Category: Philippines

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Ginanggang

Ginanggang na saging, guinanggang, or ginang-gang is one of my “most favoritiest” street food in the universe. It is a banana in a bamboo stick grilled over medium hot coals.  This is a snack of my childhood years whenever somebody in the neighborhood installs a...

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Turon: An unbeatable island favorite

THEY come in different lengths, diameters and different variations. They are being prepared by experts and amateurs, but whatever way they are prepared, they satisfy the sweet cravings of a big number of the population. Turon is sliced  bananas with strips of jackfruit, wrapped in...

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Pastil: budget meal on a banana leaf

PASTIL was one of the first food items that I looked for when I finally got back to Davao City last month, after over six years of being away. Pastil is one of the most popular delicacies in Maguindanao and Cotabato, particularly at the public...

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Puto Maya and sikwate

  FOR six years, I’ve craved for puto maya and sikwate the way they cook and serve it at the public market in Bankerohan in Davao City, and the craving finally was satisfied one late night at the same place I used to have it...

The name is Roberto’s
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The name is Roberto’s

THE flash of blue and orange signboard announcing “Roberto’s Café & Restaurant” caught my attention while driving along Beach Road in Garapan on Friday afternoon, and I knew I just had to go back and see what it has to offer two hungry stomachs.  ...

JC Cafe: Still the place to be
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JC Cafe: Still the place to be

IF hunger pangs strike and you’re on Tinian, JC Café in San Jose village is your destination. JC Café is the local equivalent of “everybody’s second kitchen” and that’s where I and my companion headed to last Monday when we had an afternoon off. We...

D’ Elegance Café:  Your kitchen away from home
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D’ Elegance Café: Your kitchen away from home

HUNGRY early but is not up for cooking breakfast at home? Head out to D’ Elegance Café in Garapan, one of the few destinations that serve breakfasts in the island. A quick trip to the D’ Elegance Café yesterday with my housemate spared us the...

puto (steamed rice cake)
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puto (steamed rice cake)

puto (fluffly steamed rice cake), a photo by ontheraks on Flickr. If you’re not from the Philippines, this might be a stranger to you but this is an Filipino all time favorites best paired with dinuguan, or pork blood stew. Yuck? ok i get you...

J’s Restaurants: Destination for midnight meals
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J’s Restaurants: Destination for midnight meals

HUNGER pangs that strike midnight or in the early morning hours is always an unpleasant thing especially if one is not in the mood to cook. Everybody knows most of the island’s restaurants close at 11 p.m. at the latest, except for a very few...