Laswa

Laswa

I am going for a vacation to the Philippines in a few weeks. This is going to be a super special trip, my friends. We’ve all gone for a visit here and there over the past years but this is the first since we left for the U.S. moons ago that my brother and his family,…

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Mother’s Day Estee Lauder Perfume Set Giveaway

Mother's Day Estee Lauder Perfume Gift Set Giveaway

Guys! I am super, super excited! There’s a lot of going on at Kawaling Pinoy’s headquarters and I can’t wait to tell you about it. But before I get to some of the yummy details, please allow me to announce our Polaroid Cube Mini Action Camera giveaway: #32 NIKKI If you’ve been here before, you…

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Dynamite Lumpia

Dynamite Lumpia

G and I initially planned to take a short trip to Las Vegas for the highly-anticipated Pacquiao and Mayweather boxing match but when he searched online today for reservations, the cheapest room available at the MGM Hotel was $1000 a night and the tickets for the fight start at $5500! Hold on, let me just wrap…

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Mango Shake

Mango Shake

I bought a couple of green Philippine mangoes last Thursday with intention to turn them into a green mango shake but by the time Saturday rolled in and I finally remembered my plans of making a smoothie, the mangoes were already beginning to ripen and yellow. They were still, however, very firm and tart and…

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Sweet Treats

Calamansi Bars

Calamansi Bars

Calamansi are hard to come by and are rarely available at the Asian grocery stores I frequent so when my RD consultant at work gave me a few pounds harvested from her tree, I was very excited to cook all my favorite dishes that calls for the fruit. As she gave me a huge bag, I had a…

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Ginataang Bilo Bilo

Ginataang Bilo Bilo

In celebration of the Chinese New Year ahead, I’d like to share with you this sweet  and creamy ginataang bilo bilo recipe. Chinese tangyuan or what we call bilo-bilo in the Philippines, are sticky rice balls formed from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and water. They are commonly served during festivals, wedding celebrations and other…

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Espasol

Espasol

When I migrated to the U.S. twenty some years ago, there were many things I missed from back home. The simple stuff like pandesal, pastillas de leche, kutsinta, espasol and pichi pichi I used to take for granted became longed-for treats.  Of course, indigenous products are more readily available these recent years but they can be…

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No-Cook Caramel Pastillas

No-cook Caramel Pastillas

On my pastillas de leche post two weeks ago, a reader (thanks, Neil!), was kind enough to share his no-cook version which uses condensed milk and full cream milk. Pastillas without the cook time? I was duly intrigued.  These milk candies are my favorite treats and if I can enjoy a batch with less work, I am all…

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