Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh

Its my first time to have a one day cooking class in other countries. My first time is at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I hope there are more to come, one day or two days cooking class in other countries as well.
This is at Saigon Cooking Class. For one day class is about 35USD per person (i think).
We meet at the local market around 8am to buy some ingredients and our tour guide will also entertain questions like "what vegetables is that?" etc.

Our tour guide holding a small eggplant in color white. So cute!

                                           different kinds of tofu and other dry products.

                                                        fresh  shell fish, clams

                                        Small crabs, snails, crabs

                                                                  HUGE tuna!

                                                me under the shade because its hot :P


                              Our menu that day. All hands on and eat your own handmade food

                         We got our own little space for chopping and cooking. All ready for us.

                                             fresh spring roll that I made

                                              banana blossom salad

                                                      fried noodles with squid
                               surprise dessert that we didn't made of course. creamy passion fruit

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mangetsu Japanese Fushion Restaurant

I love the interior! 

salt water broiled broccoli with spicy cod roe in mayo ( P295 )

Gyu Don ( P 275 )
served with a raw egg

Edemame ( P170 )
sprinkled with salty spicy powder. different yet delicious!

Mozzarella Cheese Risotto ( P260)

ok this is kinda weird, we ordered risotto in a Japanese restaurant. This dish is delicious! cheesy and gooey!

Sea Urchin cream pasta (P 285 )
can't find the sea urchin but the sauce is good thou. 

California Maki (P250)
with cod roe

Natto Roll ( P120)
fermented beans

Zaru Ramen (P210)
the ramen looks hand made, not a typical ramen noodles that you have.


Lunch Set Ginger Soy Pork ( P300)
yummy sauce! the pork is a bit tough but huge serving!

Miso Nikomi Udom (forgot price)
huge serving! good for 2.

Tofu cheese in white sauce ( P295)
for me the sauce taste a bit like bagoong but they use here is Japanese tofu so its soft. 

Tofu cheese in white sauce ( P295)
with mozzarella 

Tofu Dengaku with red miso ( P230 )
soft tofu with sweet red miso sauce. yum!

Tonkatsu ( P280 )
Yabu is better :)

After posting this, I realized that we ordered to much. :P

Mangetsu Japanese Fushion Restaurant
34 Jupiter Street, Makati City, Philippines
34 Jupiter, Makati City
+63 2 478 3292

Monday, February 25, 2013

Best chocolate cake!

I found the best chocolate cake! so far.. I tried a lot of chocolate cakes and cupcakes but this one is the best! Its moist, chocolaty, not so sweet, and light! The ganache is made from tablea (pure chocolate).
Just seeing this makes me drool and want to have it right now! This can be found at..(drum roll please) Cafe Adriatico!

Café Adriatico
M. Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, Malate , Manila

Phone: 738-8220

The second best chocolate cake is  also made from Tablea (pure chocolate). Its not so sweet but rich. This can be found at Chocolat : Death by Tablea. Click the link to know their contact numbers.

Binulo : Pampanga

BINULO means bamboo. Here's a unique place to eat in Pampanga. 


                                                                        MENU 2      



MUST TRY!!! Pangat na Ulang
The jumbo shrimps are cooked in bamboo! The broth taste delicious! I think it has lemon grass on it.

SISIG ( mix of pork ears, fats and skin, etc..), you can skip this. Not crunchy at all! burnt sisig. There are more delicious sisig in town.

another MUST TRY! Kaldaretang Kambing (goat). Does't taste or smell anything like a goat, it taste like beef!

MUST TRY also! Paco Salad with Ginisang Hipon and Pititian ( fiddlehead fern with shrimps and pork rinds).
A different kind of salad. Interesting taste. The fiddlehead fern is a bit slimy after but the sauce that comes with it taste so good, it removes the slimy texture after.

Kinilaw na Bangus (milkfish) SKIP THIS!! over powering taste of vinegar, makes you vomit!

Binulong Nasi (cooked in banana leaves and served in a bamboo shoot). Nothing special, its just sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.


Clark Field, Angeles City,