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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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Mostly every country around the world has their own unique version of a chicken soup. Tinola is the Philippines’ version while Hainanese Chicken is Singapore’s version. Both are pretty similar in taste, given the strong base of ginger and onions/spring onions for both soups. However, technique-wise, they are very different. In this recipe, I use…

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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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Katsudon is a traditional Japanese dish that is popular with the younger generation of foodies given its simplicity, inexpensiveness, and depth of umami. The word “Katsudon” is derived from 2 words: Tonkatsu (which means pork cutlet) and Donburi (which means large bowl). Katsudon is typically a deep fried pork cutlet cooked in a sweet and…

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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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Every home cook needs a go-to pasta recipe up his or her sleeve, and if you’re feeling a little fancier than the regular olive oil-based toss-up, throw in a few key ingredients like mushrooms, bacon, and cream. Remember to boil your pasta at the same time you start putting the sauce together, then mix in…

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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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Arguably one of the most popular street food dishes in Thailand, Pad Kra Pao Gai (Thai Chicken Stir Fry with Fried Egg) is found everywhere in the country. It’s an extremely versatile dish, which can be eaten in basically any time of the day; breakfast lunch, or dinner. It has the full spectrum of flavors,…

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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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