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I always listen to my subscribers. I find that it’s a great way to crowdsource ideas. One of my subscribers, who is also a shopper at Landers Superstore, suggested a very interesting challenge. His favourite food is Ilocos Empanada. It’s not that easy to find it around Metro Manila, so I accepted the challenge! Could…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Bacolod is known to be home of Inasal, but there’s more to their cuisine than that. It’s a city also known for its comfort food. Particularly, their soups. Bacolod has its own versions of soups that you can find around the Philippines. Filipino soups are generally made with boiled meats and vegetables, sometimes flavored with…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Chicken Inasal is one of the top classic dishes Filipinos love. They can enjoy this almost daily with unlimited helpings of white rice. There are hundreds of restaurants that serve mainly Chicken Inasal, like Mang Inasal which can be found all over the country. Other Filipino restaurants also have their versions of Inasal. If you’re…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Aligue, otherwise known as crab fat, is a favourite among Filipinos to mix with either rice or pasta. Since it’s a bit pricey, crab fat fried rice or crab fat pasta has always had decadence written all over it. This recipe is no exception, combining the richness of the crab fat with coconut milk, while enhancing…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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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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, Where to eat

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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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

A newer and fresher Petra & Pilar has reopened its door in 2016. From the upscale “carinderia” concept of Chef Ed Quimson, it is now a lively casual restaurant that caters to events and after office hang-out place to nearby Makati City workforce. Recently, the restaurant has launched their Barkada Boodle Bilao Menu perfect for…

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