Behold the Mystical Island of Siquijor

Siquijor is a province that used to pop up in conversations only when there’s talk about witchcraft, evil spirits, and aswang (evil mythical creatures). Now that times are changing, and modern society doesn’t often believe in superstitions and myths anymore, this small island province in the Visayas is starting to gain popularity in social media….

All You Need To Know About Filipino Pancit

Today let’s talk about one of the best food the Filipino cuisine can offer: PANCIT. We do not deny the fact that this dish originated from China. It’s known part of our history that even before the Spaniards colonized the Philippines, Chinese traders have already been doing business with us. An article from Pepper.ph says…

Did You Know That Filipinos Used to Celebrate Fourth of July?

Philippine Independence Day used to be celebrated on 4th of July We all know that the reason fireworks light up the sky every 4th of July is to celebrate the independence of America. Without that significant event, we probably live a different life right now, or we might not even be living here at all….

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s If there’s one topic that all Filipinos can talk about for days, it’s love. So much of our culture revolves around our collective idea of love—that a Filipino individual will do anything for the love of their family. It’s the reason why so many of…

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…

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…

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…

New Philippines Campaign Promotes Locally Produced Food

“The Sustainable Diner: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism,” was launched in the Philippines this week. Led by The World Wide Fund for Nature, the campaign promotes sustainable consumption and calls upon Filipino diners to help transform the local food-service industry in the country. Its goal is to promote Filipino dishes using locally produced food…

What is Filipino Food? Serious Eats Explains.

Before Filipino food became the global trendsetter it is today, Serious Eats examined what sets it apart. In an article by Drew Lazor, the culinary influences in Philippine history are shown to be one of many reasons. Key takeaways: The Philippine’s history is shaped by the Spanish, who introduced Iberian ingredients to early Filipinos; by…

Philippines: Comfort Food & Memories

NPR is airing a video series called #NPRHotPot, featuring foods from around the world and the memories people associate with them. Recently the program interviewed Wilma Consul, a Philippines native, journalist and personal chef, about her childhood memories. A highlight is learning about her favorite comfort food…and watching her make it. Reports NPR, “Every morning,…