Chicken Pork Adobo Classic Recipe by the Adobo Queen, Nancy Reyes-Lumen!

A savory smell with a hint of acidity fills the air, followed by a gentle waft of garlic and aromatic bay leaf. You uncover the simmering pot and taste the sauce to make sure it’s sour enough. When the meat is tender and the sauce is just right, you allow it to cool and wait the next day to eat it just like your mother did—that’s if you can!

Nothing brings us the comfort of home quite like Adobo. The simplicity of this ubiquitous dish has lent to delicious variations across the nation; and most importantly, across our households. Ask any Filipino, and he or she will tell you about an heirloom Adobo recipe or two.



In an effort to make Adobo the national dish, Celebrity Cook, Masflex Ambassador, and Adobo Queen, Nancy Reyes-Lumen, celebrates the #AdoboMovement by making the classic Adobong Puti.

Here’s how…

Adobo Movement Series:

ADOBO MOVEMENT: Making Adobo the National Dish of the Philippines!
– Chicken Pork Adobong Puti by the Adobo Queen, Nancy Reyes-Lumen! (Recipe)
ADOBO CHALLENGE: Best Adobo in Manila! @Mercatocentrale
RODRIGO’S ROAST: Adobo Dish Recipe Fit for a President!

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How to Make the Best Classic New York Cheesecake by @CheesecakebyGuy? (Recipe)

When it comes to cheesecakes, Chef Gregory Guy has it all figured out—making one isn’t hard, and that’s the beauty of it!

After taking a culinary course at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in France, Chef Guy journeyed into entrepreneurship and opened up his own store, Cheesecakes by Guy, at Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.

“It all started with one cheesecake,” says Chef. Now his store sells more than 20 variations of cheesecake; from Green Tea, Red Velvet, and Queso de Bola just to name a few.




Behind every fancy variation of this decadent dessert is the classic New York Cheesecake—and it’s Chef Guy’s bestseller.

Here’s how you can make it yourself …


2nd Level, Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.
Operating Hours:
Sundays-Thursdays: 11AM to 11PM
Fridays-Saturdays: 11AM to 12 Midnight
Telephone: +632 584 3372
Mobile: +63 917 898 8396
Facebook: Cheesecakes by Guy
Instagram: @cheesecakesbyguy

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Awesome Festivals, Food

World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For!

World Street Food Dialogue
The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium–both a conference and a street feasting festival–celebrating the world’s most popular heritage street food culture with the theme: “Comforting Flavors of Home“.


The third edition of WSFC was held for the first time in Manila, presented by Makansuntra, Department of Tourism, and Ayala Malls, to put the Philippines on the world street food map. The WSFC Dialogue on April 20-21 covered issues of preservation, sustainability, and opportunities for the industry. 

World Street Food Congress Manila 2016 Series:

– World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)
World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)
FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra
World Street Food Dialogue: “Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?”
Philippines’ First 15-Hour Food Tour Frenzy Safari (Part 1) #WSFC16
An Epic 15-Hour Food Tour in Manila (Part 2) #WSFC16
Announcing… World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016)


Here is the summary of trends and our insights from the street food culture around the world…

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Awesome Festivals, Food

World Street Food Congress 2016: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

Related blog post: FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra 


The renowned World Street Food Congress Jamboree invites the foodies to gastronomic soirée at Bonifacio Global City. With more than twenty participating international hawker stalls and more dishes we can possible eat in a day, Our Awesome Planet tried everything so you don’t have to!


Here’s a handy list to the vendors worth queuing for…

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FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra


Are you ready for the World Street Food Congress party in Manila on April 20-24, 2016?

The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium, conference and a mega-street feasting festival that celebrates and seeks opportunities and possibilities for the world’s most popular food culture – heritage and comfort street food. The WSFC is not just about comfort food and deliciousness. The WSF Dialogue component is about addressing issues of preservation, sustainability, relevance and the world of opportunities we can create tomorrow. The third installation of the WSFC2016 sails from Singapore to the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Metro Manila, Philippines, after two successful runs in the Lion City (2013 and 2015).


Here is a foodie guide on the World Street Food Dialogue & Jamboree happening next week in Manila..

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Raquel Choa: The “Chocolate Queen” of Cebu Gives Tablea the Royal Treatment


Chocolate is considerably one of the most loved luxuries in the world. Its versatility across multiple cuisines shows us the artistry chefs and chocolatiers have at their disposable.

With the Philippines being one of the largest exporters of Premium Cocoa Beans, the country has the potential to create world-class chocolate products. However, the nation is yet to be recognized on the map of the top chocolate-making countries. Raquel Choa of Cebu aims to elevate the status of our chocolate potential through her love affair with Tablea.


22 President Quirino Street
Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City

Level 1 Robinsons Galleria
General Maxilom Avenue
North Reclamation Area, Cebu City

The Chocolate Chamber Boutique (Retail Store)
G/F Sarrosa Hotel
F. Cabahug Street Cor. President Quirino Street
Mabolo, Cebu City

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +63917-628-7661
Facebook: The Chocolate Chamber
Instagram: @TheChocolateChamber


Here’s a photo essay of our chocolate adventures with the “Chocolate Queen” herself…

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#Restaurants, Food

Announcing…The Best Burgers in Manila! (2016)


When it comes to finding the “perfect” burger, the qualities we look for are simple and straightforward. At the end of the day, a basic hamburger consists of four key ingredients: patty, buns, minimal toppings, and condiments.


After asking our foodie friends about their favorite burgers, Team OAP went around BGC, Pasig, Makati and Alabang area on the hunt for the best must-try burgers. We hope this list satisfies your search for the best burger in Manila!

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#Restaurants, Food

WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

Update 6/2019: Wolfgang Steakhouse BGC: Best Steak Brunch in Manila! #OneBHSEats

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

Arguably one of the best steakhouses in New York, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener opened its first branch in the Philippines, in partnership with Raymund Magdaluyo and Marvin Agustin.

Mr. Zwiener, through his restaurant, aims to impart his knowledge of the dry-aging process and cooking preparations after decades of experience at the famed Peter Luger’s in New York. While the restaurant is celebrated for its USDA Prime New York Sirloin, Ribeye, and Fillet Mignon, the signature steak is the Porterhouse.

Here’s what to expect at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Manila…


2F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: WolfgangsSteakhousePH
Instagram: @WolfgangsSteakhousePH

Wolfgang Steakhouse Menu: Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu

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CAFE FLEUR: Avant-Garde Kapampangan Dishes by Chef Sau del Rosario!


Café Fleur by Chef Sau Del Rosario pays homage to traditional Kapampangan cooking with an international twist.

Many of the recipes at the cafe are time-honored family dishes we grew up eating. Some creations not only wish to capture the comfort of the Filipino home, but also the distinct flavors of other lands

L-463B Miranda St. Brgy Sto. Rosario, 2000 Angeles City
Operating Hours:
Tuesdays to Sundays: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: 045-304-1301
Mobile: 093-5761-6550

Read on to find out how Café Fleur cooks its way to our hearts (and stomachs)…

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