Good Eats at Raja Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Armada Hotel

 

Raja Cuisine Restaurant is situated on top level, a breathing space destination for after-work drinks and relaxation and serves genuine Thai cuisine to be savoured al-fresco or indoor. This is also a top venue for parties ans social events. I was so surprised because the food was good and at par with what you can see at any high end Thai Restaurant and when I looked at their menu it was so affordable. Here are some of the yummy dishes that we feasted on. Continue reading »

Generals Lechon Opens First Store in Makati

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General’s Lechon is a home-based lechon venture by couple Brian and Lynett Ong, whose recipe originates from San Carlos city in Negros Occidental.  Yes, I figured out who the General is when Brian pointed to Lynett’s direction which started out as a joke General’s Lechon whose recipe originates from San Carlos City in Negros Occidental  comes in different flavors namely Original, Curry, Garlic and Chili-Garlic. Continue reading »

MESCLUN RESTAURANT AND CAFE

I was invited to attend when  The Linden Suites launched the Mesclun Restaurant and Café last October 18. I was told that they would invite us to come back so we could savor what they have to offer. I actually asked Ms Kathy Salenga the director of  marketing for The Linden Suites what Mesclun (?mes-kl?n) meant. She said that Mesclun (?mes-kl?n) is widely used as a food term referring to a combination of —or a salad made with— young tender greens (such as lettuce, arugula, and chicory). The true origin of the term, however, comes from old Occitane, literally and simply meaning “mixture”.

From what I understood This new dining experience at the business community in Ortigas is inspired by Chef Katrina’s personal travels and collaborations with her team. Continue reading »

Clear as Crystal: Crystal Clear is No.1

Water is our lifeline that bathes us and feeds us. In ancient cultures water represented the very essence of life. The Romans were the first to pipe water into their growing cities, especially with their aqueducts. They also realized that sewage water could cause damage to their people, and needed to be removed from large areas of people.

Water has played a role not only in the history of countries, but in religion, mythology, and art. Water in many religions cleanses the soul through holy water. For example, the water at Lourdes, France is thought by many religions to be sacred water with healing powers. In Egyptian mythology, the Nu was the beginning of everything and represented water. It brought life to their people, but in drought, produced chaos. Water has always been perceived as a gift from the gods as it rained from the heavens. Continue reading »

A Match Made in Gastronomic Heaven

When you say Jam the first thing that comes to mind is Strawberry Jam and Marmalade. Something that I associate with a nice and yummy breakfast. When it comes to Snacks I love UBE Jams that can be bought from Good Shepperd or Tamtangco’s.

I was happy to be able to be proven wrong that Jam is so much more. It can be used to create a masterpiece dish. The Fruit Garden together with L’Entrecote Chef Matin Kaspar really changed my notion. They presented a meal incorporating jams and chutneys in all the dishes showing us how versatile jams can be. I totally loved what they served and  it was a great surprise. To tell you honestly  this was the closest I can get to gastronomy. Continue reading »

A True French Jam in Luxurious Style

Indubitablement, la belle France is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Long perceived as the Mecca of culture, splendor and sophistication, French fashion, cuisine and lifestyles have become the standard for everything haute. The City of Lights, Paris, remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and proudly boasts feats of architectural grandeur: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc of Triumph, the Champs-Elysées, the Notre Dame Cathedral – it is a city of exquisite splendor. Outside of the cities, particularly in the countryside, you are greeted by breathtaking beauty. Surrounded by the picturesque French countryside, you understand suddenly why so many Impressionist painters were inspired to create masterpieces based on the play of light on the scenery. Continue reading »