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29 June, 2017

Kapit

Kapit
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Kapit is a rolled sticky rice cake with jackfruit and latik filling. Sweet, chewy, and loaded with coconut flavor, this Kapampangan delicacy is delicious as snack or dessert. Kapit was one of the kakanin I learned to make during my trip to the Philippines last November, and I am excited to share the recipe on
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12 June, 2017

How to Velvet Meat

How to Velvet Meat
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Velveting is a Chinese cooking technique commonly used in stir-frying. Meat or seafood are marinated in a mixture of egg white, cornstarch and rice wine, and then briefly blanched in oil or water before finishing off in the stir-fry process with other ingredients. The marinade acts as protective coat which seals moisture and keeps the
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10 May, 2017

How to Fry Tofu

How to Fry Tofu
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Tofu are soft cheese-like curds derived from the processing of soya milk with a coagulant, which are then pressed down into white blocks. They are usually sold in stores water-packed in sealed containers or aseptic cartons. A staple in Asian cookery, tofu are a very affordable yet delicious and versatile protein source. They have a
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29 April, 2017

Bringhe

Bringhe
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Bringhe is the perfect one-pot meal for all your special celebrations! Made with glutinous rice, chicken, chorizo de bilbao, vegetables, and coconut milk, this tasty, this Filipino-style Paella is sure to be a crowd favorite. No Kapampangan party or celebration is complete without Bringhe on the menu. Growing up in Tarlac, I always looked forward
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8 April, 2017

How to Toast Garlic

How to Toast Garlic
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Many of our Filipino dishes, the pancit molo I posted a few days ago a good example, relies heavily on toasted garlic for flavor. So how do we turn fresh cloves into these crisp, golden nuggets of aroma and flavor? Here are my tips on how to toast garlic: Add the garlic in warm oil (NOT hot!)
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6 March, 2017

How to Roast Chestnuts

How to Roast Chestnuts
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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos Everybody knows a turkey and some Mistletoe help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight They know that
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17 February, 2017

Chicken Pastel

Chicken Pastel
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Chicken Pastel or Pastel de Pollo with creamy chicken stew and flaky pie crust is the ultimate comfort food! Hearty and tasty, this Filipino-style chicken pot pie is sure to be a family favorite. I set out on a 24-days-to-Christmas countdown at the beginning of December with a goal to share with you a party-friendly
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