Chef JP Offers a Taste of Home in his Dubai Restaurant

Chef JP Offers a Taste of Home in his Dubai Restaurant

There is no pork on the menu. A typical Filipino restaurant would have several iterations – lechon, sisig, crispy pata, inihaw na liempo, sinigang na baboy. But not at Kooya. Not cooking with pork is among the regulations, as well as halal guidelines, that chef JP...

What to Eat in Quiapo

What to Eat in Quiapo

Quiapo is known for many things. Among them, the home of religious attractions such as the San Sebastian Basilica and Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, and cultural heritage sites like the Casa Consulado and the Bahay Nakpil. It is also the hub for a special kind...

A Halal Grocery List

A Halal Grocery List

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...

Are Bananas Halal?

Are Bananas Halal?

In Islamic culture, there are three ways to categorize food: haram, mushbooh, and halal. Haram refers to food and drink that are forbidden by Allah. Halal, on the other hand, translates to “permitted.”

Bread Talk

Bread Talk

Filipino bread is always evocative of nostalgia.

Pinoy Breads We Love

Pinoy Breads We Love

Today, we know the panaderia as the neighbourhood bakery, with bakers kneading dough even before the dawn strikes so they can sell their beloved bread in time for breakfast.