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Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada


Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how Italian calzones was invented). This … Continue reading

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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)


Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew which has been a part of Brazil’s cuisine for around 3 centuries. It basically a mixture of fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs such as cilantro where it is cooked slowly and without water included. The dish originated in the Northeastern state of Brazil called Bahia then it … Continue reading

Beef Ribs Churrascaria

Beef Ribs Churrascaria


Churrascaria for those who haven’t heard of it is a word to define a place where meat is cooked in Churrasco style, which basically is an equivalent of barbecue. This dish originated in Brazil more specifically in the Pampa region, traditionally it is cooked using fire pits and charcoal at backyards but due to modernization … Continue reading

Leche Flan

Leche Flan


Leche Flan, caramel custard or crème caramel is one of the all-time favourite dessert in the Philippines, it is made of baked or steamed mixture eggs yolks, milk and sugar. It might look similar to crème brulee but there is a big difference and it is the top caramel layer where leche flan is soft … Continue reading

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake


Avocados for Southeast Asians are used to be eaten as dessert or something sweet that’s why the first time I saw avocadoes used in sandwiches and salads my first reaction would be something similar to those who are used to having avocadoes in savoury dishes reading this article. Avocado is a common fruit in the … Continue reading

Feijoada

Feijoada


It’s interesting how Central and South American dishes are similar to the Philippines, we may be far away geographically but the dishes and even traditions are nearly the same.  I started to notice that when I do my research on a certain history of a dish, I always thought before the only similar ones are … Continue reading

Chicharon

Chicharon


Chicharon, one of the best yet deadly snacks in the Philippines. Now why deadly? Because this dish/snack is made out of deep fried pork rinds but sometimes beef, Buffalo or chicken skin can be used, which means its high in cholesterol.  Now why best? Because it tastes so good, it’s addictive.  It is a common … Continue reading

Chinks (Chicken Skin Chicharon)

Chinks (Chicken Skin Chicharon)


Chinks or Chicken Skin Chicharon is one of the guilty pleasure snacks in the Philippines, I said guilty pleasure as this snack is very high in cholesterol and fat. The word Chicharon came from a popular Spanish snack called Chicharron (double r) which is made of fried pork skin.  Due to its Spanish influence the … Continue reading

Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade


This morning my daughter was searching our kitchen for ingredients to create her drink, she gave up thinking what to mix together given the ingredients she gathered it ended up her searching on Google.  She found lots but most of it cant be done with the ingredients we currently have until she found this Brazilian … Continue reading