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Sushi All I Can – Yes I Can

(Chicago) - Give me sushi and sake, I’m in paradise; make it unlimited, I’m in heaven. Most of the all-you-can sushi places here are just mass producing sushi crap, as in very bad. But Shiroi Hana in Wriggleyville in Chicago serves ...

 
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Bloody Good Dinuguan

Dinuguan is a popular stew dish in the Philippines made up of pork blood, pork meat, some offals (liver, intestines, etc) and vinegar.

 
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Ube Pandesal

What's for breakfast? Warm ube (purple yam) pandesal with peanut butter.

 
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Tortang Talong

(Chicago) – This a simple and ever popular Filipino eggplant omelet. This dish could be simplified some more and just reduce the ingredients to eggplant, egg and oil. But I like my torta with some stuffing to make it heavier ...

 
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Talong at Corned Beef

(Chicago) – I never like ordering food or microwaving frozen stuffs for dinners. After a long day of hard and stressful work, all I want is a home-cooked meal to bring me back to sanity. But the primary enemy is time. There’s ...

 
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Tastefully Plated at Isla

(Chicago) – Thank God that there are a lot of things Filipino in Chicago. Not as many as in California or New York but Pinoy stuffs are totally accessible here. There are Pinoy stores, groups, restaurants and resource ...

 
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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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