Food

Part of my personal as well as ChinoyTV’s advocacy is to educate non-Chinoys to everyday aspects and facets of Chinese-Filipinos. One of the best and certainly yummiest way is through food. Chinoys, like our Filipino brothers, love to eat and certainly count dim sum/dimsum (點心) as one of their favorites. While casual fast food joints offer their versions of steamed siopao with either asado or meatball fillings and even siomai,…
It’s been written, it’s been ridiculed, and it has certainly been attached to the way Chinese-Filipinos cook the Philippines’ most famous dish - the humble adobo. That magic combination of chicken parts and/or pork together with soy sauce, vinegar, and a few leaves of laurel or bay leaf is given a Chinoy twist by adding hard boiled egg (水煮蛋) and sometimes parboiled potatoes. I actually grew up eating adobo this…
Nowadays, we are often too busy with work or other aspects in our life that we have no time to prepare food for ourselves or for our families. In fact, not everyone knows how to cook and would resort to canned goods. Some are fortunate to have maids, who can prepare their food. However, there are times wherein your maid had to take a long leave or probably would have…
Looking at the standard menus of restaurants serving authentic Chinese or Filipino cuisines, it will take only a matter of seconds to see one or more items that make use of chicken as their ingredient. The usually mild flavor that comes with it when cooked on its own is one that many chefs enjoy working with for the prevailing reason that it can absorb just about any taste it's mixed…
It’s easy enough to understand that in order to make the best out of this time of the year, one must know how to deal with the scorching heat in the most compelling way possible. For many people, this might come in the form of a quick escapade to the beach, a staycation at a trusty luxurious hotel, a visit to chilly Tagaytay, Baguio or even the nearest mall, and…

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