Sumang Mais Sweetened Cornmeal in Banana Leaves

Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Suman Mais is a native delicacy in the Philippines made of cornmeal. It consists of cornmeal cooked with sugar, coconut milk, and salt and wrapped in banana leaves. Delicacy from the plain regions Suman mais is less popular compared to other kinds of suman made with rice. This delicacy is also called darak mais in Pampanga, while others call it paes. It is well-known in provinces with cornfields … Continue reading Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Bobotu Campangan's Version of Tamales

Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Boboto is a Capampangan delicacy that is a gelatinous savory pudding. It is popularly known in the country as Tamales, which is the same name as the original dish from Mexico. This delicacy was introduced by the Spaniards in the Philippines when it was still under their occupation. Indigenized Ingredients The Mexican tamales and boboto are the same in some characteristics such as being a … Continue reading Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Queenie Dungo qletters calligrapher watercolor artist

Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

“Keep on creating cause we are created to create.” Don’t be afraid to pursue your passion, because your passion might be something that the world needs” – Queenie Dungo of qletters For some, art is just a matter of something to be looked at, a hobby, a business, or an outlet. But for others, art means more to them. It is an expression of their … Continue reading Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

suman sa ibos on plate

Suman Sa Ibos: Philippine’s Rice Cake In Palm Leaves

Suman sa ibos is one of the varieties of rice cake in the Philippines. Ilonggos would typically call it “ibos” (or ibus) which refers to the palm or buri leaves. It is made up of malagkit or glutinous rice, coconut milk, and salt and steamed in palm leaves. Art behind the suman  Aside from its taste, this native Filipino delicacy is distinct because of its … Continue reading Suman Sa Ibos: Philippine’s Rice Cake In Palm Leaves

5 Remarkable Filipinas Shortlisted For The Third Women of the Future Awards, Southeast Asia

The Women of the Future (WOF) Awards, Southeast Asia, provides a platform for the remarkable female talent across the region. The awards recognize the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors. The awards celebrate the most innovative, determined and talented young women from Southeast Asia, across ten industry categories. From media to science, from entrepreneurship to mentorship, the awards showcase the regions trailblazers.  Five Filipina … Continue reading 5 Remarkable Filipinas Shortlisted For The Third Women of the Future Awards, Southeast Asia

Champorado, Filipino’s Chocolate Rice Porridge

Champorado is a Filipino sweet chocolate rice porridge that was originally derived from the Mexican drink called champurrado. The Spaniards introduced the warm and thick atole in the country when they were still colonizing it. Eventually, this recipe has been changed by adding rice to it. Basic Ingredients At present, sweet glutinous rice also known as malagkit and cocoa powder are used to cook this dish. Traditionally, tablea (pure cocoa … Continue reading Champorado, Filipino’s Chocolate Rice Porridge

Lugud Balen pampanga community kitchen Covid19

Lugud Balen, A Community Kitchen Amidst The Virus Crisis

Kapampangans have always been known as good cooks making it the culinary capital of the Philippines. One way of showing their Bayanihan amidst the virus crisis is by using their best asset which is cooking tasty meals. Hence, a kitchen community in Pampanga named Lugud Balen was formed after a group of Kapampangan chefs and cooks united to ensure that frontliners who serve to fight … Continue reading Lugud Balen, A Community Kitchen Amidst The Virus Crisis

Meet Rorie Ciriaco, An Artist Who Paints Portrait For A Cause Amidst COVID-19

Some people who have a passion for art and helping integrate the two for a greater benefit. Some donate their completed work, while others are open for commissions to produce an artwork to help raise funds for a cause. Without receiving anything, they are contented that they were able to help and share their art. One of these is Rorie Ciriaco, a full-time UI/UX designer, … Continue reading Meet Rorie Ciriaco, An Artist Who Paints Portrait For A Cause Amidst COVID-19

Donsol whaleshark interaction responsible tourism guide

Donsol’s Whale Shark Interaction Responsible Tourism Guide

Donsol in Sorsogon is known to be one of the few places in the world that can offer an almost guaranteed whale shark sightings. People from different countries visit it to see the gentle giants. If you have plans of experiencing whale shark interaction soon, here is a quick guide to have fun while practicing responsible tourism. What to do when you reached Donsol? Register … Continue reading Donsol’s Whale Shark Interaction Responsible Tourism Guide