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If you grew up in the Philippines, then you must have had great memories of pork siomai growing up.

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Pork Siomai with Chiu Chow (Chili Garlic Oil) Sauce Recipe Pork siomai is one of those dishes that you see in pretty much every corner of the Philippines. If you grew up in the Philippines, then you must have had great memories of pork siomai growing up. It’s a great affordable after-school snack, doused in…

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How to Make Filipino Atchara and Kimchi Atchara at Home Visit any Filipino household and there’s a good chance you’ll find a jar of atchara in their fridge. It’s pretty much a pantry essential in every Filipino home. Atchara is essentially pickled papayas, though usually it also comes with carrots and red bell peppers. It…

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Filipino Pork BBQ and Chicken Inasal Homemade Recipes One of things you’ll often come across the streets in Manila are street-side vendors fanning away at their grill, with a variety of skewers laid out neatly into rows. You might walk into the cloud of smoke, and you’ll get a whiff of the smoky, savory, and…

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Here’s how to make your favorite silog recipes from scratch You’re a certified Filipino if you’ve had silog for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner…). It’s just a combination of three simple elements, but together they just make the perfect trio. If you’re unfamiliar with the word, silog is a combination of the words sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg). These two…

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Beefy Empanada Recipe Empanadas come in all shapes and sizes. On one end of the spectrum, you have empanadas such as the delicate, crispy, orange-tinged ones from Ilocos. On the other end, you have the hefty, Galician-style empanadas with Latin-American flavors (it’s also said to be the original empanada!). These moon-shaped meat pies can be…

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Sticky Rice Dumplings Recipe (Machang) There are a million things you can do with rice. If you want to take things to the next level, you definitely have to try machang. You might also know this dish as Zongzi or Bak Chang.  The dish has Chinese origins, and is usually feasted upon during the Dragon Boat Festival. (This blog…

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