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…

It’s Chicken Tinola!

Not only is this dish healthy but it is also delicious and inexpensive. Chicken is usually used in this dish. Ginger, onions, native “sili” (chili) leaves, a small green papaya, garlic, fish sauce (“patis”) are the needed ingredients. It is easy and quick to prepare this delicious dish. The chicken is sautéed in oil with…

Sisig to Storm America? Anthony Bourdain Thinks So.

Anthony Bourdain, intrepid explorer of cuisines and lands both unknown and overlooked, pinpoints sisig as the dish likely to win Americans over to Filipino cuisine, according to CNN Philippines. “Bourdain praised the sizzling, crispy pork dish, usually made from parts of pig head and liver. “I think it’s the most likely to convince people abroad…

The Philippines: Ripe and Succulent

The Philippines consists of about 7,641 islands in Southeast Asia, located in the western Pacific Ocean. With abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, the Philippines has a population of approximately 100 million. Approximately 10 million more Filipinos live overseas. That has been instrumental in attracting fans to Filipino cuisine, one of…