Get ready for IFEX Philippines’ physical comeback

Get ready for IFEX Philippines’ physical comeback

The Philippines’ largest food trade show International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is back to offer a physical, interactive, and multi-sensory food experience on September 22-24, 2022 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. See, feel, and taste uniquely Asian...

Pansit and hopia are well-loved abroad

Pansit and hopia are well-loved abroad

If pansit, hopia and ube halaya are starting to become household names in the US, it’s because these Filipino chefs and food business owners are working extra hard not just in introducing our culinary treasures to that side of the world, but also showcasing their...

A league of her own

A league of her own

We won’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Johanne Siy or tried her cooking. Most of us haven’t. Even some of the most seasoned foodies and culinary personalities in the Philippines only learned her name in early June 2021 when Singapore's World Gourmet Awards named...

Farm to Table: 4 Ways to Make Food Production More Sustainable

Farm to Table: 4 Ways to Make Food Production More Sustainable

From ready-to-drink sachets to single-origin espresso pods, coffee brands are making an effort to make their products, or at least make them seem, more sustainable. According to a study by London-based market research firm Mintel Group, nearly half (48%) of all new...

Where to Eat Halal Food

Where to Eat Halal Food

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...

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...

Debunking Misconceptions on Halal Food

Debunking Misconceptions on Halal Food

It means permissible in English, and though it’s a word that’s been prevalent in many food conversations, it still gets a lot of misuse and fallacy. In a nutshell, halal food is food that is acceptable according to the teachings of Islam and not considered to be haram...

Halal and Wellbeing

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

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...