Tuesday, September 13, 2011


A few days ago, I went to visit a friend in Makati. I've been planning for ages and finally had the chance to schedule it already. Her office is in Yakal St....a place I have not gone to in ages. I was excited though to visit because she opened a delicatessen where they feature all the items that they sell and supply to restaurants and cafes.

The name is Brera Delicatessen...

It's open from Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-7 pm

Here's what you'll find in their store... different kinds of mustards,

Olive oils, Balsamic vinegars, Red wine vinegars, white wine vinegars,

Cake and dessert mixes such as... fruit cake mix, panna cotta pudding, tiramisu, catalan cream dessert.

They also have... a variety of olives, canned tomatoes, canned beans, jams, cocktail syrups, juices, liquors, wines,

bottled tomato sauces, coffees, duck confit, pates, different kinds of noodles, etc...
This is my favorite section in the store... the cheese and cold cuts section!

Liezel made us try a couple of new cheeses that were pretty good so I ended up buying some to eat at home. I got a Dutch Gouda with Pesto Sauce, and the other one with Red Pesto.

Here's the section for the cold cuts. They have hamon Serrano, chorizo pamplona, a variety of sausages, pancetta, etc.
They also sell Austalian beef and Lamb. The prices are very reasonable and I wish they had a store closer to where I live. One good thing though is that they can deliver with a minimum quantity.

Here's the address so you can visit and check their stuff....
S&L Fine Foods Building.
135 Yakal St. San Antonio Village
Tel no: 843-2997, 836-7714, 887-0285, 844-9460

It was definitely worth the visit. I think I'll be going back there again soon. See you again Liezel!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Here's a quick and easy pasta that I made last Saturday for an impromptu dinner here at my place for a hungry pack.

If you want it the dry type, just increase qty for the olive oil, and add tomato paste, about 2-3 tbsp instead of the crushed tomatoes.



Recipe By: AAA


1/4 cup olive oil
1 piece onion, minced
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 pieces green chili pepper, siling tagalog
200 grams chorizo rioja - chopped
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup parsley
parmesan cheese, grated
400 grams spaghetti noodles - cook according to packet instructions


1. Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan. Saute the onion until translucent. Add the garlic. Do not brown. Cook just until fragrant.
2. Add the green chilli, then the chorizo. Stir to break up the lumps. Cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. To serve: Toss noodles in the sauce. Adjust seasoning if needed.
6. Add the parsley and grated parmesan cheese before serving.