A fab Lamb Adobo recipe. (Which I actually cook on special days)

“Excite your friends and baffle your enemies” was the small note attached to this recipe when I first got it from one of my best friends years ago, when I had just moved to Madrid and was really jonesing for Filipino food. This is a twist to the traditional adobo recipe, whose secret lies in…

Thanks Esquire! My Chefugee article published today

Read it here while the digital ink’s still wet! (P.S. Good to know that my former journo colleagues – “The Writers Bloc” as we called us Gen-Xers – have now all moved up as editors in big publications. 🙂 )  

Grub, Actually. (An elegy to the dearly departed Chelly’s in Malasaña)

Tucked away in a narrow street, looking almost shy to show itself to passersby, was my favorite hole-in-the-wall cantina, Chelly’s. Neon-colored Post-Its on a corkboard stuck on bamboo slats revealed the savoury specials for the day, Filipino favorites like beef mami, lechon kawali, sisig and kare kare. Ate Chelly (translating literally to “Big Sister Chelly”)…