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Leche Flan Cake

What is Leche Flan Cake Leche Flan Cake also known as Custard Cake and it’s is probably the most decadent Filipino dessert I have ever tried! Not only that you get to eat a delicious cake at the end but the process of making this cake is so magical to me. How the cake batter […]

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Puto Bumbong – Steamed Christmas Rice Cakes

What is Puto Bumbong Puto Bumbong is one of the most popular Christmas related delicacies in the Philippines. It falls into the ‘kakanin’ or rice cakes variety. The word ‘Puto’ means glutinous and ‘Bumbong’ is Bamboo. This rice cake is steamed in a bamboo tube using a special steamer.  Puto Bumbong is made with a […]

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Embutido

Steamed Meatloaf What is Embutido Embutido has evolved over the years, what was once a sausage dish turned into a meatloaf linked to Philippine history. As one of the colonies of Spain, we naturally inherited some of their food, language and culture. If you have visited the Philippines that would be the first thing you […]

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Piña Hamondo

Roast Ham with Pineapple Pinya or Pineapple is an abundant fruit in the Philippines. It’s not only used for food but it’s also used for textiles and the pineapple leaves are even used as an alternative to leather! Just like pineapple, Filipinos love pork! I made Hamondao for our Christmas dinner and it was a […]

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Mae’s Slow Roasted Pork

As Seen on BBC2 ‘Mary Berry’s Easter Feast’ Lechon, is slow roasted suckling pig and it is a Philippines national treasure, even Anthony Bourdane couldn’t get enough of it. It’s delicious and an all time favourite dish at many Filipino gatherings.  Lechon or Litson [Le-chon] is stuffed with herbs & spices and cooked over coal […]

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