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Lechon Tocinong Manok

(Chicago) – I was intending to make pork tocino but I didn’t realize that I used up the huge pork butt reserves for adobo the other week. But I’m still craving for that sweet, salty and garlicky flavor of tocino. All I have in my freezer is a whole...

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Veggie Galore: Chopsuey

(Chicago) – I eat vegetables but it's not usually my preference especially if there's a meat dish on the table. My doctor even reprimanded me for doing high protein diet ...

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Monggo = Mung Bean

Monggo is a very popular bean in the Philippines. It’s versatile – commonly used in savory dishes and some in desserts. There’s monggo guisado which I adore...

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Pinoys, Buffets, Todai

(Chicago) - Given a choice between 2 restaurants serving same the type of food and with prices in the same range but one is buffet and the other is not, I know for a...

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Purple Wonder: Ube Ice Cream

(Chicago) – What food is more appropriate for summer than ice cream? It's just made for the season. Init ng panahon, lamig at sarap sa bibig - just complimenting...

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Andersonville Midsommarfest

(Chicago) - Summer is festival season in Chicago. Almost every week there's street fair or neighborhood festival going in some corner in the city. Where there is ...

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Happy Fourth!

(Chicago) - It's the time of the year again for grilling. I hosted a party last night to celebrate 4th of July and instead of servings slabs of steak and ribs, I thought of

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The Fresher, The Better

(Chicago) - One of the joys of summer in Chicago is the prevalence of farmers markets in the city. A couple of weeks ago, I went to Green City Market in Lincoln Park and ...

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Red Wine Braised Pork Belly

(Chicago) - Braising does wonders on the food. Also called as pot roasting, it is simmering meat or vegetable over low heat for a long period of time. And the outcome ...

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Seafood Egg Drop Soup

(Chicago) - There are days that I feel so bloated and I don’t feel like eating full or heavy meal. To a Pinoy, that means a meal with “ulam” (dish) and rice, and most ...

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