I would always love to go to the farm with my father and dig in on the packed flavorful dishes for us. Pinoy Farmers would always remember the taste of this wonderful plate.
Maranaos are strong and resilient. They don’t surrender when circumstances are against them. As they move forward after the Marawi Siege in 2017, they found refuge in their weaving skills and creativity. The Langkit, Balud Cloth, and many more, all hand woven, are quality and beautiful products, which Filipinos must be truly proud of.
My grandmother, who I can’t visit now due to the pandemic, shared with me her keepsake recipe. A favorite rice cake during fiestas and other celebrations. It’s Suman Kalabasa or Squash Rice Cake, nutritious and affordable.
When you see these images naturally carved on a mountain at Talisoy Beach in the Happy Island (Province of Catanduanes) in Bicol, Philippines, your mind will be stilled, your heart will be calmed. It sparks hope that this pandemic will soon be over. A reminder that God is on top of everything!
Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ perfect cone volcano! It’s magnificent and stunning yet equally dangerous especially during eruption. Behind its beauty is a legend of an eternal love between star-crossed lovers, Pagtuga, Panganoron and Magayon. You may get a strategic view including Mt. Masaraga at the Hobbit Hill in Amtic, Ligao City.
I’m a great fan of superheroes. I love Superman, Batman and Spiderman. I love Darna (Philippine fictional superhero). At this age, I met a real-life superhero, one that transforms his community for embracing literacy. A pride of Pinoy, inspiring and good looking from within.
Dinailan is one of the most stinky foods in Bicol, Philippines, that you would hate it while it’s being cooked but its delicious that you can’t resist. Dinailan is creamy, salty, sour and savory dish usually paired with fried fish and cups of steamed rice. This is a favorite of those who love to go on a picnic.
Turon is my comfort food when I feel stressed and I need a break. It’s sweet, crunchy snacks! It’s a blockbuster in the Philippines, favorite of all Pinoys.
If you’re a lazy cook, someone who would prefer to do something other than cooking, this meal is for you. Adobo is a flavorful dish, marinated with a concoction of vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, black pepper, a little salt and a pinch of sugar.
Boracay is the Philippines’ Top Holiday Destination with its pristine waters, powdered beaches plus all the perks a tropical country could provide. Let your next adventure begin in Boracay, Philippines, soon after the pandemic.
It’s a sour, savory pinkish fish stew, packed with nutrients that is good for both young and old. Fish Cocido is a common Filipino viand with Spanish influence.
While everyone’s attention is on COVID-19, I noted a number of new interesting words coined by Pinoys during the pandemic. The featured photo is our popular actor, Piolo Pascual who’s also well-known as PAPAPI.