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18 August 2008

Bloggers' Event | Chef Lisa Leong

BongHealthy Asian Cooking with Singaporean Celebrity Chef
Bong at Tang City
Glorietta, Makati City

Singaporean Celebrity Chef and Gourmetician Lisa Leong taught Filipinos weeks back, including members of the media, in an event in Tang City Glorietta, how healthy food should never be bland, colorless and boring, and can even taste great.

Being an advocate of new Asian healthy cuisines, with more than 25 years of culinary experience and expertise, she used SUPER COCO Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and COCOS *MCT Powder to turn her dishes into a healthier choice.

(*MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides are organic compounds that are extracted from fresh coconuts, which contains beneficial lauric and capric acids, found in human breast milk. These compouds list numerous health benefits such as boosting the immune system and protecting the liver.)

She prepared for us 5 dishes that night. First up was the Pandan rice with spicy anchovies. The rice was good, especially when paired with the spicy anchovies, but don't expect a lot from the rice--it can only take you that far.

Next up was the Dancing Singapore Laksa (spicy). It was my first time to try Laksa, and I fell in love with it immediately. I love how the spices blend, and how the dish comforts you. Then, she prepared the Pandan Cake using a rice cooker. It turned out really great -- soft, warm, and intact. The taste is definitely better than a chiffon cake.

After that, she made the MCT Pandan Kaya on toast. I love the taste of the Kaya she did; it wasn't too sweet, and it a "melts in your mouth" kind of Kaya. Lastly, the MCT Jingle Glass Jell-O crowned the whole experience. It is the best gelatinous dessert I have ever tried!

Capping off the event, Tang City provided bloggers and members of the Media a simple yet scrumptious Chinese dinner which sampled what the restaurant can offer. It was just unfortunate that we were already full from all the taste testing we did from the demonstration of Chef Lisa.

Along with this, she had a Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Course in Manila - a series of cooking workshops sponsored by Team Asia Corporation from August 8-9 which was held at different Tang City branches in Robinson's Place Ermita and Glorietta.

On a more personal note, I can see that she's very exuberant, and passionate about what she does. I think that her outlook in cooking healthy food, and sharing it with other people, with a couple of quips here and there and in between her demonstrations, what makes her cool and click with any crowd.

Chef Lisa Leong with Team Asia Corporation President and CEO Mr. William T. Guido


Reviewed by Bong.
Photography by Bong.
See more photos on Bong's Flickr.


  1. Looking at the first picture, I thought that she was a guy XD Oops. Awesome hair! And the food looks so... green! ♥

  2. raein

    hehe look at her earing! ;) well yeah! awesome hair oiled by MCT Virgin Coconut Oil! haha! The food looks so HEALTHY GREEN, yeah?

  3. that made me hungry! and raein is right on that, why does health have to be symbolized with green? hahaha and that pandan rice looked... green! hahaha i hope it taste good too?:-)


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