Filipino Snack

Biscoff Pulvoron

There was a time when my kids were obsessed with Biscoff cookies. I used to buy them on a regular basis and they always reminded me whenever we’re low on stock. It was pricier than other biscuits of its kind so I was happy when I saw it at Costco, for a much lesser price. …

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Protein-Rich Biko (Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake)

a nutritious and equally delicious version of the Filipino sweet rice cake that’s laden with loads of essential fatty acids and a great source of plant-based protein. I just love everything about Biko (Filipino sweet glutinous rice cake)! So much so that I can’t help but have seconds (or thirds) of this beloved Filipino native …

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Kutsinta (Cuchinta)

One of the first things I eat whenever we go home to visit are the “kakanin” (native delicacies). I would go to the market early in the morning and feast my eyes on the myriad of colorful delights neatly arranged on banana leaf-lined bilao (shallow bamboo baskets). It’s difficult to choose so I always end …

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Camote Cue (Caramelized Sweet Potato)

Street foods are very popular in the Philippines. They’re either sweet or savory and commonly skewered. Eating food on a stick makes the experience much more appealing aside from its obvious portability. And the best part, it’s cheap eats! In the Philippines, camote cue is usually sold in make-shift stalls near public markets, schools or …

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Cassava Flan Cake

Before the kids were born, hubby and I were fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii. A good friend (elementary classmate) got married so it was the perfect excuse. It was also a great time to meet and reconnect with some friends who migrated to the aloha state.  Another close family friend invited us for dinner …

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Kwek-Kwek (Orange-Battered Quail Egg)

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C.M. Recto in Manila is a major hub for a lot of street food. It’s in the midst of the “University Belt” and is a bustling area where people come and go. Aside from it being infamous for its “processing” of major documents, street vendors line up its whole stretch.  Street food is cheap eats …

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Brown Rice Puto (Healthy, Whole Grain)

Puto is a steamed rice cake that’s a well-loved snack among Filipinos. Different regions of the Philippines have their own local version of these tasty treats. Traditionally made with rice that’s soaked overnight then ground into a pancake-like batter, modern versions call for the use of all-purpose or cake flours. Though the latter kinds of …

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

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This is one of the few reasons why we always have canned coconut milk at home. There’s something so satisfying about eating ginataan (cooked in coconut milk). I like mine thick and slightly warm. Chewing it slowly to savor every single bite is how I eat this sweet coconut soup. I carefully pick every single …

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Chicken Mami (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup)

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My first memory of eating Mami (noodle soup) was in primary school. There’s this famous restaurant in the Philippines that’s well-known for their Mami (noodle soup) and Siopao (steamed bun). It’s called Ma Mon Luk. The restaurant was unpretentious – both the exterior and the interior decors were minimal but people from all walks of …

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Chicken Salad Sandwich (Kid-friendly)

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It’s September and school is just around the corner. My kids were always excited to be back and see their friends , but not this year. As of now, we still don’t know how this school year will pan out. We’re hoping it’ll be distant learning up until this covid is out of the picture. …

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