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Echoes of a Fiesta: How to Make Lechon

Our town fiesta falls in August. At this time of the year, people in my hometown of Tuguegarao are busy preparing all sorts of activities to celebrate the occasion. Living overseas, I always ponder upon all the memories I had celebrating the occasion. I remember how our…

Pina-asadong Baboy sa Kamatis

PAMPERED! That’s how we were for the duration of our stay in Manila.  Our hosts, O and D, really know how to take care of their guests.  The warmth and hospitality that we were fortunate to experience far exceeds the five star rating in hotels.  …

Royal Bibingka

I heard echoes of laughter and I was jealous that I wasn’t there.   The wooden walls reverberated familiar voices through the phone, voices of my aunts who traveled for more than half a day just to be with  my mom as she celebrated Papa’s birthday.  He was…

Avocado Shake

“What did you have for breakfast?“,  my friend asked me. “Uhhhm… an avocado shake“, I answered. And her face did not hide the disgust when she heard AVOCADO SHAKE, like I said something politically incorrect. Truth to tell, I also reacted the same way the first…

Dinakdakan

“The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” This is what this image seems to say to me when I walked to the park today.  My friend Rowena commented that it is human nature to always think that way. We should change this…

What’s For Breakfast? Tapsilog!

I was literally stuck.  I was staring at my laptop, not knowing what to write for my next post. Until I saw this post on the page of The Breakfast Store. For the child in all of us… “When you wake up in the morning, (Winnie…

Pancit Batil Patung Upclose

I wouldn’t be surprised if Anthony Bourdain and his crew find their way to the northern tip of the Philippines to try the much loved Batil Patung. Batil Patung is the local version of stir fried noodles served with an egg topping (patung). and a side serving of egg…

Tinolang Manok sa Buko

Simple pleasures… These are the moments when you least expect it and it makes you feel special. So I was on our veranda  that morning with the refreshing summer breeze cooling me down. I saw this street vendor hawking buko (coconut), aimlessly driving his bike carrying…

Kaldaretang Kambing

I was at a local Filipino grocery looking for goat meat. The lady beside me commented that I didn’t seem like a person who would be looking for goat meat. I was confused. “What do you mean by that?” I asked politely.  But she answered me…

Pritchon

I used to enjoy   lechon kawali  (crispy pork belly) as is.  But when my brother in law introduced me to pritchon, the this dish  became a staple in my party repertoire.  In fact it’s always a star during my parties.  Every one enjoys the fun of rolling their…

Callos

Callos is a stew of ox tripe. It’s one of those recipes that needs TLC; you have to go through the process of cleaning the tripe, cook for hours until it’s tender, remove the scum, replace the water and  then repeat the process until tender.  Luckily,…

Garlic Pandesal

If my oven could talk, it would probably say  “girl, I need a break!”  Haha, because it’s true, I have been under a baking spell.  For the past few months now, I’m always covered with flour and sugar grits. I’m sure my oven would even say…

Mongo with Ham and Bacon Soup

Valentine’s day is around the corner, right?  So  my friend asked me what my Valentine post is. I  said I don’t have anything special for Valentine’s day…. but my next post is  Mongo Bean Soup.  She said “Mongo what?” So this is not a Valentine feature.I just served…