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  • Pinakbet Ilocano
    Posted in: Recipes

    Cooked, Styled & Photographed by Mayette Garcia.

    Pinakbet (also known as pakbet) is a popular vegetable-rich Filipino dish associated wih the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.”

  • Kaong
    Posted in: Fruits

    Kaong is the fruit of the sugar palm tree whose scientific name is Arenga pinnata. Translucently white in color and chewy in texture, the cute-sized fruits of the kaong are a popular ingredient in haluhalo, together with macapuno and nata de coco.

  • Pancit Malabon
    Pancit Malabon
    Posted in: Noodles

    Pancit Malabon by by Toyang Noresa.

    Named after its city of origin, Pancit Malabon has thick noodles and is characterized by having its sauce already mixed in with the noodles before serving.

    The toppings and ingredients are mostly seafood like squid and shrimp!

  • Biko, Nilupak & Kalamay na Mais
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks, Kakanin

    Biko, Nilupak & Kalamay na Mais by Toyang Noresa.

    Kakanin is a whole genre of Filipino delicacies whose main ingredient is usually rice, sometimes corn or a root crop like cassava.

  • Pako (Fern)
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Pako (Fern). Photo by An Analie.

    Green and nutritious, pako is great for salads!

  • Pakaskas
    Posted in: Filipino Candy, Filipino Snacks

    Photo by Eva Argenos of Pakaskas from Isla Verde, Batangas.

    Pakaskas is a sweet treat consisting of palm sugar that’s liquified, then put into a mold of palm leaves until the liquid solidifies.

  • Shrimp & Chorizo
    Chorizo de Bilbao
    Posted in: Meat

    Shrimps & Chorizo by Mayette M. Garcia.

    Originating from the Iberian peninsula, chorizo refers to several types of pork sausages. In the Philippines, the most common type is called chorizo de bilbao.

  • Cansi
    Posted in: Meat

    Cansi is the Ilonggo version of bulalo or boiled bone-in beef shank.

    Bacolod City is particularly famous for Cansi.

  • Barbeque Lauriat of Chowking in Dubai
    Posted in: General Info

    Photo by Jeric Travis of Chowking’s Barbeque Lauriat in Dubai, UAE.

    The word “lauriat” derives from the Chinese-Hokkien “Lao Diat” denoting a celebration.

  • Puso ng Saging sa Puno
    Puso ng Saging
    Posted in: General Info

    Puso ng saging literally means “heart of banana” in the Tagalog language. It has been called “banana bell” in English.

    As you can see in the photo, a banana heart is reddish-purple on the outside.