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Category: Filipino

Halo halo

Halo halo

I love traveling: discovering new places, seeing new things, and especially eating new things. Even though exotic destinations have been put on hold, there are still plenty of fun and interesting destinations here at home. One city I visit often that always inspires me in read more

Turon (fried banana spring rolls)

Turon (fried banana spring rolls)

Sometimes you just want a simple but delicious dessert-you know, when you’re done with dinner, but still craving a little sweet bite. Turon, a Filipino specialty, really fits the bill. Basically a dessert version of the famed Lumpia spring rolls enjoyed all over the Philippines, read more

Palitaw

Palitaw

I may not be that big on sweets but Palitaw is one I can never resist. A popular Filipino snack, Palitaw is made from sticky rice flour and coconut. Palitaw means “to float”, and you’ll see why when you make a batch. This is one read more

Sisig

Sisig

For several months now, I’ve been hearing about this start up company called Omsom. From Food and Wine to Vogue to Epicurious, it keeps showing up in all my buzzy food media. Founded by the daughters of Vietnamese immigrants, Omsom aims to bring authentic and read more

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Do you love quick easy recipes that taste like you’ve spent the better part of the day cooking? Me too! Well, Chicken Adobo is definitely at the top of that list. I’m always amazed that this recipe requires so little effort and so few ingredients, read more

Sinigang Shrimp Soup

Sinigang Shrimp Soup

Sinigang is a traditional Filipino soup. It is characterized by its medley of sweet, tangy, and tart flavors. While it is typically made with pork, I love this shrimp version because it is so light and fresh tasting. It’s the kind of soup that is read more