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Monggo Guisado

(Chicago) - Guisadong Monggo is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. It’s not expensive to make and highly nutritious. You can omit or limit the pork and bagoong if you have dietary constraints...

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(Chicago) –  Embutido is a Filipino meat loaf. It is meat mixture formed in a foot-long log, wrapped in foil, steamed and served in slices. Some cook it twice by pan frying the embutido slices to gain some color and […]

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Hot and Spicy Bicol Express

(Chicago) – Pork belly and coconut milk? This combination is a no-brainer –one of my all-time favorite Pinoy dishes . The spiciness and creaminess of this dish make it perfect with rice. And any dish that makes me eat humongous […]

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The Spanish in Us: Pork Afritada

(Chicago) – There’s always something Spanish in every Filipino. It is evident in the last names of most of us, in skin color of a few, in religious belief of the majority, in facial structure, in politics, in public festivities, […]

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Pinoy Menudo

(Chicago) –  One of the major (major! :)) effects of food blogging to me is that my appreciation of Filipino food has grown significantly. How many times I denounced my homeland cuisine whenever I was asked if Filipino food was […]

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Tocino, Less the Cancer

(Chicago) –  We, Pinoys, love our tocino.  I am personally addicted to this especially if it comes with a mound of fried rice and over-easy eggs. For the uninitiated, tocino is a highly sweet cured meat, either pork or chicken, […]

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Plain Jane Grilled Pork

(Chicago) – Simplicity is beauty. As cliché as it may sound, I truly believe this saying. Over-adornment of anything: be it physical, house or clothing, can obstruct the real beauty of the object. And this does not only apply to […]

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Bistek Americana

(Los Angeles) – Being married to a Caucasian American for quite a while now and to be able to satisfy both our taste buds, I have come up with a recipe of the American-style Bistek. This is the result of […]

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Re-inventing Laing

(Chicago) – Many years ago, I participated in a mission trip, organized by my church in Manila, to a province in the Bicol region which is eastern part of the Philippines. I was so young then that I couldn’t remember the details […]

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Star Adobo

(Chicago) – Monday: pork adobo; Tuesday: chicken adobo; Wednesday: vegetable adobo; Thursday: fish adobo; Friday: school cafeteria lunch.  I am not exaggerating.  This was my typical weekly lunch pack menu that my lola prepared for me when I was in […]

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