Hot and Spicy Gambas – Garlic Prawns

Hot and Spicy Gambas – Garlic Prawns

Regular readers would know I am not a cook! You all knew how much sweat I let out to pull off my first dish here. Do you still remember what that was?! Oh yes, the famed SISIG. And now it’s time for another Filipino favourite: Hot and Spicy Gambas!   What...
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...
Charlies Restaurant Coffs Harbour

Charlies Restaurant Coffs Harbour

Visiting Julie in Coffs Harbour was amongst the many highlights of my trip to Australia. I have now stayed in what’s known as the most liveable climate in the country. And that’s according to Wikipedia, which I was able to validate. Not only that –...
Fish Heads at Byron Bay

Fish Heads at Byron Bay

The beachside town of Byron Bay had been one of the most amazing spots I have set foot on in Australia. It is host to a number of sports such as surfing and skydiving, beautiful ocean views, rainbows extending from the mountains to the bays, and the towering...
Crispy Calamares: A Pinoy Street Food

Crispy Calamares: A Pinoy Street Food

Crispy Calamares is a popular street food in the Philippines. When I was a growing kid in the 80’s, the winners were fish balls, “dirty ice cream”, taho (a tofu dessert), barbecue, banana cue and balut, to name a few. Calamares was probably just a...
Lime Mexican Sawtell

Lime Mexican Sawtell

I have always had a “thing” for Mexican food. Whenever I’m in a new area with a restaurant strip, I know I will have to try the local Mexican restaurant. There are always so many crowd favourites on the menu. So when I was in Coffs Harbour to visit...
Novotel Coffs Harbour – Family Resort

Novotel Coffs Harbour – Family Resort

Just an hour’s flight from the bustling Sydney lies a family and couple’s retreat. Surrounded by elements of nature – mountains, beach, forest, we had the pleasure of experiencing one serene, unperturbed night at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay...
Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

What would be your Top 5 Pinot food matches? I love a nice glass of pinot and finding the correct food match makes a wine all the more enjoyable. This story is for those of us who like to have our Pinot, and eat it too! Not too long ago I discovered a website...
Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

During our recent trip to Australia, I had the pleasure of enjoying some of the East Coast’s most gorgeous luxury resorts and restaurants.  Our trip had been planned to highlight some of the more interesting luxury options for readers wanting a gourmet getaway....
The Sanctuary Cafe in Erina Heights

The Sanctuary Cafe in Erina Heights

Bhing and I are travelling between Sydney and Brisbane on a foodie road trip at the moment. We have been spending some time on the Central Coast and finding it amazing. The winding roads snake around the bush covered mountains, and the lakes are just beautiful. Each...