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Angel hair pasta with crumbled chorizo

When I travel, I make it a point not to buy anything that I'd be able to find back home anyway. Travel is about discovering new things, after all. Or, when travelling ... »

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Linguine with spinach and yogurt sauce

The girls are on their summer break. Meal times are irregular as they catch up on sleep and their favorite TV shows. I have stopped trying to predict when they would come down ... »

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Pasta Tinapa

Between the main dining area and the dessert bar at Casa Vallejo's Hill Station is a stand where preserves for sale are displayed. There were three things I couldn't pass up ... »

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Pasta with avocado sauce

The best way to describe the sauce is a no-cook creamy pesto. The creaminess is courtesy of the avocado which also imparts a slight sweetness. Overall, the sauce is a little ... »

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Pork asado noodle soup

There are two ways to cook the meat component of this comforting noodle soup. The first is to cook the pork char siu style; the second is to braise it Filipino asado style. I ... »

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Bacon and egg mazemen

While most of us ramen lovers know the Japanese classic as a noodle soup, it turns out that there is such a thing as "dry ramen". Abura soba, or "oil noodles" consists of ... »

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Pancit canton with lechon kawali

In one week, the Year of the Wooden Horse will be upon us. We're not Chinese but the Chinese New Year has always been a big thing in the Philippines (at least in Metropolitan ... »