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Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a Filipino noodle dish that incorporates vegetables and meat. There are a number of variations throughout the Philippines and each variation is its own unique spin on the dish. I find the style of pancit I make is a pretty simple, basic…

Adobong Pusit (Filipino Squid Adobo)

Adobong Pusit (Filipino Squid Adobo)

Adobo is a staple Filipino dish. Squid adobo makes this already tasty dish an even better delicacy. The recipe I use is the one that my mom taught me over the years. I have found that compared to other recipes on the internet, this version…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Bistek (pronounced “beefsteak”) for short is a delicious Filipino ulam (main dish) that combines sour and salty flavors. The sour flavor of the dish typically comes from the use of calamansi juice which is a native citrus fruit in the Philippines that…

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

Dinner tonight was Korean BBQ at home. Normally, we like to go out to ALL YOU CAN EAT KBBQ restaurants but tonight I just wanted to stay home. I decided to marinate some flank steak with a Korean BBQ marinade to feed the craving. This…

Homemade Smash Burgers

Homemade Smash Burgers

Summer is here which means it’s burger season!! Ok, let’s be real, it’s burger season all year round in my world. When it comes to burgers, I am down to try the wild and crazy ones out there but for me simple is best. I…

Clam and Shrimp Pasta

Clam and Shrimp Pasta

Tonight I was craving clams but was also craving pasta so I decided to put together a seafood pasta. This recipe is pretty similar to my Spaghetti Alle Vongole recipe except I used linguine noodles, added some shrimp, tomato paste, anchovy paste, basil, and crushed tomatoes. And…

ULAM: Main Dish – Review (sort of)

ULAM: Main Dish – Review (sort of)

Hi Everyone! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do something I had been looking forward to for a few months. Since I first became aware of ULAM: Main Dish – a food documentary about Filipino food directed by Alexandra Cuerdo – and watched…

Kuromon Ichiba Market | Osaka, Japan

Kuromon Ichiba Market | Osaka, Japan

I was in Japan this last weekend for a family gathering and it was amazing to see a lot of family members I have not seen in years. Seeing my family made my heart so full. It was a very short trip this time around…

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

I love pancakes but for some reason whenever I try to make pancakes using box mix it never comes out right. There’s always some weird after taste or it just doesn’t taste good at all. Maybe its just me. Anyways, I’ve found it to be…

Spaghetti Alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

Spaghetti Alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

Want an easy but delicious meal idea for Valentine’s day? Spaghetti with Clams or Spaghetti Alle Vongole in Italian is a simple but elegant way to wow your special someone or even just yourself on a Wednesday night. Lucky for me, clams just happened to be…