Happy Hour at Benny’s Café in Rustan’s Makati (The Crispy Pla-pla Edition)

Guys like me never like grocery shopping. So, where do I attribute my seemingly startling enthusiasm to go to Rustan’s Supermarket in Makati? Well, it’s Benny’s Café. This eatery right next to the grocery area serves mean home-cooked Filipino fares and international culinary items. They have everything from crispy pata to gnocchi — perfect if you want to recharge after scouring aisle after aisle of grocery stuff. Read more

Fish Head Sinigang: Bombshell Soup Dish for a Rainy Day

Sinigang is a classic soup dish in the Philippines. It’s made with either fish or meat added with veggies and cooked in sour broth. While I love pork sinigang, I’m also easily swayed by fish head sinigang. My favorite place to get my instant sinigang fix is Sizzling Seafoods and Ihaw-Ihaw found in most mall food courts in the metro. At less than Php 200 per bowl, their no-frills maya-maya fish head sinigang is worth every peso. Read more