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The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com -The calamansi (citrofortunella microcarpa) is ubiquitous in Filipino culinary tradition as it is almost invisible at the table. While a regular at every imaginable Filipino dish that requires a sauce or a dip, once calamansi is squeezed to flavor a sawsawan of toyo and vinegar, the fruit Read more »

It’s time to stop taking Filipino food for granted

By Andre C. Orandain/CNNPhilippines.com – I grew up with the idea that Filipino food always came second. It was by no means my parents’ fault, nor was it anyone else’s. It was because when we went out to dine, we did not go to a Filipino restaurant — as Read more »

Pinoy Noir: Is Filipino Food in Danger Before It Even Gets Big?

By Peter Lawrence Kane/sfweekly.com – Since the 1980s, Filipinos have been the largest single ethnicity of Asian-Americans in California, more numerous than Chinese-Americans and Japanese-Americans combined. Yet Filipino cuisine, its pancits and sisigs and adobos rich with regional variations, remains more or less confined to the margins in San Francisco, Read more »

CNN poll: Philippines has world’s 2nd best food

via philstar.com – Which destination has the world’s best food? The Philippines ranked second among destinations in the world with the best food, according to a survey conducted by CNN through an open Facebook poll. Garnering 1,528 votes, the Philippines came second to Taiwan, which earned 8,242 votes. The survey Read more »

At long last, Filipino food arrives. What took it so long?

By Tim Carman/washingtonpost.com – Nearly three years ago, before most Americans could pronounce sinigang, let alone find a place to enjoy the sour soup, Andrew Zimmern predicted Filipino cuisine would soon become the darling of diners who collect restaurant experiences like seashells on the beach. If you survey the dining Read more »

A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken

By Aurora Almendral/npr.org – Noche buena, the Christmas Eve feast in fervently Catholic Philippines, is deeply steeped in tradition. One of the mainstays of this decadent meal, usually eaten after midnight mass, is rellenong manok (rel-ye-nong ma-nok). It’s a hybrid name: In Spanish, relleno means stuffed, and in Tagalog, manok Read more »

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