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Mount Hamiguitan is the newest addition to the list of UNESCO heritage sites in the Philippines.

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Mindanao, Philippines is Home to the Largest Pygmy Forest in the World Meet the 6th UNESCO world heritage site in the Philippines, Mount Hamiguitan. It’s home to the largest pygmy forest in the world, boasting 600 hectares of bonsai or dwarf trees. This mountain is also a sanctuary of thousands of flora and fauna, some of…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Cavite Cuisine: History on a plate Cavite is often overlooked as a food destination, with its city of Tagaytay snagging the spotlight from the rest of its neighbors. What many might not know, is that Cavite is a hub for culinary history. Many areas in this province have best kept the country’s history alive, and…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Nothing puts a Filipino in the mood for Christmas celebration like lechon. But having a whole roasted pig can be a bit excessive. Most of my Filipino Christmas recipes so far have been about preparing for Christmas dinner or Noche Buena. But this time, I’m thinking about the day after. What if you have a…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Filipino food takes a ton of inspiration from other cuisines. Of course, we have restaurants that serve other cuisines here. But we have our own versions of everything, from Yang Chow fried rice to southern fried chicken. Every foreign cuisine that is cooked in the Philippines has already been “Filipin-ized” to suit local tastes. The…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

There are hundreds of noodle dishes around the Philippines. As much as we love rice, we also show a lot of love for noodles. Pancit is easily my favorite Filipino noodle dish. It’s the “everything-on-it” meal of the Philippines. It’s got meat toppings, vegetables, and carbs. This complete meal in one is perfect for large…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Menudo is a classic Filipino dish. It’s also one of my favorites. There’s just something about this meaty, saucy stew that is so festive, and so heartwarming. The combination of tomato, liver, and pork may not seem that appetising to non-Filipinos. But give this dish a try before you knock it: it’s a Filipino hug…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

One thing I love about Filipino food is that it goes back to the basics. Oftentimes, there aren’t any fuss or frills in Filipino cooking. All you need is fire, meat, some spices, and you’re good to go. Despite the simplicity of this dish, I knew I had to include Chicken Barbecue as one of…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Forget about serving dry, tasteless meatloaf for Christmas. Filipinos have turned a basic meatloaf recipe into a holiday delight. While you can serve embutido any day of the week, I find that it makes any party much more festive. I included it in my 12 recipes for a Filipino Christmas because nothing says “Maligayang Pasko!” like…

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Inspiration, Travel

Samar. What do you know about it? Some know it as the island next to Leyte, which was ransacked by a horrible typhoon in 2013. Others know it as a huge caving destination, and the home of the longest bridge in the country. Whatever the case, many Filipinos and foreigners alike don’t often make their…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

I always listen to my subscribers. I find that it’s a great way to crowdsource ideas. One of my subscribers, who is also a shopper at Landers Superstore, suggested a very interesting challenge. His favourite food is Ilocos Empanada. It’s not that easy to find it around Metro Manila, so I accepted the challenge! Could…

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