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The freshness of a salad with the satisfaction of a noodle dish. Perfect combination!

Food & Drinks, Recipes

This tofu soba noodle salad is seriously a tasty plate of noodle goodness. It is dressed with a fantastic dressing reminiscent of the traditional Chinese sauce using Chinese black vinegar and sesame oil. Chinese black vinegar is somewhat similar to a balsamic, but it has a darker texture with a lingering smoky sweetness. It is…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

These chickpeas cooked in a sweet, spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and finished with a touch of coconut cream is the kind of dish that I could enjoy almost any night of the week. I tend to make a big batch of it and cook up different vegetable side dishes to accompany the curry, mostly…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Mindanao is a vibrant region with an unexplored cuisine. Because of it’s geographical location, Mindanao has become a melting pot of various cultural influences. This shows clearly in the food, which is frankly, unfamiliar to many who live outside of Mindanao. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find Mindanaoan food around Metro Manila, save for a few…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Charlie Wanton Special is a Mandaluyong institution, but I would have never gotten the chance to try this establishment out if I didn’t move to Quezon City from the heart of C-town. Growing up in Binondo, I was surrounded by food. After all, being the oldest Chinatown in the world, it is the default Chinese…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

I have been craving dumplings a lot these past couple of weeks, so I decided to make these delicious dumplings with prawn and chives fillings. I usually make everything from scratch, including the dumpling wrappers, but with work and university being a little bit busier and crazier than usual, those ready-made wrappers from the Chinese…

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