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Be transported to the streets of Thailand with this dish.

Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a special vegetable fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Jollibee is famous for a lot of things, but the main reason would have to be its fried chicken. This chicken was so popular and loved by the Filipino people that it even prompted fast food giant McDonald’s to also serve fried chicken in their Philippine branches. What makes Jollibee’s Chicken Joy so good? I…

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Okra may be a vegetable most shy away from because of its slimy texture. But this green vegetable that is the main ingredient in its namesake, gumbo, is packed with nutrients and vitamins. It can be cooked in a variety of ways to appease even the pickiest of eaters, and should be a part of…

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Food & Drinks, Tips

If you are following a strict diet, good for you. It takes a lot of courage and discipline to stick to a diet plan especially in this age and time where temptation is everywhere. But is your diet sustainable? Is it rich with the nutrients a person should normally have? Sure, most diets require people…

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Curry puffs were one of my many favourite childhood snacks to eat when I was growing up. Traditionally, curry puffs are deep fried with beef mince and potatoes, but this curry puff recipe today is a slightly healthier version made with sweet potatoes, a few other vegetables, and baked rather than fried. I have made…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Despite being an insanely hot country, the Philippines cannot get enough of their bubbling hot dishes. From saucy stews like kare-kare to bowls of sinigang or tinola, Filipinos find comfort in the warm and the soupy. Enter a Filipino classic that has its roots in both the Spanish and Chinese influences that have permeated the…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

San Choy Bao is a dish that our family typically orders when we eat out in a Chinese restaurant every once in a while. It is usually served as the entrée option and served as a second course with the leftover meat from a Peking duck. It is not something I would often cook at…

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Food & Drinks, Tips

Let’s be honest. No matter how hard we try to summon the “diet ako eh” card, all of us will nonchalantly feast during this holiday season. Not necessarily a bad thing, yes, but not that good either. Who wouldn’t want to have some bites of that crispy lechon skin, with an inviting ethereal crackle that calls…

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