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Get Your Yam On

November 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Photo Courtesy by Chustine Minoda By Stefanie Ellis For those who have grown up with ube, it’s exciting to finally see the rest of the world taking notice. Ube desserts of every kind can now be seen all over Instagram, and the New York Times and Huffington Post are describing it […]

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The Origin of Banana Ketchup

November 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Banana Ketchup Ingredients | Photo Courtesy of Food Network By Kristine Cannon Open the fridge or pantry of any Filipino, and you’ll see the holy quattuorvirate: fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and —​ yes, you guessed it —​ banana ketchup. This sauce is arguably as versatile as the American equivalent, […]

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Best Cheap Food Spots in Singapore

November 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Marge Gavan

If there is something people who have been there could agree unanimously, it’s the fact that Singapore is expensive. Ask your friend, ask your relative, read blogs, go ahead and Google it, you’re basically gonna get the same information. In fact, Economist Intelligence Unit, a British business that provides forecasting […]

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LASA: Leveling Up Pinoy Food in L.A.

November 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Octopus and Fresno Chiles Dish | Photo courtesy by Lasa By Darleen Principe Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, like many other second-generation Filipino-Americans, grew up eating all the classics of the Philippines. Dishes like adobo, sinigang, kaldereta and lechon, plus a lot of lutong Kapampangan—cooking from the Pampanga province, where […]

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Hong Kong Cheap Eats

November 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

Whenever we go to a new country, it is often to explore different places or to try new activities. For example, when I flew to Thailand for the first time, our group went around numerous temples and shopped at one of their floating markets. In Dubai, one might consider going […]

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How To Make Homemade Calamansi Liqueur

October 17, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Gabrielle Vernon Melzer I’m from Boston. It’s cold.  Growing up, my idea of tropical fruit growing up was a starchy, imported banana. Citrus was probably the most tangible of the warm-weather fruits; we ate oranges from Florida and lemons from California, but they were a treat from afar. I […]

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5 Interesting Themed Cafes

October 6, 2017 10:00 am by Marge Gavan

Gone are the days when being cool means getting spotted at Starbucks. With the advent of the specialty cafés in the Philippines, coffee consumers have suddenly been presented with a lot of options. It’s a brutal competition; it’s not enough that a café serves good specialty coffee, they should also […]

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Chef Alvin Cailan: From Egg Sandwiches to Eggplant Adobo

September 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

 Credit: Matthew Zuras via Munchies Vice. By Krista Garcia Eggslut, the cheekily named food stall that appeared at Los Angeles’ revamped Grand Central Market in 2011, transformed the humble breakfast sandwich into a breakout star. Its signature offering, a brioche bun filled with a runny yolk from a cage-free egg, […]

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25 Seeds & Café Fleur: Chef Sau del Rosario Showcases his Kapampangan Roots

September 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Pampanga is a province of delectable eats, all thanks to the Spanish who christened Pampanga as the first province on Luzon Island in 1571. The kapampangans spent the following centuries learning the basics of Spanish cooking from the friars and sailors that they worked for and with. This first-hand exposure […]

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Chef Janice Dulce: Contemporary Filipino Food in the Bay Area

September 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Chelsea Davis A year ago, I stumbled upon pop-up joint FOB Kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission District. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Janice Dulce along with her wife, Brandi, who runs front of house operations. Although Dulce was never classically trained as a chef, first generation Filipino-American Dulce […]