Tagaytay Food Adventure- Part 1

A few weeks ago, me and the gang of Pambansang Almusal, went on a food adventure in Tagaytay City. Tagaytay is always a perfect getaway for it’s only an hour and a half drive from the city. It has so much to offer aside from its cool breeze and beautiful scenery. The restaurants and the food there make the people come back.

Our first stop was at the Loumar’s Cafe. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you’ll get to have a feel of the classic Tagaytay. This place offers great food all day. Want to try the classic tapsilog (beef, fried rice and fried egg) and bulalo (beef soup)? They’ve got it alongside with various pasalubong items that’s perfect to bring home with you. The best that they offer is their Buko tart! It was just so heavenly! Too bad I wasn’t able to take a photo of it ’cause we were all too excited to try it! It was so good!

loumar’s cafe, tagaytay- kathcooksph.com

Next stop, The Silver Bucket Seafood Dining! This restaurant is located at the newly opened Twin Lakes by Mega World in Tagaytay City. If you still do not know, I am all about seafood! Crazy over them! And chef Francis of the Silver Bucket just made sure that every seafood lovers will have the best dining experience here!


I loved how they serve their seafood-on a silver bucket! It was a little spicy with a hint of sweetness in it but just enough to boost the flavor of the seafood. It was so good!  

This is their version of the shrimp cocktail. It has a little bit of a kick in it. Just enough to still taste the shrimp. If you’re a sucker for shrimp and chilli, then you gotta have this one for appetizer. 


Their paella is TDF! Please give them time as they cook this to perfection. It’s serving size is good for sharing.   

Not only they serve good food, they also serve very delicious and refreshing signature drinks! My favorite is their apple juice, it’s so refreshing and just perfect thirst quencher after munching on some seafood! 

from L to R: ze husband, moi, our Executive Producer-Ning Conde, Chef Francis, kuya Alvin, and my co hosts- Bobby and Apple

I’ll definitely come back and visit this restaurant again and I’ll make sure to bring the family. This is such a perfect place to enjoy with the them. ❤️

That wraps up the first part of our Tagaytay food adventure. I’ll keep you guys posted for the second one! It’s gonna be mouth watering!


A few days ago, I was asked by our executive producer to do an easy to prepare sandwich for our morning show. Only one recipe came to my mind, my mom’s Kani Salad Sandwich which we serve at Sarah’s in Diliman, Q.C. 
Here are the things you need to prepare:
Mayonnaise (Japanese or not will do)

All purpose cream




Crab sticks 





White onions

Sesame oil

Wheat bread
First, mix the mayo and the all purpose cream (3:1 ratio). Add a dash of salt and pepper and a little sugar too. Season to taste. 
Cut the crab sticks, cucumber and carrot, into long thin strips. Then, slice your tomatoes and onions thinly.
Add everything in your mixture (except for your lettuce). Add a few drops of sesame oil into the mixture. The sesame oil is your game changer in this recipe. But be careful, too much of sesame oil can be overwhelming. Mix them well. 
Spread the mixture on your bread and add your lettuce. You may also add ripe mango or thinly sliced apples (which I prefer) to your sandwich. The salad can last for 2 days when stored properly. Its heavy on the tummy and is actually good as a meal! 


Kani Salad Sandwich – kathCooksPH.com
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People are so busy nowadays and cooking at home has now been a luxury compared to dining out or buying take out food. I have realized this now that I have a new job, and still doing all the house chores. I am currently working on different recipes with fast prep time since hubby told me that he misses my cooking. That is actually the saddest thing he has told me. Anyway, here’s one recipe I have come across with and incorporated a little bit of Kath’s kitchen magic…Ground Pork Fiesta!

Here are the things you’ll need to prepare:
Canola oil, Ground pork, garlic, Red onions, Bok choy, Mixed vegetables (readily available from your local grocery store), Light soy sauce, Salt, Pepper,Sugar (optional), Tomato sauce, Sriracha sauce 
First, you’ll need to sautée the chopped garlic and onions.  

When the garlic turns light brown, add your mixed vegetables.   

Throw in your ground pork and season it with salt and pepper.   

When your pork is almost cooked, add in a little light soy sauce for added flavor. My favorite is still Lee Kum Kee’s. Stir it.   

Add a your tomato sauce. Stir it. Add a little sugar if you want to.   

Then for a little kick, put in the sriracha sauce. I am a huge sriracha fan that is why I’m putting a lot in my dish. But when you have kids around, you might wanna set aside a portion for them before adding your sriracha sauce. 😊  

Lastly, throw in your chopped bok choy and turn your stove off. It easily gets cook and you don’t want them overly done.   

My favorite part is plating the dish. 


I’m always trying to pair my dishes with fresh cucumbers for its health benefits. You’ll love it, it’s so refreshing. If you’re wondering what those green stuff on top of my white rice are, well they’re just shredded dried seaweeds. Ground Pork Fiesta is so easy to do and I’m sure you’re gonna love it! 😉

Your Mornings – Served Just the Way You Like Them

So much has happened these past few weeks. I know I’m still due to post and share with you guys my fantastic trip to Osaka and Tokyo but I have to share with you first this exciting news!



It’s official! We are now part of the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s family! Stay tuned for more updates on our morning show on Net 25! I’m just so excited to do it because my sister, Carmella, will also be one of the hosts! We hope you’ll support us too like how you’ve supported the previous hosts of the PAMBANSANG ALMUSAL. We know we’ve got big shoes to fill but we’ll definitely put all our efforts to make your mornings just the way you like them!


Having a family member with a congenital heart defect (CHD) is unimaginable but our faith in Him kept us together and our sanity as well. Our family and friends’ prayers and support was a huge help too!

When I wrote my entry for MyChampion Hero it was the last day of submission and Evan, my nephew, was confined for his 2nd open heart surgery. I prayed that if this one is for us, we’ll win it.

Like what I’ve said yesterday in the interview, For being the no. 1 birth defect worldwide, chd’s awareness rate is relatively low. That is why we are so thankful for Champion and Fox Intetnational channels Ph for giving us the opportunity to speak about it and eventually inspire other Braveheart families (as we like to call ourselves). Also many thanks to APT productions for producing the the film. They really did a wonderful job!

To doc Jonas Del Rosario, again endless thanks to you. Thank you for taking care of his heart! On behalf of the hundreds of Fililpino families you’ve already helped, for the lives that you’ve change, maraming salamat po! You truly are a champion hero!

click to watch the awarding ceremony.






The short film “super”, the very first locally produced short film presentation of Star Movies, will premiere tonight, July 22, Wednesday 8:55 PM, on Star Movies.

You may also catch them on these dates:

July 23, Thursday, 8:55 PM

July 25, Saturday, 8:55 PM

July 26, Sunday, 2:55 PM

July 29, Wednesday, 8:55 PM

August 1, Saturday, 2:30 PM

August 5, Wednesday, 8:55 PM

August 8, Saturday, 8:55 PM

August 9, Sunday, 3:10 PM

August 12, Wednesday, 8:55 PM

August 15, Saturday, 8:55 PM


Food is a powerful binder- one reason why my family and I love to try out new food joints. Last night’s case was definitely a first. I’ve been married for over a year now and it was just last night that I’ve accompanied the husband to have the car washed. Yes, you got it right! There’s a powerful binder, a powerful taco place – CHAMPION TACO!


As a frequent passer of Congressional Extension, we’ve always noticed Champion Taco. Finally, last night before heading home, we decided to try out the place and have a car wash too. Yep, beside it is a car wash.


Being a small community food joint and all, we never expected anything special from the place. But to our surprise, there’s a reason why they named it Champion Taco. Goodness gracious! They serve 10-inch tacos!!! It reminded me of my childhood memories of our trips to Zambales and their jumbo tacos!


We ordered their best-seller of course, the champion taco! This 10-inch taco that’s generously filled with beef (choice of beef/chicken), salsa, cheese, and lettuce was served warm. The taco shell was warm too! Thanks to ate joy, the woman in charge of the place, for making sure that we’d love our first experience. That’s not all, a plastic glove was also served with the enormous taco for our eating convenience. Their tacos were actually good but if you’re a huge fan of the cilantro and jalapeños, then you’ll be longing for them. As a customer I wouldn’t mind paying a little more for those flavors that I was craving for (a good option maybe to add in the menu). All in all, it was a GREAT experience for P100 ($2.25 I Know right?)! Yes P100!!! We’ll definitely have a car wash there again and have our tummies satisfied!


Here’s their menu:


Champion Taco is raising the bar for other food joints in the area. Since the Congressional Extension Ave. is becoming a promising area for foodies, Champion Taco is definitely here to stay.

For more info about Champion Taco, you may like them on FB: www.facebook.com/championtaco or follow them on IG: @championtaco