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Japanese Omurice is a delicious but challenging dish. Can I hack it in my kitchen??

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Anyone who’s tried Omurice knows how delicious it is, and how difficult it is to make. I’m always amazed by how Japanese chefs can shape the perfect omelette using only chopsticks! Thanks to a BuzzFeed video on YouTube, I thought I was equipped with enough skills to make a good omurice. Turns out, I wasn’t…

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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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In this recipe, we use the technique for making a Spanish omelette, but infuse it with Filipino flavors. The traditional Spanish Omelette is called Tortilla de Patatas, or potato omelette. The potatoes are usually fried with onions in olive oil, then mixed with raw eggs in a bowl. This mixture is then covered, allowing the…

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The Philippines is a pork-loving country. One of the most iconic Filipino dishes would have to be the lechon, a whole pig slow-roasted to perfection. But lechon is usually reserved for very special occasions because of its price and size. It’s traditionally made outdoors on a rotating spit over embers, ensuring that the meat inside stays moist and…

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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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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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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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