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Bistek, Filipino Beef Steak

The Filipino version of steak is bistek. I used to think that bistek was a localized pronunciation and spelling of beef steak ... (more)

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Pork menudo

This is Filipino menudo. Pork, liver, peas, potatoes, carrots... There is a Mexican menudo which is similar to what we call ... (more)

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Chicken, corn and macaroni soup

Feeling a bit under the weather? It seems there's a bug going around. I thought I was the only one suffering from flu-like ... (more)

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SPAM pizza bread

Cans of SPAM are getting opened so frequently in our house these days that I'm worried people might start thinking I'm a ... (more)

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Goto (beef tripe) congee

Terms can be confusing. When one says "goto" in the Philippines, he can be referring to tripe or to a congee with tripe. I've ... (more)

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Chili fries

French fried potatoes topped with chili beef and garnished with cheese. Serve as a main dish or as a snack. A real ... (more)

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Sausage and beans

My father loved canned pork and beans. So did I. Hunt's, to be more precise. Everyone in Speedy's family loves pork and beans ... (more)