What is your adobo story?

If you were to ask my London born nephew what his favourite Filipino food is, with out missing a beat, “Chicken Adobo” is his answer. Wasn’t it just last week that I cooked squid adobo? And this week a mix of chicken and pork adobo. Adobo is the national cuisine of the country. This has […]

Namaste Nepal

Why Nepal? It’s been over a month since I came back from Nepal and the other day I was greeted by friends; Happy Holi, a festival of colours in Nepal where people throw perfumed coloured powder. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full day of the lunar month. […]

Langkawi’s Wet Market

I took the bike along the beach here in Valencia last Saturday… it was sunny yet the wind is biting. I dismounted from my bike and paused to hear the surf crashing against the sand and feel the wind against my skin.. Warmed by peacoat and scarf I wanted to take off my shoes and […]

…captain don’t fire me

Yesterday as we went to St Laurent du Var for crew dinner, I was almost choked with my emotions. I am actually leaving again… the thought of leaving this crew just make my heart ache. They have been wonderful to work with and my accomplice to my food escapades. These boys just love good food […]

saging pinaypay, a childhood favourite

“Your eating habit is not Filipino anymore!!”… Thats what my Filipina (rather Cebuana) crew mate had said after over a month of working and living together. Marica and I met in Antibes, France last year. I was walking near the port, when she tapped my shoulder and asked if I was from the Philippines. I […]