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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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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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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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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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One of the most infamous vegetables in the world would be the ampalaya, otherwise known as the bitter gourd. Many Filipino kids remember being forced by their parents to finish their servings of ampalaya, either pushing them to hate vegetables forever or eventually grow into liking the unique bitter flavor. In the Philippines, ampalaya is…

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They say the best burgers have the perfect ratio of fat to meat, so you get the juiciest bite. Oftentimes, you can’t tell what the ratio is in regular ground beef from the supermarket. More fat means a juicier but looser patty, while leaner meat can lead to a dry burger. What’s the solution? Grinding…

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Hummus is a nutritious, protein-packed snack that can be modified in countless ways. Instead of a plain chickpea base, add roasted carrots and fun toppings for good measure. Pickled red onions add a refreshing touch to earthy hummus, and crunchy pan-fried chickpeas add texture to an otherwise smooth and heavy dish.

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Many are drawn to McDonald’s simply for one order: McNuggets. These crispy and crunchy nuggets are anyone’s go-to fast food, and this is not just among children. It’s easy to eat, it’s delicious, and it goes so well with fries. Filipinos especially are fans of nuggets. There are many pre-made or frozen chicken nuggets available…

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