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The freshness of a salad with the satisfaction of a noodle dish. Perfect combination!

Food & Drinks, Recipes

This tofu soba noodle salad is seriously a tasty plate of noodle goodness. It is dressed with a fantastic dressing reminiscent of the traditional Chinese sauce using Chinese black vinegar and sesame oil. Chinese black vinegar is somewhat similar to a balsamic, but it has a darker texture with a lingering smoky sweetness. It is…

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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

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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