Chef Edmond Dannug brings back-to-basics comfort food via Heavenly Spiced

You would think that after honing his craft through stints at upscale hotel restaurant Amber in Hong Kong and as head chef of Enderun Events in Davao, Chef Edmond Dannug will bring his considerable skills to bear in whipping up complex French dishes when he decided to go into business.

But no.

Instead, he opted to offer comfort food – his personal favorites, actually – through the online store that he co-manages with his fiancee Jasmine Guillarte. They named it Heavenly Spiced.

Heavenly Spiced

“My cooking mentors always taught me that the best food are the simplest,” he shares.

Still, the dishes on offer at Heavenly Spiced are no run-of-the-mill viands. Their flavors have been enhanced through careful preparation and cooking techniques ingrained into culinary professionals, such as Chef Edmond. They come in large party trays that can serve six to eight people and are perfect for small gatherings or for a special family meal that you don’t want to slave over in the kitchen.

He started out with the Hainanese Chicken and Rice (Php850), widely considered as one of Singapore’s national dishes. Based on the Wenchang Chicken, a well-known dish in South China dating back to Qin Dynasty, this dish is painstakingly made by poaching a whole chicken in sub-boiling temperature, with some of the resulting stock combined with ginger, garlic and other flavorings to cook the flavorful rice that will accompany the dish. Chef Edmond completes this platter with bright green bokchoy and the three traditional dipping sauces for Hainanese Chicken: a red chili sauce, a thick and dark soy sauce, and a paste of freshly ground ginger.

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Another of the chef’s comfort food faves is the Bourbon Glazed Barbecue Pork Ribs (Php1,400). Meat lovers would love to get a hold of this dish! Slow-smoked, falling-off-the-bone meat flavored with a sweet-savory bourbon glaze and partnered with umami corn cobs made for a finger-licking dish! It’s messy eating but there’s really no better way to enjoy it.

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Chef Edmond recently expanded his menu to include Chicken Wings (Php900). Inspired by his favorite chicken chicken place Frankie’s, this dish is made with large pieces of chicken wings which are deep-fried then coated with a vinegar-based cayenne pepper glaze. They are then served with bleu cheese dipping sauce which made for a well-balanced combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors.

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

The chef’s newest creation which also joins Heavenly Spiced offerings is the Angus Burger (Php1500). Six hefty quarter-pound patties made with ground Angus beef are lightly seasoned and then grilled to medium doneness to bring out their beefy goodness. These are then placed in grilled brioche buns along with lettuce, tomato, battered onion rings and cheddar cheese then coated with the chef’s Bourbon Barbecue Glaze and served with a side of umami fries.

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Heavenly Spiced

Aside from these party trays, Heavenly Spiced can also cater your Zoom parties via its gift boxes made with solo servings of especially curated dishes from Filipino, Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisines. Prices range from Php450 to Php600 per box.

Now we know where we can get tasty and wholesome comfort food that’s been meticulously prepared by a professional chef!

Heavenly Spiced

To order, text or call +63 939 2373383 or Viber +63 929 4514998. To know more about Heavenly Spiced’s latest offerings, follow it on Facebook or Instagram.

Disclosure: I attended a food tasting of Heavenly Spiced dishes together with fellow foodies. Items mentioned here were served to let us sample the fare and elicit our honest feedback.

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Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

6 thoughts on “Chef Edmond Dannug brings back-to-basics comfort food via Heavenly Spiced”

  1. Hello ms gel goodmorning po, grabe busog na busog ka talaga dito nakakatakam at ang linamnam lahat gusto ko yung mga ganitong pagkain yung maanghang jusko nagcracrave tuloy ako ms gel umagang umaga ang ganda nitong bagong blog nyo very unique yung pagpresent ng mga foods thats why recommended na makita at mabasa nila itong bagong blog nyo 🤗❤

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  2. Ganda ng quotes ni Chef Edmond “the best food are the simplest”walang duda kung bakit yummy and delicious ang food niya.Highly recommended yung luto niya kasi base po sa review mo worth it yung price sa kanyang masarap na recipe and talaga namang nakakatakam lahat ng luto.

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  3. Makikita mo talaga sa kanila yung Love sa Pagluluto, at kung paano nila ito mas pinapasarap, love the way kung paano sila mgtulungan, at yung effort para magustuhan ng customer ang kanilang ihahain 😊👌💯🤤🤤 YUNG PRESENTATION, AND WORTH THE PRICE WAS SO GOOD AND RECOMMENDED 👌👌
    Thanks always for ur recommendation Mommy Gel

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  4. Talagang highly recommended ang mga food nila ms.gel . Sobrang sarap at perfect pagsaluhan ng lahat 😍 worth it ang price ng mga food ❤️

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  5. simpleng food pero nagagawa nilang the best, galing 😍 ang sasarap sobra, sure na babalik balikan mo tlaga ito once natikman mo na, gusto q ung angus burger at buffalo wings nila 🤤🤤

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  6. Heaven talaga with Heavenly Spiced. Their foods will indeed give us comfort coz they are all bursting with flavors 🤤 These are not simple foods for me, these are excellent! All are expertly cooked and very appetizing 🥰 I love to try first Hainanese Chicken and Rice 🥰 highly recommended 💯

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