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Philippine Cuisine: Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpia has now become a very popular food in the Philippines. It was originally called lunpia, which was derived from Hokkien. Lunpia was also an alternative name for popiah — a Chinese pastry brought to the Philippines. There are many

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Philippine Cuisine: Isaw Love

No one can exactly pinpoint how and where in the Philippines the street food phenomenon started but it’s a fact that this occurrence has invaded the entire country like a plague. In fact, Manila was named by CNN as one

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Mindanao’s Pride: Pomelo Salad

Have you ever seen a pomelo? Have you tasted this nutritious fruit, which is the largest member of the citrus family?  Some say it tastes a lot like grapefruit, but with less bitterness. Said to be a grapefruit ancestor, a

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Philippine Recipes : Kwek Kwek

As one of the famous street foods in the Philippines, kwek-kwek refers to the boiled chicken eggs covered with orange flour and deeply fried. The name kwek-kwek sounds unusual and funny; however, it is loved by Filipinos aside from isaw

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Philippine Cuisine – Eggplant Salad

Natively known as ensaladang talong, this simple salad is composed of boiled or grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and onions. Eggplant, a plant related to potatoes (root crop) and tomatoes (fruit), is a prime ingredient in many culinary dishes. The Philippines, rich

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Philippine Cuisine – Eggplant Salad

Natively known as ensaladang talong, this simple salad is composed of boiled or grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and onions. Eggplant, a plant related to potatoes (root crop) and tomatoes (fruit), is a prime ingredient in many culinary dishes. The Philippines, rich

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Filipino Food: Pako (Fern) Salad

Nowadays, there are several kinds of diet programs claiming to be effective. From how to lose weight to having the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables, name it, it’s out there. Indeed, salads are an obvious part of a healthy

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Filipino Food: Balut

Every country has its own exotic food. Most documentaries show different kinds of exotic foods that are endemic yet special in a country. Ranging from fried bugs to raw octopus to fried dog meat and large eggs, the Philippines have

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Filipino Food: Tortang Talong

Anywhere in the Philippines, you can find eggplants abundantly growing — in the countryside, in pots, sold in markets and in the vegetable section of grocery stores. Although the plant is easy to grow in this climate of ours, still

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Filipino Food: Vigan Empanada

Are you looking for that European old town in Asia? In the Philippines, there exists two Latin cities that you can visit. Aside from Zamboanga on the western tip of Mindanao, another city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Filipino Food | Crispy Calamares (Fried Squid)

Squid, as an aquatic creature, represents an odd-looking figure in our thoughts. However, when this becomes a part of the cuisine, odd turns to captivating. Calamares is a Filipino food or recipe equivalent to the Mediterranean cuisine fried calamari. The

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