Category Archives: Desserts

Bibingka de Pastillas
(The Maya Kitchen)

YOU love bibingka. It’s your favorite Christmas food because it evokes a lot of fond childhood memories of Simbang Gabi with your family, with whom you enjoyed bites of warm, freshly cooked bibingka after the Mass. You also love pastillas. … Continue reading

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Cookie Butter Polvoron
(Armando Alvin Velasco for New Zealand Creamery)

GOING loco over Speculoos Cookie Butter? There’s something about this crunchy peanut butter-y spread that’s all the craze not only in the United States but also in the Philippines and other parts of the world. But must you always just … Continue reading

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Homemade Chocolate Raisins
(Chef David Pardo de Ayala for California Raisins)

IF you like raisins and dark chocolate and you love them together, then you’ll definitely love these Homemade Chocolate Raisins, whose recipe was featured in California Raisins demo held at the Magellan Function Room on the 41st floor of Discovery … Continue reading

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Binallay of Ilagan, Isabela

ONE of the native delicacies that the visiting group of Manila-based journalists (of which my husband Raff and I were a part of) indulged in during our recent stay in the Province of Isabela to cover the 2013 Magical Bambanti … Continue reading

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Red and White Salad

ALMOST everyone makes his (or her) own version of Buko Salad for Noche Buena and Media Noche. It’s one of the staples of the Filipino dining table on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve. Well, I had no intention … Continue reading

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