Monthly Archive: May 2018

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After 15 Years I Visited a Wet Market in the Philippines

I remember this wet market is a common scene for me when I was growing up. My mom always ask me to come with her when she buys our food for the week whether it is in Balintawak, Muñoz, Nepa Q Mart, Farmers Market in Cubao and Baguio City Market....

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Ensaladang Lato

Ensaladang Lato or Seaweed Salad is a type of Filipino salad prepared with Sea Grapes or Caulerpa, tomatoes, onions and fermented shrimps, a popular salad that is usually served with grilled seafood. It’s quite different in taste and texture to the well-known Japanese seaweed salad, as this is more savoury...

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Philippine Fast Food Scene 15 Years After

Like a family member if you are with them always you will not notice the change, that is why when your friend tell you that your child got taller or even tell you that you get fatter the sometimes you can’t believe it, it’s because that you are used to...

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Sardines with Misua and Patola

Sardines is a popular food item in the Philippines specially during my childhood, it is cheap, can be bought everywhere and delicious, it was a common dish served by less affluent families. I remember I kept on saying to my colleagues how poor some Filipinos are, I told them a...

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Saba con Yelo

I know in the Northern Hemisphere its getting warmer and on my end, its getting colder so it’s a perfect time for you guys in the Philippines or even the States to enjoy a dessert drink like our post today. Saba con Yelo or what other call Saging con Hielo...

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Seafood Island (Metro Manila, Philippines)

This was the best dining experience I had on our last trip to the Philippines, it was literally a seafood feast! We ordered three selections here at Seafood Island which was good for 15-20 people but there were only 9 adults and 4 kids, go figure. I met up with...

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Pancit Lusay

Pancit Lusay is a type of stir fried noodle dish popular in Ilocos, Philippines where lusay noodles are cooked with Laoag longaniza, sliced tomatoes, egg, onions and garlic then seasoned with some bagoong. Lusay noodles are the noodle scraps from the fresh noodles where its cut and length vary, another...

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J. Co (Metro Manila, Philippines)

Before I always told myself when I go back and visit the Philippines I will have a list of places I to dine and eat, that did not happen because our short trip was not a vacation but rather a sad trip of attending a funeral, which means our primary...

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Minanok

I have a childhood friend where he has four siblings of which all of them were allergic to chicken and dishwashing liquid, he was the only male and imagine what he has to undergo at their household, no fried chicken and he has to do the dishwashing always. I still...

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Thai Red Chicken Curry

This dish inspired by the Thai and/or Asian takeaways here in Auckland where they offer Thai in their different popular sauces that can be served with either seafood, pork, chicken and beef. Most of the meats apart from the seafood are velveted so they just add the sauce on top....