The Ayala Triangle Project - Kanin Club

Bistek Pinoy, Php187.00

My quirk culinary project that was launched last year has been set aside for such a long time because of my other priorities and was not at least half of its phase when I last checked it. The Ayala Triangle project is my personal effort to review all the culinary offerings in Ayala Triangle Garden's line of restaurants. I've planned to dine in each restaurant and share with y'all my experiences through taste, service, ambiance and value...and now, I'm pleased to be back.  May I appeal to resume on this project? Please?

It wasn't just an ordinary comeback because it was also my birthday treat with The Canadians at the Filipino inspired restaurant - Kanin Club. Its eclectic mix of Philippine interiors are inspired by intricate wood carvings complete with translucent shell capiz windows. We gathered around a long wooden table in the corner, and get acquainted with the rough wooden seats, which thankfully are more comfortable than they look.

 Crispy Dinuguan, Php 261.00

Kanin Club menu offers Filipino cuisine. "Kanin", which means "rice" in Filipino is where the restaurant derived its name from.  An extensive mix of rice from steamed fragrant Mindoro white rice to loaded fried rice are constant favorite among their clientele. The place had got a buzz from the yuppies of Makati for their superstar dish, Crispy Dinuguan - chunks of pork heavenly deep-fried to a crisp then set in a semi-dry stew of pork blood. It was a nicely concocted Filipino dish but not that spectacular. Somehow, it is great to know that our dishes evolve in finding a permanent place in international cuisine.

Plain Rice, Php 26.00 or All You Kanin Php 60

We skipped the appetizer part and ordered the main dishes. I ordered two of each dish; Piniritong Manok (Fried Chicken),  Bistek Pinoy (Filipino Beef Steak), Laing (taro leaves in coconut milk), and Lemon Chicken.

Piniritong Manok, 261.00

Piniritong Manok  (Fried Chicken) features snippets of chicken (half) marinated in their secret sauce and fried to a golden crisp with fried saba (banana saba) fresh tomato and cucumber on the side. What I liked most among the dishes was the Bistek Pinoy (above picture), its a Filipino version of Beef Steak composed of beef sirloin strips quick-fried in soy sauce and onion rings.

Laing,  Php 172.00

Laing, I would say, is another culinary masterpiece at Kanin Club, its creaminess brought me to hhhhmmm...heaven? It tasted just right - taro leaves, slowly simmered in freshly squeezed and thickened coconut milk, and flavored with pork, dried fish, ginger and chili.  We also ordered Lemon Chicken in case we run out of food - fried chicken portions coated in sweet and tangy lemon sauce, it was a great blend of food.

Lemon Chicken, Php 224.00

I don't like to put this on trend, but like the other reviews online, their service is something that they need to improve. I was not expecting to be worshiped in dinning at this place but I wanna feel valued especially on my birthday.  Here's how I rate our Kanin Club experience.

Food Quality : 4
Ambiance      : 5
Service          : 2
Cost/Prices    : 4

This birthday lunch is definitely worth every penny. It’s a fun place to get together with friends, day or night. And if you’re not in the mood for venturing out they even do takeaway. Although one trip might not be enough - I think I’ve still got areas on the garden to cover.

The project's criteria are; Food Quality, Ambiance, Service, and Cost/Prices, where  Five (5)   indicates "Exceptional Experience", Four (4)  indicates a place "worth a come back", three (3)  means "a casual place to eat", two (2)   means "acceptable", and one (1))   means "poor".

Kanin Club, Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Ave., Bel-Air
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 621-6109

The Maya Kitchen Presents Chef Hasset Desserts to Go!

Is there any greater joy on earth than baking a cake?

I could definitely identify this question when I had my first attempt in baking my own Birthday CakeChocolate Fudge. Baking is a sensationally satisfying and is really cozy activity . It helped heal a broken heart  they say and is really very true... and that's only one of its therapeutic powers. The smell or taste of home baking was unbeatable plus the fact that we knew what we were eating was also a bonus! It was a pleasure to serve my cousins and nieces with some lovingly prepared dish. I’m sure that my home-baking craze has been fuelled by the fact that I am starting to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to do something truly satisfying.

My growing passion for home baking continues to grow unabated as I have decided to join Chef Hasset Desserts to Go! at The Maya Kitchen. Desserts with a twist will take center stage at The Maya Kitchen on July 7, Saturday, 9am-1pm as Chef Hasset Go, one of the youngest baking prodigies in the country shows off his skills. He will demonstrate Energy Mug Cake, Coconut Calamansi Squares, Banana Jubilee Crepe, Pastel Tres Leches, Pandan-White Chocolate Mango Cake, Low Sugar Citrus Cupcake Crème Brûlée and Custard Spring Rolls.

The 23-year-old chef is a native of Misamis, Occidental where he learned how to bake from his mother.  He skipped college to right away train under some of the country’s premier pastry chefs. The young boy who used to sell yema, pastillas and brownies to his classmates is now the co-owner of MedChef Homemade Cakes, Pastries and Desserts. The business supplies cakes and other baked goods to institutional clients. He is now also a food stylist, chef instructor and consultant to food establishments. A book of his unique creations is also in the works.

Lifestyle Courses for July include: Healthy Options by: Kanchan Sadhwani, July 7, Saturday, 1:30-5pm; Classic Cakes, July 14, Saturday, 9am-1pm; Coffee 101, July 14, Saturday, 1-6pm, Cake Pops Workshop by: Veronica Mesia-FHO home entrepreneur on July 21, 9am-3pm; and Decorated 3D Cake Topper Workshop by: Jane Reyes - FHO home entrepreneur on July 28, 9am-3pm.

Certificate Courses with Hands-On include: Fundamentals of Bakery Production, July 3-6 and 17-20, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-3pm; Cake Decorating (Basic and Advanced), July 4-6, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-3pm;  Basic Culinary, July 10-13 and 24-27, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm and July 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 1-6pm; and Barista, July 14, 21 and 28, Saturdays, 1-6pm with 120 hours on-the-job-training.

For more information, log on to or   or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108.

Join Me! Let's Learn Dessert Secrets From Celebrity Chef Hasset Go!


•    1 (one) Gift Certificate to Desserts to Go! By Chef Hasset (Featured Lifestyle course) on July 7, 2012. (valued at P1,500)
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International Release: YSL and Marks & Spencer

Rumor has it that the French fashion icon YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) is set to change its name to Saint Laurent Paris (SLP). Oh yes, the recent announcement that Yves would be eliminated has provoked outcry from a number of YSL followers and fashionistas. In my point of view, there' is no need of this re-branding. SLP does not at all sound iconic or high profile fashion. Well, whatever they have in mind, although I don't get the logic behind this business decision, one thing is for sure, they have just raised the value of the old vintage YSL pieces..and I have found one in my latest relief store escapade.

I had this YSL shirt altered to fit me. With its long sleeves rolled up,  I wore it on top of my orange Aeropostale shorts on hot summer days and pair it with my Italian made Marcs and Spencer khaki pants during dress up days in the office. I kid you not, I also found the M&S pants in one of my favorite relief stores couple of years ago.


Out of trend - the problem I've encountered in buying branded clothes in a relief store apart from its smell. Skinny type of branded pants which is hot and fashionable nowadays are hard to find. Nevertheless, I wouldn't compensate the value of my hard earned money over new and trendy but expensive branded clothes. I am ok with second hand but branded and classic anyway.


Blast from the Past: Yellow Cab Accentured!

Four Seasons,  Php 840.00

Where else could be more exciting to celebrate a reunion other than Yellow Cab? Yellow Cab is where the best pizzas and other dishes are housed to celebrate those 'Remember when?' moments with the people that were there too. It was my Accenture colleagues' top choice to celebrate and share the memories that matter to us, every blast from the past, and that includes fond culinary memories in this restaurant during cancellation holidays.

Spaghetti & Meatballs,  Php 245.00

With Yellow Cab's wide array of assorted flavors, we ordered Four Seasons. It’s no surprise that this specialty pizza is deemed the most popular:  flavors of four pizzas put in 1 great pizza: NY Classic, #4 Cheese, Anchovy Lovers, Roasted Garlic & Shrimp, separated by each quarter. It defines all the best selling flavors of Yellow Cab: pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar, romano & feta, anchovy, roasted garlic & shrimp. We also ordered 2 boxes of  Spaghetti & Meatballs - rich and hearty pasta with 2 giant meatballs baked and simmered in chunky red wine tomato sauce. I fully enjoyed the dish, it was warm and tasty.

Overall, it was a glorious day to found out the real bond between true friends over great culinary experience. 

Feast for the Senses: Full Flavors of Asia at Marriott Manila

Experience a palate tickling adventure of Asia's most famous and authentic cuisines from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam as Marriott Cafe once again tantalizes everyone with a gastronomical masterpiece through a month-long celebration of oriental flavors to pay tribute to the revered cuisine of the world. 

For only P2, 300 net from Sunday to Thursday and P2, 500 net for Friday and Saturday, enjoy a charming Asian dinner that assures of an enjoyable age-old tradition of bonding through a delicious mix of aromatic, spicy, rich, sweet, and hot Flavors of Asia.

Have a chance to enjoy a one hundred percent Asian experience! Marriott properties in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, are giving away three days and two nights gift certificates to four lucky diners of Flavors of Asia.

Bringing the authentic taste of local life and hospitality are Marriott's four culinary masters that will also conduct a special cooking class. A larger than life encounter with Renaissance Kuala Lumpur’s Ruhizad Muri, JW Marriott Jakarta’s Dadang Wahyudi, Renaissance Riverside Saigon Phan Tien Hoa, and JW Marriott Bangkok Thanatorn Krobsuay. Boasting with culinary career track that is dynamically diverse. For only P1,500 net inclusive of a hearty lunch, clear your calendar on July 9, Thai; July 16, Malaysian, July 23 Vietnamese; and July 30, Indonesian if you wish to experience a great treat injected with fun and information by learning to cook it yourself! 

 Spicy River Prawn Soup

Chef Thanathorn makes the Thai food selections more lavish and worth discovering with his new menu line up such as: deep fried sea bass with chili sauce, sautéed squid with pineapple and cucumber, beef balls cooked with typical Malay sauce, and braised beef spiced with turmeric and coconut.

Mashed Banana Fritters

Chef Ruhizad puts an interesting twist with the time-honored wok dishes of Malaysia. This section invites everyone as well to get creative with blue crab, shrimps, dilis fish, beef tenderloin, chicken, clams, barbeque chicken, steamed fish, assorted vegetables peppered with Malaysian spices. 

Baked Red Snapper with Herbs and Spices

Chef Dadang Wahyudi will present another Southeast Asian cuisine that deserves to be in the limelight; Indonesian - Popular for their satay which shows Asians’ love affair for grilled meats, chef Dadang Wahyudi makes skewers tastier and more appetizing with these selections: chicken, shrimps, calamari, beef, goat, pork and fish in assorted marinations! Another must-try is the bebek betutu klung klung, an all-spiced up Balinese dish enhanced by a host of pungent roots, herbs, and seasoning. 

 Fresh Spring Roll

A native of Ho Chi Minh, chef Phan Thien Hoa presents well-rounded Vietnamese dishes notable for its minimal use of oil, bountiful use of herbs and vegetables-- which shouldn’t make one wonder why it ranks as one of the healthiest foods in the world! Most travelers would agree that a Vietnam trip is never complete without tasting a steamy and flavorful bowl of pho. Considered the heart and soul of Vietnamese cuisine, it features a delicious play on broth, rice noodles, meat, herbs and spices. Another delicacy that Vietnam is famous for is the Vietnamese spring rolls—soft rice wrappers filled with choicest meats and vegetables such as shrimps, tofu, chicken, and beef. Enjoy it fresh and slow at this special section which will make you feel the charming street-food style eating in Vietnam.

And with the Philippines long coast line, it’s a crime to miss out our very own seafood choices. Your meal will never be complete without the tiger prawns, steamed lobster on ice, marinated marina clam and curacha crab which are all highly regarded for its freshness, standout taste and quality. So make sure this cold section is part of your eating plan.

So why just cave for? Call Marriott Café at 988-9999 for inquiries or reservations!!!

Jump Shots: A Must Have Holiday Photo in Boracay

If you hate everybody-look-at-me posts then this post isn't for you. You might have been told by your parents to ‘keep your feet on the ground’, lol! Rome thought that it is crazy to post this levitation photos online. But it was an outward expression of enthusiasm of their love for life. How can that be condemned? On his second thought, this are great photos to enjoy so why not share it to the entire world wide web?

...The bright sunshine reveled the real paradise as they were still on their holiday in Boracay. After playing with cute sea creatures, they headed back to shore on the same blue speed boat. Helmet diving was their first activity on that day and they cant just had enough. Through their strong connections with Jaycess which Carl and Josh were both became head officers, they managed to get a travel guide and arranged them with quick itinerary throughout the day. Next stop would be a visit to the nearby Crystal Cove Island, they were told.

While waiting for a larger boat that would bring them to the island, they sat basking in the brilliant sunlight on the world's famous shoreline. Rome ordered his favorite iced green tea latte and two mocha frappuccino for his two friends in the nearby Starbucks to cool them off while sharing memories of old and happy times. Carl on the other hand, had different idea on his mind: To take a jump shoot photos.

No, the idea was not for teenagers and young  holidaymakers only. It is a must have photo in Boracay. Checking their summer outfits  in between snaps to looks just right and practicing their smiles beforehand, they frolicked on the beach and jumped hundred times for a picture perfect holiday. 

The pictures are just too good not to share, imagine their expression looking at it in their later years.

Gentle Steps on Matters About Money

Nowadays money is such a big deal, everyone is working hard earning money.  I started making money after finishing my degree from college; tried my luck in the busy streets of Manila and luckily, I landed on a job that I should say worth paying.  But my challenges  as of now is saving my money for the future, of course I’m also dreaming of getting my own crib that I can say my trophy for all my hard work and spend my retirement years  in the luxury of my own haven.  I’m trying to learn the art of making and saving money and because of the technology that we have now so why not use it? I let my fingers dance through the keyboards of my desktop and found Timothy Sykes, if you are up to knowing how to make quick money you better check this and see for yourself.

I'm looking for strong and dynamic banks to where I will save my money for my future and I'm considering the option to put my money on a stock market. Currently, I'm searching for the best stocks to buy rather than putting it all in the bank. I’m a bit worried because some of the banks  are forced to closure  due to bankruptcy ; so better be wise checking bank that you want to store your money into. Try considering the bank standing and check its current credit status because this is one of the basis if the bank is strong. Better be wise choosing than cry for your loss.

The Big Chill: My Birthday Weekend in Porta Verde

There's no doubt about it,  I was born with a sign of sugar - because I could not stop eating cake and confections as I had a third round of celebration of my 3*sh birthday in Porta Verde, couple of weekends ago. This time with my cousins and nieces. My birthday weekend was spent in the countryside and has been the best celebration through the conceptualization of the ultimate party planner, Anney, and the gorgeous dishes were made of  the well known food blogger, Peachy. We had the most adorable birthday dishes set up on a rustic wooden table with a scenic view of Lake Lumot. Although the weather was a little bit gloomy, we were all in high spirits.... I couldn't wish for anything more but delias florist didsbury.  

Chocolate Fudge

I made my own birthday cake Chocolate Fudge. At first, I hesitated baking my own cake because I thought baking is not my forte. I never thought it could be easy and really fun specially the part when I was decorating it with fresh and canned fruits. Recipe here.

We let the kids swam in the nearby swimming pool as we prepared the dishes at the front porch of our rented villa. This cherry 7-up cheered them up when we called them to dine in.

Creamy Asparagus Soup in a Bread Bowl

Served in a warm and crusty bread bowl, this Asparagus Soup was creamy and packed with asparagus and mushrooms. This dish was my nieces' favorite.  Recipe here.

 Stuffed Pork Chops

Seared and roasted. The oozing pork chops were stuffed with black olives, garlic, mushroom, butter and cheese. Click here if you want to make some.
Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza and pasta in one. This dish is love - made of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, olives and Italian Dressing. Recipe here.

Fresh Fruit Salad

For desert, we had  Fresh Fruit Salad to complete the celebration of my colorful life. My mind and my heart were filled with Happiness on the day that I can't birthday! Really, it was a very happy birthday! To you, Anney and Peachy, this is the most memorable gift that I've received. Thank you.


A Beautiful Bride

Here comes the month of June again - the most popular month for weddings. Contrary to what we believe, the reason has less to do with weather but with an ancient Roman goddess named Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Traditionally, Romans chose to honor her by tying the knot in June. Like a lot of traditions, this one has been continuous around the world for such a long time.

A wedding is an occasion that calls for modesty,dignity and elegance for the bride. It is the day that she should be at her best as she vows to her beloved in front of family and friends. This should be  the happiest moments of the couples lives. Unless they have a wedding planner, this day could bring more of a curse than a blessing to the bride.  Organizing your fairytale dream wedding can be stressful. From dashing in with a pin as  your button pops off to salvaging a cake dropped by caterers. I swear, it could be very complicated. You have to prepare everything from the wedding cake, to the flowers, to the venue, to the program...etc. So, why not hire a professional wedding planner and let us focus on the most important on that occasion....your wedding dress!

I was once, wanted to be a wedding gown designer and if I had a chance to design a wedding gown, it should be flawless like the one worn by my friend and high school classmate, Abigail on her last year's wedding at the Manila Cathedral (pictured above). A good choice of fabric would make a bride radiant. A little bit of details on the lining could be as stunning as the full bedded gown. I'm not old fashioned or anything but I hate strapless wedding dresses (unless you're getting married on the beach).

The bridesmaid dress would be similar but would not outshine the bride. The bridesmaid is the origin of veil and bridesmaids were thought to act as decoys to confuse evil spirits and thus protect the bride.

Simple cut, immaculate white, something old, something new, something borrowed - Traditional. I think, that is what a beautiful bride should be.

International Release: Orange and Lemon by Penshoppe and Aeropostale

Summer days are gone too soon and I'm happy I didn't miss it....coz' Summer leaves me  beached!

It was also the time to look at my best. From Boracay to Bellaroca, I lingered on the shores in my style, wearing eye-catching outfits like the fruits on that season, Orange and Lemon.

From the runway to MY way, the color combination may raised a few eyebrows. Juicy orange and lemonade yellow are my summer colors to stand out in such a glamorous crowd on the beach because preparing for a beach body was I tought... overkill! I can't afford to shut down my food blog for a salad only diet and I don't have the luxury of time for a three months honing of a perfect summer abs. So why not wear an eye-catching outfit instead?

If you think that this summer outfit was bought from the High Street, you are wrong. My look was not much of a challenge to find. This pair of head-turning ensembles were bought from Penshoppe and Aeropostale. I bought the pencil-thin shorts in SM Megamall's surplus store (ssshhh, i got the short from the lady's section) while the Penshoppe top from their 2012 summer collection.  I liked the fabric, color and cut of the Aeropostale short while my Penshoppe top was made of soft cotton and was really comfortable to wear during those hot summer days. Except from its buttons, it does not have elaborate details. The simplicity and vibrant color of this Penshoppe top are what I liked most.

The Kayangan Lake Experience

My day two in Coron is solely for Kayangan Lake.For years, I been dreaming to visit this place. My friend Josh and I planned to visit this place 2 years ago. Both of us were preoccupied, it didn't happened. So I decided to explore the place alone. So far, this is the most beautiful place in the Philippines that I have seen. It’s a true gem if you ask me. I can't explain the feeling of excitement and awe when I saw the lagoon. I couldn't find the right adjective to describe it. Indescribable, I would say. Turquoise ocean waters, towering scenic lime stones and crystal clear blue lake. Paradise it is!

I was raised in Palawan and  I am a proud Palaweño. Ironically, this is my first time to visit  Coron. I feel sorry for not visiting the place when I was living in my province. Being a tourism graduate, I designed my own itinerary and carefully plan for this vacation. I chose the month of January to visit the place because I don't wanna swim in a crowded lagoon during hot summer days. My summer days are reserved to freshwater discovery. Call me selfish but I find serenity, peace and liberation when I'm travelling alone.

Amidst sheer limestone cliffs is this brakish water lagoon. An enchanting and picturesque scenery that can be seen after a 10 to 15 minute hike via a carved path on a tropical rainforest. Kayangan Lake, is located in the Municipality of Coron in Northern Palawan. Featured in Time Magazine, it is the cleanest lake in the Philippines, sometimes called the Blue Lagoon.

There are wooden platforms built on the edges so people could walk on the sides and place their stuff. Entrance fee is PhP 200. Water is really crystal clear,  clean and calm  that you can see the bottom of the lake despite it being more than 10 feet deep. I stayed here for one whole day  to embrace and appreciate nature and accept the gift and sweetness of doing nothing...

A law was passed in 1997 declaring the whole island as ancestral domain territory of the Tagbanuas, the native people of Palawan.

Glimpsed: Afternoon Daydream

Early morning in Boracay while having our breakfast at Nigi-Nigi's seafront restaurant.

My Birthday Chocolate Fudge from The Maya Kitchen

For some, baking their own cake on their birthday is weird. They say that their loved ones would be offended if they made their own cake....that birthdays are their special day and they want to be treated special... and it does not include baking their own cakes.

But for me, buying birthday cake on my special day just for the sake of having cake on my birthday is insincere happiness. Decorating my own cake would be a genuine treat for me and my family. 

For a number of years that I had celebrated my birthday, I never had a cake  :-(  because we were brought up in the countryside where birthday cake is not a tradition. 

So I thought of baking my own cake on my birthday celebration last month  :P

Although I am a certified Chef-at-Heart, I thought, baking is not my forte. I never thought it could be easy and really fun specially the part when I was decorating it with fresh and canned fruits.

Baking is just easy through The Maya Kitchen's Mixes and this won't be my first...I promise!

All set in the scenic front area of our rented villa in Porta Verde, I assembled the ingredients. Only to found out that the mix that I bought was for Chocolate Fudge. Geez! My supposedly "first" birthday cake would be delayed for a year again? Oh no! I wouldn't let it to happen. As a self proclaimed  Chef-at Heart I knew how to salvage it....and so I made a Chocolate Fudge instead.

Here are the ingredients;

1 pack MAYA Oven Toaster Brownie Mix 230g
1/4 cup or 1/4 bar butter or margarine
1 whole egg, medium
1 tablespoon water
Dried mixed berries

For the toppings:
Canned and fresh fruits


Prepare your baking pan. If you are using non stick, brush the bottom of a 9x5x1-inch rectangular pan with oil or shortening then line with wax paper.

Cream the butter in a bowl until soft. Add the egg and water and blend together. Add the brownie mix, mixed berries and beat with a spoon until smooth, approximately 50-60 strokes. Batter will be heavy.

Spread batter on the prepared baking pan.

Cover with aluminum foil and lightly seal at the edges.

Remove oven toaster tray from the oven. Place the baking pan directly on the oven rack. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan sideways then bake for 6 minutes more.

Check if the brownie is done by inserting a toothpick at the center. If it does not come out clean, continue baking for 1-3 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.

Cool completely before removing from pan.

Here's my favorite part....decorating!

With no experience whatsoever in cake decoration, I just based it from intuition. My plan was to spread nutella  and place two cherries on top.  I changed my mind when I saw Peachy's fresh fruit salad. I snatched some colorful fruits and assembled on top. The result was perfect!

Ttttaaaddaaaaaa!!! Meet my first baked dish. Sweet and beautiful. Just like me!