Gigi’s Custaroons: Custard and macaroons in one!
Friday, 29 May 2009

Gigi's Custaroons
Gigi’s Custaroons by kutitots, on Flickr

From a simple baking hobby, to a full-fledged business. Gigi Gaerlan started this unique pastry eight holidays ago as a Christmas gift to her friends and relatives, who in turn started ordering from her to give to their friends—friends of friends eventually ordering from Gigi as well. And that’s when it started. Gigi’s Custaroons is now a booming home-based business.

When Gigi first approached me about her Custaroons through my personal blog, I have to admit the product piqued my curiosity. Two desserts I love—leche flan (custard) and macaroons—combined in one cupcake-sized pastry. I knew the Custaroons would be thorn in my diet (I was imagining my boxing coach frowning in disapproval as I replied to Gigi expressing my interest), but I just had to try it. Read more…

Malacca restaurant: A glimpse of Malaysia
Thursday, 28 May 2009

Beef Rendang
Beef Rendang by kutitots, on Flickr

A few weeks ago, Marc and I were invited to taste the cuisine of Malacca, a new Malaysian restaurant along Jupiter Street in Makati. I was skeptical at first—I’ve long had not-so-satisfying experiences with unfamiliar foreign food—but Marc said we wouldn’t know if it was any good unless we tried. You see, Marc’s the one more adventurous when it comes to food—I’m not much of a risk-taker if it involves eating and drinking.

I have to admit that in this case, I’m glad I agreed and went ahead with the gastronomic tour at Malacca. Read more…

Heart-stopping Aligue Pasta
Friday, 1 May 2009

Aligue Pasta!
Aligue Pasta! by kutitots, on Flickr

A “deadly” dish, as some might call it. This aligue (crab fat) pasta is jam-packed with cholesterol—you can probably even feel yourself bloating with every bite. But oddly enough, aligue pasta is quite easy to prepare. Read more…

Cooking for Good Friday
Saturday, 11 April 2009

Homemade Baked Salmon
Homemade Baked Salmon by kutitots, on Flickr

I’m a non-practicing Catholic (and so are my parents), but we do observe the tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday. It’s a form of sacrifice, depriving yourself of yummy beef, pork, lamb and chicken. My mom always cooked fish on Good Friday, usually tilapia or lapu-lapu with sweet and sour sauce. But now, I have my own kitchen so I made something different: Baked Salmon! Read more…

Tapas Filipinas Hermanos Deli and Bar
Saturday, 11 April 2009

Gambas de las Islas
Gambas de las Islas by kutitots, on Flickr

A few weeks ago, Marc and I joined a number of food bloggers for a tasting event at Tapas Filipinas Hermanos Deli and Bar. I’m honestly a bit iffy reviewing food that I did not pay for, but, as always, I’ll try my best to be as objective as possible. Read more…