Tasty Thursdays: Bistek

More Filipino food this week! Courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy (Filipino Taste). It was from this same gentleman that I got my adobo recipe. He’s really good! This week I made bistek (the word is a “Filipinized” portmanteau of “beef steak”). It’s a dish cooked by marinating thin cuts of beef in soy sauce and lemon. Tip: If you happen to…

Tasty Thursdays: Artichoke and Chicken Casserole

Gosh, you guys, this week has been manic. Actually, the last few weeks in my life have been crazy busy. I started a new job recently. Sometimes you get a chance to ease in and learn your new role… that didn’t happen for me; I hit the ground running and I haven’t stopped. We’ve got a…

Tasty Thursdays: Butter-Braised Asparagus

It’s interesting–of all my Tasty Thursdays posts, this is the first time I’ve ever featured a vegetable. It’s not that I don’t like vegetables… it’s just that, in a week’s time, they’re rarely the most amazing thing I’ve eaten. They’re usually side dishes, or mixed into other dishes, so they don’t really get the chance to…

Bangkok: A Food Diary

Of the many places we have been around the world, Thailand is possibly the best so far when it comes to food. It always shocks me when I lose weight after a trip, particularly one like this where I ate everything in sight. I was in fact so busy just eating stuff that I apparently didn’t…

Bangkok: Day 1: First Acquaintance

I did not expect to like Bangkok. I knew that it would be very similar to my native Manila: dirty, crowded, hot, loud. Thailand was high on David’s list. But for me, Bangkok was a necessary stop to the things that I really wanted out of this trip. As I’ve grown older, my travel style…