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The freshness of a salad with the satisfaction of a noodle dish. Perfect combination!

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This tofu soba noodle salad is seriously a tasty plate of noodle goodness. It is dressed with a fantastic dressing reminiscent of the traditional Chinese sauce using Chinese black vinegar and sesame oil. Chinese black vinegar is somewhat similar to a balsamic, but it has a darker texture with a lingering smoky sweetness. It is…

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These chickpeas cooked in a sweet, spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and finished with a touch of coconut cream is the kind of dish that I could enjoy almost any night of the week. I tend to make a big batch of it and cook up different vegetable side dishes to accompany the curry, mostly…

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The Philippines is a pork loving country. When it comes to the pig, we don’t let anything go to waste. We roast them whole as lechon, or turn the blood and innards into dinuguan. Every bit of pork can be turned into a Filipino favorite! One of the most classic pork dishes is the Crispy Pata. It makes…

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Mostly every country around the world has their own unique version of a chicken soup. Tinola is the Philippines’ version while Hainanese Chicken is Singapore’s version. Both are pretty similar in taste, given the strong base of ginger and onions/spring onions for both soups. However, technique-wise, they are very different. In this recipe, I use…

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Katsudon is a traditional Japanese dish that is popular with the younger generation of foodies given its simplicity, inexpensiveness, and depth of umami. The word “Katsudon” is derived from 2 words: Tonkatsu (which means pork cutlet) and Donburi (which means large bowl). Katsudon is typically a deep fried pork cutlet cooked in a sweet and…

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If you’ve grown up in the Philippines, then you’re probably familiar with Pancake House. As a kid, I would often bug my parents to take me there. Their classic offerings include pancakes with bacon and eggs, crunchy fried chicken, and spaghetti. But the pièce de résistance would have to be their Tacos. Pancake House tacos seem simple enough:…

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One of the most infamous vegetables in the world would be the ampalaya, otherwise known as the bitter gourd. Many Filipino kids remember being forced by their parents to finish their servings of ampalaya, either pushing them to hate vegetables forever or eventually grow into liking the unique bitter flavor. In the Philippines, ampalaya is…

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