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, […]


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 […]


In Love And On A Mission: Ven’z Kitchen Making Tourists Love Filipino Food

August 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Ven, Venz and their daughter Caden. Photo courtesy of Allison Yates By Allison Yates Ven’z Kitchen is a small, ten-seater restaurant and private cooking school in the main tourist hub of Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu doing more than serving hungry tourists and teaching foreigners how to cook. With their love […]

Restaurant – Worthy Filipino Dishes Straight from Home

June 7, 2016 9:30 pm by Bettina Bacani

Do you sometimes find yourself craving for certain Filipino dishes at home but have no clue on how to cook them? Sure, the pinoy staples like adobo, sinigang, and kare-kare that our mothers or home cooks have own versions of don’t miss the monthly line up, but what about other […]

Rainy Day Comfort Food Alert – Tablea Truffles

June 4, 2016 9:34 pm by Bettina Bacani

When the pouring rain hits your windowpane, don’t you wish you were sipping on a cup of hot chocolate? Comfort food, as they say, has the power to chase your blues away. Just like the traditional Filipino hot chocolate made from tablea, chocolate truffles are given a pinoy twist with […]