Pamela Casis

Dulce de Leche-Topped Cassava Cake

Living in the province for a big chunk of my childhood, I learned a few things that I wouldn’t have learned (or even thought of) had I only stayed in the city. I can vividly remember when I was about 12, Tatang (my mom’s uncle who was an awesome grandpa and farmer) took me to …

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Purple Biko (Sweet Rice Cake)

Two of the things I seldom ran of out are glutinous rice and coconut milk. My kids love KAKANIN (Filipino native delicacies usually made of rice) Cooking Biko is like a walk in the park for me and I can do it for them whenever they crave it. After cooking numerous trays of this delicious …

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Easy HomeMade Pandesal

I’m sure most of us Filipinos grew up eating Pandesal (I did!) and living far from home, it’s one of those food that I miss eating. Sure, there are a lot of places that sells “authentic” pandesal but my memory of this sweet, inexpensive and filling bread is not quite the same as the one …

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DIY Taho (Soft Tofu with Tapioca and Sugar Syrup)

If you grew up in the Philippines, you probably have a soft spot for Taho. It’s a warm, soft tofu pudding delicately spooned in a tall glass, drenched in that “caramelly” sugar syrup and topped with white tapioca pearls. I remembered patiently waiting for the Magtataho (Taho vendor) with a cup on one hand and …

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Maja Mais Pie (Coconut Pudding with Corn)

Maja Mais by Pamela Casis

Though not as popular as Leche Flan and Ube Halaya, Maja Mais (or Maja Blanca) is also one of the delicacies that Filipinos usually serve during gatherings. It’s like white gelatin with bits and pieces of corn in every bite and has that melt-in-your-mouth texture. The topping: Latik, which is the browned clotted cream that …

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Easy Tinapang Salmon (Oven-Smoked Salmon)

Smoked fish is one of the dishes that remind me of home. Once in a while we buy the commercially packaged ones from the local Asian store but I noticed the prices of frozen fish has been getting steeper each time I go. My family, especially my kids love it! It’s a treat for them …

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Easy Roast Chicken (Filipino-Style)

Roast Chicken is a very popular “dinner in an instant” here in North America. All supermarkets have their own special mix blend that they flavor the chicken with. You can’t help but stop and look at them neatly arranged and turn simultaneously on the rotisserie. But, there are also times when you want something familiar-tasting …

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Spanish-Style Bangus (Binagoongan)

Every time we go home to the Philippines, I’m always on a hunt for new products I can try and bring back to Canada. The last time we were there, a variety of bottled fish products caught my attention. It was carefully being stacked and perfectly lined up. The supervisor (her name tag said so) …

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Quick and Easy Tofu Chow Mein

Valentine’s Day just passed. It’s one of those times when we indulge in “sinful” treats especially chocolates. But this year is a little different because it’s also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent… a day of fasting and abstinence. Meat is the No.1 food we abstain from during the Lenten season so I had to …

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