Pinoy Food

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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The BEST and EASIEST Mango Ice Candy (Super Smooth)

Today is the first real taste of “almost summer” weather, and I’m loving it! Up until a few days ago, it still felt like winter for most of the day. This year, the warm weather has been inching ever so slowly because old man winter is overstaying its welcome.  It’s a good sight to see …

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Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

However long we have been living outside of the Philippines, my taste buds remain the same. I still crave and long for the food I grew up eating – the taste, nostalgia and for some reason, even a simple Adobo tastes different when eaten while vacationing home. Is there something in the water…or the air …

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Tuyo – Filipinos Favorite Dried Fish

Among the numerous dried fish (usually salted) in the Philippines, Tuyo is undeniably the king of ‘em all. Unlike the others (danggit, daing to name a few), this humble salted dried herring is sold from the tiniest sari-sari store (neighborhood store) to the biggest supermarkets. At wet markets, it’s sold in packs, by weight or …

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Egg White Leche Flan

I must confess … I love Leche Flan! It’s one of the top things that brings me back to my childhood.  Armed with a spoon, I could easily finish a whole llanera (leche flan mold) in one sitting. But that was before, when that pesky cholesterol wasn’t yet an issue. Now, I can only have …

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Homemade Ensaymada (Rich and Buttery)

Tinapay (bread in Filipino) is as much a staple as rice to us Filipinos. We have it in the morning, a snack before lunchtime, in the afternoon merienda (snack time) or just anytime we feel like it, especially with a cup of coffee. The neighborhood panaderya (bakery) is always brimming with a cornucopia of bread …

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Ube Champorado (Sweet Rice Porridge With Purple Yam)

It was about 5 or so years ago when I first tried making this purple-hued porridge. I made it once before but totally forgot to make it again, until recently. When my little one and I were at the international aisle of our local supermarket, he just blurted “Champorado” while pointing at a boxed champorado …

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Peach Mango Pie

We live in the part of Canada where the US border is a mere 20-minute drive. In fact, it’s much closer than going to downtown Vancouver. Every summer prior to this pandemic, we crossed the border to go to the nearest Jollibee (when the Vancouver one was still nonexistent) … which is about 2 ½ …

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Crispy Adobo Flakes

I have been craving Pork Adobo for weeks now but because of my unending to-do list, I haven’t gotten around to it until a few days ago. Because it’s been on my mind, I wasn’t even thinking when I was cutting a slab of pork shoulder. It was only after I was done cooking that …

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Scrambled Eggs with Dried Alamang and Tomatoes

Dried krill is another name for dried alamang (shrimp fry). It’s the same kind used to make Ginisang Alamang except it’s dried the same way as tuyo (dried fish) and usually unsalted. It’s packed with flavor which elevates the likes of Dinengdeng and Pinakbet. It also makes my Crunchy Sweet Potato Okoy taste better when …

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