A Slice of Canada in Metro Manila

The Land of Maples has fascinated the Filipinos with Hollywood stars and singing sensations–Anne Murray, Paul Anka, Dan Aykroyd, Bryan Adams, and more recently Celine Dion and Justin Bieber. These Canadian thespic and musical talents has spilled over, too, in a realm which is traditionally the bulwark of Italian culinary supremacy — pizza. The good…

The Kiping of Pahiyas

We all love colorful fiestas and festivals. Nothing is more vibrant than a town that celebrates thanksgiving for their patrons and ancestors, especially the way Filipinos do it. Week long celebrations and different decorations are all over the town and houses to express gratitude and happiness. One of the popular festivals in the country is…

Two Thumbs Up: Tanjay’s Sweet Budbud

Tanjay City in Negros Oriental is known for its delicious budbud (or bodbod).   Budbud is a Visayan term for suman. So “budbud” = “suman” and “suman” = “budbud.” Tanjay’s budbud always come in pairs in a full (and sticky) embrace, like lovers. Be it big or small in size, the signature taste that marks…

Raspberries?! Yes Pinas, We Have This Prutas!

Tucked in the highlands of Dolores, Quezon is a valley where the air is crisp, vegetables are organic  and RASPBERRIES grow in abundance. You read that right! Mr. Dion Pullan have turned Bangkong Kahoy Valley into a Raspberry Plantation after he developed a way of cultivating local varieties of Wild Raspberries called Sampinit.  Raspberry is…

Siargao’s Hopyaw

its time to taste this not so ordinary hopia in siargao! Its not your ordinary hopia… its hopyaw! Hopyaw is the product of Barangay Mabuhay in del Carmen, Siargao island, Surigao del Norte. It looks like Hopia made with munggo but instead of munggo, palaw or payaw is used. Palaw or payaw is a native…

Durian Bibingka

What’s the newest twist to your favorite Bibingka? Durian Bibingka! Bibingka is usually made from rice flour and coconut milk or water. It is then poured on a container lined with banana leaves and cooked. The traditional way of cooking it is with coals both on the bottom and on top of the container. The…

Torta Mamon Cebu Recipe

Cebu Torta Cake is quite a popular baked product in Visayas and all of Cebu. This delicious mini cake recipe is always present on every special occasion especially in the Visayas Region. If you haven’t got the Torta molds you can use a big deep muffin tins, greased and lined. Torta’s in Cebu are special…