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  • Filipino meal with rice, ulam, spoon, and fork.
    What is Filipino Food?
    Posted in: General Info

    What makes Philippine cuisine Filipino?

    Or… What makes a Filipino?

    The understanding of Philippine cuisine cannot be dissociated from the country’s cultural history and geography. Filipino food was prepared by the Malay settlers, spiced by commercial relations with Chinese traders, stewed in 300 years of Spanish rule, and hamburgered by American influence on our way of life.

  • Magnolia Ice Cream USA #OMGpeke
    U.S. Company Blocks San Miguel From Selling Magnolia Ice-Cream
    Posted in: Companies, News

    A company in the United States has been marking their own ice-cream products with the “Magnolia” name, using San Miguel’s iconic oval logo. That company Ramar has no affiliation with San Miguel Philippines. Even today, many Filipino Americans assume that the Magnolia ice-cream they eat in the USA is related to the Magnolia in the Philippines. It is not.

  • Taho
    Taho
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Most frequently sold out in the streets by roaming vendors, taho is a mixture of silken tofu and arnibal. See photos of a taho vendor and the iconic metal container in which the taho is carried.

  • Chicken Adobo Wings
    Adobo is Mexican?
    Posted in: Hot Topics

    The origin of adobo has produced much debate among casual eaters who wonder how the so-called Filipino national dish can have a distinctly Spanish name and in its most popular preparation use the very Chinese ingredient that is soy sauce. CNN recently weighed in and casually declared that adobo is of Mexican origin…

  • Liyempo - Step #5: Put in a Super-Hot Oven
    How to Make Lechon Liempo
    Posted in: Meat

    Photos and Instructions by Johnard Garcia. How to make Lechon Liempo (Roasted Pork Belly) for when you can’t roast a whole pig! Step 1 – Ibabad sa brine ang karne nang magdamag. Step 2 – maghiwa ng maraming sibuyas. Step 3 – iahon ang karne at patuyuin, lagyan ng kung anu-anong mga rekado…

  • Tangigue with calamansi
    Tanigue
    Posted in: Fish

    Tanigue with calamansi by Angie Pastor.

  • Sinturis citrus fruits
    Sinturis
    Posted in: Fruits

    A native Tagalog word for the citrus fruit known widely by the Spanish-derived name dalanghita.

  • Binatog
    Binatog
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Photo of Binatog by Mildred Cruz.

    Binatog is simply boiled corn kernels! It’s a popular Filipino snack that you can also buy at many roadside stalls in the Philippines.

  • Closeup of Lumpiang Ubod Ingredients
    Lumpiang Ubod
    Posted in: Recipes

    Also known as lumpiang sariwa (fresh lumpia).

    Ubod is the heart of the coconut palm where the leaves and the nuts are formed. The tree dies when the ubod is removed.

  • Adidas + Saluyot
    Adidas
    Posted in: Meat

    Adidas + Saluyot by Mommy Shelette.

    In the Philippines, adidas refers to chicken feet.

    The usage derives from the fact that the chicken’s three claws are reminiscent of the trefoil logo of the German shoe company Adidas.

  • Goldilocks Polvoron
    Goldilocks Polvoron
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that manufactures and packages different flavors of pulburon. The Filipino word comes from the Spanish polvoron. Goldilocks calls it “shortbread cookies.” Goldilocks Canada has referred to polvoron as “Manila shortbread,” describing it as a “sweet mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar, that is then molded.”

  • Titay's Rosquillos
    Titay’s
    Posted in: Companies

    Titay’s Liloan Rosquillos & Delicacies is a maker of biscuits, pastries and breads. They are most famous for their Rosquillos Corazon, Otap, Galletas del Carmen, Galletas de Bato, and Hojaldres.

  • Laing
    Laing
    Posted in: Recipes

    A quintessential Bicolano dish, LAING is dried taro leaves in coconut milk.

  • Bobot: Filipino Candy
    Bobot
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    Bobot Candy-Coated Peanuts… “vintage” Filipino candies from the 1990s. Made by Highland Confectionery Mfg. Inc. in Mandaue City, Philippines. Sold in packs containing 24 small packages, each containing four nuts.

  • Crispy Liempo
    Crispy Liempo
    Posted in: Meat

    Photo of Crispy Liempo by Leslie Bernarte. Goes well with beer 🙂

  • Nana Rosa's chicacorn from Ilocos
    Chichacorn
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Photo by MeNi C.

    Chichacorn is a semi-popped style of cornick that uses glutinous corn, which is treated with lime before frying. The name is a combination of the words chicharon (crispy pork rinds) and corn.