51 Schools in Luzon join the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

The Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) will once again open its doors to hundreds of young talents and provide them with a venue to learn from the best in the culinary and food service industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Hall 2, SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Year after year, the contest successfully grows in size and coverage, gathering the Philippines’ most creative and innovative foodies, culinarians, professional and aspiring chefs.

Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge
Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge

According to Chef Russell Bautista, UCC Competition Head and Resident Chef of AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION, “This one-day event is a golden opportunity for us to witness our future chefs showcase their skills and masterpieces. Ajinomoto hopes to contribute in discovering and maximizing their true potentials.” 51 schools with more than 400 student-competitors signed up for this year’s competition. UCC has expanded its reach in Luzon with participants coming from Ilocos, CALABARZON, NCR and CARAGA regions. Last year, UCC was also brought to Iloilo and Cebu to reach students in Visayas and Mindanao. (more…)

The Best Cakes From Around The World!

Baking cakes is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes, and with the popularity of cooking and confectionary television shows going through the roof, everyone is trying to make their own cake…and eat it too! There’s no doubt that the art of cake making is a very skilled and delicate process, and most chefs have trained for years to be able to show off their creations in luxury restaurants and hotels.

Gateau de Rois photo by Wikipedia
Gateau de Rois

There’s a small army of underground cake bakers growing however, amateur but dedicated, and they’re bringing cake baking back home to where it first started. This quiet revolution as seen cake materials sales soar, so if you’re thinking about making a sweet creation and don’t know where to start, here’s some of the country’s favourites to give you some inspiration! (more…)

Ten Reasons You Can’t Miss MarQuee Mall’s Big Bite

Every foodie will have to mark their calendars for “Big Bite!  The Northern Food Festival” from October 18-20 at MarQuee Park, Angeles City, Pampanga.  Get your gang ready, grab a date, bring the whole family along or have the office sign up for a road trip.


Big Bite! is the glorious Filipino food celebration that promises to surpass all food fests before it.  And here are the reasons why: (more…)

Review of Casino Restaurants in Las Vegas

If you ever go to Las Vegas, it’s not just the gambling and entertainment you will go away raving about-it’s also the restaurants, and there is such a vast array to choose from, you will truly be spoilt. After you have chosen one of the casino resorts to spend some time in, you won’t have to go far. Each casino resort houses so many restaurants, you never have to walk far before you hit one.

Nobu restaurant and lounge
Nobu restaurant and lounge

At Caesars palace Las Vegas there are 14 different restaurants of all different cuisines including Rao’s which is an Italian restaurant. This restaurant is also in New York, but inside Caesars palace, you can expect just as much authenticity as you will find in the iconic original New York restaurant. With ingredients like peppers and cheese imported from Italy, this is truly a mouth-watering Italian experience. The original restaurant only has ten seats so it is notoriously hard to get a reservation there which is what makes this Las Vegas offering so intriguing and worth a visit. (more…)

How To Find The Perfect Electric Cooker

What to look for when looking to buy the perfect cooker is a question that most people intending to buy one have to ponder about, especially when everything nowadays use electricity to function. The said appliance is usually the centrepiece of most kitchens, and thus its efficiency is of paramount importance. This is because of the numerous uses and convenience that it offers.

Dual Fuel Range Cooker
Dual Fuel Range Cooker

When in the hunt for reliable, durable, and aesthetically-appealing electric cookers, there are several factors that one needs to put into consideration. The following are some of them: (more…)

BonChon Chicken Poppers is the Tasty Kind of Pop!

BonChon, the global crispy chicken phenomenon, introduces a new, even more fun way to enjoy their legendary chicken with the new BonChon Chicken Poppers.

Made of 100% chicken fillet chunks, this new snack is a handy, on-the-go experience of bite-sized super crispy BonChon chicken, with hot moist juicy meat, sauced with your choice of the Original Soy Garlic or Spicy.

Enjoy the new BonChon Chicken Poppers on your own, or share a large order with a friend or two. Have it as a meal with the Poppers and Fries: a regular serving of Chicken Poppers paired with fries and your choice of spicy mayo, regular mayo, or ketchup.

Savor and enjoy every crispy, flavorful bite of BonChon Chicken Poppers, the perfectly convenient snack on-the-go!

Get the new BonChon Chicken Poppers at any BonChon store in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite. Or call and have this crunchytreat delivered: Metro Manila 633-1818, Baliwag 044-761-1818. Marilao 044-8151818. Coming soon to Baguio, Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao, and General Santos City.

For more information, log on to www.bonchon.com.ph.