Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Book for the Foodie: Inside A Chef's Life

Get to learn and cook dishes like stuffed chicken adobo with crispy pork flakes, black rice with seafood, eggplant and pork frittata with salted eggs, sisig pasta, steamed lapulapu on ube mash, tapsulog with atchara, banana mango jubilee and buko pie martini by getting a copy of Inside A Chef's Life.

At Php 395.00 this cookbook is packed with almost 60 recipes, tips and techniques from master chef, Bruce Lim. The book is a collaboration of Anvil Publishing and Lee Kum Kee.

Chef Bruce will sign copies of his new book on December 10, 2pm at National Bookstore in Robinson's Galleria. All buyers of the book on this day will get dining certificates from Chef Bruce's new restaurant LUTONG HINIRANG located in the same mall.

Some of the food featured in Inside A Chef's Life:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mabuhay Palace Auspicious Menu for 2012

Mabuhay Palace - located at the first floor of Manila Hotel presents a luxurious authentic Cantonese cuisine that's why it is often called a culinary imperial palace by its loyal clients. The restaurant can seat up to 200 guests and has four private rooms perfect for that well-deserved get together with high school or college friends, intimate dinners, client meetings and private parties.
Take a peak of Mabuhay Palace's Auspicious Menu for 2012

Mabuhay Palace Prosperity Salad

Braised Assorted Seafood Fishmaw Soup

Deep Fried Shrimp Glazed with Almond Slivers

Red Iced Tea

Braised Sea Cucumber with Quail Eggs and Garden Vegetables in Brown Sauce

Steamed Dragon Style Garoupa in Brown Sauce

Braised Pork Knuckle in Rock Sugar Cane with Vegetables and Seamoss

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Braised E-FU Noodles with Crab meat Sauce

Chilled Almond Beancurd with Assorted Fruits

Mabuhay Palace's main dining area is enveloped in rich hues of bright red, orange and gold with chinoiserie Chinese dividers, and panels padded with dragon-pattern fabric glass.

The walls are adorned with hand-crafted panels made of jade and precious stones which narrate the tale of the philosopher Confucius, opulent art works that took a family of artisans two decades to complete

Mabuhay Palace is open for lunch from 11am to 3pm, and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. For reservation, you may dial (632) 527-9467

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Persian Cuisine at Persia Grill

In the 80's I was already exposed to Persian food because my mom had a friend who's husband is Persian. Back then, I didn't enjoy the taste but having tasted the food at Persia Grill changed my perception.

What's notable: Persia Grill's pita are made fresh everyday and they use the best kind if rice, Basmati. All food served here are from Kazemi's family recipe. Dining here, one will feel right at home. From time to time, diners will be able to get a glimpse Kian Kazemi, from Pinoy Big Brother, serving and helping around the restaurant.

For starter try Peshgahza at P359 (family serving) has four different dips namely, Salad Oliveyeh, Hummus, Baba Ganoush and Must O'Khiar.

Feta Cheese with Pita Bread, P165 is a great appetizer too while waiting for the main course.

Creamy Yogurt Shake, is very cheap at P70. I highly recommend this homemade yogurt, it's filling and satisfying.

Chelo Kebab Combination, P230, is a combination of beef and chicken breast skewers.

Chelo Kebab Morg, P225, is a personal favorite,too. Two skewers of grilled chicken breast fillet marinated with special Persian spices and herbs.

Chelo Kebab Combination, P230, is a combination of beef and chicken tikka skewers. The tikka skewer is spicy while morg is not.

Persia Grill Branches: Valero St, Makati Legazpi, Makati Megastrip, Megamall, SM North Skygarden, Ecoplaza Bldg., and University Mall Taft, Manila.rid

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