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Must-taste Street Food in the Philippines

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Everywhere you look in the Philippines, it is common to find people crowding make shift or portable stalls in the streets. These street foods are easy to find outside school gates, churches, parks and even in malls where they offer most exotic delicacies. Let’s take a trip to the streets of the Philippines and rediscover Pinoy street food.

Photo from filipino-foods.com

Read more at Filipino Foods

Written by Raffy Pekson II

June 24, 2010 at 6:22 am

Homemade Bibingkang Galapong

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Photo by Chotda at Flickr.com

I saw this blog that brought my mind back to the Christmas tradition of the Philippines. Much like the Spaghetti ala Makati Supermarket’s famous meal, look into this recipe from “Pinoy Food | Free Filipino Food Recipe” and savor the taste that’s truly Filipino.

By the way, this blog has a Kindle version, in case some of you are “Kindlers.”

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, well-beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk (2nd or more presses; see separate recipe)
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine
  • 2 tbsps. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coco cream (first press)
  • 1/4 cup sugar for topping

Instructions:

1. Add sugar to beaten eggs.

2. Combine salt and rice flour; add to egg mixture.

3. Add melted margarine and baking powder.

4. Pour into banana-leaf lined mold.

My sister’s note: Tita Mimi assumes we know that the banana leaves have to be wilted, that is, passed over an open flame on the stove top.

5. Bake in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven.

6. Brush top with coco cream and sugar; bake until golden crust is formed.

note: Tita Mimi doesn’t say when to take out the bibingka to brush the top with the coco cream and sugar. I would assume that this is done when the bibingka is 3/4’s done (so the batter doesn’t flop). We would have to experiment on time frames.

7. Makes 3 large bibingkas.

Source: Pinoy Food | Free Filipino Food Recipe

Written by Raffy Pekson II

February 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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Pinoy “Farmville” for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

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Maharlika Agro-Ventures Corp., a domestic poultry firm and contract grower for San Miguel Foods, Inc., has established a new company — North Star Poultry Equities, Inc. — for a “virtual poultry farming” project. North Star Poultry would be co-owned by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). An overseas worker can invest at least P50,000 on the virtual poultry farm. Investors can monitor how their poultry operation is doing through a Web site that would be created specifically for the project.

Read more at Business World Online

Written by Raffy Pekson II

January 8, 2010 at 12:16 am

All-Filipino Video Site

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This website is powered by photo.net.ph and features the best Filipino videos online. From Travel, Adventure, Food, Pinoy TV, Music and even Politics and sports, its aim is to compile the best videos online for every Filipino’s viewing pleasure. This site is all about showing “Pinoy pride” online.

All videos are categorized and arranged by specific keywords, and are also hosted by YouTube. If you want to add your video, you need to contact the website’s operator at info@videos.ph.

Link: Videos.Ph.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 3, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Search for Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children

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The Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) is holding a contest in search for the “Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children,” which the bank started in 2007. Applicants for the contest must be children of expatriate Filipinos with existing contracts in another country, ages 15 to 21 years old, currently enrolled in school and must be in the top 10 percent of their class. Also, their parents must be current depositors of the bank. The nomination form can be downloaded from www.bpiexpressonline.com.ph or www.bpidirect.com.ph under Promo Page-Remittance.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

June 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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