Romulo Café at The Maya Kitchen

Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno (roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo and peas), Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce served with steamed vegetables and Romulo Café’s house bagoong) and the list went on and on.

Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously shared family recipes that date back several generations at a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen recently.

Put on your apron and try and re-create the family’s heirloom recipes along with Ginataang Sigarilyas with Tinapa (winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa); Adobong Manok sa Gata (boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk); and Tropical Turon (pineapple filled and served with calamansi sherbet with lemon sauce).

Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno

Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno

(roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo, and peas)

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Facts About The Adobe Test&Target Certification Examination

The Adobe Test&Target Certification examination will help prepare an applicant for a job role working with web content or working within the digital asset management field. The certification test is only available in the English language. Registration for the test must be done through a Pearson VUE testing facility. The registration costs that must be paid prior to taking the examination are $359.

Earning the Adobe Test&Target certification will allow an applicant to demonstrate their expertise when it comes to executing campaigns successfully, without any negative effects on end users experiences. It will also allow you to showcase the fact that you are able to successfully align the newest Test&Target solution to align the needs of your business.

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Recipes with Porksavor All-in-One Seasoning

Filipinos love food with strong meaty flavors, which is why saucy, soupy or stir-fried dishes would usually be accentuated with pork meat or broth. It is for this reason that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) came up with a new product called Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning.

Pork Savor

Porksavor™ is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. The new Porksavor™ is available in 8-gram packs for only P2.00 Suggested Retail Price (SRP). It is truly an affordable way to draw pork flavor goodness in dishes without the cholesterol.

Here are some appetizing recipes that you can try using Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning:

Bihon Guisado

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
¼ cup sliced onions
60 grams sliced pork liempo
1½ cups water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
125 grams Super Q Bihon
½ cup carrot strips
½ cup sayote strips
1 pack, 8 grams Porksavor™
1 cup shredded cabbage

1. In a bowl, soak bihon in water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic, onions and pork for 1 minute over low heat.
3. Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and add soaked pancit bihon. Mix well.
4. Add carrots and sayote, stir-fry in medium heat for 2 minutes.
5. Season with Porksavor™ and mix well.
6. Add cabbage and mix until cooked.
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@MaxsRestaurant Launches 3 New Chicken Dips + Gilas Favorite Takeout Treat

All Max’s Restaurant followers have so gotten used to its classic chicken sauces: Banana Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and Chili Sauce. We are all happy with these three. Truth be told, I’m good enough with the ketchup alone, because, really, Max’s chicken is delightfully tasty by itself – there’s just no chicken like Max’s chicken.

But because we Filipinos love variety, Max’s Restaurant recently launched 3 new chicken dips: Max’s gravy, Chili Sauce and Pinoy Sarsa. The hubby’s favorite is Chili sauce. I love it too but my tastebuds have this special preference for buttery taste, which makes Max’s gravy my favorite, same with our little guy’s. Pinoy sarsa is pinoy as pinoy can be in its touch of sweet taste with a tinge of ginger.

Max's Chicken new chicken dips

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Romulo Café at @TheMayaKitchen1

A diplomat, a war veteran, a respected statesman, Carlos P. Romulo was a man who left an indelible mark in our country’s history. Romulo Café, the restaurant that now bears his name, gives us a glimpse into another facet of his life, that of a loving father and grandfather who held court over family gatherings overflowing with good food.

On July 26, Saturday, 9am-1pm, The Maya Kitchen presents Alessandra Romulo Squillantini and her husband Enzo Squillantini who will share heirloom recipes passed down from their great grandmother, grandmother and uncle.

Alessandra Romulo Squillantini and Enzo Squillantini

The dishes include Ginataang Sigarilyas with Tinapa (winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa); Adobong Manok sa Gata (boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk); Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce served with steamed vegetables and Romulo Café’s house bagoong); and Tropical Turon, pineapple turon served with lemon sauce. For more information, log on to, e-mail, like us on, follow The Maya Kitchen on, or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108.

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Oriental Brushstrokes by Caesar Cheng At Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

Chef Jessie Rockwell Club presents Oriental Brushstrokes, a one-man exhibit of Caesar Cheng from July 1-31 at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Amorsolo Square, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

Realistic with fluid, bold expressions; elegant and dynamic – the brushstrokes of Teacher Caesar Cheng echoes the essence of the Lingnan School Tradition of Chinese Painting.
Oriental Brushstrokes by Caesar Cheng

A Lingnan School painting is more realistic than traditional Chinese painting, which sometimes looks flat and two-dimensional, non living, not true to nature, cartoonish, too simplified and even awkward. The opposing diagonal lines in animal drawings highly suggest life, strength and movement. Birds appear alert, shifty, moving, about to fly. With their open beaks, you can almost hear them.
Lingnan style dramatically depicts silence, serenity and stillness—in a lotus pond, in moonlit scenes, early spring mornings and misty mountains.

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The @ElectroluxPH Kitchen Class, Delightful-E Yummy Indeed

Last Saturday, like any other Saturday that I look forward to with my wife, we attended the Electrolux DelightfulE Yummy Kitchen Class. The class featured three cooking experts, Chef Rosebud Benitez, Janice Villanueva of Mommy Mundo and Lourdes Labii, more popularly known online as @nanaysluncheswithlove.

The class began with Ms. Carmela Taob, a nutritionist, giving a short lecture on the freshness of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. She also highlighted the Electrolux NutriFresh refrigerator which uses the patented NutriLight which mimics the light of the sun inside the refrigerator to help lengthen the freshness of vegetables and fruits.

Chef Rosebud Benitez and her two 10-minute recipes

Chef Rosebud Benitez and her two 10-minute recipes

Chef Rosebud Benitez two 10-minute recipes: the Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders and the Tuna Fettuccini with Sun-dried Tomatoes. Below are the recipes she shared.

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders

3 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/2k. chicken tenders
2 cups crushed potato chips
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

1. Put mustard, honey, vinegar, sugar and salt in bowl. Set aside.
2. Pan fry chicken pices till golden brown and drain on paper towels.
3. Place cooked chickn in a bowl and drizzle with the honey mustard dressing. Toss to coat chicken.
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@YakultPH Introduces #YakultLight

During my Yakult Factory tour in 2011, I remember leaving the factory wishing that Yakult will bring into our local shores other Yakult products that are available overseas. What do you know? We can finally get a hold of Yakult Light!

Yakult Light My tummy is full
Yakult Light tastes the same and contains the same unique 8 billion live Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain as the Yakult original, only now with fewer calories, and 0% fat.

yakult factory

Yakult Factory

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Coming Soon: Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan @Jollibee Available July 1, 2014!

Father’s Day was made even more special when we were given first dibs on Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan which will be launched on July 1, 2014! Although it was a gift for the daddy in the house, it was large enough for us to devour and share.

jolly father's dayThank you, Jollibee! :)

The soon-to-be-launched Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan is good for 4-5 persons. Available starting July 1, 2014.

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Lolo Dad’s, One Day Only at The Maya Kitchen

Grab another chance to savor the dishes of the famed Lolo Dad’s restaurant as chef-owner Ariel Manuel dons his culinary garb once again for a cooking demo on June 21, Saturday, 9am-1pm at the Maya Kitchen.

Chef Ariel Manuel  of Lolo Dad's

Chef Ariel plays on the theme ‘Simplicity of Flavors’ as he prepares Salmon Sardine with Fresh Garlic Croutons, Romaine Caesar Salad, White Onion Soup, Shellfish Open Lasagne, Mediterranean Duck Rice, Mixed Fresh Fruits with Vanilla Ice Cream, Rock Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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