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Oyster Rockefeller Birthplace

When I learned that Oyster Rockefeller was first created here in New Orleans, I swore that I would not leave NOLA without trying the real authentic version of this dish. Luckily, I only need to walk 5 minutes from my hotel to the birthplace of this famous oyster dish, Antoine’s.

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Easy, Lemony Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal is now big in the Philippines. This is a popular chicken grill that originated from Bacolod in Iloilo region. This dish left a good imprint in my food memory for the first time I tried it when I was a kid. I can ...

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Fried Fish Twist: Sarciado

Fish sarciado is a typical Filipino dish which is directly translated as fish with sauce. The fish is usually fried first and then simmered in sauce that is made of fresh tomatoes and eggs. However, I do mine ...

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Pancit Canton

There are only 3 Filipino noodles dishes that are being rotated every time there is a special occasion in my family back home in Manila; it’s either Filipino-style sweet spaghetti, pancit bihon or pancit...

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Pritong Chicken Adobo

It could be interesting to know how many versions of Filipino adobo exist currently. There are only a few ingredients used in adobo but there are countless twists and turns that you can do ...

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Pinoy-Style Fried Chicken

This is no Jollibee or KFC. But in some hidden corner of my mind, I remember my grandmother putting vinegar to chicken before frying them. I asked some elderly Pinoys as well and they affirmed that this is pretty common. Vinegar ...

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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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