Monthly Archive: June 2018

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Hinalog na Manok

Hinalog na Manok is a dish inspired by three popular Filipino Chicken dishes, the tinola, sinampalukan and afritada. Ginger, chilli leaves and papaya came from tinola; the sinigang mix comes from sinampalukan; and the garlic, onions and tomato paste came from afritada. It may sound like a barrage of flavours...

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The Don (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Its one of those random days again where most of us at home was quite lazy to prepare dinner, usually we have the energy to cook but for some reason (most probably the weather) we just want to bum out. Our usual schedule is that I leave office at 4:30PM...

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Tostada

Tostada is a Spanish word that means “toasted”, in Filipino language it is called “tostado” a word to describe various dishes where the main ingredient is toasted. Commonly it is also a dish the is made with a toasted or deep-fried corn tortilla that is flat or bowl in share...

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The Hospitality of the Filipino People Though Food

A big part of the Filipino culture is how we treat our guests, meaning our hospitality, where they are served warmly at any times and any cost regardless of who they are hence when you watch vlogs of people travelling in the Philippines most of their comments is that they...

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Piyaya

Pasalubong is one Filipino tradition that I really like specially if you are the recipient. Well what is this tradition? Basically, is an act of bringing gifts/souvenirs from a traveller’s destination to people back home, usually in form of food, local produce or a craft only found on the location...

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Baka Tula-sog

I love discovering Filipino dishes that are not popular or even unknown to many, and in my dire search for those recipes I came across this dish called Baka Tula-Sog.  Baka Tula-Sog a beef dish from Davao where cheap cuts of beef are slowly stewed in a cocoa with pineapples,...

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Airline Food – Cathay Pacific

This perhaps is the airlines that I had used most in my entire life, when I used to work in Philippines and Hong Kong this was the airlines I used the most during my trips in South East Asia apart from occasional KLM’s. Most probably I had flown with them...

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Sinuglaw

Sinugba and Kinilaw is what Sinuglaw is, a marriage of two totally opposite dishes, both delicious in its own ways. Sinugba and Kinilaw are both types of food preparation methods popular in Visayas and Mindanao, sinugba means grilled and kinilaw which means soaked in cone citric acid or vinegar.  Sinugba...

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3 Benefits of Cooking With Clean Water

The water that comes out of your tap may have started its journey hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Most people take the simple act of turning on the tap for granted. It is easy to forget the journey that water makes or the processes that are undertaken everyday...

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Where to find good ramen in Auckland

There are many Japanese restaurants in Auckland, some of them offer ramen but few of them can make a proper one. I was lucky enough to have a first-hand experience on trying the real thing in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and based on that experience I know how to spot...