Ysabella is a 2007 Philippine drama television series starring Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo and Derek Ramsay. The series debuted on ABS-CBN from June 25, 2007 to January 18, 2008, replacing Maria Flordeluna.[1]

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GenreDrama, Comedy, Romance, Cooking
Created byABS-CBN
Directed byRory B. Quintos
Don M. Cuaresma
Cathy Garcia-Molina
StarringJudy Ann Santos
Ryan Agoncillo
Derek Ramsay
Theme music composerOgie Alcasid
Opening theme"Huwag Mong Iwan Ang Puso" by Yeng Constantino
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes145
Executive producer(s)Des D. Tanwangco
Production location(s)Philippines
Running time25-35 minutes
Production company(s)Star Creatives
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 25, 2007 (2007-06-25) –
January 18, 2008 (2008-01-18)
External links

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[2]


The story revolves around a young cook named Ysabella Cuenca. At an early age, Ysabella develops an inclination for cooking, and dreams of becoming a great cook like her mother, Rosario Cuenca.

However, her mother's misfortune causes Ysabella to taste the bitterness of life. This teaches her to be meticulous and devoted to her cooking; and cynical when it comes to love. She grows with one goal in mind—to be the best cook in their area and exact revenge on the woman who was responsible for her mother's misery.

Along the way, Ysabella meets three men who will show her how sweet it is to fall in love. Who will give her the right mixture of happiness? Will it be the cocky, street-smart Andrew Amarillo, the hot chef Mito Valenzuela or the serious but sensitive Albert?


Main castEdit

  • Judy Ann Santos as Ysabella "Ysay" Cuenca- the cook who loves to cook. In her kitchen, she looks like a queen who has everything she cooks well. So, she is a bit weak when it comes to love. Ysay and Victoria are leading a culinary competition for a one hundred million dollar contract for Prince Hugo to franchise the worst Chicken Inasal recipe worldwide for the rightful chicken roast recipe internationally Ysay won and Victoria had a madness of her heart.
  • Ryan Agoncillo as Andrew Amarillo† and Albert Amarillo†- Andrew was a man who continued his love for Ysay until his death. Albert, his twin brother, introduced himself as Andrew so that he could avenge his brother's death. Because of her love for Ysay, she told him this. Later he shot & dies for Ysay, He killed by Cristina.
  • Derek Ramsay as Mito Valenzuela- "The Sexiest Chef on TV" is Ysay's "first love." After recovering from his broken arm in [the United States], he returned to the Philippines to build Ysay's dream restaurant for his deceased mother, and to restore his former love with Ysay. And he was able to cope with it.

Supporting castEdit

  • Coney Reyes as Victoria Amarillo - Top Chef of "Florencia's" and owner of the "Victoria's Corporation". However, despite her success, she almost lost everything prompting her to do anything to salvage her success. After the competition to which she lost, she sent Christina to kill Ysay.
  • Gina Pareño as Trinidad "Trining" Mendoza - Ysabella's second mother an unrelenting to establish the needs of her family. She also took charge of the Ysay's restaurant.
  • Aiza Seguerra as Alex Mendoza - The closest friend of Ysay. But there is a test to test the closeness of the two. She wants Tere. But she had a boyfriend. She has a minor jealousy in him. But despite this, Tere was still don't know that Alex likes her.
  • Valeen Montenegro as Lima Amarillo-Valenzuela - an obedient daughter of Victoria and the sister of Albert and Andrew, and she tasted the first love for Jordan and also focused her heart with Reno. Later she married Jordan after Reno's death.
  • Aldred Gatchalian as Jordan Valenzuela - The younger brother of Mito His love is granted only to the woman she loves and that is Lima luckily, she married Lima after Reno's death
  • Jason Abalos as Reno† - The mysterious man who claims Ysay as the "caretaker" Eventually, he returned to Manila to work he lima develop feelings for him but unfortunately, he died cause of brain tumor
  • Desiree Del Valle as Cristina Mancado† - Former girlfriend of Andrew Amarillo. They have a son named "Tingloy". In the end, Cristina attempted to kill Ysay but Cristina shoots Albert while saving Ysay and she was killed by the police.
  • Pokwang as Phuket - Victoria's honest right-hand. She is the only person who knows the real life of Victoria.
  • Kat Alano as Georgia Rodriguez - The women love to get the what she wants even if she hurt someone.
  • Jeffrey Santos as Apolinario Reyes - The attendant of the "farm" by Andrew.
  • Sitti Navarro as Tere - The woman Alex wants but she has a "boyfriend".
  • Lito Pimentel as Homer - Victoria's staff
  • Olyn Membian as Bonnie - Lima's secretary
  • Juan Rodrigo as Fernando - Victoria's love interest
  • Perla Bautista as Guadalupe "Lupe" Amarillo† - Victoria's mother
  • Spanky Manikan† as Perry Mendoza† - Trining's husband
  • Isabel Blaesi
  • Benjamin Alves
  • Michael Conan

Special participationEdit

Critical acclaimEdit

  • Ysabella received three nominations from the 2008 PMPC Star Awards for Television. Judy Ann Santos and Coney Reyes garnered Best Drama Actress nods while the show itself is included in the roster of Best Primetime Drama Series citations.[3]

Broadcast timeEdit

Ysabella became infamous as its timeslot was shuffled around by ABS-CBN to give way to dramas geared towards younger demographics.

  • June 25-August 3 (Episodes 1-30): Monday-Friday 7:45-8:30 p.m.
  • August 6-August 31 (Episodes 31-50): Monday-Friday 8:30-9:15 p.m. (to give way for Kokey)
  • September 3-September 21 (Episodes 51-65): Monday-Thursday 9:15-10:00 p.m. & Friday 9:00-9:30 p.m. (to give way for Pangarap na Bituin)
  • September 24-October 5 (Episodes 66-75): Monday-Thursday 9:45-10:30 & Friday 10:00-10:30 p.m. (to give way for Lastikman)
  • October 8-December 7 (Episodes 76-120): Monday-Thursday 10:30-11:00 p.m. & Friday 9:30-10:00 p.m. (to give way for Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2)
  • December 10-January 18 (Episodes 121-150): Monday-Thursday 9:45-10:30 p.m. & Friday 9:30-10:00 p.m.


  1. ^ Judy Ann as Ysabella Philippine Star
  2. ^ Ysabella Full Episodes. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/19548/PMPC-bares-nominees-for-22nd-Star-Awards-for-Television


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