272 – On Post-Lockdown Lunches: Triptych 47

Now that Metro Manila is on a second general community quarantine from mid-August until the end of the year as per the president's Nov. 30 announcement, I have had the chance to return to places I formerly tried out before the pandemic struck. I frequently feature some of these spots here at The Monching's Guide … Continue reading 272 – On Post-Lockdown Lunches: Triptych 47

216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

What was originally a dish borrowed from Portuguese cuisine has been turned into a Japanese staple. I mentioned in a previous post that the idea of tempura was inspired by the Portuguese peixinhos da horta, which was a dish of vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. In time, the Japanese adopted this method of cooking … Continue reading 216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33