MISSION: MANILA features Chef Tatung

Mission: Manila, a passion project of mine to promote Filipino chefs, is back, this time featuring Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou. Chef Tatung, as he is fondly called, is chef-owner of Restaurant Agos in Mall of Asia, a bestselling cookbook author on Filipino food, and the resident chef of the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda. I…

Indonesian cuisine at Sofitel’s Chef’s Table

Sofitel held a lovely dinner just this week featuring Indonesian food featuring Chef Pradipta Bayu Primaputra of Pullman, flown in all the way from Jakarta. Here are his impressive credentials shared by Sofitel: Our featured Chef, Pullman Jakarta’s Indonesian master Chef, Pradipta Bayu Primaputra. Β He grew up in vibrant Jakarta where his interest, deep appreciation…

End of an Era: Cafe Ysabel Closing Soon

My cousin held her wedding reception here. I had one of my first dinner dates in college here. It was the epitome of fine dining in the early ’90s. A few years ago, owner Chef Gene Gonzalez hosted a chocolate dinner for international celebrity chef Bobby Chinn here. And let’s not forget the celebrities who…

Authentic Pakistani Food in MakatiΒ 

There IS an authentic Pakitani restaurant in Makati! Found out about it through Kitchen Bookstore owners Rajiv Daswani and Miguel Angeles and Power of Pen founder Tetta Tirona.  I’m not supposed to tell πŸ™Š So I’m keeping the info here instead of sharing it in Inquirer.  Rajiv, who is of Indian descent, did the ordering.…