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

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

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

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Taho, Filipino’s Tofu Dessert

Taho is a classic sweet snack in the Philippines. It is made with fresh silken tofu, amber-colored ‘arnibal’ or a syrup made with caramelized brown sugar and vanilla and translucent white sago pearls (similar to tapioca pearls). This staple comfort food is served in tiny snack-sized portions. The signature local dessert, is served warm in a 5 to 8 oz. plastic cup. It is popular … Continue reading Taho, Filipino’s Tofu Dessert

Prado Cafe Farm Lubao Pampanga to table restaurant

Prado Cafe’s Farm To Table Concept And Local Specialties

Prado cafe serves farm to table dishes to guests visiting Prado eco-resort in Lubao Pampanga. Dishes are served with fresh ingredients coming from their farm located within the hacienda. The produce from the farm’s rice field, pond, livestock, and gardens with edible flowers, herbs, vegetables, and medicinal plants all contribute to the tastiness of the dishes they serve. The cafe is situated in front of … Continue reading Prado Cafe’s Farm To Table Concept And Local Specialties

Tsokolate Eh and Tsokolate Ah in the Philippines

During colonial times, the way the chocolate drink is served to you has a way of expressing how valuable a person sees you or where you belong in society. Traditionally, chocolate drinks in the Philippines have two kinds, the ‘tsokolate eh’ and ‘tsokolate ah.’ During the colonial times, people looked at Tsokolate eh as a superior drink. It is served and reserved only for the … Continue reading Tsokolate Eh and Tsokolate Ah in the Philippines

Avocado Ice Cream in Buzz Cafè Lite Port Center

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle This chic and charming restaurant is just one of the branches of Buzz Cafe in Bohol. This airy cafe suits those moments when you want to enjoy good food with the company of your favorite people. Its coziness makes it a good pick for laid back intimate conversations with friends. As soon as you enter the cafe, you will be … Continue reading Avocado Ice Cream in Buzz Cafè Lite Port Center

Chicharon of Carcar Cebu

One delicacy that the city of Carcar is known for is the chicharron or pork rind crackling. This local delicacy is common to be seen in its markets. As both locals and tourists enjoyed eating this crunchy treat, it is considered a must-buy for anyone visiting the town. Although many have been claiming that they are the original maker of chicharron, it’s difficult to identify … Continue reading Chicharon of Carcar Cebu

Puto Bumbong a Purple Christmas Treat

Puto Bumbong, a Purple Christmas Treat

Puto bumbong is one of the Filipino delicacies that is popularly eaten every Christmas. It is a purple rice cake made of steamed black glutinous rice called pirurutong. It is served with butter, sugar granules, and grated coconut. Originally it is cooked by stuffing and steaming it in bamboo tubes. However, sellers are now using silver cookwares which makes the preparation of this delicacy more … Continue reading Puto Bumbong, a Purple Christmas Treat