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Palm Corned Beef Is My Favorite Part of Filipino Breakfast
Rich, salty, and fatty, it made our breakfasts of eggs and rice into savory magic.
Lumpiang Prito (Vegetarian Spring Rolls) Recipe
The key to these large, veggie-filled fried lumpia is their delicate homemade wrapper, made from a sticky beaten wheat and rice flour dough.
Send Noodz: Filipino-Style Lo Mein Is the Perfect Quick Dinner
Ideal for when you're hungry for something noodle-y and packed with umami flavors.
LA’s Best New Filipino Restaurant Is Also Its Tiniest
“People would probably kill me for buying rice this expensive," says chef Charles Olalia of the menu at his 275-square-foot restaurant Ricebar. "If you want it, you make it work—somehow."
Natalie B. Compton
How I Helped Portland Embrace Filipino Food
"In the long run, I think Filipino food can absolutely get as mainstream as Thai and Chinese food. It's going to go through the same processes through which those cuisines went—an Americanization phase, then to many different offshoots under young...
A Taste of Home with the 'Foreign Domestic Helpers' of Hong Kong
Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
Embrace the Infinite Possibilities of Halo-Halo
Imagine a five-year-old kid making his own dessert. He has shaved ice and milk as a base. Then he just goes crazy. That’s what halo-halo is.
You Can Only Eat with Your Hands at LA's Biggest Filipino Dinner
A kamayan dinner is a Filipino feast in which you eat unimaginable amounts of food off banana leaves at a communal table, without any utensils whatsoever. It may be the grand equalizer to finally give Filipino cuisine the push that it needs to become...
Chef's Night Out: Manila
MUNCHIES explores Manila, capital of the Philippines, with Rural Kitchen of Liliw, Laguna chef Justin Sarabia, tasting the good, the bad, and the extra-weird eats the city has to offer.
A Filipino’s Food Pride Runs Deep
My pride in Filipino food is marred with a long-running underdog complex. I once brought <i>paksiw</i> to my workplace, doused so enthusiastically with fish sauce a colleague actually remarked, “What smells like wet boot?”
How I Went from Being a Terrible Drug Dealer to Top Chef
Before I appeared on <i>Top Chef</i> or started my Austin restaurant Qui, I was broke and making a living as a bad drug dealer. But soon I settled into the Texas cooking scene, coming up the ranks and constantly refining my approach to cuisine.
The Best Filipino Sausage Is Sold Out of a Car Trunk
Even though thousands of us Filipinos were moving to Winnipeg in the '80s, there were no Filipino food shops, so my mom decided to start her own underground sausage business.