• Can You Name These Japanese Dishes? By Denise Wy on Jul 21 2016

    Oh, Japanese food! Everybody seemed to like them. Whether it's a piping bowl of ramen, or a colorful plate of sushi, everybody likes Japanese cuisine in one way or another. But before you go running to the nearest Japanese restaurant down the street, how many Japanese dishes can you actually identify by it's name? Let's find out!   [quiz-cat id="3245"] Like this quiz? Make sure to share it with your friends!

  • 5 Sweet Treats For Celebrating Eid Al Fitr By Denise Wy on Jul 05 2016

    It's that time of the year again where our Muslim friends celebrate the end of Ramadan a.k.a Eid Al Fitr. This religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. Because of this, Muslims all over the world celebrate this day with prayer, food and gift-giving.   Speaking of food, the dishes served during this day vary widely depending on the country and individual tastes, but sweets are particularly popular. Because of this, Eid Al Fitr is also known as the "Sweet Eid" because of the huge variety of sweet dishes consumed on this occasion celebrating the happy end of Ramadan.   To give you an idea on what our Muslim friends enjoy during this ...

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  • President Rody Duterte's Inaugural Luncheon Menu By Denise Wy on Jun 29 2016

    If you haven't noticed, President Elect Rodrigo Duterte is a simple man who doesn't like to conform to the extravagance that is the Philippine Politics. Heck, we won't be surprised if he decided to show up in his own inauguration wearing a simple collar shirt and denim pants. That's why it's no longer a surprise that the very soon to be 16th President of the Philippines has requested to be served simple food and beverages at the luncheon after his oath-taking. In fact, according to Lisette Marques, who is a member of the inaugural committee, that there would only be 5 menus for the occasion. And these 5 foods are:   Pandesal with Kesong Puti [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo ...

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  • Yes, there is “pair-ever”! Best Pinoy Food Pairings By Alyz Tenorio on Jun 09 2016

    As you weep while listening to Taylor Swift’s break-up songs, you can't help but crave for champorado and tuyo in this gloomy weather. Then you suddenly realize: “Buti pa sila mag ka-pair!” Oh yes, sometimes you simply envy these food pairings that seem to have found their forever with each other. Just in time for Philippine Independence Day, here are some Pinoy food pairings that will make you wish you have your own forever to share them with.   Spaghetti + Barbecue   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo by AngSarap and KawalingPinoy[/caption]   Birthday parties aren't the same without our Filipino-style spaghetti. And by Filipino-style, I'm referring to that sweet sauced, topped with bite-sized hotdogs and grated cheese goodness. In fact, ...

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  • Sweet Revenge: Why Eating Sweets Are Good For You By Alyz Tenorio on Jun 02 2016

    A meal won't be as exciting if you don’t end it with a heavenly cinnamon roll and blueberry cheesecake after, isn’t it? We all have that sweet tooth craving that makes us feel guilty once in awhile. After all, desserts spelled backward is s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d simply because of the calories tied up to it!   What if I tell you that there are reasons to eat sweets not just to satisfy your cravings, but that eating sweets can also provide us with may health benefits? Yeah, you read that right! I have researched and read good articles to justify my love for sweets and here's what I found. So, go on spoil yourself with that rich Oreo cheesecake once in awhile ...

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  • When your Immune System yells: "Help!" By Alyz Tenorio on May 02 2016

    Isn’t it ironic that we make you crave for that finely brushed-with-butter, tender sirloin steak, and suddenly, I am writing about the art of detoxification? Well, you can always arrive to a point where you feel your body and immune system are exhausted, begging for their much-needed break. Do you feel so drained that you just have to flush out the toxic and impurities from your body? I feel you. Detoxification is a process of getting rid of toxic substances and chemicals accumulated inside your body. As much as we love Manila, it is undeniably amongst the world’s most saturated and populated cities. Most likely, the cause of your morning allergies or month-long colds lies in the dust and toxics ...

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  • Enjoy It Before It Melts! Weird Ice Cream Combos That Taste Incredibly Delicious (Trust Us!) By Alyz Tenorio on Apr 19 2016

    As we rant about the unforgiving heat these days, imagining refreshing drinks and desserts to cool you down is, of course, totally acceptable. Ice cream is every kid’s and kids-at-heart’s go-to refresher any time. Ice cream is also everybody’s favorite sin. After all, it never left you after a failed relationship. You celebrated with it after getting an A+ on your Calculus exam. Ice cream was there during your cheat days, and it served as a motivation for you to hit the gym and burn those calories. Just like everybody else, I love ice cream. But I don’t just enjoy this treat as it is. In fact, I get creative. I love mixing and matching different kinds of food with ...

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  • Thai Dining Etiquette: A Short Primer By Denise Wy on Apr 12 2016

    Do you love Thai food? Does the thought of Pad Thai make you salivate? Don't worry, we do too. But aside from great food, Thailand has a rich culture that has been heavily influenced by India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia, which means that they share similar traditions and beliefs with their neighboring countries. So for today's dining etiquette series, let's take a look at the Thai dining etiquette and how you can enjoy a good Thai meal without embarrassing yourself. Want to publish this infographic on your own site? Copy and paste the following code into your blog post or web page:<br /> <a href="https://blog.gourmetsociety.ph/wp-admin/post.php?post=3084&action=edit#"><br /> <img alt="" src="https://b.gourmetsociety.ph/Thai+Dining+Etiquette/asian+dining+etiquette_THAILAND.jpg" /></a><br /> Infographics Created by <a href="http://www.gourmetsociety.ph">Gourmet Society ...

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  • The 1st Culinary Cup at City Garden Grand Hotel By Joost Boer on Mar 17 2016

    On the 15th of March the City Garden Grand Hotel organized its 1st Culinary Cup 2016. The Culinary Cup is a competition in which chefs from City Garden were pitted against each other in four categories: AU Beef, Secret Salad, Fusion and Plated Desserts. At the start of a competition, chefs were granted 10 minutes to select their ingredients, where after they’d have to hurry over to their respective spots in the kitchen. At this point another timer would kick in (it’s length depending on the food category) and the kitchen would transform in a flurry of hustling and bustling chefs. Peeking in the kitchen, one would see vegetables getting chopped at a dazzling pace, sauces being carefully constructed and ...

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  • 10 Things to Eat in South Korea By Denise Wy on Mar 14 2016

    Known for their 3K's: K-pop, Koreanovelas, and Kimchi, Filipinos' love of the Korean culture continues to grow stronger. It's no surprise that South Korea has become a favorite family getaway these days, because well, Filipinos want to experience South Korea beyond their TV sets. Nicknamed as the Land of Morning Calm, South Korea has captured the hearts of many because of its picturesque high mountains and clear water, particularly in the morning. But when it comes to food, the South Korean cuisine is far from calm. In fact, it is known for its explosion of colors and flavors that delights foodies all over the world. That's why if you're planning to visit South Korea anytime soon, here's a list of ...

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