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...
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 jumped on the bandwagon, as many of us did. There was a catch, though – the...
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...
Ube Haleya – Purple Yam Jam

Ube Haleya – Purple Yam Jam

For today, I am sharing the recipe of a dessert made from a tuber that I really like. Really, the play of words is intentional. Reason being is, I am presenting to you another Filipino treat called – Ube Haleya or Purple Yam Jam. Pronounced as...
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...
Lumpiang Shanghai Filipino – Spring Rolls

Lumpiang Shanghai Filipino – Spring Rolls

Today I am sharing with you Filipino spring rolls, Lumpiang Shanghai. By its name it is obviously evident that it is influenced by the Chinese. Wikipedia explains that the term lumpia derives from Hokkien lunpia which is an alternate term for popiah or spring...
Luscious Leche Flan – Creme Caramel

Luscious Leche Flan – Creme Caramel

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...
Ensaimada – Filipino Style Brioche

Ensaimada – Filipino Style Brioche

The Daring Bakers is an international cooking forum which chooses a cooking challenge each month for members to attempt.  This month’s challenge was “Tubular and Coiled Treats” set by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.  The examples given were the...
Sands Resto Grill Subic Bay

Sands Resto Grill Subic Bay

We returned to The Lighthouse Marina Resort after our glorious and invigorating Sunset Yacht Cruise. It was nearly 7:00pm and just in time for dinner. I took a quick shower in our Aqua Terrace room which was our home for the two night stay. The Sands Resto Grill is...
LaMesa Philippine Cuisine

LaMesa Philippine Cuisine

Unbelievably busy is how I would describe LaMesa. It’s obviously a favourite restaurant for many diners. Originally located in Dee Why LaMesa made the move to haymarket about 12 months ago and obviously hasn’t looked back since. The authenticity of this...
Welcome to Gourmet Getaways Alesah

Welcome to Gourmet Getaways Alesah

Hello to my lovely readers. Today I thought it would be nice to just chat. I want to tell you a little more about Alesah. As I said in my previous story Alesah is assisting me in marketing Gourmet Getaways and gaining sponsorship. She has so many great ideas. One of...