Topic: TV

Filipino Models Shine in DIVA’s SupermodelMe: Sirens

SupermodelMe: Sirens

Together with 10 other models from across Asia, Filipinos Jasmine Ng and Irish Ong will compete in the fifth and latest season of SupermodelMe. Titled SupermodelMe:Sirens, it will premiere on the 24th of November on DIVA.

According to Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Universal Networks International, unlike other modeling competition-based reality shows, “SupermodelMe represents another example of DIVA’s commitment to not only entertain but empower its core female viewers. The women featured in the series prove that real beauty lies beyond a pretty face.”

Curiosity Got the Chef: Steak House Dinner

It’s all about steak and everything that goes with it for this episode of Curiosity got the Chef with Chef Sharwin preparing several dishes in an episode aptly titled Steak house Dinner.

Chef Sharwin Tee - Curiosity Got the Chef - Spicy Double Garlic Soup

The first dish is the Spicy Double Garlic Soup. The garlic is seasoned with salt and pepper and roasted with olive oil in an oven. Meanwhile, the soup is prepared using olive oil to sweat out thinly sliced garlic then mixing in paprika, cayenne pepper, white wine and bread chunks, while pouring in chicken broth then have it simmer for eight minutes. Finally, we squeeze out the paste from the roasted garlic into the soup, and crack and mix couple of raw eggs for a white swirl.

Curiosity Got the Chef: King of Blissful Thinking

Curiosity Got the Chef - King of Blissful Thinking

The third season of Curiosity Got the Chef premieres with a full-course meal for a Chinese engagement ceremony. Chef Sharwin delights his viewers as he cooks up some dishes as the King of Blissful Thinking.

The show starts off with Chef Sharwin making the Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Hoisin Dip. The tenderloin is marinated overnight in a mixture of Shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. It is then grilled along with some mantou bread, then baked in an oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees celsius. The pork is then sliced thinly and served with a dipping sauce made from a simple mixture of apple juice, honey and hoisin sauce.

Chef Sharwin Tee - Curiosity Got the Chef

[Next: Creamy XO Cabbage, 8 Treasures Hot Pot and Plum and Plum Crumble]

Curiosity got the Chef Mother’s day Special: Feast for a Queen

Green tea smoked salmon with miso sauce

The second Sunday of May has been dedicated to celebrating every home’s mom and Chef Sharwin makes Mother’s Day even more special.

His first dish, Coco Jam “Lava” Madeleines, is a fresh twist on the butter cake recipe. Coco jam is first prepared by forming it into small blobs then placing it in a freezer for it to solidify. To make the batter, mix sifted flour, baking powder and salt with browned butter, sugar, and eggs into a thick consistency. This is poured into muffin pans. Put the frozen coco jam on top of the batter, then pour the rest of the batter on each portion. Bake in oven. [Read more.]

Mother's Day with Chef Sharwin: A feast fit for a queen

A Beautiful Affair: La Promesse

A Beautiful Affair - La Promesse - Karat World

As Leon and Genevieve of ABS-CBN’s “A Beautiful Affiair” fulfill their romantic destinies, fans of the show can also pursue their own vows of commitment with the La Promesse lock-heart bracelet which will be offered at all Karat World outlets.

A Beautiful Affair - La Promesse

Karat World celebrates the romance between on-screen couple John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo with “La Promesse”, a new bracelet designed for the primetime hit “A Beautiful Affair”. The elegant piece of jewelry plays an integral role in the new drama, both as a part of the plot and as a symbol of true love.

In “A Beautiful Affair”, Cruz and Alonzo are reunited as Leon and Genevieve, two lovers torn apart by circumstance and tradition. A year after their separation, Leon tries to reignite their romance by traveling from Europe to the Philippines in search of his lost love. Before departing, he purchases La Promesse as part of his vow to win Genevieve’s heart anew.

Learn more about La Promesse.

Love: Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

We couldn’t be happier that Martin Freeman is getting his shot at supersuperstardom with The Hobbit, which is premiering in local cinemas this week, but he’s been around for a while, and in stuff we like.

Does he look familiar to you? Maybe you saw him…

In The Office UK as Tim

More Martin Freeman memories inside this post!

Curiosity Got the Chef: Cheese Is How We Do It

Cheese was the main ingredient in the November 28 episode of Curiosity Got the Chef, as Chef Sharwin shows us new ways to use everyone’s second favourite dairy product in cooking. Find out how it’s done: Cheese Steak, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and Brie Cheese Cake with Caramelized apples.

24/7 Grilled Cheese - Chef Sharwin Tee (Photo courtesy of Curiosity Got the Chef)

Watch: Dexter, Homeland, Revenge, The Amazing Race

Dexter season 7

Have you caught up on these premieres?

Dexter season 7

Emmy-winning Homeland’s season 2

Revenge season 2

The Amazing Race season 21 (!)

Poker Night with the Chef

It’s poker night and everyone’s bringing their A game to the table. And since Chef Sharwin is playing for keeps, a mediocre offering of chips is hardly enough to get him the upper hand against a group of seasoned players.

Tonight’s opening hand is the Popcorn Shrimp and Chips Combo. This dish has shrimps cut into bite sized pieces, seasoned with salt, pepper, sugar, and garlic powder, then breaded with cornstarch and eggs and deep fried for that popcorn look. Cooked butterfly pasta given the same treatment serves as chips.

Read on to for more : Malunggay pesto and a winning recipe for mushrooms.

What and Where is 666 Park Avenue?

If you could make a wish, what would it be? And what are you willing to do to get it?

From the producers of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, And The Lying Game is a new and upcoming TV series for fans of supernatural shows. It’s got drama, love, and witchcraft too.

Produced by Warner Bros. and Alloy Entertainment, and based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Gabriella Pierce, 666 Park Avenue  will be airing on US network ABC by the end of September.