Food Magazine reveals secrets from the Tsinoy Kitchen

Indulge in China’s food and culture with FOOD Magazine’s June 2013 issue.

FOOD Magazine June 2013
FOOD Magazine June 2013

This month’s pages include features about classic Chinese and modern Asian cuisines, plus everything in between. The “Best of Chinese Food” guides readers on where to find the most delicious Chinese dishes in Metro Manila. Food Magazine also uncovers the secrets of Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in Asia. (more…)

Top skills necessary to become a food critic

Food industry has given a boost to many opportunities in the country as well as in the world. People all around attracted to flavors are finding new recipes and advertising them to gain popularity, be it master chef TV programs or a recipe in a magazine. A career in the Food Industry is a very challenging career as it needs sharp and right perception with exceptional knowledge of culinary and healthy observing capability. Food industry has created a variety of jobs in India, and one of the best is to become a Food Critic.

Chef-Theo-Zaragoza-332x500These are the requirements of a decent food critic, let’s check it out:

Communication skills:

Food critic should be communicative, he should be expressive, and he should be engaging in his writing. His conversation should cover facts about food, decor, service and ambiance. Communication here also means having Shakespearean vocabulary, he should have complete knowledge about the food so that he is able to express more on the cuisine.

Observation skills:

A good observer is the best judge. He should be detailed and should pay attention to every detail. Because a small amount of salt can make or break your cook. Starting from slur on water glass to aroma filling up the dining hall, rising temperatures of wine to cooling creamy ice creams observation will make your decisions firmer, and your views would be accepted.

Knowledgeable Attitude:

There is nothing powerful than knowledge. As a cook critic, you should try new dishes and know the importance of every ingredient, when you will have the knowledge about spices only then you will be able to make new tastes out of it. Different cooking techniques will help you get recognition. A critic’s view should be logical, unless he is aware of the taste he will not be able to write about the dish. So knowledge is important.

Curious Nature:

Curiosity is another factor which determines critic. A curious critic always looks for new taste, new cooking methods, different tips and tricks of cooking. He is always in quest of something new. Curiosity helps is providing refreshing idea, and it is appealing to readers. (more…)

Karate Kid serves Japanese-American favorites to more Pinoys with new store in Quiapo

Karate Kid, home to the metro’s favorite Japanese-American specialties, gives more Filipinos a chance to experience its delectable offerings as it opens its newest store in Quiapo, the first one for 2013.

Karate Kid EVP Raymond Yap with (from L-R) former COMELEC Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, former PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome and Manila Complaint and Action Team Chief Franklin Gacutan formally open the Karate Kid store in Quiapo.
Karate Kid EVP Raymond Yap with (from L-R) former COMELEC Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, former PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome and Manila Complaint and Action Team Chief Franklin Gacutan formally open the Karate Kid store in Quiapo.

“The market for Japanese fusion cuisine has shown steady growth through the years and we feel that Karate Kid has greatly contributed to that,” says Karate Kid EVP Raymond Yap. “After the success of Karate Kid’s five store openings last year, we continue to strengthen our commitment to provide Filipinos with the brand’s signature Japanese-American delights as we expand in key areas in the metro.”

Also present at the opening of Karate Kid were former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Nicanor Bartolome, former COMELEC Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, and Manila Complaint & Action Team Chief Franklin Gacutan.

Visit Karate Kid’s newest store in Quiapo and get your Japanese fusion food fix with bestsellers like the Sizzling Spicy Squid Tempura, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Gyudon, Kido Master Burger and Japanese Mochi Halo-Halo today

Max’s Corner Bakery’s Ensaimadas make Max’s Merienda Mixes More Special

Max’s Restaurant and its bakeshop brand Max’s Corner bakery have whipped up the most and delectable for all Filipinos for their merienda treats.

Among the many treats that Max’s Corner Bakery offers are the cake rolls, cheese rolls, and the quintessential Filipino merienda pastry, Ensaimada. A household merienda staple, Ensaimada has become a Filipino favorite. The soft and fluffy ensaimada has found a niche in the merienda habits of Filipinos throughout the years. Merienda lovers young and old have enjoyed the sweet and light pastry for many years now. The simple yet very delectable sugary treat evokes a certain sense of nostalgia and comfort with every bite. And with Max’s Corner Bakery’s new take on this wonderful treat, everyone will sure ask for more. (more…)