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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 »

‘Pinggang Pinoy’promotes healthy eating

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) will promote Pinggang Pinoy, a new food guide developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) to promote healthy eating habits. Health Assistant Secretary and NNC executive director Maria Bernardita Flores said Read more »

Revolution and rum: 18 drinks inspired by the Philippines

By Cheryl Tiu/CNN.com – San Miguel may be the Philippines’ national beverage, but there’s more to the islands’ drink culture than a 100-year-old beer. The flavors of the Philippines — its tastes, ingredients, even tributes to landmarks — are increasingly being used in craft cocktail concoctions. Here are 18 bar Read more »

Here’s the scoop: Baskin-Robbins finally in the Philippines

By Nikka Sarthou-Lainez/gmanetwork.com – When I was growing up, I remember my mom would get me an ice cream cone after each visit to the dentist. That was my earliest memory of this cool treat, which I have grown fond of until now. For me, like many others, ice Read more »

Pinoy food gets spotlight in New York mag

via ABS-CBNnews.com – A magazine in New York puts the spotlight on Filipino food, saying that the Big Apple is “finally ready” for our cuisine. In an article titled “Blazing a Lumpia Trail: Filipino Cuisine Finds a Foothold in New York,” New York Magazine featured a list of promising Filipino Read more »