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Food & Drinks, Recipes

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, 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, Tips

Until recently, whiskey was the star in many bars across Metro Manila. But I noticed that many people are also starting to get into gin. A classic gin and tonic is a staple in any bar, whether at home or commercially. The thing about gin is that it isn’t as regulated as wine or whiskey….

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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

These chickpeas cooked in a sweet, spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and finished with a touch of coconut cream is the kind of dish that I could enjoy almost any night of the week. I tend to make a big batch of it and cook up different vegetable side dishes to accompany the curry, mostly…

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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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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

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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