Sinigang Phở

Let me tell you about rainy days. In the middle of the scorching summer heat, it is a pleasant and an immensely welcomed treat to have light cooling rain-showers paired with a refreshing breeze. This kind of day smells and feels like home to me (aaah, the tropical monsoon), hence comes a craving for comfort … Continue reading Sinigang Phở

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Chili-on-the-side type of Bicol Express

Our short hiatus can only be blamed to our summer holidays where we practically went off-the-grid except for a couple of Instagram snaps from our roadtrip. I make it a point to really disconnect during the holidays – a digital detox of sorts. I think it's healthy for the mind and soul, and we should … Continue reading Chili-on-the-side type of Bicol Express

Mango-coco tapioca pudding

I admit, I have a sweet tooth. I prefer cooking than baking, but serve me pastry or cakes, and I’m instantly a happy gal. It’s something I’ve been trying to work on lately - to take down my sugar intake, but forgetting about desserts is way too sad for my liking. This had led me … Continue reading Mango-coco tapioca pudding

Chopsuey, anyone?

Growing up in Manila, I tend to be a hot-meal kind of person. A meal wasn't a complete one if I didn't have anything warm. So imagine the awkward feeling I had when I first came to Europe, and my French housemates would serve couscous salad and charcuterie. I felt like they were consciously starving … Continue reading Chopsuey, anyone?

Bastardized Pork Adobo for the homesick

When the temperatures drop, nostalgia and a hint of homesickness tend to surface when you come from a tropical country. I don't necessarily not like snow or winter, but the somber skies and that literal cloud over our heads seem to tug on my sentimental self thus the thoughts of sun, sand and sea or … Continue reading Bastardized Pork Adobo for the homesick