Food trip

I haven’t posted in a while, been busy lately but will post more recipes and stories soon. This one is about my trip last April in Southern Philippines. It was my first time in General Santos City, known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. Located in the island of Mindanao, which unfortunately has a…

Recipe: Filipino Chopsuey

Chopsuey is stir fry dish of mixed vegetables and protein. Chopsuey is actually not a traditional Chinese dish, it’s just a variation of classic stir fry dishes. This dish has different variations in different countries and is quite popular in faux Chinese restaurants. It is also popular here in the country and is commonly cooked…

Recipe: Asian Chicken and Corn Soup

This soup recipe is one of my go-to recipes whenever I want soup or I need it to partner with an Asian dish. It’s easy and is super good. This recipe is quick to make and best partnered with fried Asian food like spring rolls or fried chicken. Ingredients Half a chicken breast 1 cup…

Japanese food with a modern twist

Filipinos love Japanese food. I love Japanese food. For this reason alone why Japanese restaurants flourish in the country—from cheap ramen in Malate to big fast food chains to posh hotel dining. I mean, this cuisine has become comfort food to Filipinos. So to keep it interesting, one Japanese restaurant in the heart of Ortigas…

Italian or Spanish food? How about both?

“I don’t care” or “Whatever” are probably the greatest lies anybody has said when answering the most difficult question of all time: “Where do you want to eat?” In Filipino culture, it’s a case of politeness—because letting somebody choose over your own selfish desires makes you a good person, right? “Kahit ano” is a big…

Recipe: Tuna Kinilaw

Kinilaw or kilawin is a Filipino dish that is similar to the Latin American ceviche. It’s basically fresh seafood soaked in an acidic liquid mixture that “cooks” the protein. Ceviche uses mainly citrus but the Filipino kinilaw uses a mixture of vinegar and citrus. This Filipino dish also requires less ingredients but I added a…