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…

Top Filipino Restaurants in the U.S.

The Splendid Table, a popular radio program produced by American Public Media, explores everything about food. We are happy that Filipino cuisine has been featured on many of their shows. The most recent is this interview, “Guide to eating Filipino food in the U.S.”, conducted by host Francis Lam with Joanne Boston. As the Vice President…

Three Great Pinoy Cookbooks

Looking to add to your collection of Filipino cookbooks, or start one? These three are available on Amazon.com as Kindle downloads or printed books. (If you need the ingredients for them, our trusty FilStop team can ship them to you right away.) The Filipino Cookbook: 85 Homestyle Recipes to Delight your Family and Friends, by…

The Healthiest Filipino Dishes

Men’s Fitness has published a list of healthy Filipino foods, along with helpful tips for cutting out calories: “swapping pork for chicken, shrimp, or fish; cutting excess fat off meats; and searching out lower-sodium broths and sauces.” Among their top health picks are: Pinakbet: Pork or shrimp with steamed veggies in fish sauce or shrimp…

A Delicious Recipe for Vegan Filipino Peanut Stew, Kare-Kare

If you are trying to cut down on eating meat for health reasons, or are already a vegetarian, the Astig Vegan blog is a great resource. Philippines native RG Enriquez, now a resident of San Francisco, created it to educate people about vegan Filipino recipes. “In my heart, I truly believe that Filipino food can be vegan,…

Why Ube is Instagram’s Food Trend of 2017

Ube is as classic a Filipino food as the humble potato is in America. A purple yam from south Asia, it has been an essential part of Philippines food for centuries. Ube is eaten boiled, baked, or as a sweetened pudding called ube halayá; the latter is a popular ingredient in the iced dessert called…

Secrets to Great Lechon, the Filipino National Dish

According to Bernice Chan, a senior writer for South China Morning Post, “While Jollibee fried chicken is probably the most famous export, many would consider the country’s national dish to be lechon, or roast stuffed pig, which has crunchy skin and meat that is tender and flavoured from the stuffing.” She interviewed several Filipino chefs…

Lonely Planet’s Excellent Philippine’s Travel Guides

The famous Lonely Planet travel guide company began with Tony and Maureen Wheeler’s overland odyssey from London to Australia, an adventure that prompted them to publish their first guidebook, Across Asia on The Cheap. Today they publish travel guides, ebooks, phrasebooks, a range of gift, food and children’s titles, and a magazine. No wonder Lonely…

Chilean Wine is Delicious Paired with Filipino Food

“Imagine some of your favorite Filipino dishes — such as pork adobo, binakol, grilled chicken, and arroz a la cubana— cooked with some of the most famous Chilean wines,” writes Julie Cabatit-Alegre in The Philippine Star. “At the Casillero del Diablo event, which was held recently at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Manila, celebrity chef Sharwin…

Andrew Zimmern Predicts Filipino Food will be Big in America

Here’s a tasty new scoop from Business Insider: “Andrew Zimmern, the host of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on the Travel Channel, is spending his new season traveling around the US searching for interesting foods to try. In this video, Zimmern shares his thoughts on what he thinks the next food trend in America will…

FilStop to be Featured on a Major Food & Travel TV Program

Breaking news: A major food and travel TV series really likes our food…and is planning a story about us! Readers in the New Jersey area know that in addition to our retail store — the largest Filipino food store on the East Coast — our kitchen serves “turo-turo” daily. Translated, that means a wide variety…