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Chicken noodle soup just isn't the same when you make it yourself, but at least we can make it as close to the real thing as possible. 

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The Beginner’s Guide to Chicken Noodles at Home There’s nothing more comforting than a simple bowl of chicken noodle soup. It’s your mother’s secret weapon when you’re down with a cold. While there’s no actual evidence that the soup cures a common cold, it’s enough to make you feel better for a while. Chicken noodle…

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How to Make Binakol, A Healthy Filipino Chicken Coconut Soup Coconuts have countless purposes in Filipino households. Add to the list this beloved chicken soup from Western Visayas: Binakol. What is Binakol? Binakol is similar to tinola, another popular Filipino chicken soup. Traditionally, this Ilonggo dish is cooked in bamboo tubes over an open flame. This…

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Beef Mami Soup (Beef Egg Noodles) Recipe Since it’s the -ber season and we’re all just reaching out for our favorite comfort food, this recipe should definitely be in your must-try list. It’s a recipe entirely made from scratch— yes, even the noodles (though dried noodles can definitely be used for this recipe). Beef Mami…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Bacolod is known to be home of Inasal, but there’s more to their cuisine than that. It’s a city also known for its comfort food. Particularly, their soups. Bacolod has its own versions of soups that you can find around the Philippines. Filipino soups are generally made with boiled meats and vegetables, sometimes flavored with…

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Sweater weather? Cuddle weather? Snooze weather? No matter how you would like to call the rainy season, I’m willing to bet that we all agree this is also food trip weather. A few days into June and we are already being hit by strong winds and rain. Though it may turn any day into a…

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Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a special vegetable fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Despite being an insanely hot country, the Philippines cannot get enough of their bubbling hot dishes. From saucy stews like kare-kare to bowls of sinigang or tinola, Filipinos find comfort in the warm and the soupy. Enter a Filipino classic that has its roots in both the Spanish and Chinese influences that have permeated the…

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