Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream

Let me share this unique recipe from Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa at The Maya Kitchen cooking demo. Amy Besa relates the origins of Kulawong Talong. “My first introduction to the concept of a kulawo was in 2003, when I visited Ugu Bigyan’s home and pottery studio in Tiaong, Quezon. Visitors couldRead More

Arroz a la Cubana

Wikipedia says that Arroz a la cubana, means Cuban-style rice. Maybe the Philippines version came from our Spanish ancestors. The Philippine version consists of rice; ground beef sauteed with onions, garlic, tomato sauce, diced potatoes and diced carrots; a fried egg and a native plantain (saba), sliced length-wise and fried. I love dishes with anythingRead More

Locavore introduces a new way of enjoying Filipino food

I am familiar with Locavore, because its first branch at Kapitolyo, Pasig is so near home. Locavore is best known for introducing Filipino food to diners who grew up with familiar flavors of homecooking. My husband and I recently visited the S Maison branch at the Conrad Manila to taste the new additions to theRead More