Noodles

Kimchi Noodles

Kimchi noodles is a lifesaver (okay dinner saver). It's so simple, filling, healthy and DELICIOUS. I am not a fan of hot and spicy food, but kimchi is an exception. Even if it can be smelly, the complex flavours of the fermented cabbage trump it all (no pun intended).

By Ella, ago
Appetizers

Ensaladang Talong (Eggplant Salad)

The Philippines has been colonised by the Spanish for more than 300 years. The word ensaladang is obviously a Filipino corruption of the Spanish word ensalada meaning salad, and talong is the Filipino word for… you guessed it: eggplant (FYI the Spanish for eggplant is berenjena).

By Ella, ago
Dessert

Suman aka Filipino Rice Snack

There are many versions of sumans out there, it depends on what region it comes from. The best suman I have had is called Moron (yes, that's spelled correctly) from Samar Island. The most common suman is what you find in all markets across the country is arguably, a Filipino's comfort food. Shaped like a brick, brown and sweet, it's a convenient healthy snack as its made of rice, coconut milk and sugar.

By Ella, ago
Drinks

Papaya Smoothie

Contrary to popular notion, when I think of tropical, I think of papaya and its starry leaves. Not the palm. That’s the beach for me. Papaya has been a frenemy for me. My parents forced Read more

By Ella, ago

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