CREPE AND CREPE TORTE

Late post. Crepe torte topped with chocolate hazelnut spread, and a chilled cream crepe drizzled with chocolate sauce Food made by Ada

MOM’S HOMEMADE TINOLA

Mom’s homemade tinola. Chicken soup with chopped unripe papaya, lemongrass, and chili (sili) leaves. A tiny bit of a kick and very soothing.

POOJA’S BUTTER CHICKEN AND TOMATO RICE

LATE POST Had Pooja’s butter chicken and tomato rice delivered by Foodpanda. The butter chicken was piping hot. There’s a generous amount of butter in the sauce, which I enjoy. The tomato rice not only has bits of tomatoes and liberal sprinklings of spices, it also has generous slices of fiery, dark red chilis. Definitely…

HUNGARIAN KOLBASZ SAUSAGE FROM LEGASPI SUNDAY MARKET

I miss buying some Hungarian Kolbasz from Legaspi Sunday Market. It’s similar to the Polish Kielbasa sausage. This one can be served in a bun or with mashed potatoes. I like mine served with a healthy squeeze of ketchup and mustard. The sausage itself is peppery, tangy, and a but garlicky. It’s also good on…

PALITAW

Capping off Sunday lunch with palitaw, a glutinous rice cake rolled in grated coconut. It comes with a bag of brown sugar mixed with toasted sesame seeds. It’s a sweet and nutty treat that’s great for wrapping up a meal or as a snack.

APAN-APAN

Homemade apan-apan. It’s the Ilonggo version of adobong kangkong. It’s made of water spinach (kangkong), sautéed in fish paste (bagoong, or as it’s called in Ilonggo, “ginamos”), soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. It’s best eaten with a lot of steaming rice to counter the saltiness.

PANADERIA DE MOLO’S PINASUGBO

Greeting the morning rain with Pinasugbo, straight from Panaderia de Molo (IG: @panaderiademolo ). It’s sliced caramelized plantains topped with sesame seeds and served in a paper cone. It’s a sweet, nutty, and crunchy snack. Even after we stored it for days before opening, it still remained crunchy.

BAILON PIAYA

Been a long time since I had piaya, the crispy, unleavened, molasses-filled bread from Iloilo and Bacolod. Luckily, my family got some Bailon piaya over the weekend. Despite the travel time, the piaya remained crisp and whole. Unlike other piaya brands where the molasses filling is like a chewy paste, Bailon’s is a sticky glue….

KEVIN’S QUICK BITES: POSEIDON FROM CAFÉ BRETON

It’s been a while since I visited a Café Breton. I decided to visit the one at the Greenfield District while waiting for my doctor’s appointment that morning. Instead of my usual order of crepes, I decided to try the Poseidon (PHP295), which is made of smoked salmon, dill sauce, and fresh cream all wrapped…

FIRST TIME WITH KEVIN: CAFÉ MARY GRACE, SM MALL OF ASIA

It’s been a year since the Café Mary Grace in the third floor of SM Mall of Asia opened. I could not try it back then during its soft opening, so I wanted to take a chance this time with a couple of friends. Take note that the place is quite pricey, so I might…