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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, Where to eat

Banawe St. in Quezon City has the two C’s: Chinese food, and car parts. You can find both in abundance for cheap prices. The little Chinatown in QC is lined with restaurants to suit any foodie. Craving for fresh lumpia? How about some Taiwanese dumplings? It’s also in Banawe St. where I found some amazing…

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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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Fitness, Food & Drinks, Tips

You would literally have to be a caveman to have not heard of the paleo diet. But if you are like the rest of us, just because you have heard of it doesn’t mean you’re clear about what it truly entails. Here we examine the paleo diet pros and cons, as well as advice on…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

If you’ve grown up in the Philippines, then you’re probably familiar with Pancake House. As a kid, I would often bug my parents to take me there. Their classic offerings include pancakes with bacon and eggs, crunchy fried chicken, and spaghetti. But the pièce de résistance would have to be their Tacos. Pancake House tacos seem simple enough:…

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Food & Drinks, Tips

I’m all about a good soft-boiled egg in the morning. A gelatinous egg white surrounding a runny, barely-cooked yolk, with a dash of salt and toast is the perfect way to start my day. I don’t always get the perfect soft-boiled egg though. There are so many variables at play: how much water you have,…

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Food & Drinks

Sweater weather? Cuddle weather? Snooze weather? No matter how you would like to call the rainy season, I’m willing to bet that we all agree this is also food trip weather. A few days into June and we are already being hit by strong winds and rain. Though it may turn any day into a…

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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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Fitness, Food & Drinks, Tips

The herbs and spices in your kitchen cabinet help create fragrant, flavorful dishes at home, but they also do a whole lot more for your physical wellbeing. With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-carcinogenic properties, herbs like turmeric and cumin relieve arthritis, treat digestive problems and infections, and prevent cancer. In fact, studies have shown that their…

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