Sukiyaki (すき焼き)

I know Sukiyaki,  the song- a beautiful, sentimental song translated from a popular Japanese song but I had no idea what…


Kakanin-Native Delicacies

Puto (Rice Cakes)

This post is for my paternal grandma who recently passed away. She used to make puto for me and my siblings and cousins when we were kids whenever…

Cuchinta (Kutsinta)

Cuchinta is a type of kakanin (Philippines’ native delicacies these are snacks usually made with or containing any or combination of these: coconut,coconut milk, rice flour, glutinous rice,…


Pichi-pichi is a pretty unusual name for a food, so much more for a kakanin. I don’t know where it got it’s name from but I like it.…


  • Cakes & cupcakes
  • Cuisine
  • Filipino Food
  • Pork
  • Pasta
Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido


Pork Steak

Pork Steak

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe


Olive's Twist

Dynamite (Cheese-Stuffed Green Chili Rolls)

Squash Soup (with coconut milk)

Grilled pesto-stuffed portobello Mushroom

Bread and Muffins

Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

I love serving this delicious, salty, garlicky, buttery, cheesy bread with any pasta dishes or have it for…

Brownies & Bars




Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

This classic hors d’oeuvres is super easy  and you can make it anytime!  It’s not just for special occasions,…


Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Chicken Karaage is a Japanese version of fried chicken. It is different from traditional fried chicken like KFC’s;…