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Kwek-kwek on the quick

It’s called· Kwek kwek or Orange eggs tempura-like street food. A Kwek-Kwek is boiled quail eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy. It’s also called tokneneng, where chicken eggs are used. In the southern part of the Philippines it is called Kwek-Kwek although chicken eggs are used. Kwek-Kwek is sold in the streets in the Philippines especially late in the afternoon and in...

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Ahh those (siopao) buns

One of the tempting displays at any shelf in a fastfood or restaurant that always catches my attention are those white steamed, meat-filled buns which is a popular food item in the Philippine and Chinese culture. These are called siopao. Siopao literally means “steamed bun” and it the Philippine version of the Cantonese steamed bun called cha siu bao. Siopao is sold in the streets in the Philippines,...

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Quick affair with Indian food

The waiter laid out this round tray on my table, and I just stared at the hodge-podge of selections despite the hunger that already numbed my senses. It’s the result of just pointing to the first item that seemed attractive from the menu. I learned that hunger makes you cross-eyed and I only realized I ordered total “strangers” when the waiter set it on our table. By strangers,...

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Rice coffee hitch at the airport

 I come from a non-coffee drinking family but when I got out of the nest, coffee kicked its way into my life and decided to stay. I’m not really a big time coffee addict because I can go for days without, and I’m easy to please. Give me a 3-in-1 instant coffee (San Miguel please :-D)  and I’m good to go. Instant coffee is so convenient, although I...

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Mango sweet sticky rice

IT was not a case of love at first bite for me with this street food delicacy called Kow Neuw Ma Muang, or mango on sticky rice, but when I finally tried it, I wished I tried it earlier. This dessert is a serving of steamed sticky rice topped with slices of ripe mangoes, doused with hot coconut milk and others sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top for...

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Garlic fried fish

Crispy-fried fish topped with garlic and peas, served with a spicy dip and a side of vegetables. Perfect, except that I don’t eat garlic so first task is always to scrape off all the garlic and shake the fish free of garlic crumbs before digging into it. One of my most-ordered and most favorite dishes at this crowded restaurant by the  street in Chiang Mai. It’s actually weird...

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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 portable grill and the smell of ginanggang wafts into the houses. The next day, another neighbor will do the same, and yet another...

Bubba Gump: Shrimpin’ it the way you like it
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Bubba Gump: Shrimpin’ it the way you like it

SAIPAN—Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the island’s newest food destination opened its doors to the public on June 27, 2016, bringing to Saipan one of America’s icons. Enter Bubba Gump Shrimp’s doors and you will be stepping into a world-class space, assembled and decorated by Bubba Gump specialists to truly embody the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. spirit and brand. This is a hundred percent true to the highest standards...

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Lunch specials at Tony Roma’s

OUR stomachs were already grumbling in hunger when buddy Donna picked me up for a late lunch and drove straight to Tony Roma’s in Garapan one Friday afternoon. I had always wanted to try the food at Tony Roma’s, but I thought it was pricey. If not for Donna, I would not have known that it offered $10 to $15 lunch specials. Finding a place to park even...

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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 spring roll wrapper, dipped in brown sugar then fried. it is one of the bestselling favorites on island. Also called banana fritters, this...