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Erwan Heussaff

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

The Philippines is a pork loving country. When it comes to the pig, we don’t let anything go to waste. We roast them whole as lechon, or turn the blood and innards into dinuguan. Every bit of pork can be turned into a Filipino favorite! One of the most classic pork dishes is the Crispy Pata. It makes…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Banawe St. in Quezon City has the two C’s: Chinese food, and car parts. You can find both in abundance for cheap prices. The little Chinatown in QC is lined with restaurants to suit any foodie. Craving for fresh lumpia? How about some Taiwanese dumplings? It’s also in Banawe St. where I found some amazing…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Where to eat

Sausage-making is one of the oldest ways to process meat. The first sausage recipe is said to be 3,000 years old! This must be why longganisa is such a staple in the Philippines. It’s been around longer than we think. Thanks to influences from Spain and China, we have a variety of longganisa around the…

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Travel, Where to eat

Lisbon isn’t a city that pops up in most people’s priorities, especially if its their first time in Europe. Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Milan were the top 5 most cities in Europe in 2017. I’m guessing after that, Rome, Madrid, Vienna, Prague and Dublin would round up the top 10. Lisbon probably only makes…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Not a lot of people in Metro Manila, or Luzon for that matter, know the tabon tabon. It’s a fruit native to Northern Mindanao and Camiguin, so it is a bit hard to find around here. The fruit is used mainly for kinilaw/kilawin. They need to be used within 10 days of picking or else…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

If you’ve grown up in the Philippines, then you’re probably familiar with Pancake House. As a kid, I would often bug my parents to take me there. Their classic offerings include pancakes with bacon and eggs, crunchy fried chicken, and spaghetti. But the pièce de résistance would have to be their Tacos. Pancake House tacos seem simple enough:…

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Fitness, Inspiration

Around 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year. Some of this plastic ends up wrapped around birds, or ingested by fish and whales. How many pictures of sea turtles tangled in plastic or choking on straws do we have to see before we act? When it comes to saving our…

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Food & Drinks, Tips

I’m all about a good soft-boiled egg in the morning. A gelatinous egg white surrounding a runny, barely-cooked yolk, with a dash of salt and toast is the perfect way to start my day. I don’t always get the perfect soft-boiled egg though. There are so many variables at play: how much water you have,…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

One of the most infamous vegetables in the world would be the ampalaya, otherwise known as the bitter gourd. Many Filipino kids remember being forced by their parents to finish their servings of ampalaya, either pushing them to hate vegetables forever or eventually grow into liking the unique bitter flavor. In the Philippines, ampalaya is…

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