7:40 pm

  287. Monique says:

    Hi MM,
    I love them all, all favorites ;-)

    Monique from Alabang

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:02 pm

  288. chelly says:

    Love your all your travel posts. Thanks for your generosity. Chelly from bulacan

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:05 pm

  289. AJ says:

    Good day!
    I’m AJ from Doha, Qatar. Thanks for doing this. :)

    Your ‘Christmas story’ involving a little girl you named ‘Happy’ has really touched my heart as I have a very soft spot for kids.

    God bless! :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:08 pm

  290. manny says:

    Manny from Alabang.

    Love all the articles with rants, travel experiences, dishes, and restos!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:11 pm

  291. crabbychef says:

    From QC. My favorite post is the one about the camel ride. So funny! Bless you, MM. May your tribe increase.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:45 pm

  292. Tricia P. says:

    I have so many memorable posts. But one that stood out in memory was the post about where to get flowers in wholesale prices in NYC. It was of help when my sister got married there. Coming from Manila, they were surprised I know where to get flowers for her bouquet. True enough, I found a store on that street which carries lilies of the valley that day. There’s also a store that carries rolls of satin ribbons. It’s like Dangwa but uber sosy hahaha!!!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:47 pm

  293. Tricia P. says:

    Ooops. I am in QC but from Nueva Ecija :))

    Oct 19, 2013 | 8:50 pm

  294. rr says:

    Edmonton, AB your recent homemade corned beef, and inasal na manok/ bacolod style

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:10 pm

  295. grace encarnacion says:

    Binan, Laguna. Your lechon experiments. And all your travel posts.
    God bless your big heart, MM!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:13 pm

  296. mem says:

    sydney . . . love your recipes particularly the korean beef stew (ala kimchi at Landmark) and adobo :)

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:38 pm

  297. Bhing from Manila/Boracay says:

    Thank you for your generosity to all of us.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:43 pm

  298. Enrico Paolo Banzuela says:


    Im from Fairview QC, and this post is now my favorite. =) Bless your kind heart. Keep it up!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 9:46 pm

  299. cakecircle says:

    from Quezon City

    most memorable would have to be the about the fish pan, yema photo, kitchen rescue article on PDI.

    thank you for maintaining your blog and for this donation project.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:02 pm

  300. FoodJunkie says:

    From Sydney. Your lechon chronicles still makes me drool.
    I’ve experienced the 1990 earthquake and it was so difficult to get fresh potable water or basic necessities.
    I wonder if you have a paypal account where we can send money to and chip in to your generous efforts?

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:09 pm

  301. joyce says:

    From QC. Love all your Gingerbread posts!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 10:17 pm

  302. Darius says:

    from zamboanga city.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:06 pm

  303. Rowena says:

    From Quezon City My favorite post is Ice Cream/ I scream . Thanks and God bless you Marketman

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:07 pm

  304. rose says:

    an avid follower from davao city. the most memorable post is the adobo in palayok with salt as the only seasoning apart from garlic and other spices. when we were in sydney, my sister in law always bugged me for this.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:11 pm

  305. bim says:

    Am from Mandaluyong. Took interest in the posts on plagiarism issues.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:27 pm

  306. Allan says:

    This is my favorite post…thanks for always helping MM…from Texas .

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:38 pm

  307. I says:

    Thanks for doing this.

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:54 pm

  308. Rowena says:

    Hi Marketman, I’m from Singapore. My favorite recipe post is the grilled prawn with garlic butter and dalandan. Thanks!

    Oct 19, 2013 | 11:59 pm

  309. Edwin says:

    +1 from Santa Rosa, Laguna. Google brought me here after watching “No Reservations”

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:02 am

  310. Log Flores says:

    My favorite is Nightfall @Amanjena,Marrakech….

    I am from Brisbane,California

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:12 am

  311. Isa says:

    Lipa, batangas. Leche flan chronicles, pandesal and no soy slow cooked adobo…oh and lemon squares!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:20 am

  312. jakespeed says:

    I am from SG. I love your posts on paella and used your version several times.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:25 am

  313. Christina Ladroma-Radovan says:

    from Kampong Bengkurong, Brunei Darussalam

    I visit your website every single day. Love all your posts most especially the rants! :)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:30 am

  314. lucadong says:

    San Jose,California.
    lechon chronicles – slitchon to accuchon to ‘best pig ever’
    Thanks a lot MM.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:36 am

  315. Karina says:

    From QC. There are many favorite posts of mine, but the most memorable post is the “Exploding Clams” one. :) Second would be the one about the cheap foie gras sandwich!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:46 am

  316. Enna says:

    love about all Zubuchon restaurants.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:49 am

  317. yvonne.bascug says:

    From Maryland, USA
    I have been a fan a long time, referred by a friend. I also introduced your blog to my sister Marixie, who got so attached , she has followed your posts with passion.
    My favorite blog is your Cebu Lechon. I visit Cebu every year and always make it a point to eat lechon at your restos. Last Jan, I even brought sis Marixie.
    BTW, thank you for your generosity and compassion . Locally here, our various Filipino
    associations are making preps to do the same.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:56 am

  318. Cherry says:

    From Auckland, New Zealand

    ” Best Pig Ever” post

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:03 am

  319. d_doug says:

    From Orange County, CA- love all you posts????

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:06 am

  320. january says:

    i take time to read and re-read everytime the choco lab (ginger) has a small stint on this blog from Mandaluyong! bless you more MM and family :)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:07 am

  321. betty q. says:


    I always go back to your post on ensaymada with Marc Medina! …never met him and I wish I could one day!…miss him as well as SILLY LOLO and Footloose! I pray, Silly Lolo, that you will grace us with a comeback. I know that you have health issues and you and Siily Lola are always included in my prayers!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:37 am

  322. Vennis says:

    Kudos MM and family and the Crew!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:58 am

  323. Sophie says:

    really enjoy the gingerbread posts!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:18 am

  324. Lucille says:

    Thank you for all your (and your family’s and staff’s) efforts Mr. Marketman!

    I’ve been a lurker and this is my first post in the comments section. My favourite posts (not just one) have to be those where you experiment with making “old” recipes new by adding in a new ingredient or cooking it slightly differently.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:31 am

  325. mandy says:

    God Bless You Marketman!!! Been enjoying reading your post since I first saw you on Jessica Soho’s … always waiting and wanting to read about your food experiments and sojourns. GODSPEED and MORE POWER!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:34 am

  326. Skunkeye says:

    Taylor Hubbard, Washungton, DC/Baltimore, MD
    I’ve been a reader from the start and I must say I’ve envied the many Bohol -related posts. I have many great memories of myriad visits to Bohol and I hope for a speedy recovery and healing. Thank you Marketman for the wonderful, resourceful, thoughtful site and also your action of behalf of beautiful Bohol.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:34 am

  327. Karen Lopez says:

    From Torrance,CA – Fave post: Bangus and Daeng na Bangus and the fish pan ;-)

    Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:35 am

  328. JoAnne says:

    I love all posts but keep going back to those on your Christmas table spreads and those that feature local, indigeneous products. May God’s favor surround you at all times!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:47 am

  329. ben says:

    Long time reader/lurker. First time to comment. Loved all your pork related posts and recipes.
    From Middle East.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 4:10 am

  330. Meriste says:

    I’m a long-time lurker from Maryland, and I tend to enjoy your writing about native sweets and rice cakes. Your tips on cooking pork adobo are very helpful too; I almost never have leftovers.

    I still hurt for the girl named “Happy.” Thank you for giving her some relief. The water you donate will be a relief for the recipients too.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 4:54 am

  331. Loneykitchen says:

    Silay, Neg Occ. Always look forward to the Christmas Gingerbread posts.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 5:20 am

  332. ShawnB says:

    Hi MM, favorite posts are the ones on any pork recipes,most touching the one regarding the little girl you called Happy and the occasional serious post regarding the state of the things in the Phillipines. I live in Virginia,USA.
    Thanks for doing this.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 5:28 am

  333. Mila says:

    From Taguig, love reading you posts, especially all your travelogues and rants. Frustrated though didn’t get the secret password way back.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 6:56 am

  334. Lou says:

    thank you for all you do!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:08 am

  335. Mari of NY says:

    Thank you once again… I was wondering how we can help especially when we are across the world and sometimes have second thoughts giving any contribution to any government run companies. From NYC, USA we continue to pray to our fellow countrymen in Bohol and Cebu…

    Your posts during the holidays always make me want to attempt to do a sit-down dinner with family…all the details that you put in it, including decorations, floral arrangements are all a feast to the eyes besides the detail on the food you prepare.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:40 am

  336. jadywill says:

    Long time lurker ……….. from Melton, Vic, Aus – love your lechon chronicles

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:43 am

  337. Hannah says:

    From Cebu.

    I like your rants and those posts in which you said you are a jerk magnet. In a way, I am a “ranter” and a jerk magnet too.

    Thanks MM . You have a kind heart.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:44 am

  338. Mae says:

    From Mandaue City Cebu, enjoyed reading your restaurant reviews especially about Little Saigon, Big Bangkok

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:04 am

  339. ying says:

    Las Pinas City. Zubuchon eyeball posts…and the fishpan rants :-)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:55 am

  340. armi says:

    I’m from Quezon City and my friend, Maricar, told me about this blog site. I’ve been here a few times before and will come back again. Thanks!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:57 am

  341. Jo says:

    Hi MM. Thank you very much for doing this.Your post, A Christmas Story is my favorite. I’m from NYC and a die hard MM fan

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:04 am

  342. Tin says:

    From Laguna. Favorite post-travel posts, lechon paksiw and siomai

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:07 am

  343. Lou says:

    My favorites are your trips to Palawan because I want to be there myself. Someday!

    Meantime let’s pray for all the people who are affected by this disaster. Bohol will rise again. And thank you MM.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:13 am

  344. arks says:

    from Windsor,Ontario
    love your posts on travels,recipes and floral arrangements
    God bless you!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:20 am

  345. rlene says:

    from Windsor,On
    love your posts on travels,recipes and floral arrangements
    God bless you!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:24 am

  346. ABL says:

    From Makati, all Anthony Bourdain posts are my faves.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:43 am

  347. onix says:

    greetings from davao… stay safe , cebu and bohol!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:59 am

  348. d says:

    favorites…aplenty but most likely its the coron posts, the flower arrangements, the paris getaway…
    from Pasig

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:03 am

  349. RM from Makati says:

    Any post to do with food, travel, rant,… Hahahaha. Covers it all I think.

    Thank you for doing this.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:12 am

  350. Amy says:

    From Las Vegas, Nevada. I love most of your posts, but the one that has been most appreciated in my kitchen is your post on Payard’s Golden Banana Cake recipe from March of 2005. It has become a family favorite, thanks!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:26 am

  351. edrid says:

    Please count me in Sir…

    Bangon “SugBohol”

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:34 am

  352. Akeeno says:

    Akeeno from Meycauayan City, Bulacan.

    I love most of your posts. Your recipes, food/resto reviews, ingredients – fruits, veggies, herbs and spices, where to buy, fish pan, the rants, travels and tips, stocks analysis, PAL’s flight to Europe – with airfare vs. taxi fare analysis, lunch/dinner hostings, table settings, floral arrangements, and many more.

    I’ve followed all your lechon posts. Your first lechon post, what a lechon should be, you dissected some lechon, you built the lechonan, your lechon experiments – lechon chronicles, the needle method – accuchon/pichon/prickchon/voochon post, the lechon eyeball, and Anthony Bourdain’s visit. Now there’s Zubuchon with multiple branches and increasing patrons.

    Kudos to you, MM! God bless you, your family and all the Zubuchon managers and staff for helping our kababayans.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:56 am

  353. Judy says:

    Virginia, il. Thanks for doing this! God bless you!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:02 am

  354. Joyce says:

    This has to be my favorite post as it turned me from a long-time non-commenter into one.
    Appreciate what you’re doing, MM!
    – Taguig City

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:03 am

  355. jade says:

    Manila, love the post on Vietnam and all the post from yours and sister’s table spread for holidays :)

    Thank you for doing this.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:37 am

  356. koalababe1 says:

    Sydney, Australia

    Memorable posts:
    1. Anthony Bourdain’s visit
    2. Floral arrangements
    3. The kid’s/teen’s bday celebrations

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:44 am

  357. weng says:

    Prayers for Cebu and Bohol from the city of Antipolo.

    Your Moroccan post because it’s on my bucket list to watch the sun rise in the Sahara. And posts like this one where you’re doing your part to help our kababayans out.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:48 am

  358. leah says:

    hi there, leah gan from vancouver. Fave post is the paella..did this dish as husband-wife tag team prepped from scratch!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:10 pm

  359. Irene says:

    fried tanguigue from Dec 10/08. God Bless!
    Winnipeg,MB Canada

    Oct 20, 2013 | 12:55 pm

  360. ada says:

    I love your posts on Tabletop. They serve as reference for me when having guests.

    My prayers for a speedy recovery of Bohol & Cebu. Keep up the good work, MM.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:02 pm

  361. Dolly B. Schultz says:

    Hello MM, commenting from Chicago, IL, born and raised in the Philippines (Manila/Leyte/Cebu). Most favorite post is about sikwate and batirol. It triggers good childhood memories when our Lola serves us “budbod ug sikwate”. God Bless you and your family.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:16 pm

  362. Juliane says:

    Hello MM. Representing London here, but my father is from Bohol and my mom from Cebu. All your Zubuchon posts!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:27 pm

  363. Andrea says:

    From Imus, Cavite..I was touched by your recent post when your daughter turned 18, showing her red sneaker, and of course, this one, too.
    God bless you and your family..Your generosity will always be an inspiration.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 1:39 pm

  364. km gonzales says:

    first post i read. http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/roast-chicken-with-lemon-herbs. i remember i was looking for roast chicken recipes and just decided to click on further search results from google. found this post and the blog has been on my start up items eversince.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:03 pm

  365. det says:

    I am a native of Bohol presently living in Florida.My favorite post is about that little school girl you helped in Cebu.I thank you very much for your help.God Bless your kind heart.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:06 pm

  366. Rhea says:

    God bless you and your good heart MM! I’m from Japan and an Anthony Bourdain fan. I’ve been lurking on your blog ever since I’ve heard about Zubuchon (which I finally got to visit when I went home last summer). Among your posts, I love the one on arroz caldo/pospas because my Japanese husband and his friends would always rave about it!(*^^*)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:16 pm

  367. Mariam Garcia says:

    Long time lurker from Saudi Arabia.
    Favorite post: A Christmas Story(2012)
    God bless, MM!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:26 pm

  368. kath cruz palo says:

    Im from Bacoor.. my favorite are the wok series since it was my interest as well. thanks Marketman for helping our kababayan

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:39 pm

  369. Basel Santos says:

    Count me in! I have been reading your rants and raves for years! Really love the visual “how I cook ____” posts. And All of my friends and family bring me home a couple of kilos of Zubuchon everytime they come home from Cebu.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 2:40 pm

  370. albert says:

    hi from paranaque,
    my favorite would be your post about the lobster meal you had in coron. because of that post, i went to coron, too.
    I also love your post about the beautiful deck that bea zobel did in dauis, bohol. I’ve been to bohol but the deck hadn’t been made yet. i plan to go there next year with balikbayan relatives. praying for all those affected by the quake!
    bless your heart marketman!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:07 pm

  371. tin says:

    from Quezon City, my favorite posts are the leche flan experiments

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:17 pm

  372. Kelly says:

    Lurker from Manila here. :) Terribly addicted to lechon posts, hehe! :)

    Bless your heart, Mr. MM!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:28 pm

  373. ngit says:

    born and raised in albay now living in vancouver. my favorite post is “thousands-of-bottles-of-water-for-bohol”.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 3:30 pm

  374. Joyce caldo says:

    Lurker from Cavite. My fave is the fishpan post. ;)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 4:44 pm

  375. pixienixie says:

    I’m from Cainta, Rizal. The first post that came to mind was the one wherein you spoke about the practice of praying before eating when you had your feeding program for public school kids. It was very enlightening, and comforting too, in a way, because I felt the same way as you.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 5:04 pm

  376. Jennie says:

    My favorite post: Greetings from Morocco (June 21, 2010). Travel posts, all your flower arrangements & fresh produce posts.

    Mabuhay po kayo & God Bless..

    – Dubai, UAE

    Oct 20, 2013 | 5:14 pm

  377. koalababe2 says:

    Place: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    My favourite post: This one where bottled water is being sent to Bohol.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 5:54 pm

  378. corrine says:

    Last, week, I asked our parish coordinator about donations for Bohol and sad to say that there was none. Thankfully, I went to another parish today and they have a donation drive so I was able to give a little money. So, this is my lucky day to be able to help again. It is heartbreaking to see people esp the old and the children hurt during the earthquake. Some haven’t eaten for days because their areas are quite difficult to reach.
    From Manila, and my favorite post…. now this is difficult because there are so many, well about those specially grown vegetables by Gejo.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 6:08 pm

  379. Gracy says:

    Gracy from Sydney, Au. I’ve bookmarked your Inasal na Manok recipe.
    Your generosity is admirable! May you be blessed a hundredfold.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 6:19 pm

  380. tess says:

    from Dubai. All posts regarding gingerbread house and leche flan. God bless you and your family!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:12 pm

  381. katrina says:

    God Bless MM!! -Antipolo

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:20 pm

  382. Jep26Wil says:

    Please keep up the good work. God Bless and Thank you.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:39 pm

  383. Kat says:

    Las Pinas City. It’s got to be the one with Anthony Bourdain….and the shoes of your daughter. Touched the heart with that one :) thank you for helping this way.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 7:56 pm

  384. jem says:

    Hi Mr. MM:

    I love your blog and had been following it for years now. I’m fascinated with Cebu and had been there once, but hoping to be there next month. I booked a 3 night trip to Cebu and was debating whether to cancel it. But i wont let any calamity or fear or hesitation from stopping me to visit a beautiful and historic city. I hail from NJ and the top 3 fave posts of yours are about the anthony bourdain visit, zubuchon and ngohiong. Hoping to be able to taste ngohiong and zubuchon next month!

    Greetings from NJ!!!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:04 pm

  385. doodles says:

    from Quezon City. I love your compilation on betty q.’s recipes, lechon experiments, the sad ‘must read Christmas Story and Anthony Bourdain.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:45 pm

  386. Allen says:

    From Caloocan. I love your post about the chicken inasal. I’ve tried it and the chicken was fantastic. More power MM

    Oct 20, 2013 | 8:56 pm

  387. Kay says:

    Kay from SG. Love your gingerbread houses post.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:14 pm

  388. Sharon O says:

    Hello Marketman, May God bless you and your loved ones for all that you do! I love your posts on your free school feeding programs, Bourdain’s visit, and your subsequently opening Zubuchon, your posts about shops in NYC and of course, the infamous “fishpan” episode! From Sharon in Melbourne

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:18 pm

  389. Daphne says:

    Hi, MM! I am from San Fernando City, La Union… I love your post about the corn dogs and adobo… Mestizong Adobo, if I may call it that way. ????

    Oct 20, 2013 | 9:27 pm

  390. odie says:

    from Paranaque. Your paella recipes (black and red) are my go-to recipes! Also any of the special posts with “the kid” touched me all the time, shows what a good dad you are.

    God bless you and your family and your crew for helping any which way you can for our kababayan in Bohol!!!

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:34 pm

  391. Carlos Enrique says:

    Its been a long time since I’ve commented (But i always read here)
    so here goes. Lets comment guys (so there will be more water bottles donated) Carlos from Taytay/Laspinas and my favorite post is about the puto bumbong and other desserts

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:39 pm

  392. Liz says:

    Am in Lantau Island in Hong Kong.
    I really enjoy your posts and am always educated, entertained, and made curious!
    Zubuchon lechon is always my most-requested pasalubong from those visiting me from Cebu or coming back from vacationing there.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:46 pm

  393. Sealdi says:

    Hi Marketman, I’ve been reading your blog since 2007 and I like how unbiased your posts are. I’m currently based in Paranaque but I’ve got friends and relatives in Bohol and Cebu, who thankfully are quite safe and not displaced by the earthquake. I would love to help out those who have been affected in any way possible, and I’m glad to do so through your blog.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 10:58 pm

  394. foodie says:

    Hi MM , I hail from Antipolo City and my favorite posts are your mangosteen jam and ice cream recipes as well as your paella and any post with you and Betty Q exchanging and sharing recipes and of course I enjoy and relish your travel posts. More power to you ..thanks for doing this for Bohol.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:03 pm

  395. myra_p says:

    Makati girl and long-time reader.

    Emotional favorite is the feeding program follow-up. Obvious favorite is the original fishpan post. But, my guilty favorite is the puto-making series because it was such an epic fail :D

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:05 pm

  396. Una says:

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your articles, more so when you write about what you cook for your crew whenever you have your crew parties or spontaneous cookfests. I’m from Quezon City.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:09 pm

  397. elena says:

    From Cebu.

    The post that came to mind was your Spain buys post. I’m not sure why. I bought espadrilles when I went to Spain after I read your post.

    The posts I like the most are your informative posts about fruits, vegetables etc that are previously unknown to me. Tickles the nerd within. :)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:15 pm

  398. baktin says:

    Brennan here from QC.
    Next to Bourdain’s visit in Cebu, all your ‘rants’ were also very memorable MM.

    Oct 20, 2013 | 11:48 pm

  399. aileen ta says:

    I’m now in scotland, uk, i like your post about chili oil mm.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:15 am

  400. anonym says:

    When you write about daughter and how to raise her. You zealously protect her privacy unlike other bloggers and most social media users

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:32 am

  401. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    from Seattle..now..living partime outside clark area Pampanga..my favorite post..your niece wedding in New York..you are sick..yet you manage to do the most astounding flower arrangement for her once in a lifetime experience!!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:58 am

  402. kristin says:

    Hello there MM.. count me in as #394 ….from Copenhagen…always love the posts on the Zubuchon terrace the most but always find every post past and present enjoyable both to the palate, the brain, and the eyes :) …thank you in behalf of my bol-anon family and friends.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:07 am

  403. Ella says:

    Cannes, France – I love your posts on flowers, and lechon, statistics, and rants! Well, I love everything, actually. Bless your heart!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:50 am

  404. Marnie says:

    G’day MM and family from Sydney, Australia. My favourite post is “Footloose’s (Lohwa/Ampao) Wish is Marketman’s Command”.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 5:10 am

  405. Shane says:

    Hello from San Diego, Ca. Love the ensaymada posts

    Oct 21, 2013 | 5:58 am

  406. Grace Lopez says:

    from the capital entertainment of the world, Las Vegas, NV. Love reading all your posts but my favorite is Crabs with sotanghon. I followed your recipe and was a hit on our last year’s family Thanksgiving lunch and I will do it again this year. Thank you very much for doing this MM and regards to your family.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 6:07 am

  407. Jeff says:

    Parañaque…favorite post? Everything with Zubuchon in it…

    Oct 21, 2013 | 7:20 am

  408. Carmina says:

    I read and re-read your “diet” posts, the one similar to Cohen, but not quite. If I remember correctly, the diet was way cheaper…about half the cost of Cohen. I also love your rants and your firm stand on many issues from paid ads to plagiarized articles.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 7:24 am

  409. becky says:

    Metro Manila Philippines, the Venice, Italy post recollecting about your Murano glass purchase during your honeymoon :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 8:24 am

  410. Tracy Torre says:

    London, UK (currently typing from Oxford) and New York City (parents from Bacolod and Lingayen), your charitable posts involving feeding programs. Thank you, Marketmanila!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 8:29 am

  411. Sally says:

    From Lausanne. My favorite MarketManila posts were the lechon experiments leading to the opening of Zubuchon :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 8:40 am

  412. rosa says:

    From Metro Manila, and my favorite posts (for some reason) are the rants. Warms me up that there are still people in the world who care enough to complain, instead of internally simmering and chalking it up to “experience”.

    BTW – I’d appreciate it if you’d allow me to add to the bottles of water you’ll be sending (aside from this one). I don’t have the resources to bring them to Bohol, or get bancas to ship them, but if you’d allow me to donate in cash, I’d be thankful to get the opportunity to help as well. I like the fact that this donation will go straight to those who need it (instead of passing through lots and lots of red tape). I hope to hear from you soon.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:03 am

  413. betchay says:

    Mr. Marketman, count me in …from BULACAN.. love your article on CEBU lechon the best ever with Anthony Bourdain

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:08 am

  414. joanne says:

    Please count me in. I love your lechon experiment…

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:13 am

  415. gangga says:

    Hi MM. Am a long time “lurker” for a few years now. This will be just my third comment. Love your beef tapa. Has been preparing it for my family since. Thank you very much for doing this for us. Will be more than happy to donate more (in cash). So glad it doesn’t need to pass through “dirty hands” =)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:22 am

  416. MARICEL SAYAGO says:

    lets pray for boholanos…..

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:28 am

  417. Libay says:

    Please count me in, Libay here from Iloilo. MM, i love all your rants posts and your epic fishpan :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:32 am

  418. Meg Mationg says:

    Hi MM, my favorite post is the “A Christmas Story… You May Want To Read This One”. As usual, you’ll be touching more lives with this gesture of giving. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to be a part of this scheme. May God bless you more :-)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:34 am

  419. Ryan says:

    Its been a part of me to check your website if I have the change to go online for a couple of years now. Just searching the archive if you don’t have update for that day. I don’t know but actually my fingers already got its own system that when I fired up my browser it always open a new tab directing to your site.

    Ironically I like your rant posts, it’s just give ways to correct some bad things going on, I know this will vary from person to person but majority experienced your rant maybe once or more.

    Continue to be more of an inspiration.

    More power MM

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:35 am

  420. khrishyne says:

    please count me in.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:37 am

  421. ja says:

    Love your GingerBread House and recently Baby turns into a Lady :0
    Your so nice :)

    Thank You

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:43 am

  422. khrishyne says:

    i love your posts on flowers and weddings marketman, please count only one, i had an earlier

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:56 am

  423. Mimi says:

    Mimi from Makati ; i’m a silent fan but this POST will top all 3,700++ writings for now.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:06 am

  424. doreen says:

    Hi Marketman,

    I’m from Canada. I love your blog but I like the way you protect your sister’s privacy the most. Once you showed her picture- but only her back.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:13 am

  425. Liz says:

    from Beijing, China… i love your posts about markets both local & abroad.. i myself love walking around markets… God bless you MM!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:19 am

  426. Amor says:

    Cyberjaya, malaysia
    I like your rant posts with statistics and all. Haha

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

  427. Cancan Castro says:

    Hi Marketman, I’m from Marikina, a big, big fan of yours. I have a lot of favorite posts here, but the most recent fave is your post on how airplane fares are cheaper than taxi fares here in Manila. Blew me away!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:31 am

  428. bagito says:

    Thanks for doing this. I’m from the L.A. area and most memorable post has gotta be what gave birth to the fishpan award. :) I also like the post about renting vs. buying (eye-opener) and also the one where you tested the insurance thingy, the one that’s similar to calling 911 here in the US and the paramedics come but over there I think it was actual doctors and nurses, if I remember correctly.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:36 am

  429. cristina says:

    Mandaluyong, Metro Manila also a lurker. Like the travel post specially the one in Morocco. The rants, the flower arrangements, anything related to Zubuchon (been there on both times I visited Cebu). Also liked the one wherein you did a mock stock investment (including a follow up).

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:40 am

  430. Nikita says:

    I hope i’m not too late! I’m Nikita, from Pasig! Thank you for your generosity, thumbs up to Zubuchon and the MM family :) (my mom requests for Zubuchon dinuguan as “pasalubong” from my boyfriend whenever he flies to Cebu, which is almost every week!)
    Favorite posts: Anything to do with New York and New England, I was born in NY and I lived in Boston for a few years and I love seeing familiar areas from your posts. Also, I love all your rants :p You remind me of my dad in that sense hehe.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:47 am

  431. nitz says:

    Been a lurker since 2012. Hard to choose from your entries but what I like the most is The Kid turning into a Lady.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:48 am

  432. nitz says:

    Been a lurker since 2012. I’m from Laguna. Hard to choose from your entries but what I like the most is The Kid turning into a Lady.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:50 am

  433. Dianne Orpilla says:

    Hi MM!

    i’m from City of San Fernando,La Union. I’m an avid reader of your blog and from time to time share it to my FB page. I don’t usually comment though, but I always read the comments on your blog too!

    My favorite post is about the calamansi jam. i’m going to try making it very very soon!

    thanks for your generosity. God bless you more and more!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:59 am

  434. ermitarojo says:

    Hi MM!

    Been a lurker in your blog for more than years. Thanks to your informative articles and recipes I have taken an interest in home cooking and other food-related adventures as well (read: Cebu and Lechon) I have been in one of your restaurants in Cebu city and I was glad it didn’t disappoint.

    My favorite is the ZubuMami post, http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/zubumami-lechon-mami-a-la-marketman which is the first dish I’ve seen on this blog a couple of years ago and inspired me to cook and experiment!

    God Bless! And may you continue to inspire more people!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:17 am

  435. jakbkk says:

    i’m from Baguio City but currently living in Shanghai, China. my favorite posts are those related to market visits and some of those rants.

    My family just visited Cebu and Bohol 2 years ago during our Chinese New Year vacation. My prayers and thoughts go out to the wonderful people there.

    Thank you MM for your generosity, God bless you and your family!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:17 am

  436. Dogbone says:

    For Bohol! (And Cebu!)

    I love your site, it’s on my Most Visited page, and the food shots are amazing!

    Still praying for a Manila Outlet of Zubuchon! :)

    Keep up the amazing work sir!
    *And hats off to your crew as well!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:19 am

  437. resagirl says:

    Quezon City. travel and Christmas post + single use implements. No need to put my name please. Thank you

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:33 am

  438. cecile says:

    thank you for donating bottled water to those affected by the quake in Cebu and Bohol!
    cecile from Dasma, Cavite/Makati
    it is not my favorite post kasi andami po ninyong posts na gusto ko, but I like your post on crabs and crab trap in 2010!
    may God bless you more and your family too!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:34 am

  439. kymidora says:

    i’m from bulacan. i love your market adventures especially when you buy items that are in season and not usually found in supermarkets :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:50 am

  440. kathy siwa says:

    thank you for helping those in need

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:59 am

  441. Cesar reyes says:

    from blumentritt ,manila now oakhurst nsw australia. I like the post about chorizo bilbao which isnt really from bilbao. Thank you very much for helping our kababayans in their time of need. May God bless you.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:11 pm

  442. ysa says:

    just to say THANK YOU MM … <3

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:20 pm

  443. belle says:

    Thank you for all these years of foodblogging. I was one of the first ones who join your 1st eyeball at Galileo Enoteca. Have been a fan ever since.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:33 pm

  444. Dee says:

    Hi MM, from Manila here. My memorable posts are your travel related ones, especially the ones on NYC and Barcelona :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:38 pm

  445. RRR says:

    Hello, i’m from Pasig City, this is the first time i will comment but, i’ve been a reader and fan since 2009, actually all your posts here were interesting but my favorites are your flower posts and table settings.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:39 pm

  446. jenny says:

    zubuchon adventures!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:40 pm

  447. Garlicky :-) says:

    From Noveleta, Cavite….Eversince I started reading your blogs, I love your website, MM! Thanks for the food with great photos (really enjoyed the Barbequed Adobo a la Marketman). More power!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 12:41 pm

  448. millet says:

    thank you, MM and family and crew! from davao. and still my favorite recipe is your chicken inasal!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm

  449. Julie says:

    I am from the boondocks of Taytay, Rizal. I love reading and re-reading all the lechon-related posts.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:05 pm

  450. gensanite says:

    thank you, MM…

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:28 pm

  451. mylene espina says:

    I lived in Paranaque all my life until last week – now it’s Bacoor, Cavite for us…I have been following your blog for several years now – I enjoy the lechon chronicles (from the time you were just learning how to roast a pig until until the present Zubuchon) and your posts on the food you serve for your intimate dinners at home.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:35 pm

  452. Phyllis says:

    A long time reader from southern California here! Thanks for your generosity, MM! Favorite posts — anything related to holidays, flowers, and travels. It’s fun living vicariously through your posts.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1:51 pm

  453. mangkulas says:

    Paranaque – Adobo posts

    Oct 21, 2013 | 2:00 pm

  454. benjh says:

    from Makati here.. the zubuchon stories, and your feature story on Culion Palawan

    Oct 21, 2013 | 2:03 pm

  455. lynn says:

    my favorite is the soy sauce less adobo. god bless your generous heart marketman.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 2:32 pm

  456. MrT says:

    Let’s get those water bottles out there…

    Oct 21, 2013 | 2:41 pm

  457. cat says:

    From Singapore with LOVE… :D

    I love your jam and preserves posts.. also your leche flan and ensaimada/bread posts! More power MM and God bless you!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:22 pm

  458. Guia says:

    From the US, via Cagayan. Ensaymada posts. God bless, MM.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:28 pm

  459. philip says:

    From Manila. My faves are the posts about pork belly and the colors of New England in the fall.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:33 pm

  460. pepeng kaliwete says:

    From Makati, my favorites should be the bourdain & lechon posts, pls. keep up with the generosity which is why you are so blessed Marketman!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 3:56 pm

  461. Tiln says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Quezon City. I love looking at your beautiful pictures, whether flower arrangements or cooking experiments.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 4:17 pm

  462. Joseph Joson says:

    Manila. Wow too many favorites, I guess the one with the eye ball in Cebu and the opening of your first outlet.May God continue to bless you as you bless others.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 4:31 pm

  463. dosbee says:

    Keep the passion burning and continue your generosity. GOD bless!!!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 4:39 pm

  464. Misty says:

    Im from Quezon City. My favorite post are about the ‘experiments’ you make and your feedback when you dine out :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 4:54 pm

  465. Marieta says:

    Thank you for all the water that you have provided to the people that needed them the most. I am from Melbourne, Victoria. I love reading your posts,but stays quiet in the background :). My favourite post is the “sotanghon” I now carefully look for the real one in the shop :).

    Oct 21, 2013 | 5:21 pm

  466. Hope says:

    I really enjoy your posts, and I think this new gesture reflects just what a good person you are.

    My fave posts are when you interject personal stuff in your blog, like intimate dinners with friends or family, or trips abroad with your family.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 5:39 pm

  467. bhugz says:

    Cavite here – All your lechon post and leche flan.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 6:14 pm

  468. Diosa Rodriguez says:

    Barbecued baby back ribs.

    I have been reading your posts for sometime. But this is my first comment.

    From Paranaque

    Oct 21, 2013 | 6:29 pm

  469. Eps says:

    from Makati. Any post related to simple Filipino fare…

    Oct 21, 2013 | 7:06 pm

  470. Benjamin Que says:

    From Cagayan de Oro. First time I visited your site was when I searched for Panettone. I love your recipe and been making panettones to give to friends every holiday season since then… Although I’m very silent, I’m your one avid follower. Thanks for your generous help for the earthquake victims of Bohol. More Power to you MM!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 7:35 pm

  471. Fatima Nacpil says:

    I am from Bulacan and I have been reading your blog since 2009. My favorite posts are your flower arrangements which you get for a very low price in Dimasalang! Goes to show that with one’s creativeness and ‘pagtitiyagang pumunta sa Dimasalang’, you can have arrangements that are at par with hotel centerpieces. God bless!

    Oct 21, 2013 | 7:46 pm

  472. Charlene says:

    Thank you so much Marketman. May all your blessing be multiplied ten folds. Count me in please. I am very grateful to have found this blog. Thanks for extending help to my paisano Boholanos. This is Charlene from Cebu City.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 8:05 pm

  473. Rochelle says:

    what a generous idea MM!
    sending prayers and lots of love from England to people of Bohol and Cebu affected by this tragic event :( may more people be like you MM. Godbless you more as you give xx
    My favorite topic of this blog is with Anthony Bourdain calling you lechon the best pig in the world! :)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 8:33 pm

  474. robin castagna says:

    From Laguna. Favorites are the Bourdain posts and the one with the Pan de Sal recipe from the Aboitiz cookbook. Thank you for doing this.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:05 pm

  475. Jp says:

    Pasay city
    ‘Roasted bone marrow on toast’
    Thank you and God bless

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9:41 pm

  476. Long Time Lurker says:

    From QC. My favorite post has always been, is, and always will be the claypot adobo sans soy sauce. That recipe literally changed my life. I disliked adobo all my life because the adobo I have had at home, in carinderias, in fiestas, in restaurants, and elsewhere is either too dry, too salty, too sour, too sweet, and generally uninteresting. Your adobo recipe allowed me to dissect the components of a good adobo, experiment with different vinegars/pork cuts, and create a new, comforting dish that I can truly call my own.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:08 pm

  477. Monay says:

    from metro manila. love your travel posts. God bless you

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10:31 pm

  478. Papa Ethan says:

    Sorry for tuning in late; hope I can still catch up. It’s here in the boondocks of Diliman, QC that I first encountered this blog many years ago, and the post was about salt. God bless the Market Manila community!

    Thank you, MM, for providing a conduit for us simple folk to help in Bohol and Cebu. I especially appreciate the part that says “None of this will pass local governments, just straight to people who need them.”

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:23 pm

  479. jane says:

    from Wiltshire, England. Love your lechon experiments, travel posts and that post about charmin toilet roll :) It’s now called cushelle in the UK.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:32 pm

  480. Patrick says:

    Count me in as #479.

    Oct 21, 2013 | 11:42 pm

  481. Carol says:

    An avid reader from Pasig City here – I loved the Anthony Bourdain post/s, but a close runner-up are the fishpan ones! :)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:13 am

  482. leah says:

    I live in Maryland, USA. Please count me in. I love most of your posts but really enjoyed the post about your daughter turning 18.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:56 am

  483. aince says:

    From Metro Manila. I love reading about local produce. Thank you MM.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:07 am

  484. Lourdes says:

    I live in Quezon City. Thrill and pride filled me when i read the post about Anthony Bourdain’s visit.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 2:00 am

  485. Margie says:

    From California. I find all your posts interesting most especially, the gingerbread house ones.

    Thanks for doing this MM.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 3:05 am

  486. Janet says:

    I live in California. I love your post especially about the Pili nuts. Hubby’s roots are from Bohol, thanks for doing this.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 4:48 am

  487. Chelle says:

    From Marikina City. I love reading your travel posts. Thank you, MM.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 7:41 am

  488. Khristine says:

    Nagdako sa Dabaw and presently in Washington State. My favorite blog post is the Leche Flan Chronicles. Daghang salamat for the big help.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 7:51 am

  489. Agnes says:

    Longtime lurker from Australia. I love when you re-create traditional Filipino dishes and try to be as authentic as possible (no shortcuts).

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:02 am

  490. mayums says:

    From General Trias, Cavite. Used to comment but been lurking only for quite sometime now. My favorite posts would be your adobo and leche flan chronicles. Saved copies of these on my laptop for re-reading.

    God bless your good heart, MM.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:08 am

  491. obot says:

    the jams from sis! Obot from Laguna

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:11 am

  492. Sheryl says:

    I’m from QC. I love your post on chicken inasal. I’ve been making it for my kids and they LOVE it. Thank you for all your efforts of bringing good recipes, market experience, and also helping other people.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:48 am

  493. sasha says:

    posting my 3rd err 4th comment from santa rosa laguna;
    of all the posts i’ve read, i love the kid/teen shoe chronicles the most

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:57 am

  494. Francesca says:

    From Quezon City. I actually love all your posts including the rants but my favorite posts are Easter Lamb ala Marketman and Grilled Meyer Natural Angus Beef Ribs. Thank you for doing this for our kababayans in Bohol! God bless you!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 9:53 am

  495. winterfor says:

    MM, thank you so much for this opportunity. Am in Manila, and love your travel posts, though I’ve found myself repeatedly going back to the summary of bettyq’s recipes :)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 9:55 am

  496. jmi myra says:

    I am from Quezon City. I enjoy reading your posts about Divisoria and Dangwa.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 10:20 am

  497. Tina says:

    I perfected my leche flan from your post Leche Flan, Round 111 (a,b,c,d,e,f), I love The Best Pig, Ever! with Anthony Bourdain and the fish pan with the comment of M. Dimaculangan that always put a smile on my face. Thank you for helping out our kababayans. I live in the US and the school of my daughter is also raising funds to send to the victims of the recent earthquake in the Philippines. God Bless you, Marketman.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 11:24 am

  498. RCR says:

    hi from pasay city.
    fave posts are the lechon series.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 11:33 am

  499. Rhea says:

    From Kuala Lumpur. I love the fish pan and Anthony Bourdain posts. Thank you MM!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 11:57 am

  500. Alexandra says:

    From down under Auckland, New Zealand

    Love the lechon and travel posts.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:05 pm

  501. Mike De Guzman says:

    I’m from Manila but 10 years ago my work took me to Bohol & Cebu and since then I consider these places close to my heart. I’ve also been a follower of your blog for 3 years now and the kind of posts that I like are the ones with foreign recipes that you’ve adjusted to use local ingredients. I also like your posts on where to shop for certain things.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:12 pm

  502. mrs lirios says:

    from makati, favorite posts are those on chicken inasal and sotanghon. thank you!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:37 pm

  503. joyce says:

    from qc. i have a lot of favorite posts, so i’ll just choose one of the most memorable ones off the top of my head: the explosive clams post :D

    Oct 22, 2013 | 12:47 pm

  504. MG says:

    Favorite posts of the moment:
    – A Christmas Story… You May Want To Read This One
    – When does the “Baby” turn into a “Lady”?

    Thank you for inspiring and opening your big heart to everyone. May God bless your family more. Continue to inspire…

    – from Cebu

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:01 pm

  505. rex says:

    An OFW from China. Love your Anthony Bourdain post. It brings pride being a Filipino. Thank you for sharing your blessings to the needy and unfortunate. God Bless!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:02 pm

  506. Monty says:

    Nice gesture MM. Hope the people of Bohol recover quickly from this tragedy. Favorite posts were the Leche Flan experiments.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:05 pm

  507. Jess says:

    From Mandaue City, Cebu. I have been a follower / lurker of your blog for quite long (around 5yrs, I guess). I’m not sure which of your posts is my favorite as there are too many that I like. I’ll choose your lechon chronicles, torta chronicles, budbud kabog and the chicharon chronicles as it makes me rediscover my home province, Cebu!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:07 pm

  508. cecille c says:

    from QC, i love your rant posts

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:08 pm

  509. Joy D says:

    I’m from Bulacan, I googled how to cook Tocino and that’s how I discovered your site. Thanks MM!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:28 pm

  510. leahriza says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Antipolo City, as for the favorite post, too many to mention, but I specifically love your Coron travels, been dreaming to go there someday…:-) God Bless you and your Family!!!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 1:52 pm

  511. Fg says:

    from Long Beach, CA. I dream about your chili crab!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 2:30 pm

  512. mrs.mercury says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Quezon City and I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts doing your table settings on various occasions.

    Anyways, thank you so much for this simple yet meaningful gesture. Tata!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 2:32 pm

  513. good day says:

    From QC…prayers for Bohol…

    One of my favorite posts is the chicken inasal recipe, yum!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 2:38 pm

  514. Emily says:

    I’m from Manila but i’ve been working in KL for more than 6 yrs now. My favorite post was when Anthony Bourdain tried your zubuchon and labeled it as the ‘best pig ever’. :)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 2:38 pm

  515. Tweety says:

    I’m from Silay City now working in Luxembourg.

    Favorite post has got to be the inasal one, in which I usually go back to it for the recipe when I am in dire need of some comfort food.

    God bless!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 3:45 pm

  516. Monica says:

    From: Mandaluyong Metro Manila

    I love your posts on your feeding program. Thank you for inspiring us!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 4:40 pm

  517. Marketfan says:

    This is again, a trademark generous gesture from Marketmanila.

    “The Fashion Challenge” (what would MM wear and bring to a meeting with Martha Stewart) is memorable for me because I won a prize there!

    Prayers for Bohol.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 4:41 pm

  518. Reggie Rullan says:

    Hi MarketMan:

    I’m Reggie Rullan, a lifestyle contributor of a national daily and some food magazines. We have corresponded before.

    My favorite recipe to date is the butterflied fried prawns in five-spice powder dry rub.

    I’m an adopted Cebuana cause I married into a Cebuano family with Bol-anon relatives and I am praying for more bottled water to get out there.


    Oct 22, 2013 | 4:56 pm

  519. Hammock20 says:

    This is awesome! I’m from Mandaluyong and hands-down the Bourdain entry is my favorite! Global pinoy pride!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 4:57 pm

  520. Armi Cagasan says:

    Let’s do this! Thank you, MM!

    I’m from Mandaluyong and have been a fan for years. I love your Anthony Bourdain posts plus the travel posts from Paris with Mrs MM and the Teen. Oh but I also remember vividly how you’d prepare for dinners at home with guests starting with what flowers were used, and how you’d put together a menu. Those are also the best. Keep cooking!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 5:29 pm

  521. meekerz says:

    From San Juan :) I LOVE your rants! Very eye-opening and educational.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 5:38 pm

  522. Grace says:

    From NCR. Like your blog especially the bibingka & where to buy hard to find ingredients posts.

    We admire you for what you are doing, both blogging (without ads) & outreach. God bless :)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 5:44 pm

  523. MrsKookie says:

    Im from Muntinlupa. My favourite posts are usually your flowers, when you’re in your Dad element, Bourdain, the feeding program, when you try to do Filipino recipes and more, even your rants and financial analyses. :)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 5:50 pm

  524. jepp says:

    Currently living and working in Pasay.

    The post most memorable to me is about Salcedo Market in Makati. Google brought me to your blog sometime in 2010 and I have been a lurker since then.

    More power MM!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 5:53 pm

  525. Marvien De Leon says:

    I’m from Sta. Cruz, Laguna po. Love your travel experiences and Anthony Bourdaine posts. Praying for the people of Cebu and Bohol. We ‘re scheduled to visit Cebu and Bohol on January 2014. Be Blessed!

    Oct 22, 2013 | 7:19 pm

  526. ceej says:

    Hi MM, I’m currently living in Makati. Most memorable blog post — the topic then was something like why is it better or more practical to rent than buy a house

    Oct 22, 2013 | 8:22 pm

  527. Mona says:

    From Manila
    Love your post on lechon chronicles!
    Thanks for this kind effort to help our brothers in Bohol and Cebu…

    Oct 22, 2013 | 9:02 pm

  528. Super.me says:

    Been an avid fan from way way back. I was inspired by your post about dieting. Love your recipe posts too.

    More power!
    (I’m from mla)

    Oct 22, 2013 | 9:38 pm

  529. MP says:

    Residing in Jordan, currently in Manila.

    No favorite, everything is.. Especially those with comments from bettyq, Lee, Silly Lolo, Footloose, Sister

    Oct 22, 2013 | 10:10 pm

  530. jr peralejo says:

    your nephew lb brought me to your family’s resort in panglao and i can’t say anything bad about it. i love bohol too much and it saddens me to see it in the news.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 10:24 pm

  531. Christine Umayam says:

    Great advise, we are also currently collecting donations for Bohol. Keep up the great work.

    Oct 22, 2013 | 11:13 pm

  532. Ronald says:

    Hi MM, i love your lechon chronicles posts.

    From Dublin, Ireland

    Oct 22, 2013 | 11:31 pm

  533. Joyce says:

    Hi! I’m from Taguig City. I like this post the most. Thank you!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 12:44 am

  534. magin says:

    thanks to your guava jelly recipe, the first recipe i tried from your blog MM, I’ve been a lurker for the longest time and I’m also a Sugbuanon.

    I just wonder when will these aftershocks stop.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 12:55 am

  535. CT says:

    Lurker from Baguio City. When we visited Bohol, we did a sidetrip to Cebu just to have a taste of Zubuchon. Been a fan eversince. Good job MM

    Oct 23, 2013 | 1:45 am

  536. Meg says:

    Im from Stockton,California. My most most memorable comment was when i suggested we always use fresh sampaloks in sinigangs and never use prepackaged sampalok sinigang flavors. Thanks MM for making us a part of this big volunteer work for our people in Bohol. My wish one day is to become a volunteer and help our needy fellow Filipinos

    Oct 23, 2013 | 1:58 am

  537. Ariel says:

    Really amazing thing you’re doing here.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 4:27 am

  538. grace says:

    wonderful idea marketman. our kids previous yaya lives in loon and lost her brother and both her and her mom’s house are destroyed. This would be another way of helping them

    Oct 23, 2013 | 4:51 am

  539. Tiffany says:

    Los Angeles, California. My most favorite of all posts is the “Best Pig, Ever!”

    Thank you for doing your part to help Bohol.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 6:35 am

  540. Mrs Froggie says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Everett, Washington, USA, although I first stumbled on your blog while living in Pomona, California, USA. My most memorable post is your December 4, 2005 PAROL/ FAROL/ CHRISTMAS LANTERNS. It brought back poignant memories of Christmases Past in the Philippines and how I wish I could impart the wonderful feelings I had to my son. Thank you, we now have a multi-colored capiz Christmas lantern with interchanging light patterns which we brought back from the Philippines only this past December 2013 and some red /white capiz Christmas balls but nothing compares to my memories of the thrill when we used to hang out our gigantic white and gold papel de Japon Christmas Lantern out at the front of our home and turn on the light at night. Thank you for all your blog and the gift of conjuring up the reminiscence of the past for all of us hankering for home. Thank you for your generosity for the victims of the earthquake.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 7:16 am

  541. melvin bagaforo says:

    I’m from Cainta Rizal. I would say that my favorite post was about Lechon series until the time you developed what is now world famous zubuchon…

    Oct 23, 2013 | 8:25 am

  542. pat says:

    Malrton, NJ. Salamat sa imong paghigugma sa Bohol!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 9:22 am

  543. Cynthia says:


    Loving all your posts related to travels. But one that stuck to my mind was how you described the windows at Tiffany & Company. Christmas really brings out raw emotions in each one of us.

    I think your approach to helping victims is correct – that is, direct delivery to the affected areas instead of coursing them through any govt agency. It ensures they get into the right hands. I would be glad to extend my contribution as well, through your channels. Pls let me know if this is possible.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 9:54 am

  544. pinkytab says:

    currently residing in Manassas, Va. memorable blog – budbud kabog recipe.
    thank you for doing this.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 10:00 am

  545. Faith Tan says:

    Chicago, Il
    Loved your version of chicken inasal. I have tried it and it was delicious! Thank you for doing this.
    God bless you and your family!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 10:16 am

  546. Ronee says:

    Dear Marketman,

    From Manila.

    I love your five roasted pork bellies.

    Thank you for your generosity. God Bless you and your family.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 10:49 am

  547. bimbo says:

    Hi Marketman,

    I am bimbo from marikina. I am a fan of the Zubuchon and always remember you blog about someone claiming “the boneless pig belongs to my family”. :)

    I admire how you write, and now, how you exert effort to help our kababayan from bohol.


    Oct 23, 2013 | 11:11 am

  548. MiMac says:

    Time to leave a comment again.

    Thank you, MM! Bless your soul!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 12:08 pm

  549. sheila emata says:

    Hi MM…i’m currently living in Manila but originally from Mindanao…my favorite post was the one where you had your Christmas program where you had a child visiting your resto and you and your staff gave gifts…cried while reading it…God bless you and your family and your staff…

    Oct 23, 2013 | 12:11 pm

  550. adelle says:

    From Maasin Southern Leyte.

    When I was still working in Manila. I take pride in reading your blog because you are Bisaya. Thanks for taking time to help our neighbors in Bohol. God bless!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 12:49 pm

  551. Rina says:

    I am from Pasay City. I love your lechon series. God bless

    Oct 23, 2013 | 1:28 pm

  552. TeTcha says:

    From Quezon City.

    Favorite posts: Top 50 Pinoy Dishes, the lechon chronicles, and the rants.

    Learned a lot from you, Mr. MM. Thank you.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 2:26 pm

  553. Epicron says:

    I’m from Cainta, Rizal and i will never forget about your epic rants against those nasty plagiarizers and that guy who stubbornly insisted that grilled meat should be eaten hot off the grill and not rested.

    Kudos to your endeavor Marketman! You are EPIC!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 3:03 pm

  554. Jamie says:

    A reader from Las Pinas here :)
    Fave post is: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/gambas-al-ajillo-shrimp-with-garlic-chilli-paprika this is my go to/inspiration whenever I cook gambas at home :)

    Oct 23, 2013 | 3:03 pm

  555. Ruth says:

    Lucky to have seen Bohol 2 years agao while on vacay in the Phil. Hopefully will be able to go back there in a couple of years. Hubby went home to Bacolod via Cebu and accomplished a mission to try some of Zubuchon’s famous treats. Wish he could have brought home some of it all the way to Texas.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 3:47 pm

  556. fish says:

    New Zealand. All about adobo posts.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 4:55 pm

  557. val says:

    Water for Bohol. Is there a zugbochon branch in manila. i never fail to take home to manila a box everytime i visit cebu… hope there’s a branch here :-)

    Oct 23, 2013 | 5:51 pm

  558. Raica says:

    Hi MM! I’m a long time reader (and lurker!) from Parañaque City.
    My fave posts are the ones about markets, food stores and provedores :)
    This particular post I’m commenting on tops them all though because it’s working to help those in need in Bohol.

    Maraming salamat MM! May God bless you and your family a thousand fold!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 7:31 pm

  559. Helen says:

    From Paranaque City.
    Like a lot of your posts and have used your recipes a lot.
    Thank you, MM.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 8:53 pm

  560. Guada says:

    Hi, I’m based in Laguna. Most memorable post: Amsterdam post- thanks for introducing De Kaaskamer van Amsterdam to me.
    Thank you- I am inspired by your generosity.

    Oct 23, 2013 | 10:18 pm

  561. gigiedlcruz says:

    I’m from Pasig. I love all your post about The Kid, The Teen and now The Lady….I’m imagining my dad saying/doing the same things for me if he was still here. He also loves good food and cold beer!

    Thank you for doing this!

    Oct 23, 2013 | 10:31 pm

  562. isabel says:

    From makati. My favorite post is the one on “best adobo ala marketmanila.” I always refer to it every time I cook adobo

    Oct 24, 2013 | 12:01 am

  563. Grace says:

    Oct 24, 2013 | 12:38 am

  564. lea says:

    hi MM! i’m here Manila. my parents are from Bohol, but family migrated to Davao, then to CDO…and spent my college and working life here in Manila. but home for us is really Bohol – so it pains me watching the news…:(

    anyway, my favorite was that post on Utan Bisaya – it brings me back home… :)

    Oct 24, 2013 | 12:57 am

  565. Rona says:

    From Cadiz City and my favorite “set” of posts are the Leche Flan chronicles. Been a follower, lurker, occasional commenter since 2006. Praying for the people in Bohol.

    Oct 24, 2013 | 6:07 am

  566. KLZ says:

    Favorite post on this blog: Best Pig Ever / Anthony Bourdain’s visit and all your posts about milflores and other lovely floral arrangements…

    From: KLZ of Taguig City

    Oct 24, 2013 | 6:52 am

  567. AM says:

    Favorite posts: travel and shopping adventures, lechon recipes, and halo-halo pics.

    Thanks to you and your family for such kind hearts. <3

    AM from Lakewood, CA.

    Oct 24, 2013 | 9:47 am

  568. LGC says:

    May God richly reward you for your kind heart! Favorite are the adobo and ensaimada posts. QC XD

    Oct 24, 2013 | 10:30 am

  569. Cindy says:

    From Makati.

    It’s difficult to identify actual entries since i enjoy reading all entries, i’ll limit to my favorite categories of travel (markets, hotels, etc), recipes (i did love the lechon series) and domestic stuff (flowers, kitchen implements)!

    Oct 24, 2013 | 10:55 am

  570. Benedict says:

    I’m from Quezon City and my favorite posts so far are those that involved octopuses and finding out about Osang’s broas from Baclayon.

    You’re doing fantastic work!

    Oct 24, 2013 | 2:00 pm

  571. J-Jay says:

    From QC, but my paternal grandmother, who I never got to meet, comes from Bohol.

    This one is my favorite post so far, MarketMan – more than the recipes, the exotic food, the travel stories, the posts about ingredients…

    There are times I don’t agree with you and your rants, and sometimes I even think you cross the line, but you have always had my respect. Thanks for finding a way for us to help.

    Oct 24, 2013 | 3:28 pm

  572. Eden Claire says:

    From Makati. The post about Mamou’s Kurobota (Pork) Sinigang, and thanks for your generosity…you are blessed and is a blessing to those in need.

    Oct 24, 2013 | 5:30 pm

  573. Imee Navarra says:

    Napakabait mo, marketman. Pagpalain ka nawa ng Poong Maykapal.
    Favorite posts: travels, rants and recipes.
    From QC

    Oct 24, 2013 | 7:36 pm

  574. carol says:

    I’m based in Shanghai, China. My fave is your post about inasal, and Betty Q’s siomai recipe in one of the comments section of a post.

    Oct 24, 2013 | 10:46 pm

  575. Cynthia says:

    Hi! Long-time reader from NJ. I hope this isn’t too late. My favorite posts are the ones on the help you’ve provided impoverished children. Keep up the good work! Thank you.

    Oct 25, 2013 | 3:25 am

  576. stugs says:

    cebu. chili experiments

    Oct 25, 2013 | 3:55 am

  577. tiny says:

    I’m from new york. i love all your posts. I cannot forget about the one where you cooked adobo in palayok, reminds me of my childhood days, that’s how we cooked at home. The taste was really different when you cook in palayok. I also love the simple linguni pasta with shrimp by mrs mm. hats off to you. it must be nice to live your life =)

    Oct 25, 2013 | 4:25 am

  578. byron95 says:

    Hi market man! Byron here from Los Baños, Laguna… My fave post is your lechon chronicles, chicken inasal… Thanks

    Oct 25, 2013 | 6:15 am

  579. kikas_head says:

    Living in QC–originally from San Francisco.

    Favorite post was Sister’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe; I have made them multiple times. I also always love the gingerbread/Christmas themed posts.

    Oct 25, 2013 | 8:32 am

  580. Kristala says:

    Thank you MM!
    Favorite posts are the fish pan, and the food experiments :)

    Oct 25, 2013 | 9:52 am

  581. titashi says:

    have been your reader for years now. i love the 1. divisoria post way way before, i actually love your posts on where to find what, food or non-food related 2. anthony bourdain and 3. adobo posts

    thank you for having a kind kind heart!

    Sheila from Cainta, Rizal

    Oct 25, 2013 | 10:49 am

  582. john says:

    Bohol has water shortage because it needs electricity for water supply. Once the electrical system is restored, then towns will start getting water.
    my favorite is anything food related

    Oct 25, 2013 | 11:26 am

  583. chichay says:

    May God continue to bless you and your family. I’m from Mandaluyong. I always start browsing the internet going to your site, always excited to learn something new wether your trips from abroad or just around the country. Your appreciation of both local and imported products. I always remember that colorful basket you brought where you put yourdried fish before going back to Manila. I always wanted to purchase a basket like that.

    Oct 25, 2013 | 12:19 pm

  584. Gayle says:

    Hi Mr. MM, been a fan of your blog for sometime now. I was born and raised in Baguio but is now working in Thailand. My fav post is your Letchon post. I am really looking forward to visiting cebu at dining at Zubuchon..

    Oct 25, 2013 | 12:58 pm

  585. siopao says:

    Makati, Paella

    Oct 25, 2013 | 1:25 pm

  586. j. says:

    Somewhere in Silicon Valley, I love your rants… Much thanks for sending to those in need.


    Oct 25, 2013 | 2:43 pm

  587. Hazel says:

    Hello there,

    From QC, stumbled upon your blog a few years back while I was searching for a certain restaurant review. I already forgot what it was but I enjoyed reading your other posts. Now I visit your site every now & then when I want to know what’s fresh & happening. ;)

    My favorites so far are your Spiral Buffet articles… and oh, your rant on HSBC because I’ve been frustrated (many times) with their Hotline, too.

    Bless you & your market basket for the good deed you’re doing! :)

    Oct 25, 2013 | 6:29 pm

  588. Odette says:

    Hi there, from Maddela, Quirino…i love the Coron posts…looking forward to dining in Zubuchon!

    Oct 25, 2013 | 7:23 pm

  589. aileen altamirano says:

    Hi. Long time lurker here. From Muntinlupa, but a cebuana.The chicken inasal and pan roasted lapu lapu just because they have become main staples in our family’s menu ever since you shared them. Oh, and the mock stock investing, they were very informative.


    Oct 25, 2013 | 10:59 pm

  590. Yazi_damien says:

    Hi! Yazi from Cebu. I love your post about your bacolod food trip!!!

    Oct 26, 2013 | 8:22 am

  591. juls says:

    Hi MM, I’m from Bacolod. I love all your posts during your sojourn to Bacolod (especially the Batitis post)

    Oct 26, 2013 | 11:18 am

  592. Marichu says:

    Commenting from Maui. “A Christmas Story…You May Want to Read This One” touched my heart.

    Oct 26, 2013 | 2:06 pm

  593. chinachix says:

    Lots of great posts and yummy recipes that made their way to our dinner table. Cheers!

    Oct 26, 2013 | 6:43 pm

  594. ragamuffin girl says:

    I live in HK. My favorite of all your posts are the private dinners you host in Cebu (the views are amazing and the food abundant, it makes me wish the monitor could act as a transporter), and when you hosted Anthony Bourdain– best pig ever!

    Oct 26, 2013 | 7:07 pm

  595. Liza says:

    From Melbourne :)
    Adobo posts are my all time favorite, thank you very much for your recipes :)

    Oct 26, 2013 | 9:47 pm

  596. Bambina says:

    Born in Iligan City, grew up in Cebu City, now living in Bacolod City. I love your food and floral arrangement posts.

    Oct 26, 2013 | 10:16 pm

  597. Mimi says:

    Sorry for the late comment. Thank you for helping the people of Bohol!

    Oct 27, 2013 | 10:37 am

  598. Fides says:

    From: Novaliches, Quezon City
    Memorable Post: i scream, ice cream prank

    Oct 27, 2013 | 1:01 pm

  599. Lyn says:

    from Manila. Favorite posts: rants, re credit cards, fresh flowers arrangements, cooking experiments and restaurant posts

    Oct 27, 2013 | 11:58 pm

  600. MlleD says:

    Hope im not late. Currently residing in NJ. You’re post about the best lechon in the country and Iligan City’s was recognized.

    Oct 28, 2013 | 7:50 am

  601. Bubut says:

    From Makati City, Philippines. My favorite post is on flower arrangements. I hope im not late at this ‘post a comment for our friends in Bohol’…God bless MM and family and crew.

    Oct 28, 2013 | 12:17 pm

  602. Lyn says:

    from Manila. My favorite posts are your consumer rants and your post on credit cards. Of course, I’ve been checking your posts regularly for the recipes and flower arrangements and your travel posts and I love reading all of them.

    I’ve been to Zebuchon and although I don’t personally eat pork, I still enjoy eating in your restaurant. Thank you for doing this.

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10:14 pm

  603. Inday Echevarria says:

    What an admirable thing to do! More power to you Market Man!

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10:18 pm

  604. Marc says:

    Hi Marketman, my all-time favourite is your lechon chronicles! I have gained inspiration from that series to replicate a spit-roast addiction. Living in Surrey, England-the crispiness(?) of the skin is dictated by the current weather in the last 20 minutes of roasting!

    Oct 29, 2013 | 5:59 am

  605. ami says:

    I hope my comment still counts. I was in Japan these past few days but safely back in Manila now.

    My favorite posts are usually travel related or flower related but if I have to pick 1 memorable post it would have to be the gelato post from Venice. I believe it was the post that made me from a lurker to a regular commenter.

    Oct 29, 2013 | 11:52 am

  606. Teresa says:

    Bless you MM. Too many favorite posts to list down. I get my daily dose of food knowledge from your blog. Thanks for all the info you put into each topic.

    Oct 29, 2013 | 7:43 pm

  607. Crisma says:

    Like so many others here, I have been a lurker for so long. I live in Cubao, QC. And just because my comment will be one for a good cause, I’ve decided to get out of the shadows and speak up. I like all of your flower arranging posts, their simplicity and elegance. But what leaps now as my most favorite was when you posted about the baby shoes that once belonged to your baby and then she became a teen and then she blossomed to be a lovely lady.
    Thanks for all your posts, MM!

    Oct 30, 2013 | 3:23 pm

  608. JCP says:

    Amen, marketmanila!

    Oct 30, 2013 | 8:50 pm

  609. mylene says:

    resides in laguna.love your dragon fruit post

    Oct 31, 2013 | 1:08 pm

  610. KRon says:

    I just realized I haven’t left a comment here! Anyway, Quezon City. And if I am to list down all my favorite posts, I would reach 1 hundred easy, but in particular the ones tackling new and unusual produce, and those that pertain to/evoke childhood memories or memories in general are my favorites. :)

    Oct 31, 2013 | 10:48 pm

  611. Benjamin says:

    I love the work you do, and the food porn that is ever enticing me to venture to the Philippines. It is hard to find Filipino food in Melbourne, Australia :(

    Nov 3, 2013 | 5:03 am

  612. Mila says:

    Now based in shanghai, china. Favorite post ever…. Too many to choose from MM, but i will go for any of the christmas gingerbread house creation posts.

    Nov 3, 2013 | 7:14 pm

  613. feliza says:

    My favorite post was your trip to Oslob. I used it as a guide during my trip there

    Nov 4, 2013 | 9:45 pm

  614. terrey says:

    based in thailand…favorite post has to be anything related to the holiday dinners you served in your home…i also like your travel posts and i bookmarked them just in case i could finally take my family on a trip to one of the European cities.

    Nov 5, 2013 | 11:59 am

  615. Mojow says:

    From Pasig City. I have too many favorites crammed into an awful memory bank, but what jumps at me currently are the rants esp. Those on ignorance, when you dip your hands into some politics, the best adobo ever, the 5 liempo and most of your pork related experiments, and whenever you do posts about your ‘little girl’ joy and pride.

    Nov 5, 2013 | 4:12 pm

  616. Liz says:

    Hello! Regular reader based in Quezon City. Your consumer reports are my favorite. Thank you for all that you do.

    Nov 11, 2013 | 6:32 pm

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    Sep 13, 2014 | 2:09 am


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