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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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Baked Bangus (Milkfish)

(Singapore) - Milkfish or "Bangus" is the national fish of the Philippines, and happens to be my ultimate favorite food in the world. In fact, I can eat it 3x a day...

 
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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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Miso, Pasta, Cod

(Singapore) - This is one of my favorites in V’s menu. Definitely a must try! Angel Hair Pasta with Miso Cod...

 
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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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Spare Ribs Caldereta

(Chicago) - I have a full slab of pork ribs in my freezer for quite some time and I don’t know what to do with it. The previous slabs became 2 different barbecue

 
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Inihaw na Spare Ribs

(Chicago) - Just when I thought that summer has fully arrived 2 weeks ago and I could start using my outdoor grill, the chilly winds came back last week and ...

 
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Fiesta Macaroni Salad

(Chicago) - Hands down, Filipino macaroni salad is my most favorite of all Pinoy dishes. I so earnestly wait year after year for the town fiesta, my birthday...

 
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