Filipino Lechon Sa Hurno : Oven Roasted Crisp Roast Pork

Filipino Lechon Sa Hurno : Oven Roasted Crisp Roast Pork

    Every Filipino event is celebrated with “lechon”, roast pig, as the centerpiece of the party. The larger the “lechon”, signifies how important the guest of honor or occasion is. Filipino lechon, unlike the Hawaiian version of roast pig in luaus, is roasted above ground, with the kindled fire from an open pit. The […]

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A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

  The plane landed at midnight, in Manila at the NAIA Airport. It was hot and humid. I survived a 20+ hour plane trip from the USA to Korea, then finally Manila. Clutching my luggage , I shifted my shoulder bag, sent my sister  a text at the arrival area. “I’m here. Hungry! Hurry!”   […]

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Strawberries, Mangoes, Lychees on Star Anise Pastry Puffs

Strawberries, Mangoes, Lychees on Star Anise Pastry Puffs

  A sweet fruit medley laced with licorice-like star anise syrup awaits our family Easter table this season. Taking advantage of the fresh fruits available, I made this easy- to- put- together dessert in just a few minutes.     The star anise flavor took center stage in this recipe. Star anise is a favorite […]

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