As Filipino cuisine gains ground overseas, not many Filipinos seem to realize that local gastronomy is spreading beyond the efforts of celebrity chefs and trending restaurants. In the last few years, Filipino cookbooks have been gaining momentum quietly. They have...
Delicious ways with banana ketchup
Banana ketchup is a condiment that is present in many Filipino pantries. The flavor profile of the sauce, sweetish with a hint of spice and just a tad acidic, highly appeals to locals, sometimes even more than its tomato counterpart. This further proves just how much...
Cooking with bihon
Bihon is one of the most popular types of noodles in the Philippines. Introduced by the Chinese, bihon stems from “bi,” which means rice, alluding to this type of noodle’s main ingredient. The noodle sticks are made of only rice flour and water that are formed into...
Proudly Filipino Ingredients
The 7 Top Food Exports of the Philippines
If Spain’s top exports include olive oil and pig meat, and India ships tons of basmati rice, what are the prime commodities the Philippines provides to the global marketplace?
The Philippines’s Unique Geography and Diverse Produce
A country renowned for its pristine beaches and infectious hospitality, the Philippines is also the culinary dark horse that is making its presence felt throughout the world….
Halal and Wellbeing
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...
Mastering Maranao Cooking
The Maranao are one of the 11 ethnic groups that make up the Muslims in the Philippines. Also described as the “People of the Lake,” they are indigenous people situated near Lake Lanao in the province of Lanao del Sur in Mindanao. The National Commission for Culture...
A Taste of Home in Dubai
According to a 2019 survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the United Arab Emirates sits on the second spot of top countries with the highest number of overseas Filipinos, with around 13% of OFWs working in the UAE. In another online study, there are 679,819...
Going to Gulfood 2022
Held annually in Dubai, Gulfood has cemented its reputation as one of the biggest gatherings of food and beverage industry key players and decision makers, a stage where the latest tastes, trends, and innovations are unveiled. This 2022, the Philippines once again sent a contingent composed of SMEs with halal certification showcasing our local products at par with the best in the world.
Processing Coffee Beans
Coffee processing is rarely in the discussion when people talk about coffee, but it really should be.
How chocolate and its derivatives can be considered halal
For a food item to be considered halal, which means lawful or allowed in Arabic, it has to follow qualifications prescribed by the Quran.
Ube as a Global Trend
Just a few years ago, most of the world had not even heard of Philippine purple yam or the root crop we call ube.
An Overview on Philippine Purple Yam
Purple Yam, commonly known all over the world by its Filipino name ube (pronounced “ooh-beh”), is one of the Philippines’ most beloved ingredients.