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

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 the point. Growing up in elementary years, one of the most popular snacks was banana cue. It was basically…

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…

The MILO Influence

Timeline of MILO influence in the Philippines: 1964 – Milo set its foot in the Philippines. It was introduced as a tonic food drink with a distinct choco malt taste. It became a vital part of Filipino household nutrition ever since. 1974 – MILO marathon was launched after a successful partnership with sports prior to…

Pork Humba

What Visayan Star is This?  Pork Humba Well, many would argue that Pork Humba’s origin is not Visayas. Some say that the first syllable of the word is derived from “humot” (a bisaya word meaning “sweet smelling”) and the second syllable is from “baboy” (a bisaya word meaning “pig” or “pork”). Others believe that the…

Halo-Halo Islands

As the hot weather in the Philippines stubbornly remain constant all year round, Filipinos are always cooling themselves down with all sorts of cold drinks, desserts and snacks. But there’s one Filipino dessert signature that tops it all. Halo-Halo (meaning – mixing of various things) is a dessert that certainly cools you down. Not only…