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Pancake House Comes to Lipa City

Pancake House became the latest of the upscale fast food chains to come and set up shop in Lipa City when it officially opened to the public on 31 October 2014. Its sister companies Max’s Restaurant and Yellow Cab preceded Pancake House’s arrival.

The restaurant in Lipa is the company’s 106th according to Chief Operating Officer Bernadette Lee, speaking to Food Batangas on the eve of the opening to the public. Although the company allows franchising, the Lipa restaurant will be operated by the company itself.

Pinakbet with Gata (Vegetables Cooked with Coconut Milk)

We have taken liberties in the use of the word ‘pinakbet,’ that originally Ilocano dish which is known not only for its stark simplicity but also for being tasty and healthy. That this is inspired by that classic Ilocano favorite, though, is unmistakable. Taking a cue from the Bicolanos, which of course we are not, we have tweaked the original pinakbet a bit by adding coconut milk and lacing it with chili. Those who are not particularly fond of ampalaya (bitter gourd) may be surprised to find that it can be not so bitter, after all. Read full article...

Meet Patrick Maravilla, Chef and Teacher

Meet Chef Patrick Maravilla, a young man who has an ongoing love affair with food and cooking. At the moment, though, he is very much enjoying his life as part of academe. Yet, by his own admission, he may yet one day decide to go ahead and fulfill a dream of owning his very own restaurant. Read full article...

Padre Garcia’s Ruthcell Homemade Sweets

Have you ever wondered where those yummy homemade candies that you buy at the bus stop for pasalubong are made? Well, we did. So we paid a visit to a household in Pansol, Padre Garcia that makes those. Read full article...

Benoks: Innovating Lomi, Chami and More

Food aficionados in Lipa City will be privy to the existence of this small but excellent restaurant called Benoks at the Fiesta World Mall in Marauoy, a suburb of the city. Although the mall does not quite these days occupy the same esteemed position in the city that it once used to enjoy, there are still plenty of reasons to go. Benoks is one of these. Read full article...