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Fishy Fridays? Fish every day!
Fish and Chips, a.k.a. our local fast food restaurants’ go-to “Lenten offering,” is actually of Jewish descent. According to food and travel author Simon Majundar, Peshkado frito, fish and chips’ ancestor, is a deep-fried white fish dish—typically cod or haddock—that came to ...
 
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We recommend a bottle of beer or soju to go with that.
We know there’s so much more to Korean cuisine than the staples, but we can’t help it—the recent flurry of Korean dramas has us dreaming of this chicken recipe. When talk of Korean fried chicken surfaces, the feedback has been fairly consistent: Each ...
 
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No-frills, but we just keep coming back for more.
Diners—they’re a wholly American institution that to us, Filipinos, usually mean retro-style interiors, greasy food, and bright neon lights. Historically, these chrome-covered fast food havens are more than that. Often open 24 hours a day, diners offer a respite for people coming ...
 
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The best burger isn't always the most famous one.
We just can't shake off our love for a good burger. We've done iconic burger places, luxurious burgers, and meatless burgers. It's just such an easy and satisfying meal that can be as simple as a disc of ground meat between two slices ...
 
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It's the new takeover trend in food.
There are many places you can go with flour, butter, and eggs. It can take you to cookies, cakes, pancakes, and, in light of more timely treats, the latest food fad to hit the world: soufflé pancakes.Soufflé pancakes are exactly how they sound: a ...
 
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The chocolate cake of your childhood.
Of the many variants of cake, the Black Forest is among those that get the least attention. Not a lot of dessert places in Manila offer the famed chocolate-fruit cream cake medley, much to the dismay of ‘90s kids who have come ...
 
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Underrated fried chicken places that flaunt over-the-top flavors.
There are restaurants that are so associated with their bestsellers that they become synonymous with their specialties. Think pizza, you think Kermit (we can all argue about that in our best pizza list). Think Filipino-style spaghetti, you think Jollibee. Think fried chicken, you ...
 
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Have your fill of the chunkiest siomai and plumpest hakaw.
Do you also find yourself excited when a dim sum cart rolls in and starts showing off baskets filled with freshly steamed bites? Do you drool at the image of an extra chunky siomai, plump hakaw, or glimmering kuchay? Do you make ...
 
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Yes, we heard you. No cream. 
While Filipinos will never give up rice, our love for pasta cannot be denied. Ever since we learned how to substitute fennel-flavored pork sausage with slices of red hotdogs and pessata with ketchup (sounds horrific, but you know you love it), our ...
 
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This dish is not for the faint-hearted.
It's 2020 and we're still eating ox brain because no documentary will deter us from this amazing delicacy. Ox brain in the Philippines is normally associated with Middle-Eastern restaurants, but it's also used widely in French, Spanish, Mexican, and Italian cuisines. Animal brain can be ...
 
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We give you a taste of what to expect when you take a food trip to these food halls
In the 1980s, everyone hung out in food courts, because that was where you could buy cheap eats that fit your student budget. The Valley Girls were there in 1983. Even Dusty in Stranger Things enjoys cold treats from Scoops Ahoy, courtesy of ...
 
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It'll make the road trip worthwhile.
We’re going to venture a guess: Rizal won’t be top-of-mind when talk of destination restaurants surface in conversations. For those living in the South, there’s the occasional attempt to head up North for a fix of unique food finds, and vice versa. ...
 
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New series, one-offs and standout episodes from long-running favorites.
The podcasting ecosystem is rich, varied and complex, and that’s obviously a brilliant thing in itself—especially if you're in the market for a new mattress or need an all-in-one solution for creating a beautiful website—but it can also be a bit overwhelming. ...
 
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From the unbridled joy of Untitled Goose Game to the inventive genius of Super Mario Maker 2, here's what we loved to play.
Four of the best games of the decade came out last year. God of War, Insomniac’s Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar, and Nintendo’s video game equivalent of a touchdown dance, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With 2018 representing such a leap forward for the industry, expectations ...
 
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We tested the biggest brands—from Apple to Amazon to Sony—to see which live up to the promise of a cord-free utopia.
Wired earbuds fucking suck. They get knotted up, the cords always tear, and worst of all, when they get snagged on something, the buds rip out of your ears. We are in desperate need of a wireless update. The problem is, many ...
 
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These charging pads are perfect accessories for your car or your bedside table.
For however much we pay for them and try to secure them, smartphone cables never seem sturdy enough. The answer to all your cable woes has arrived in the form of wireless charging technology, which has been around for a couple of ...
 
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Get your popcorn ready.
Everyone's glued to their screens. Aside from social media and games, video on demand is one of the top reasons why. Sure, we can watch anything from The Mandalorian to Game of Thrones with just a tap of a finger but what about for ...
 
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ASF-free, of course!
Still looking for a Christmas ham to complete your Noche Buena spread? Look no further than this selection of succulent, juicy, and hearty hams that will please everyone, including Santa and his reindeer.There is nothing as inviting as a whole Christmas ham ...
 
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When you're looking for something a little more intimate and cool
Before Airbnb and its ilk became the go-to destination for budget travelers, hostels were the first option. Known for its affordable shared spaces, a hostel experience is unique because it enables you to meet new people in a new place, while also ...
 
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Here's where you can buy the latest releases.
If you're a game enthusiast, then you probably could write a novel about trying to get your hands on the hottest games. These days, however, it isn't so much of a problem—thanks to reliable video game shops. Whether your chosen console is an ...
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