40 and fabulous… Continue reading My Birthday Cake…
Comfort food ito. Masarap kainin tag-ulan man o tag-init… Continue reading Tuyo
I honestly think this NZ-based pizza chain’s creative advertising is pure genius…
Continue reading I Saw the Hell Sign…
What’s with Peranakan or Nyonya that I can’t live without? For those of you who are clueless, this cuisine combines Chinese and Malay resulting into a unique and distinct blend. As they say, this food culture is produced from inter-racial … Continue reading In Search of Peranakan
I’m glad I chose the subject of comfort food for my little blogoversary blowout (click here for details). Our choices vary, all very interesting, though I admit I’m not a bit surprised to find such diversity. After all, it is about what soothes us during tough and trying times, or makes us feel good after a hard day’s work, or simply the craving synonymous with rainy days that make us reminisce on days long gone. Like ripping open a wrapped bar of chocolate, or cooking a pot of hearty soup the way our moms do it. So before we get … Continue reading ISKAndals.com turns 4!
Above, what’s left of the Easter eggs last Monday. What’s with the photos below? Hop over to spiCes for my entry to Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. Continue reading Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: Easter Egg
Ang aking ama ay isang dakilang maghahalaman. Kaya nya bumuhay ng kahit anong uri ng halaman o puno… Continue reading Hardin Kulinarya
In less than a couple of months, this blog is turning 4! Funny how time flies. Celebrate with me and have fun! Continue reading Blogoversary Blowout!
Like Ces (Lasang Pinoy, Sundays), I love squares. Don’t you? (Click on the photos for recipes and/or musings.) Continue reading Hip to be Square
It could be anything from imaginative, vivid, weird eclectic, genius, rubbish… whatever it is to you but it was a wonderful experience to me… Continue reading Fine Dining at Philippe Starck’s Le Lan in Beijing
You may wonder how I could prepare and cook what I blog with such a small, compact kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I do complain and dream of a larger one someday but the size of my present kitchen doesn’t … Continue reading My Kitchen
About a month ago, I asked my readers the question “What if you open a Filipino restaurant in a foreign country?” through few polls I ran simultaneously. Well, I am happy to share the results. Over 110 participated in the main poll! Woo hoo! Thanks heaps to all of you! Here are the poll results in full: Adobo is a no-brainer. Everyone loves this perfect blend of vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and spices. Even with non-pinoys, it is always a hit! I served adobong manok last week for a potluck dinner in our office and was quite proud to see … Continue reading Filipino Restaurant Menu – The People’s Choice
I believe 2 things influence the way I cook for my family and myself. Unang-una, Ilocano at Batanguena ang mga magulang ko. That fact triggers different kinds of comments from ridiculous to outrageous and hilarious. So just imagine the way I cook. Hahaha go figure. Seriously, both of them are wonderful cooks in their own special way. Dad, an accountant, is kind of meticulous while Mom is more adventurous with ingredients. They managed a carinderia for years, more of a hobby than an income-generating business venture. Don’t get surprised; there were times when I did the cooking. Having lived abroad … Continue reading Foodie Musings
Malaki ang iginaganda ng isang tahanan kapag may bulaklak o halaman. Ito ay isang… Continue reading LP47: Bulaklak sa aming Hapagkainan
I have an affair with hearts and the color red. Heart-shaped jewelries and bling bling. Red blouses and dresses, jandals, shades, Iphone case and my new shiny red leather bag. That extends to my kitchen. Washable plastic placemats which you’ve … Continue reading Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: I heart FOOD