Red Tide Causes Shellfish Ban in Eastern Samar

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I just read an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s website about the imposition of Shellfish ban in Eastern Samar. Apparently, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) prohibit gathering, eating, and selling shellfish from Matarinao Bay. It appears that toxic red tide … [Read more...]

Polvoron

Polvoron

Polvoron is a semi-sweet concoction made of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter. This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added.There are several polvoron recipes available today. There are the cookies and … [Read more...]

How to Butcher a Chicken

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Have you ever tried to butcher a whole dressed chicken? I remember the first time to butcher a whole chicken; it was confusing. Back then, I didn’t know where to start and I have no idea as to how many parts should I divide it into. I spent more than 30 minutes to complete the task and I created a … [Read more...]

Food Review:Panda Express Beijing Beef

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I felt that I needed a quick bite as I drove home from work. Luckily, I was about to pass-by a Panda Express location and decided to grab a box for dinner. I got a 2 entrée plate consisting of Orange Chicken, Beijing Beef, and Chow Mein for sides. Let’s not talk about Orange chicken and Chow Mein … [Read more...]

Tuyo: Smelly but Lovely

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It has been more than a week since I last posted an article for our What’s Cooking section so I decided to write something about what I had for breakfast this morning. After taking a shower and brushing my teeth twice, I’m now inspired to write something about one of my favorite breakfast foods: … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider in Making the Best Fried Rice

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Fried Rice is the result when steamed or boiled rice are fried in oil or animal fat. For practical reasons, the Chinese first used this method to preserve and recycle leftover steamed rice for consumption. Nowadays, several varieties of fried rice are enjoyed throughout the world. Making fried … [Read more...]

Perfect Rice Puff Dessert

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Rice puffs or popped rice are grains of rice that are popped and dehydrated. This is often mixed with sweeteners such as sugar or corn syrup and eaten as breakfast cereals. There is a popular snack in the Philippines called “ampaw” which is made from sweetened popped rice. I’m not planning to … [Read more...]

Another World Record for the Biggest Mango

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Would you believe that a single piece of mango can weight up to 2 kilos (4.4 lbs)? I thought that this was a hoax at first until I read a post published by the Department of Agriculture – Cagayan de Oro, Philippines last September 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Bodiongan of Iligan City were able to … [Read more...]

Palitaw

Palitaw

Palitaw is a term used to call a sweet flat rice cake that is eaten in the Philippines as a snack or dessert. Originally, grounded or pounded sticky rice is used to make this rice cake (called kakanin in the local language) – however, the practice of using packaged rice flour became common because … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Enjoy Eating Sardines

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Are you a fan of canned sardines? I am posting this question because I know of some people who don't like it; I'm a bit curious and would want to know the reason why. Personally, I like eating canned sardines though I can say that this is one of the foods that I can live without. I don't really … [Read more...]