I am: Always hungry
I'm allergic to: Nothing
I'd rather not eat: Marzipan
I'd rather eat: Non processed, ethically sourced food, organic, non gm
I am a self-taught cook who is passionate about food. I am on a mission to promote Philippine cuisine one dish at a time either through our supper clubs or our bottled products.
Philippine cuisine is simple food with complex flavours. It is a combination of Malay, Chinese, Spanish, Mexican and indigenous flavours, creating a delicate balance between salty, sour, sweet and bitter tastes. The blend gives you that umami taste, known as ‘linamnam’ in our language.
In 2016, I won the Best "Alternative Christmas Dish" on Kristie Allsopp's Handmade Christmas as judged by Chef Jimmy Lee, where I served Chicken Relleno, Adobo Sauce, Roast Potatoes and Chargrilled Little Gem Lettuce topped with Parmesan. He dubbed my dish "morish".
Following this win, I launched our sauces where we earned a star in this year’s Great Taste Awards for our Black Bean Chilli Oil.
Travel and food are two of my favourite things in the world. The food I cook today is a result of this. I look forward to welcoming you to one of our events and experience not only our food but also the famous Filipino hospitality.