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Ube Tikoy

Adding everyone’s favourite purple ingredient to this Chinese rice cake. Ube Tikoy is a type of Filipino-Chinese rice steamed rice cake called Tikoy prepared with ube flavour and macapuno strips. Tikoy was a staple for us growing up, during Chinese New Year back in the Philippines it was a custom...

Chicken Embutido

Chicken Embutido is a type of sausage made with chicken meat but rather than being wrapped in a casing, it holds in shape by its packaging. Almost similar to meatloaf where it is accompanied by a variety of ingredients such as peppers, raisins, carrots, cheese, bread crumbs and pickles. It...

Japanese Siomai

Japanese Siomai is a type of minced pork and sometimes with prawns where it is wrapped in nori sheets instead of the usual dimsum wrapper, giving it a unique seafood taste. I have been into Japan, Hong Kong and China and probably I had seen one of these types of...

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Cuapao

Cuapao is a type of a steamed bun shaped like a thick folded taco filled with fermented mustard greens, pork and chopped peanuts. I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that...

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao 2

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao is a dish of steamed lotus leaf buns filled with Asian style spicy chicken, cucumber and pickled red onions served with Hoisin and Sriracha sauce Have you ever tried Gua Bao? That fluffy white steamed bun shaped like a taco and filled with meats and other...

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork 1

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork is a Chinese dish of steamed silken tofu topped with savoury minced meat sauce seasoned with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Ahhhh Tofu, everyone I know hates this, I don’t know why? Possibly they haven’t tried a good recipe yet or is it the texture?...

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant 1

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant is a Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with steamed eggplant topped with salty, savoury sweet spicy hot oil Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant is a Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with steamed eggplant topped with a sauce prepared with sesame paste, fermented black beans, soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli...

Binallay 1

Binallay

Binallay is a delicacy from Isabela prepared with found glutinous rice flour steamed in a banana leaf wrap then served with coconut sugar syrup and curdled coconut cream. Filipinos love their rice cakes, in fact each region in the Philippines have their specialty like Tupig from Pangasinan, Ibos Suman from...

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Biyaki

Biyaki is a type of Filipino kakanin prepared with cassava, coconut milk, sugar and corn wrapped in banana leaf then steamed. If you notice during the last few days, we have been focusing on Maranao food, I just love to share this cuisine as its quite unique, almost a cross...