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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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Cazuela de Vaca

Cazuela de Vaca


Cazuela de Vaca is a dish that originated in Chile, a very hearty dish which is made out of beef, pumpkins, potatoes, corn and other vegetables. In Spanish cazuela means “Pot” or “Casserole” and Vaca means “Beef”. Tradition in Chile says that cazuela is typically eaten by taking the soup first, then eating the meat … Continue reading

Skinless Longaniza

Skinless Longaniza


Longaniza is a type of Spanish sausage popular in countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Spain, this sausage is nearly similar to chorizo but each country mentioned prepares it differently according to available local ingredients. Longaniza can also be prepared with different types of meat unlike chorizo; some popular alternatives are Chicken, … 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