Paella at Calderon

Calderon Restaurant - Paella Valenciana (small) P780-002

I don't know why it took so long for me to eat at Calderon when it's so near where I live. It took Rochelle's post birthday celebration for me to finally know what I've been missing.  ... [Read More]

Buffet at Alba Restaurante Español

Alba Restaurante Español- Chorizo, cold cuts

It was a week day and my friend Tisay from Hong Kong want to treat us for her birthday. Since we had a couple of working girls in the group we had to eat near their work area. After numerous suggestions of restaurants in SM Mall of Asia we ended up at a place I've never been to. I was surprised by ... [Read More]

Costa Del Sol at The City Club

Costa del Sol (The City Club)-006

The first restaurant we tried at The City Club was the Spanish restaurant Costa del Sol. My friend was a member of the club and he invited us for lunch at the exclusive club in Makati. ... [Read More]

Boqueria at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Boqueria Philippines (SM Mega Fashion Hall)

With several new restaurants in SM Mega Fashion Hall (Building D) that I wanted to try we thought it would be best to eat a little in each place just to get a feel of the food and decide if we want to go back for a more in depth exploration. ... [Read More]

Mario’s Baguio

Mario's Baguio - Paella Valenciana-001

When I was much younger I didn't eat salad except for Mario's Caesar salad specially the one in Baguio. Finally after so many years I wanted to find out if their salad was still as good as I remembered.   ... [Read More]

Donosti Pintxos y Tapas

huevos estrellados con chorizo picadillo P550-002

When I went to Europe last year my favorite place for food was the coastal city of San Sebastián or Donostia in Spain. From Michelin 3 star Akelaŕe to pintxos bar hopping I just loved all the unique dishes that tasted familiar yet surprising.  ... [Read More]

Tapas at Las Flores

Las Flores - trio chorizos P625-001

There is no shortage of Spanish restaurants in Manila and every time a new one opens I want to try it since I just love tapas and paella.  ... [Read More]

Balesin Island Club – Costa Del Sol Village

Balesin Island Club - Costa Del Sol Village

If you've been following my series on Balesin Island Club, a members only resort in the Philippines, then you've seen my journey that seemed to be around the world when in reality I was just in an island paradise. We took a tour of all the 6 villages (1 hasn't opened) when we arrived on the ... [Read More]

VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine

foie gras on mango toast

Last year I went to Spain and had the best meals in San Sebastian. From our extravagant lunch at Michelin Starred Akelaŕe to pintxos bar hopping I loved it all. When I found out that Chef J. Luis Gonzalez of Vask had his culinary roots in San Sebastian I couldn't wait to try his ... [Read More]

Recipe: Croquetas de Pollo y Chorizo (Chicken & Chorizo Croquettes)

chicken & chorizo croquettes

Croquetas (croquettes) are one of the most popular tapas in Spanish restaurants. The kinds of fillings you can use are endless. From chicken to salmon and even Spam. It's also a great dish to make in advance. You can make a whole batch and keep them in the freezer and just fry as you need ... [Read More]