Friday, May 18, 2012

Vancouver May 2012

I decided to stop over at Vancouver before my May in Memphis 2012 cooking event for a couple of reasons, one, to get over my jet lag and another, my wife and I miss our daughter Ali, a university student in Canada. Among my children, it is Ali who takes after me when it comes to food. We both like discovering new dishes and we both lack the self-control for going back for seconds and thirds of anything delicious. Having said that, as soon as we met, we went straight to doing what we do best together - eating.

YUKO MAKI - After my first bite, I realized that after being away from Vancouver for a while, I unconsciously got used to the quality of sashimi in Manila and have forgotten all about the superior quality of the fresh fish in Beautiful British Columbia. My wife, daughter and I went to one of our favorite Japanese restaurants. We ordered the usual starters, a combination of thick cuts of Sockeye salmon and BC tuna, these sashimi melt in your mouth! The BC Tuna is like biting into a Toro Sashimi and the salmon sashimi is cut thickly and it's so fresh and succulent it makes you want to jump up and down. Along with a generous portion of wasabi in your Kikkoman soy sauce, it surely made our eyes water, we were teary eyed with pure delight! The Dynamite Dragon roll and the Bento Box 2 with Terriyaki chicken and yam sushi is also a favorite here. I missed having family meals here. All of a sudden I miss the rest of my chldren.

PURDY'S - is a popular Canadian chocolatier that serves a to-die-for Hedgehogs chocolate. These are little hedgehog shaped milk chocolate morsels stuffed with hazelnut cream. But what I absolutely cannot resist at PURDY'S is their ice cream bar of rich sinfully fattening vanilla ice cream dipped in thick Belgian chocolate and then quickly coated in chopped almonds just before the chocolate hardens! I could easily have two of these but my daughter and I decided to be good this time and we both agreed to have one each only. We were both humming our way to meet my wife who was at a health food store undoubtedly looking at some vitamins for me to lose some weight.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Memphis in May 2012


I'm really excited about participating in Memphis' May Festival 2012! I'm presenting a menu that will hopefully surprise the Memphians. It's going to be fun! I also can't wait to drop by Graceland. I'll post photos.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere!

“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 
Ephesians :2-3

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cooking Demo at 55 EVENTS PLACE

I'll be at a cooking demonstration to day at 55 EVENTS PLACE on Scout Rallos Street on Timog, Tomas Morato in Quezon City from 3pm-5pm. Drop by!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

TV: Kitchen Confidence with Sandy Daza

Launching my new TV cooking show: Kitchen Confidence with Sandy Daza. It's first airing is on April 28, Saturday, 9am on Cignal TV. Watch out for it!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another Wooden Spoon review!

What can I say? A foodie is a foodie is a foodie! Thank you very much to Pia of! Your review was awesome! We also thank your mother for craving Pinoy food!

Click on this link to read the review by Pia of on Wooden Spoon!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wooden Spoon review by Derdo's Weblog

Another review of Wooden Spoon I stumbled on. Just want to share it and say thank you to Derdo's Weblog for a great review.

Click here to view the review of Wooden Spoon by Derdo's Weblog.