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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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Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken


If you had dined in at Nandos you will know what a Piri Piri Chicken (Nandos call it Peri Peri) is but for those who does not, it is a type of chicken dish marinated in chillies, herbs and lemon then flame grilled. One of the best chicken recipes you will ever encounter especially if … Continue reading

Francesinha

Francesinha


Francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich that originated in Porto, it is made out of ham, linguiça (pork sausage), fresh sausage, roast meat and covered served in bread topped with melted cheese and a hot thick sauce made out of tomato and beer. Sounds a lot, yes it is and original version of this sandwich is … Continue reading

Egg Tart (Hong Kong Style)

Egg Tart (Hong Kong Style)


Egg Tart or Portuguese Egg Tarts is a type of tart filled with egg custard baked on a short crust or puff pastry, it is very popular in Asia particularly Hong Kong. This dish might be seen around Asia and other parts of the world but it has its Portuguese roots. History suggests that these … Continue reading

Tempura

Tempura


Tempura is a Japanese dish that is made out of cripsy deep fried seafood and vegetables. Usually ingredients such as prawns, squash, carrots, eggplants, green beans, sweet potatoes and okra are used. Tempura can be eaten on its own, with sauce or as a part of other dishes such as soba or udon soup, a … 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