Great food from the Philippines: Calamansi

Published in: Filipino food | June 5th, 2009
Plate of Calamansi fruit

Calamansi fruit from the Philippines   This is not really a mainstay food. But, it’s found on nearly every plate! From the outside Calamansi looks like a little lime, but once opened it looks like an orange. In the Philippines it’s about a third the size of a golf ball and used extensively throughout the country… Continue reading more »

Lone Filipina Girl Playing a Xylophone – video

Published in: Discover World Culture, Philippines | June 1st, 2009
Lone Filipina Girl Playing a Xylophone

Brooke’s Point is a delight in peaceful travel Early morning in Brooke’s Point is a quite time. Life starts the same as it does in the rest of the country, as dawn appears. But, it seems that bit slower here, than in the rest of the Philippines. People don’t rush. There’s not much happening; so… Continue reading more »

Food from the Philippines: Squid

Published in: Filipino food | May 31st, 2009
Sizzling Squid from The Philippines

Squid from the Philippines Squid is in plentiful supply all around the Philippine Islands. Mainly it comes in its adobo form which consists of a small squid chopped up in light adobo sauce mixed with the ink. It’s tastier than it looks. Sizzling Squid Found mainly in restaurants this is a larger squid stuffed with onion and… Continue reading more »

Pre Dawn Life in Brooke’s Point Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: Philippines | May 27th, 2009
Pre Dawn Night view in Brooke

It was 4.40am when my alarm went off. I had no idea when dawn actually broke. I figured 6am. But also didn’t know how to get to the beach for sunrise. “Just go straight down this road, and then left.” The old pension house lady said. Dawn in Brookes Point Easy to say when it’s… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Tocino

Published in: Filipino food | May 26th, 2009
Pork Tocino from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Tocino from the Philippines Tocino is usually made from pork, though it can also be made from other meats. It’s a bright reddish/pink  color from being marinated in anise wine, annatto, water, salt, sugar. Though I’ve seen vinegar being used on many an occasion. What does pork tocino like? The taste is quite sweet and… Continue reading more »

Taking a Gamble in Brooke’s Point, Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: Philippines | May 22nd, 2009
Brooke

I wasn’t expecting much from Brooke’s Point. In fact one of the only reasons I was going there was that no one had anything to say about the place. Apart from Sir Jame’s Brooke himself of course, but then it is named after him. The minivan driver turned out to be a nice guy and… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Lumpiang Shanghai

Published in: Filipino food | May 20th, 2009
Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines Another Chinese / Asian influenced dish with a Filipino twist. Lumpiang Shanghai is a variation of a spring roll. Thin filo style pastry wrapped around pork or beef with some carrot, onion and green bean. To be honest the most common place I found Lumpiang Shanghai was in Chow King… Continue reading more »