The Eulogy of Conrado de Quiros for President Corazon Aquino

One good personBy Conrado de Quiros I’ve written a good many things about Cory this past couple of weeks. I guess it’s time I got a little more personal. I wasn’t an ardent fan of Cory at the beginning, I was an ardent critic. I came from the ranks of the red rather than the […]

{Continue reading…}



The Philippines is one of the biggest exporters of bananas. We have several varieties of bananas and some of them are best eaten fried, boiled or transformed into sweet snacks. I’ve already featured banana chips which are found worldwide. Pinasugbo is a less common form of fried bananas which comes from Bacolod City, the capital […]

{Continue reading…}

In lieu of flowers By Conrado de Quiros


The author of this article was an ardent critic of former President Corazon Aquino. He gave a very touching eulogy yesterday at the necrological service at the Manila Cathedral. Theres The RubIn lieu of flowers By Conrado de QuirosPhilippine Daily InquirerFirst Posted 00:43:00 08/03/2009 Even as our eyes moisten, we see things more clearly than […]

{Continue reading…}

Pan de Manila


If there’s such a thing as a national bread then it’s pandesal for the Philippines. Pandesal is the most popular bread in the Philippines. It can be found in any corner bakery to specialty chains like Pan de Manila. Pan de Manila’s pandesal are baked daily inside old-style brick ovens or “pugon”. Pandesal used to […]

{Continue reading…}

Pantry Favorites – Crunchy Chili Garlic Oil


This is my favorite condiment. It has a permanent place on our dinner table. There are several brands selling bottled garlic but this is the only one that’s steeped in oil and remains crunchy forever. This is what I always bring my friends and relatives when I go to the United States. Becky’s Kitchen’s Crunchy […]

{Continue reading…}

Breakfast Spotlight – Yogurt with Cereal, Cranberries and Honey


This is what I’ve been eating for breakfast for the past 2 weeks. Elizabeth and Rochelle told me to buy plain, unsweetened yogurt instead of the fruity yogurt I always buy because it’s healthier. So when I saw this low fat creamy yogurt from the Rizal Dairy Farms stall in Market! Market! I bought a […]

{Continue reading…}

Pantry Favorites – Alavar Bagoong Gata


Bagoong is shrimp paste. It’s a common ingredient or condiment in the Philippines. Several countries in South East Asia also have their own versions of shrimp paste. In the Philippines we use bagoong for our famous dishes like kare kare (ox tail peanut stew), binagoongang baboy (pork with bagoong) and pinakbet (vegetables with bagoong) to […]

{Continue reading…}

JK Divorce Entrance Dance

Someone just had to make a parody of the famous dance. We’ve all seen the JK Wedding Dance. Now let’s see what happens 6 months later!

{Continue reading…}

Michelle’s Sana Banana Chips


I never ate banana chips because I knew they were thick, hard and sweet. Then a friend gave me a big bag of banana chips from Michelle’s, the same maker of my favorite putong ube. 350 grams pouch P70 500 grams bag P80 These banana chips are thin, crisp and lightly glazed. They are wonderful […]

{Continue reading…}

Gloria meets Barack for dinner

Here’s a funny commercial from the Philippines with actors spoofing President Gloria Arroyo and President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama has dinner at the Malacañang and is fed too much Filipino fare, from kare-kare thats oks (ox for the ox tail used in kare-kare) to guinataang mais thats corn. Trying to be polite, Obama tries […]

{Continue reading…}