283 – On A Greek Summer Meal

(From left to right)Mahi-Mahi Souvlaki: Skewered mahi-mahi cubes, tomatoes, peppers, and onions served with homemade pita bread, garlic yogurt and side saladCyma Lemonade: Cyma's signature lemonade with lemon slicesYemista: Rice, pine nuts, and sultanas stuffed in a green bell pepper served alongside a braised potato (Taken at Cyma Greek Taverna, Eastwood Mall)

278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

It’s exactly a year since the Philippines was locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and life has indeed returned to normal. The government initially declared the stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila where I am based back in March 2020. This was eventually downgraded to the less strict general community quarantine … Continue reading 278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

270 – On Pandemic Breakfasts: UCC Park Café, Eastwood Mall

I have been able to leave the house ever since Metro Manila was placed under the more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ) following a tighter fortnight lockdown in August. I also got a new job after a short tour of duty in Ortigas – and now I’m back in Eastwood! However, my current work is … Continue reading 270 – On Pandemic Breakfasts: UCC Park Café, Eastwood Mall

262 – On Eating Out In The New Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely shaken up how we live and work today with remote work arrangements, cashless payment methods, online shopping portals, and food delivery apps becoming part of the new normal. Governments worldwide have been exhorting people to stay home and step out only when absolutely necessary to avoid the spread of the … Continue reading 262 – On Eating Out In The New Normal