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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, 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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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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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Not a lot of people in Metro Manila, or Luzon for that matter, know the tabon tabon. It’s a fruit native to Northern Mindanao and Camiguin, so it is a bit hard to find around here. The fruit is used mainly for kinilaw/kilawin. They need to be used within 10 days of picking or else…

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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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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

A good taqueria is very hard to find in the country. Hacienda Comida y Cocteles is one of the few places in Manila where you can get a real delicious Mexican Taco. Don’t take my word for it; the Mexican Ambassador himself exclaimed it upon trying the place out. My other go to taco place…

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Mindanao is a vibrant region with an unexplored cuisine. Because of it’s geographical location, Mindanao has become a melting pot of various cultural influences. This shows clearly in the food, which is frankly, unfamiliar to many who live outside of Mindanao. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find Mindanaoan food around Metro Manila, save for a few…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Charlie Wanton Special is a Mandaluyong institution, but I would have never gotten the chance to try this establishment out if I didn’t move to Quezon City from the heart of C-town. Growing up in Binondo, I was surrounded by food. After all, being the oldest Chinatown in the world, it is the default Chinese…

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