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GREEN BUT FILIPINO, BUKO PANDAN

Something green was what came to my mind when I was brainstorming for my next recipe. After all, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and I wanted the recipe to be helpful for people looking for something to serve or eat for the Irish holiday. I don’t know any Irish dishes but I do know…

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PATOLA SOUP WITH TEMPEH

Vegan Filipino: Patola Soup with Tempeh

For those who are not familiar with the vegetable, patola, you are missing out (especially with soups)! Patola, also known as Loofa Squash/Snake Gourd/Sponge Gourd/Chinese Okra, is a kind of vegetable gourd that is popular in Filipino soups. The patola vegetable has a dark green skin on the outside and tender, light green flesh inside.…

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Vegan Filipino: Tempeh Adobo with Kang-kong

Adobo is undeniably one of the most popular Filipino dishes out there. It’s a Filipino food staple recognized for its seasonings. To those unfamiliar with the dish, Adobo is basically a marinate of different sauces and seasonings such as soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and garlic. For my version, I’m incorporating a new vegan favorite:…

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Vegan Filipino: Summer Grilling: Vegan Isaw

(oyster mushrooms and vegan hotdogs on the grill). Summer is for grilling, so when I heard that the joint party for my mom and my niece’s birthday will be held at a park, I decided to make my grilled vegan Isaw. Isaw (pronounced “ee-sao”) is a popular Filipino street food. Sometimes it’s made of pig…

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Part V: Vegan Finds: Wabi-Sabi Ramen House, Makati City, Philippines

I would love to introduce to you an all veg ramen house in the Philippines called Wabi-Sabi, Vegetarian Restaurant and Grocery Store. Wabi-Sabi is located at “The Collective“, a warehouse-turned-hip commercial area in Makati City, where superniche, superlocal, superartisanal stores and galleries reign supreme. It’s where you’ll find stores celebrating alternative lifestyles-including the vegan lifestyle.…