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Filipino Food Trivia
One of the strong links that bond Filipinos together is the characteristic adventure-some spirit in the approach to food. Here are a few trivia on some Filipino food as well as a few tips on how to deal with them if offered to you – especially the ones you may consider as exotic delicacies.
Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. While its western counterpart is normally baked, embutido is either boiled or steamed.
DIY Salted Eggs
Traditional method of salting eggs uses clay and sea salt mixed together. These are then placed in clay pots which are buried underground for a certain period. You can make your own salted eggs right in your kitchen using a simpler method.
Divisoria – The Frugal Shopper’s Paradise
When in Manila, experience Divisoria, the bargain hunters' mecca. Be surprised how much you can stretch the buying power of your money. Feel the beat, survive the heat, don't get lost in the labyrinth of stores. Find out if you have mastered the art of haggling.
Communicating with a Filipino
Understand the unusual way Filipinos communicate. What "pssst" means and why puckered lips is not asking for a kiss.
Caldereta is one of the meat dishes Filipinos like to serve at festivities like town fiestas and Christmas parties. Here is a basic recipe that is easy to do which you can vary according to your personal preference.
Bulacan and Pampanga
The nearest provinces in the north of Manila City that are worth for a quick visit are Bulacan and Pampanga. These provinces are very accessible through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
All Souls’ Day
November 1 and 2 are special non-working days in the Philippines. For the Catholics, November 1 is the day of commemorating the saints. For all Filipinos, November 2 is the day for the departed loved ones. What do Filipinos do on these days?
A Take On Suman and Vinegar
Each food or product, such as suman and vinegar, by itself tells a story about the culture and traditions of the Filipinos. Find out how.
A Quick View of the Philippines
Here’s a brief description of the Philippines – its geography, language, religion, people - factors that make it interesting, attractive and captivating. Know the nation of smiles.
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