"My Puhunan" spills recipe for success of famous tapsilog reataurant owner

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila traces the story of how Vivian del Rosario, owner of the popular “Tapsi ni Vivian” restaurant, became a millionaire by starting out small and selling food in parking lots this Wednesday (Feb 26) in “My Puhunan.”

After getting her own spot in a wet market in 1984, Vivian put up the very first branch of “Tapsi ni Vivian” in Project 3, Quezon City, one of the first eateries to offer and popularize “tapsilog” that greatly appealed to Filipinos.

Vivian’s dishes were widely patronized, and soon after she was able to have her own supermarket, pig pen, and building built. At 62, Vivian is still very hands-on in her restaurant’s daily operations and even manages to prepare the dishes they serve everyday. 

Karen also features “Pinoy Big Brother” big winner Nene Tamayo’s homemade Spanish-style bangus that is now being sold in supermarkets. According to her, she has mastered the preparation of the dish without using preservatives and MSG. 

In “Mutya ng Masa” tomorrow (Feb 25), Doris Bigornia shares the touching story of Jorge, a 21-year-old grade six student, who despite being persistently ridiculed by other people, has his eyes set on finishing school. 

Don’t miss “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (Feb 26), and “Mutya ng Masa” tomorrow (Feb 25), 4:45PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @mypuhunan and @MutyaNgMasa on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/MyPuhunan and www.facebook.com/MutyaNgMasa.