Quickfire questions for Sandy Daza

Sandy Daza, well-known chef, restauranteur, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and son of cooking maven Nora Daza, is hosting “Foodprints,” a new show on the Lifestyle Network. The food adventure show will bring viewers to Ilocos Norte, Bulacan and Batangas to explore the “delights and curiosities of Filipino cuisine” and, in the process, celebrate our culture and the people who create it. “Foodprints” airs on September 21. Host Sandy Daza answered a few quickfire questions from Yahoo SHE.

What’s your favorite food of all time?

Fresh, pan-seared foie gras.

What is the ingredient you can’t live without in your cooking?


What is your favorite recipe from your Mom?

Yung crab pancit. I’ve demo’d it many times in my show. But since I opened the restaurant (Wooden Spoon), I stopped giving the recipe.


Aba, siyempre. Baka gayahin, e. May competitors ako.

If you were gonna die tomorrow, what would your last supper be?

Tostadong adobo and rice.

What is your comfort food?

My comfort food is Ma Mon Luk siopao.

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

It depends who I’m feeding.

What don’t you eat?

I eat anything.

What could you eat every day?

Ahhh, hmm… Japanese food.

What kitchen lessons did you learn from your mom?

If to you it tastes good, serve it.

If you were to bring Anthony Bourdain around the Philippines, what would you feed him?

You know Anthony Bourdain is not your typical foodie…. parang street food ang hinahanap niyan, e (or) parang beer food. If I were to bring (him) out I’d feed him, of course, lechon, sisig and inasal…. But if I were to feed normal foreigners, I’d give them sinigang, tinola…(and) chicken pork adobo.

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