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Kare-Kare peanut-beef stew

Holiday Eats: Kare-Kare

Kare-kare is another favorite dish in most Filipino households. It is considered an everyday dish but it is so well-loved that it also merited a place on the esteemed Christmas table. Kare-kare is an oxtail peanut stew often eaten with shrimp paste as a condiment. There are many ways to cook this dish but for […]

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Crispy Pata

Holiday Eats: Crispy Pata

Lechon is perhaps the most festive of all Filipino dishes! But for people who don’t have access to lechon or find it beyond their budget, crispy pata is a great alternative. Just like the equally tasty lechon kawali, crispy pata has the same crunchy pork skin and flavorful meat, only the former is made from […]

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The Longest Christmas in the World

Filipinos are proud to claim that they have the longest Christmas in the world. With the beginning of the months ending in ‘ber’, mothers start rummaging through boxes for Christmas trees, twinkling lights, angel figurines and all sorts of Christmas knickknacks. Carols begin to play on the radio, and pipe-in music in shopping malls play […]

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Metro Manila Skyline

Holiday Destinations: Metro Manila

Bright lights, big city. Manila is a destination for the modern globe trotter! Especially those who want to experience the sights and sounds of the Filipino Christmas without traveling too far from the comforts of an ultra-modern city. Manila is a melting pot of different cultures not just from all over the Philippines but from […]

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lumpia

Holiday Eats: Lumpiang Shanghai

Christmas dinner and Noche Buena is not quite complete without lumpiang shanghai. Or at least that’s the case for our family. There’s something about the crunch of that first bite into the juicy goodness of lumpia that makes one delighted and unable to resist reaching out for one more roll. Lumpia is probably not originally […]

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Christmas in the Philippines

The Philippines is not called the “Land of Fiestas” for nothing. With a celebration for each day of the year, this tropical paradise of 7,107 islands truly deserves its title. Of all these festivals, Christmas or ‘Pasko’ is the most awaited. Pasko comes from the Spanish “Pascua de Navidad” which refers to Christmas. Pasko or […]

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