Unique Filipino Christmas Traditions

Is there a place better to spend Christmas at than the Philippines? We all know the answer: none. Ask Filipinos residing in a different country and they’ll all say one thing “there’s nothing like Christmas back home.” Let’s go on a feels trip and enumerate the reasons why Pinas is the best place to be…

Uses For Patis

What Are The Best Uses for Filipino Fish Sauce Fish sauce, more commonly known among Filipinos as patis, is a condiment widely used across Southeast Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.). If you haven’t come across this ingredient, it has a watery consistency with a salty, fishy taste. For the first-timers, opening a bottle might leave…

Filipino-Style Thanksgiving

Pinoy-Style Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays that most people look forward to every year. It all started with the Pilgrims and Native Americans way back 1621. They had a three-day celebration as a way of saying thanks for a successful harvest. Have you ever wondered why we don’t celebrate this holiday in…

Pinoy Hotcake

Filipino Hotcake Philippines is a hotbed of unique and exotic cuisine. From the world-famous adobo to the equally-popular banana cue, you won’t run out of flavors to try your tastebuds on. Well, here’s a simple street food that maybe you’ve never heard before if you didn’t attend any of the schools in the Philippines—the hotcake….

Banana Cue

Banana Cue: A Favorite Street Food Banana cue, one of the most popular snacks and a street food favorite. In another blog post, we talked about how the Philippines is so rich in bananas that we seriously have a different kind of banana for every meal. Well, maybe not for EVERY meal, but you get…

Pinaypay Na Saging

The Philippines is a tropical country. If you didn’t know that, then I suggest planning your next vacation there. Along with being tropical, the country boasts of some of the best-tasting fruits in the world. I’m not exaggerating. Again, get over there and see for yourself. Once you finally decide to purchase the tickets, FYI—bananas…

Best Mangoes Ever

In a place called Guimaras, are plantations of mango trees that takes first prize for producing the world’s best mangoes. It is said that these Guimaras mangoes are served at the White House and the Buckingham Palace. Mangoes are taken seriously by the locals there that they don’t allow any other fruits to be brought…

The Worldwide Influence Of Chop Suey

Did you know that Chop Suey literally means “mixed small bits” or “odds and ends”? In the culinary world, chop suey just refers to a type of stew made of various ingredients mixed together. Chop suey is not just a dish that is known to Filipinos. It is a popular Chinese dish that has spread…

Whale Shark – A Friendly Creature

  The Philippines is visited by numerous international group of people these days. Besides the good food that it offers, the attractions have multiplied exponentially over the years. As a country that is composed of approximately 7,000 islands, you can just imagine how vast and countless the activities, natural sights and attractions must be. One…

Filipino Way Coffee

Filipinos are no strangers to coffee when it comes to breakfast, meetings, break time and merienda. No matter where we end up in this world, the smell of coffee brings us back to our roots even to our toddler years when that tantalizing aroma of coffee that our parents prepared used to wake us up…