I got invited to a despidida luncheon for a good friend who is going back to the motherland after a month of vacation here in Los Angeles. The restaurant is called the Shiki Seafood Buffet and it just opened a couple of weeks ago. Everything is brand new and interior reminds me of a Las Vegas casino buffet, I was impressed. The food was Ok, I wrote my feedbacks at the end of this video. All together it was good experience and I love that they have an ice cream scooping station and you can have your fill of unlimited ice cream of more than a dozen flavors! thats a four star for this establishment! 🙂
My first YouTube breadmaking video. This is an old video I took last year but only uploaded now. I try to make bread baking as easy and less intimidating as possible so I took out baking terminologies and try to describe the process in words easily understood. Whats important is that viewers are able to follow the process and successfully bake bread and enjoy it. I will work hard to come up with good quality content and well edited videos in the days to come so please bear with the imperfections you may encounter. Thank you and have a good day! 🙂
Here’s a very easy to follow Pinakbet dish with Mexican chicharon. As always, do the mis en place first before starting. Combine all the cut up and chopped veggies and soak in cold water. Reserve two cups of the liquid to add to the sautéed meat. Since we are using bagoong and patis, omit the salt. This dish is so easy to make but very tasty even non-Filipinos love it. Make sure the squash is cooked almost mushy to thicken the sauce but too much as to overcook the ampalaya.
I did it again! I finished my 6th LA Marathon and finished my first Conqur LA Challenge and got another medal for that. The Conqur LA Challenge medal is given after finishing three of their races namely, the Santa Monica 10K Classic, The Pasadena Half Marathon and the LA Marathon. I will keep running and finishing races only to help out this wonderful organization called the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. You know that the money you raise is put to good use after seeing young kids, adults and returning veterans have their lives transformed after going through their numerous programs like drug rehabilitation, employment assistance and many more. I am sharing the honor of this finish with my run buddy Honey Cabrera, who unfortunately need to quit at the 15th mile to avoid injury and to Andrew Capili who ran the Santa Monica Classic for me. And most of all to my supporters who donated money through my Crowdrise fundraiser page and I got to raise a total of $545. To Ate Ebie Lasola, Kuya Eddie Tagle, My brother, Atty. Samuel Hiponia, My beautiful niece, Jorden Joy, My sister, Virginia Majeed, My bueatiful and gorgeous nurse friends, Ate Joji Kaindoy Amparo and Aileen Delmo, My drop dead gorgeous former coworker, Melissa Alvarez and a very generous person who wants to remain anonymous, thank you so much! Until next year 🙂
On March 18, Sunday, I will once again participate in one of the the largest marathon in the USA. With a yearly participation of over 25,000, it is now the 5th largest in all of the United States. Marathons are a favorite platform for non-profits to raise money.
And this year, as in the past six marathon that I have participated in, I will be running under the Team AMP or the Asian American Drug Abuse Program Marathon Program. Team AMP is an official charity organization of the LA Marathon. Since its inception in 2012, I have raised approximately $7,000 for this organization and I will continue to do so as long as I am able to. I love this organization and what it do for the community. If you wish to support me and this organization in this run, please visit my Crowdrise fundaraising page and make a donation. Click on this link —-> https://www.crowdrise.com/kuya-mackys-6th-la-marathon-6-years-of-raising-funds-for-people-in-recovery
Evolving attitudes about Filipino cooking in D.C., both by local diners now routinely seeking out sizzling sisig and purple yam-based desserts as well as Asian chefs excited about sharing their culinary traditions, have propelled Pinoy food from strip mall treat to nationwide dining sensation.
When Eater compiled its previous guide to Filipino dining, there wasn’t a single restaurant dedicated to the Southeast Asian cuisine located inside the District. But the local hospitality scene has changed significantly in just a few years — so much so that Filipino kitchens have attracted attention from national media, with more high-profile restaurants still on the way — thanks to a growing wave of chefs and restaurateurs working to push the culinary boundaries behind staples such as crispy lumpia or zesty adobo.
Why are so many Filipino restaurants opening right now? Perhaps the question should be: Why weren’t there more Filipino restaurants around before?
The D.C. area has long had a significant community of Filipino immigrants. Rita Cacas, an archivist dedicated to preserving the history of Filipino-Americans in the area, credits the modern Filipino food boom in part to changing generational attitudes. A native Washingtonian whose father left the Philippines for the United States in 1929, Cacas remembers a Georgetown restaurant called Manila.
“It was a fancy white tablecloth restaurant, and my mother would always say, ‘It’s not good — it’s too fancy!’” she says. …..click on the first image above to read the whole article