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How to scale and gut a live fish

The other day, we went to the market for fish and vegetables. As usual, I gravitated toward my favorite fish seller whose staples are live hito (catfish) and dalag (mudfish). ... (more)

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Pork and herbed dumplings stew

Say dumplings in Asia and it means steamed or fried dough with meat or sweet filling. In other parts of the world, dumplings look different, taste different and may be ... (more)

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Drink to live longer?

Reading health news is tricky. Although most quote from "research studies", no one really knows if the research is funded by an interested party and, hence, the results are ... (more)

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Crispy fried skewered pork

During their first two years in college, Sam (who wasn't a vegetarian yet at the time) and Alex often raved about fried "isaw" (intestines) sold by ambulant vendors near the ... (more)

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Chickpeas salad with fresh mango

The weekend came and went so fast. One minute, I had two daughters to cook for; the next minute, they were gone again. In the short time that they were home, I cooked dishes ... (more)

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Lime, rum and basil cocktail

I've had this basil-vodka gimlet recipe on my Bookmarks bar for so long. I waited until our lime tree started bearing fruits again (it doesn't during the summer) then I waited ... (more)

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Memorable food and drinks from movies

There are movies where food is the an integral part of the theme and there are movies that aren't remotely about food but contain scenes where the food gets stuck in our ... (more)

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Soy sauce eggs

They're called shoyu tamago in Japanese; the simplest English translation of the Chinese name is braised soy sauce eggs. They are served as a snack, as a topping for congee or ... (more)

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Yang Chow Dimsum Teahouse

The ground floor of Shopwise Libis is populated by eateries -- restaurants and food stalls alike. We noticed the Chinese restaurant called Yang Chow Dimsum Teahouse almost as ... (more)

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Floating island (île flottante)

The dessert derives its name from its appearance -- a mass of meringue, the island, floating in a sea of crème anglaise, a light vanilla custard of pouring consistency. ... (more)