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Should you attempt this Filipino dessert at home? Why not??

Food & Drinks, Recipes

Thinking of a traditional Filipino Christmas? Picture this. Your elders wake you up before dawn for church, which you groggily sit through. Never mind that it’s before 5 am and you haven’t had breakfast. What keeps you up is what caps off the usual Simbang Gabi haunt: the bibingka. A local vendor stations himself outside the church…

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Filipinos just love rice. We love it so much that we want to eat it for dessert too! So any Filipino knows what suman is. It’s a sticky rice dessert wrapped and cooked in banana leaves. It’s not too sweet, so while eating you top it with muscovado sugar, coco jam, or dip it in…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Now that we got the mains and appetisers out of the way, what’s for dessert? Filipino cuisine is just loaded with amazing dessert recipes. After all, we love our sweets! Many families around the Philippines have their own dessert specialty. Whether it’s puto bumbong, leche flan, or yema, there’s bound to be something sweet at…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Lumpia wrappers are the one of the most versatile ingredients in Filipino cuisine. You can find them in savoury lumpia, or in desserts like turon. These wrappers, despite their popularity, are found pre-made in many supermarkets. It’s much more convenient to buy a pack of lumpia wrappers than make them yourself, but I decided to go…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I recently went on a Sweet Potato Hunt in tokyo. In Japan, come winter time, you will see different types of Satsumaimo (sweet potato) flavoured snacks. For about 3 centuries, ishi yaki imo (roasted sweet potatoes on stones) were sold street side from vendors and then eventually trucks. This tuber has been popular in japan,…

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Love is in the air! Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s day with breakfast in bed featuring some beautiful buckwheat pancakes accompanied by red wine spiced poached pears. The buckwheat pancakes are sweetened by banana, and they are soft and delicious; along with the sweet and tender pears and the tanginess from the yogurt, rest…

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