Vask Tapas Room BGC – Manila

Vask Tapas Room BGC – Manila

Hello and kumusta, dear GG readers! It’s been a while since I last wrote a story for Julie. My full time job has demanded so much from me. I missed writing for GG and I missed all of you. As a treat, I am sharing with you a review of one of Manila's finest restaurants - Vask Tapas Continue reading

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

The "graveyard" shift in a call centre was both a boon and a bane for me. When Manila became a major US outsourcing hub in the early 2000s, salaries upped several notches. I did jump on the bandwagon as many of us did. There was a catch, though - the challenge of keeping myself awake Continue reading

Easy Pork Adobo with Creamy Mashed Potato

Easy Pork Adobo with Creamy Mashed Potato

I have to share the delicious recipe of Adobo with our readers! While in Australia, I had the pleasure of tasting Julie's melt-in-your-mouth slow cooked kangaroo dish. This visit was host to a handful of firsts in my life. This included seeing a kangaroo, photographing a kangaroo...and yes, Continue reading

Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Are you like the Gourmet Getaways team in planning most of our travels ahead of time? Do you want to relax and enjoy the moment while traveling? Today I'm taking you to one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines – El Continue reading

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers! Whenever you see this greeting you may already know by now that it's me, Alesah, co-contributing for my love, Gourmet Getaways. For today, I am sharing the recipe of a dessert made from a tUBEr that I "UBEr" like. Really, the play of words Continue reading

Cocina Juan – Latin American Cuisine

Cocina Juan – Latin American Cuisine

Hello and kumusta, dear GG readers! I'm now biting my lip guiltily. I missed the First Maginhawa Street Food Festival in Quezon City this year. The street is fast gaining popularity among locals and tourists. It is now being dubbed as the city's "Eat Street". That's why I decided to go albeit late. Continue reading

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls)

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls)

Hello and kumusta, dear GG readers! A few days ago, Julie told me she was craving for some spring rolls with a great dipping sauce. Looks like Ms Lovely is beginning to develop an acquired taste for Filipino food! So I gave in. Today I am sharing with you Filipino spring rolls, Lumpiang Continue reading

Filipino Style Callos

Filipino Style Callos

Well, hello and kumusta (how are you) our dear GG readers. If you will all notice, I have been writing at least once a week for GG now. Julie had asked that I share Philippine dish, desserts and travel stories. This will bring more and diverse experiences to her favourite and well-loved audience. Continue reading

Buko Pandan Bliss

Buko Pandan Bliss

Hello and kumusta (how are you) to all lovely GG readers! Hope you had an amazing week with us. Julie and I brought to you our Hunter Valley series, a great giveaway and a luscious dessert. For today, I have prepared another sweet treat, which is close to all Filipinos' hearts. I call it...Buko Continue reading

Luscious Leche Flan Recipe

Luscious Leche Flan Recipe

Hello again, dear GG readers! As a follow through to the sisig recipe I have shown you, I thought it would be appropriate to present a dessert that is popular in my country - Leche Flan! Also known worldwide as creme caramel, leche flan is one of the most favourite desserts in the Continue reading

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