NYC Trip 2017

Hello, friends! Sorry for the somewhat erratic posting schedule lately, but the last few weeks have been spectacularly busy for me. I’ve been doing a lot of travelling (went to New York, Chicago, Charlottesville), usual summer stuff (entertaining friends, Red Sox games, patio dinners, ice cream) and also my friends and I did a POP-UP RESTAURANT for one night!

I wrote a recap on the BOSFilipino blog – the entire experience was extremely fun and satisfying but my oh my, the restaurant biz is hard. (And to think I only worked front of house for one night.) I’m probably going to stick to blogging, my media career, and eating at restaurants.

I’ve eaten a lot of paella in this lifetime, and I have to say that this paella negra from Taberna de Haro in Brookline is one of the best. It’s simple: paella cooked in...

September 25, 2017

Guacamole Popcorn Shrimp Cups

When people find out I’m a food blogger, they typically assume that I cook all the time, and that Matt and I enjoy these delicious, elaborate meals at home. But the truth is I...

The house-made ricotta agnolotti from Maple & Ash in Chicago is so delectable, that I considered ordering a second plate, while I was still chewing my second bite. While this is pretty common wishful...

Let’s talk about how the beef tartare from Townsman is so good, you might actually forget that you’re eating raw meat. The meat itself tastes clean, with the perfect tender consistency – not too firm...

August 28, 2017

Ube Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars are incredibly easy to make, and combines two of my very favorite things in the world: cheesecake and ube. I made simple cheesecake bars - so simple, you only need one...

This is the new burger from Waypoint in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. Double patty (same burger grind as their sister restaurant Alden & Harlow), celery root bun, a bacon and Cabot clothbound cheese spread, tonnato sauce,...

This is the black pasta to end all pastas. I first tried this Squid Ink Linguini Aglio Olio from The Daily Catch seven years ago and have been enamored with it since then. There’s...

August 14, 2017

Kesong Puti and Me

Kesong puti is a local Filipino white cheese made from pure carabao’s milk. It is essentially fresh buffalo mozzarella, but more tart, and softer than any other cheese I can think of, with a...