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Seven Thousand Islands, and A Multitude Of Recipes

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As a food writer and a foreigner in the Philippines, I have really tried to get to know the local cuisine. Quite different from...

Purple Yam Comes Home

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Have you tried purple yam in the Philippines? It is also known as “ube” or “ube halaya”. This is a...


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The City of Dreams, the latest casino on Manila Bay, is not only full of gambling, but also full of restaurants. One of those...

Memories of Manila

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Jennifer Gordon-Russell, also known as Jenny Wallum, first arrived in the Philippines in the early 1980s with her husband,...

Relocation, Relocation

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When I left Australia in 1990, I was armed with a boarding pass, a backpack and a boyfriend, and since that day it feels like my...

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