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Dishing the basics: Your quick guide to Southeast Asian cuisine

Nov 30, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Who's up for some pad thai, nasi goreng, pho, or satay? Check out other popular Southeast Asian dishes here!

Thai cuisine restaurants get two Michelin stars for first time at home

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:15 PM

This is the first time the leading guide has awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine

TWO STARS. Thai chef Chumpol (third from left) holds the two Michelin stars award during a ceremony in Bangkok on November 11. Photo by Stephane Delfour/AFP

Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Farmers are determined to save the famous poblano chile pepper of Mexican cuisine from climate change and hybrid seeds imported from China, among other threats

Japan's wagyu beefing up to conquer the world

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The international profile of the famed, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef is on the rise

Rappler Eats: Sentro 1771 is where tradition and innovation converge

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

With already an established name in the Philippine culinary scene, Sentro 1771 knows very well the right mix to stay on top

Diamond Hotel: Revisiting old favorites and globalizing local cuisine

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Chefs Sau del Rosario and Miko Aspiras give Filipino classics a twist at the Diamond Hotel

Courtesy of Manila Diamond Hotel

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:02 AM

Bocuse passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease

LEGEND. This file photo taken on November 09, 2012 shows French chef Paul Bocuse posing in his kitchen at L'Auberge de Pont de Collonges, during a culinary work shop in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. Bocuse died at the age of 91 on January 20, 2018, according to French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Food Forward: A taste of 2018’s food trends

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:22 PM

From take-away to DIY craft cocktails, these are the trends foodies can look forward to this year

BURGER BITES. These angus sliders are cute and colorful. All photos by Alexis Betia

7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Craving for sushi, ramen, or tempura? Get your fix at these places

OOMA. The casual dining venue is among the best Japanese restaurants in the Metro. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

A taste of authentic Italian steak in Manila

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Finestra, the first Italian steakhouse in Manila, is determined to show what Italian cooking and dining is all about

Beyond bagnet: Ilocos Sur’s best-kept culinary secrets

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We take a look at the roots – literally and figuratively – of the crop of Ilocos’ cuisine and culture

ILOCANO STAPLE. The camote is at the center of Ilocano cuisine. All photos by Paolo F. Vergara

Café Enye: Not Your Abuela’s Spanish Cuisine

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Enye puts a new spin on classic dishes without losing what makes it quintessentially Spanish

LECHON CARBONARA. Cafe Enye's menu includes classic Spanish cuisine, and other non-Spanish dishes given a Spanish twist. All photos by Iñigo de Paula

Inagiku: Traditional Japanese cuisine with a seasonal twist

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

This Manila institution has always been at the forefront of authentic Japanese cooking

Photo by Jonathan Baldonado

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Snakes are cooked and served as meals incorporated in traditional dances and used for a unique massage experience

SNAKE MASSAGE. Pythons slither around a customer's body at a spa in Jakarta. Photo by AFP

Going on a Pampanga food trip? Try these potato dishes

May 19, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Top chefs in Pampanga used US potatoes to create new innovative dishes

#FridayFeels: Oodles and oodles of noodles

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Which noodle dish from Southeast Asia is your favorite?

Around the world in 1 dining strip: An Uptown Parade food guide

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Eat your way around the globe at Uptown Bonifacio’s newest dining destination

London's Hawksmoor restos now serving 'The Filipino Burger'

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The Filipino Burger features prizewinning chef Richard Turner s own take on the famous pork adobo served with pork chicharrones and coconut vinegar

TURNER'S TAKE ON PORK ADOBO. The grilled pork pattie is topped with chef Richard Turner's take on the Filipino pork adobo

7107: This BGC restaurant adds delicious twists to classic Pinoy dishes

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:26 PM

Find Pinoy dishes with curious but tasty twists at 7107 Cuisine Culture: binagoonan with chocolate bibingka pancakes tonkatsu Bicol Express and more

CHOCOLATE BINAGOONAN. 7107's take on binagoonan involves drizzling it with dark chocolate mole from Batangas – turning it into a delightful sweet and savory symphony. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

[What I Ate] The beloved Rodic's tapsilog

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The tapsilog from Rodic s Diner has been a customer favorite What makes its take on the Pinoy dish popular?

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Authentic Neapolitan cuisine: Salvatore Cuomo opens in the PH

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The home of the “world champion DOC pizza is now in Uptown Parade Bonifacio Global City

Claude Tayag to represent PH at Embassy Chef Challenge

May 17, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Chef Tayag will showcase the unique flavors of Philippine cuisine at the high profile competition in Washington DC where he would be pitted against 18 other chefs from all over the world

Romulo Cafe opens in London, wants Brits to try Filipino flying fish

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Filipino restaurant Romulo Café opens its first branch overseas in London It wants Brits to occasionally set aside fish and chips to try the restaurant’s Flying Fish

ADOBO ROMULO STYLE. Cafe Romulo offer heirloom recipes of Virginia Romulo. All photos from Cafe Romulo London

What's truly special about Philippines' Gallery Vask, one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Gallery Vask the 39th among Asia s 50 Best Restaurants and the Best in the Philippines not only brings Filipino flavors and ingredients to the fore but also honors the people and stories behind the food in new ways

PH French food festival 2016: Beautiful French restaurants to try

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:34 PM

On March 21 10 Philippine restaurants are joining the rest of the world in celebrating Goût de France Good France a celebration of France s rich culinary tradition

All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler unless otherwise stated

Philippine cooks take over the world's kitchens

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Filipinos are big assets in the global catering industry because of their English proficiency the ease with which they adapt to the host countries

PINOY CUISINE. Chef and artist Claude Tayag cooks a famous Filipino food for customers in his house on Angeles, Pampanga. File photo by Karl Malakunas/AFP

#SG50: First time in Singapore? 12 places to visit

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:42 PM

Planning your first trip to Singapore? Here s a list of must visit locations with prices and travel information

#SG50: Around Singapore in 16 dishes

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:24 PM

From iconic eats like the Hainanese chicken rice and bak kut teh to new dishes from Singapore s talented chefs there s something for everyone in the Lion City

Ooma by Bruce Ricketts: 11 things to try

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Chef Bruce Rickets of Mecha Uma is now serving up sushi – and more – at Mega Fashion Mall

Gameplan in Pampanga: Flying to food heaven

May 09, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Ton Julian and Amanda’s Pampanga adventure will not be complete without seeing it from above

Gameplan in Pampanga: When in doubt, pig out

Apr 27, 2015 - 7:23 AM

So who lost the speedclimbing bet? Find out in today s Gameplan

Gameplan goes on a Pampanga roadtrip

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Speed climbing stuffed frogs and lost bets This and more on Gameplan

Eating out? 10 delicious meatless dishes to order

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Not sure what to order when you ve sworn off meat? Here are a few savory guilt free dishes to enjoy

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler s new travel show SharePH as it explores Davao city Share your own Davao memories

DR Congo's insect cuisine: Nutritious and delicious

Jul 27, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Shoppers can find insects for every occasion with some types said to be rich in protein

SPAM: A story of love and hate

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:43 PM

SPAM is a symbol of love and hate rich and poor It’s a symbol of America’s colonial expansion into Asia and the Pacific

Chef's creations make it to 7-Eleven

May 07, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Dreaming of gourmet Filipino food on the go? It s now a reality

Pinoy chefs in Greece: Like cooking for the gods

Mar 25, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Pinoy chefs earn praise in Greece

#FoodTrip: Anvaya Cove

Jan 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM

My only regret? I couldn t finish all the food even if I wanted to

PAWIKANS. Notice their salt and pepper shakers shaped like sea turtles.

#FoodTrip: Regional cuisine at Northern Food Festival

Nov 15, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Philippine cuisine is more than just adobo balut and lechon If you know where to look you’ll find something new and surprising every time

HUMBA. A rich pork stew cooked for 10 hours in a mixture of garlic, salt, pepper and laurel leaves. All photos by Peter Imbong

European food for anyone, for everyone

Nov 02, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Non intimidating European food? It s possible

COMFORT FOOD FROM EUROPE. This new restaurant offers non-intimidating dishes from high-end European cuisines. Photo from Seven on 7th.

#FoodTrip: Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival

Oct 19, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Your favorite Filipino delicacies under one roof at MarQuee Park Angeles City Pampanga

PAMPANGA’S BEST TOCINO. Tender with a little bit of crunch from the burnt sides, sweet from the marinade yet slightly salty.  Photos: Peter Imbong

#FoodTrip: Flavor fusion at Edsa Central

Sep 13, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Discover the new food strip in Mandaluyong City that’s slowly becoming the place to visit for those looking for a delicious bite

DELECTABLE. Find this affordable dish at Kanin Club. All photos courtesy of Greenfield District

Nora Daza passes away at 84

Sep 13, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Trailblazer in Filipino cuisine chef restaurateur teacher writer pop icon

MILIEU. Through her passion in the culinary arts, Daza (center) embodied the character and energy of postwar Philippines. Photo from the Facebook page of Doreen Gamboa Fernandez

Terraz: A fine meeting place

Aug 17, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Tired of office canteen food? Try something cozy and new at the heart of Makati s business district

CLASSY HIDEAWAY. Rich feasting, easy on the pockets. All photos by Ira Agting

Min Sok: From chadolbaki to kimchi

Jul 27, 2013 - 11:58 AM

A hole in the wall Korean resto serves up positively orgasmic cuisine

BANCHAN. The variety grows the bigger your group, or during peak hours.  But don’t skip the tempura (bottom right). All photos by Jan Celine Abaño-Ranada

#FoodTrip: Moveable feast at BGC Eats

Jul 13, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Embark on a journey of gastronomic proportions

CULINARY TOUR. Surprises await the Bonifacio Global City trip. Photo from the BGC's Facebook page

#SamLikesItHot: Chef Aracama's kare-kare

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:01 PM

We cap off our Independence Month celebration with our resident foodie s favorite Filipino dish

CHEF FERNS' KARE-KARE. Here's a family recipe for the weekend. All photos by Sam Oh

Sante! French discover Japanese sake

Jun 25, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Once dismissed as the exclusive preserve of Japanese restaurants devotees of the drink say it is enjoying a growth in popularity in France

FRENCH LOVE IT, TOO. The sake was once dismissed as the exclusive preserve of Japanese restaurants in France

#PugadBaboy: Revised Korean punchline 3

Jun 21, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Korean cuisine according to Chef Dagul