Barquillos And Barquiron: Spanish-Inspired Ilonggo Snacks That Filipinos Love

Barquillos is an all-time Filipino favorite crunchy wafer roll. A Spanish invention, the crunchy rolled stick has many different versions around the world. However, locally, the Spanish-inspired snack has been a well-loved pasalubong by Filipinos. Want to make your very own barquillos? You can try the recipe below: Barquillos Ingredients 5 large egg yolks, lightly…

Babaylan Festival of Bago City

The Babaylan Festival of Bago City, Negros Occidental is celebrated every February. Come join the fun! Babaylan Festival 2013 file photo by Sir Billy Lopue | Camera Club of Negros  The Babaylan Festival is based on the rituals performed by the babaylans, like rituals on marriage, baptism, healing, harvest and others. The babaylan is a…

The Royal Street of Iloilo: Calle Real

 J.M. Basa Street marker; photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Iloilo  JM Basa Street or popularly known as “Calle Real” is Iloilo City’s historic center, a manifestation of its glorious past. J.M. Basa Street; photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Iloilo  Declared as a heritage site of Iloilo, The Downtown Iloilo City Heritage District, it is where you can…

4 Must-Eat K’Gan Muslim Desserts

Special occasions call for special dishes. After the Ramadan and other occasions, our brother and sister Muslims break their fast and feast on special delicacies. The K’Gans of Tagum City prepare delicious halal food for viands and desserts such as amik, daral, jampok, and panyalam for their feast. 1) Amik AMIK is made from high-quality ground rice and…

10 Things You May Not Know About Eid al-Fitr

What do you know about Ramadan and the Islamic faith? For some Filipinos, July 17 will be the start of yet another much-awaited long weekend. Holidays, after all, don’t come very often for the busy corporate slave. For our 11 million Muslim brothers and sisters in the Philippines, July 17 is a significant date in their spiritual…

Piaya — A Sweet Negrense Delicacy

A sweet Negrense treat from the “Sugar Capital of the Philippines” Piaya — flat unleavened bread filled with muscovado sugar. It is a famous delicacy in the “sugar capital” of the country, Negros Occidental. Aside from the plain traditional taste, flavored piayas such as ube (purple yam), mango, rum and more are also now available.…