Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

In the summer, the markets are abundant with so many fresh vegetables. It becomes incredibly easy to make meals! I come home with a bundle of veggies and can’t wait to cook it all. What makes this dish distinct? It’s just easy to do. A lot of Filipino meals start with a basic stir fry. […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Steak

Bacon-Wrapped Steak

Who doesn’t love a few crisp strips of bacon? And who can resist a big, burly juicy steak? Well, now here’s something for lovers of both… a huge, shiny, sizzling bacon-wrapped beef steak for any day of the week!   Even if you’re in no mood to cook, this is the easiest thing to do […]

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Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

  This is a variation of the Filipino Beef Mami, a classic noodle soup. The beef short ribs in this recipe were braised and simmered in a sweet broth, with seasonings, and spices like star anise. Then once the tender beef nearly falls off the bone,  you catch the soft chunks and place them in […]

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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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LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

“I ate where Anthony Bourdain ate.” I now have bragging rights to that. When I went on a trip to the Philippines last month, there was nothing else I wanted to do, from the minute I landed in Manila. I had to  eat at “Bale Dutung” in Angeles, Pampanga.  I wanted to find out for […]

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Beef Morcon, Pampanga Style

Beef Morcon, Pampanga Style

    Beef morcon, Pampanga style is one of the most popular dishes from the region where I grew up. One of the best I tasted and I remember from childhood is the “morcon” served at Everybody’s Café, in San Fernando, the capital of the province. This type of morcon is made from ground meat. […]

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Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

“Breakfast in the middle of the rice field, then Lechon for lunch, and end the day with a plate of sisig and a stick of chicken tail. “ And that’s how Poch Jorolan described what the Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tour would be like. I was hooked. And I booked it. Who could pass up a […]

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Nora Daza’s Chop Suey  & Meeting Nora

Nora Daza’s Chop Suey & Meeting Nora

Chop Suey is an all-time favorite vegetable dish, popular among Filipinos. It is a medley of different greens mixed with slivers of chicken, pork and shrimps in a soy sauce base. The best recipe I make often is from the classic Filipino cookbook “Let’s Cook with Nora” by Nora Daza. And by sheer chance, one […]

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