Monthly archive August, 2010
Stevie's Hainanese Chicken for Pick-Up Please

Stevie’s Hainanese Chicken for Pick-Up Please

This is the usual Sunday Lunch situation. Though everyone thinks I am THAT eager to cook and show off my cooking chops, ToT is not a morning person and prefers to sleep through breakfast and head straight to lunch. So if you think I’d slave away on the open flame every Sunday morning to prepare a noontime spread, don’t be fooled....
DIY Lechon De Leche Ala ToT

DIY Lechon De Leche Ala ToT

Who’s Cuter? ToT or the little Piggy? A couple of days ago, my mother divulged that we have a little porker freezing in our freezer. Boy, she wasn’t kidding! So for Sunday lunch ToT decided to take a stab at D-I-Y lechon de leche, or cochinillo, or cochinillo de leche, whichever version this one ended...
I Love Turtles, But...

I Love Turtles, But…

Palau 2010 I LOVE Turtles. Tubbataha 2009 I even try to befriend them underwater when I meet them while diving. BUT… Nothing prepared me for this On my last China trip, my mother was so famished that she took the liberty of ordering our dishes at this Hunan restaurant. No, not THAT Hunan restaurant. She saw black...
Hush Hush Hunan Haunt

Hush Hush Hunan Haunt

On my past 3 trips to China, I’ve been fed a lot of Hunan food lately. Yes, if you noticed, that’s a whole lot of Chili peppers in the dishes, because Hunan cuisine’s main characteristic is the level of heat in the dishes that leave you hot and sweaty, and not in that way. The very next day, my...
Really Good Ramen at Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Really Good Ramen at Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Since the rainy season has snuck its way into town, I’ve been craving for all the hot soupy comfort food dishes that warm the heart and the tummy. A friend posted a question as to the best ramen place in Makati, and boy, were the answers unanimous. Welcome to Ukokkei Ramen Ron Located in the Pasay...
EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

OK, enough of cooking at home, and going out to eat! Must stop noshing even just for a week. Meantime, let me go back to the summer that was and show you the continuation of our EUROTRIP experience on the Celebrity Equinox. Yes! 11 nights on a humongous ship to travel around the Eastern Mediterranean. As usual ToT and her...
Foie Gras Fantasies at Lusso

Foie Gras Fantasies at Lusso

That, right there, is the look of love. Or lust. Trip or Treats is officially in love/lust with Lusso. I’ve written about this tres chic little establishment before, already professing my adulation over Lusso’s luxurious ambiance with its matching sophisticated, yet simple, menu. I am also a big fan of the fact that they use good china,...
Impromptu Dinner at Home

Impromptu Dinner at Home

Ahh the marks of a well used grill pan. I love my kitchen. And have I told you I love to cook? In full force, it’s a mean spacious cooking machine. Which makes me more motivated to take helm and make homemade meals every chance I get. So when my mom all of a sudden had...

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