Halal might not be on every Filipino’s culinary vocabulary – yet. However, they’re not exactly oblivious to it. Middle Eastern and Indian food have been popular cuisines in the country for decades. You’ve most likely encountered shawarma during a post-drinking eating binge in college or a kebab by the beach. However, you’re probably unaware that […]
In recent years, both the government and private sector have continually poured efforts into promoting halal food. Halal isn’t just a culinary standard. Its preparation follows a specific set of steps, including a method of slaughter that involves an adult Muslim and a blessing. Since it’s part of how Muslims live out their spiritual well-being, […]
Halal is the Arabic word meaning “permitted” or “admissible” that covers many facets of life deemed acceptable according to Islamic law. The opposite of halal is haram, which means “prohibited.” This can be regarding lifestyle, cosmetics, fashion, but more prominently it pertains to what is allowed to be eaten or consumed according to the Qur’an […]
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The beloved summer treat Halo-halo is like an unofficial symbol of summer in the Philippines. The longing for something cold and refreshing under the sweltering heat, the sweet and surprising flavor bombs that remind us of happy times is what this colorful concoction brings to the table. Halo-halo, simply translated as mix-mix, is made up […]
In many parts of Asia, the humble boiled egg can be found anywhere, such as your local convenience store where it is kept warm in a steamer pan by the register. You can also walk over to the nearest corner where a street food vendor might have a few pieces left before morphing it into […]
Filipinos love food. A cultural language, no Filipino introduction is complete without food being offered off the bat, regardless of time, day, or place. Cooking, however, is another thing. Not mutually exclusive, preparing a meal also entails considerable time and effort. And because it does take a particular talent or skill set to produce a […]
Tasting Cities: A series featuring the local cuisine, people and places, and everything food The City of Iloilo has been named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the latest UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) for 2023. The list was revealed on World Cities Day, adding 55 cities covering the seven creative fields of crafts and […]
Twenty four exhibitors from food and beverage (F&B) trade and manufacturing helped the Philippines bring in a total sales value of US$22.92M from its participation at Anuga 2023, held in Cologne, Germany last October 7-11, 2023. Anuga, considered one of the major international trade fairs for the F&B industry, is organized by Koelnmesse GmbH. The […]
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Patience is a virtue that can lead to great rewards. This saying couldn’t be any more appropriate when eating crabs. Because, despite the mess and the tough time cracking shells and picking every bit of the meat in those tight crevices, you are rewarded with...
Every Filipino has a favorite ensaymada. In most cases, it is a coiled bread made with flour, yeast, eggs, sugar, and salt, topped with a type of lard, and sprinkled with sugar and cheese. But time—even location or innovation—has proven how the basic recipe for...
According to The Governor-General's Kitchen, a book penned by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, the very first semblance of a panaderia is The Royal Bakery of the 17th century, which was situated back then in Intramuros. It used to churn out bread for the...