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Our Awesome Food Trip: 4 new must-try spots

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Rappler goes to town with Our Awesome Planet’s Anton Diaz We had superfood bibingka wagyu kebab ‘faux’ gras and more

10 Reasons why you deserve a burger right now

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:27 PM

"A burger a day keeps the blues away"

10 must-eats for Balikbayans in Makati

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Balikbayans will never miss the Philippines again with these Pinoy treats

#FoodTrip: A matter of taste at Greenbelt 5

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:24 PM

The hub of fashionistas is also becoming a haven for food lovers

FOR FOODIES AND FASHIONISTAS. Greenbelt 5 is not just for shopping — it's also for trying amazing food that will REALLY make your day. All photos by Kai Magsanoc

#SamLikesItHot: Holiday gift idea — Onion Jam

Nov 15, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A delicious and unique gift idea that’s easy to make

REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING! There are many ways to eat this onion jam. All photos by Sam Oh

#FoodPorn: Chinese-American fare at PF Chang's

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:26 PM

This Chinese fusion cuisine is a must try

DIM SUM DEGUSTATION. Have your fill of all your favorite dim sum varieties in one steaming dish

#SamLikesItHot: Spiced pumpkin coconut cheesecake

Nov 01, 2013 - 11:45 AM

A gingersnap crust also makes this perfect for the holidays

PUMPKIN AS DESSERT. The first of many delicious bites. All photos by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Pumpkin and walnut tart

Oct 18, 2013 - 11:33 PM

Pumpkin and walnut are just the tip of the iceberg for this epic tart

NEXT LEVEL. You've never tasted pumpkin until you've had this. All photos by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: The Bomb-kin

Oct 11, 2013 - 2:32 PM

The Bomb kin is the bomb pumpkin

DELICIOUS HALLOWEEN. Last week, we made pumpkin lasagna. This week, we go super spicy! All photos by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Estofado ni Aida

Oct 04, 2013 - 6:00 PM

This week s heirloom recipe is sticky sweet

SWEET AND SAUCY. This estofado recipe is a family secret, now shared with us. All photos by Marie Pascual

A pinch of [gourmet] salt

Oct 04, 2013 - 3:00 PM

More than just making dishes savory salt is a flavor enhancer

BURST OF FLAVOR. Salt brings out the different flavors in the food you pair it with. Photo by Peter Imbong

#SamLikesItHot: Pumpkin and sausage lasagna

Oct 04, 2013 - 12:23 PM

A month long homage to pumpkin starts with a new take on an all time favorite

PUMPKIN, NOT TOMATO. This lasagna is mellow yellow. All photos by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Choco-hazelnut cupcakes with Horlicks mud

Sep 27, 2013 - 11:00 AM

It’s rich it’s chocolate y plus so much more

PLAN B. What you got inside for me? All photos by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Chicken sotanghon

Sep 20, 2013 - 9:00 PM

This week s heirloom recipe dates back to the mid 70s

MEMORIES OF A STORM. This soup was a source of comfort for a young Marie. All photos by Marie Pascual

Nora Daza and the return to cooking

Sep 20, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Only in one’s continued cooking can one awaken the senses: to taste aroma texture color and love

BACK TO BASICS. Cooking is healthy not only for you but for your family, too

#SamLikesItHot: Seafood laksa

Sep 20, 2013 - 12:31 PM

This laksa recipe boasts of laksa paste that is made from scratch but don t be intimidated

STEAMY, SPICY. Our 3rd comfort food this month is the flavorful laksa. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodTrip: Flavor fusion at Edsa Central

Sep 13, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Discover the new food strip in Mandaluyong City that’s slowly becoming the place to visit for those looking for a delicious bite

DELECTABLE. Find this affordable dish at Kanin Club. All photos courtesy of Greenfield District

#SamLikesItHot: Adobo flakes

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Make sure to break the egg yolk into your garlic rice If you’re not into that go do some soul searching

OOH LA LA BREAKFAST! This recipe is so yummy and sexy at the same time! Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Tortang giniling

Sep 06, 2013 - 8:00 PM

It is always good to look back at tradition and do it the way our parents did it

YUMMY VEGETABLE DISGUISE. Kids will enjoy their veggies in this torta. Photo by Marie Pascual

#SamLikesItHot: Pizza pot pie

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:01 PM

I love pizza so much even uttering the word pizza elicits a tsunami of affection for me

COMFORT FOOD SERIES. Sam begins the month with her favorite comfort food — pizza. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Salsa monja

Aug 30, 2013 - 6:00 PM

This side dish brings back memories of Cooking It Up with Nora

YOUR MAIN DISH'S BEST FRIEND. Salsa Monja can complement any dish of your choice. Photo by Marie Pascual

Balete at Kamias: All that jazz and more

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Balete at Kamias will no longer be mistaken for a jazz bar soon

HELLO, SKARLET! Myra 'Skarlet' Ruaro with the AMP band at Balete@Kamias. All photos from the Balete at Kamias Facebook page

#SamLikesItHot: Warming chili

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:00 PM

We end rainy day month with a dish that will surely warm you up

COMPLEX, TASTY. There are so many ways you can enjoy this chili. Photo by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Kimchi jigae

Aug 23, 2013 - 12:00 PM

A warm bowl of hearty and spicy kimchi stew can give someone the strength to give of himself

BRING IN THE SOUP. Hot and spicy kimchi stew will make you warm and oh so happy. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Pinsec frito

Aug 23, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Get to know this traditional Chinese dish with a Spanish name

EASY TO DO. Chinese-Spanish Pinsec Frito is a good weekend project with your kid. Photo by Marie Pascual

#FoodMemories: Macaroon cookies

Aug 16, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Here is a recipe my grandmother used to make

JUST LIKE LOLA'S. Marie Pascual attempts to re-create her grandmother's macaroon cookies — her childhood favorite. Photo by Marie Pascual

#SamLikesItHot: Almond biscotti

Aug 16, 2013 - 6:28 PM

Biscotti are the perfect companion to add some flavor and crunch to your rainy day drink

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE MATCH. Biscotti are crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Photo by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Bacon-chicken ramen

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Embrace the rainy weather with a bowl of hot ramen

FEELING COLD? FEAR NOT. Let this ramen recipe from Chef Him of Nomama keep you hot. Photo by Sam Oh

Brunch and the fluffiest pancakes

Aug 09, 2013 - 11:30 AM

An all day breakfast resto serves up the fluffiest pancakes in the Philippines

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON PANCAKE. The fluffiest pancakes...ever. All photos by Michelle Aventajado

A coffee journey: From the farm to your cup

Aug 02, 2013 - 1:16 PM

What did your coffee go through before it reached your cup? Rappler traces the steps

IT HAS A STORY. Before your coffee looked, smelled and tasted this good, it went through a process

#SamLikesItHot: Southern fried chicken

Aug 02, 2013 - 12:00 PM

The dish sets itself apart from other fried chicken recipes with its spices buttermilk and breading

JUICY, TASTY, YUMMY. Deep fried? Not at all! Find out how in our recipe below. Photo by Sam Oh

Family road trip to Vieux Chalet

Jul 31, 2013 - 11:00 AM

One Sunday we packed all the kids in the car and decided to take a road trip to Antipolo

PACK KIDS, GO EAT. Nino and Michelle decide to take the family out one Sunday for a Swiss feast. All photos by Michelle Aventajado

#FoodMemories: Chicken tetrazzini

Jul 26, 2013 - 3:41 PM

This is a simple creamy dish that pleases both grown ups and kids

JAIME CARDINAL SIN'S FAVORITE. Ever since my Dad gave me the recipe from a Sunday supplement, I took it to heart and still prepare the dish that way today. All photos by Marie Pascual

Coming together at Commune

Jul 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM

For this social media expert virtual connections were not enough

A PLACE FOR GATHERING. Rosario Juan encourages people to slow down, enjoy a cup of good coffee and form communities. Photo by Tonyo Cruz

#SamLikesItHot: Meatloaf

Jul 19, 2013 - 10:00 AM

This is the perfect weekend dish to cook for the family

MMMMMEATLOAF... If you've always had the ready to cook and canned type, this homemade and slow-cooked type will turn your world around! Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Gising-gising

Jul 12, 2013 - 7:21 PM

This recipe is a guaranteed no fail whether you are serving 4 or 40

NO-FAIL, EASY. Gising-gising can be prepared by kids, too! All photos by Marie Pascual

#SamLikesItHot: Yummy cinnamon rolls

Jul 12, 2013 - 10:46 AM

There’s something really fascinating about making bread right in your own kitchen

STICKY, DECADENT. The perfect homemade weekend merienda for your family and friends. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodTrip: Oriental fare, Filipino flair

Jul 09, 2013 - 8:05 AM

In the mood for something Oriental? You won t run out of choices in TriNoma

HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE. Served with soup and rice at Wee Nam Kee and is best enjoyed with their condiments. All photos by Kai Magsanoc

#FoodMemories: Easy Arroz ala Cubana

Jul 05, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Here s another weekend family kitchen project

ARROZ ALA CUBANA MADE EASY. This dish may look complicated but it's not, promise! All photos by Marie Pascual

#SamLikesItHot: Ensaymada bacon burger

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Celebrate the 4th of July by serving this burger with a Pinoy twist

SWEET-SALTY SERENADE. An ensaymada as your burger bun? Why not?! All photos by Sam Oh

#FoodTrip: A feast of flavors in TriNoma

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Here s a mall and foodie destination in north Quezon City

BINUKADKAD NA PLAPLA. Abe's best-seller that clients also refer to as their 'flying fish.' It is served with balo-balo ('burong hipon' in Filipino, pickled shrimp in English) and mustasa (mustard leaves). All photos by Kai Magsanoc

#FoodMemories: Ginataang malagkit at munggo

Jun 28, 2013 - 1:11 PM

What made this delicacy different was that its preparation triggered the senses of smell and sound

HOT AND YUMMY. Here's a merienda idea: sticky rice porridge with red mung beans. All photos by Marie Pascual

#FoodMemories: Sinangkutsang Adobo

Jun 21, 2013 - 11:30 AM

We re still celebrating Independence Day month and this weekend is for an all time Pinoy favorite

FEW INGREDIENTS, SIMPLE PREPARATION, LOTS OF ARM POWER. Want to taste Marie's Sinangkutsang Adobo? Proceed to the recipe below! Photo by Marie Pascual

#SamLikesItHot: Coffee crusted bistek belly

Jun 14, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Our second recipe for Independence Day month is an intense version of the Bistek Tagalog

BEEF AND COFFEE? REALLY? Yes, say Sam Oh and Chef Ed Bugia. Check out the recipe below. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Sinaing na Tulingan

Jun 14, 2013 - 2:42 PM

Marie delights in discovering and experiencing local culinary fare: from Aching Lillian’s backyard spread in Pampanga to the anise flavored biscocho in Ilocos to the Bangkerohan in Davao for tsokolate and and puto maya From combing the hawker stalls of Singapore to the street food carts in busy Bangkok to have a taste of the locals’ favorites

SINAING NA TULINGAN SA PALAYOK. Marie Pascual's first #FoodMemories recipe tickles the fancy of Filipino food lovers everywhere. Photo by Marie Pascual

Healthy veggie Father's Day treats

Jun 14, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Cook delicious and healthy for your dad on Father s Day with these recipes

DELICIOUS YET GUILT-FREE. Serve your dad this vegetarian lasagna and he might just become a fan of vegetables. Photo by Maggie Hoffman via Flickr creative commons

#SamLikesItHot: Chef Sau's adobo

Jun 07, 2013 - 8:07 AM

To celebrate Independence Day we start the month with an adobo recipe — with a twist

ADOBO WITH A TWIST. If you've never cooked or tasted adobo with pineapple juice, now's your chance. Photo by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Yummy summer smoothies

May 10, 2013 - 9:13 AM

My love affair with my blender continues this week with delicious and easy smoothies

BLEND IT IN. Have your meal the cool way with smoothies. Photo by Sam Oh

#SamLikesItHot: Pineapple gazpacho

May 03, 2013 - 2:57 PM

With the height of summer upon us I figured now is a good a time as any to have this cold soup

COLD SOUP SEASON. Try this pineapple gazpacho recipe this weekend! All photos by Sam Oh

Like working in cafes? Check these tips

Apr 19, 2013 - 7:03 PM

No longer just a place for an afternoon break or a nightcap cafes have become business hubs for people looking for a less formal place to meet work or study

IDEAL WORKING SPACE. Today's cafes see a lot of businessmen, students, and yuppies. All photos by Peter Imbong