Patis Taste Test: Barrio Fiesta, Lorins, Marca Piña, and More

Patis is Filipino fish sauce. It’s typically made using galunggong (round scad) that’s coated in salt, then left to ferment over a couple of months to a year. For some manufacturers, it’s produced as a by-product of bagoong. Patis is a local household staple beloved for its umami flavor. It’s often used to flavor broths,… Continue reading Patis Taste Test: Barrio Fiesta, Lorins, Marca Piña, and More

Son-in-Law Eggs Recipe: A Sweet, Sour, Salty Thai Street Food

You’d think a dish named “son-in-law” eggs is an ode to the husband of one’s daughter. But no, it’s a warning for all men to treat their wives properly. The story goes that a mother-in-law made the dish after learning that her daughter was being mistreated. She deep-fried a pair of eggs, implying that if… Continue reading Son-in-Law Eggs Recipe: A Sweet, Sour, Salty Thai Street Food

Cajun and Sweet Chili Sauce Recipes: Hacking the BTS Meal Sauces

Everyone’s loving the BTS meal. And the craziest thing is that there seems to be little focus on the food compared to everything else that comes with the collaboration—the merch, the packaging, the promo videos. (That said, being part of ARMY, we totally understand. Best believe we’re keeping our paper bags and cups.) So we’re… Continue reading Cajun and Sweet Chili Sauce Recipes: Hacking the BTS Meal Sauces

Types of Tofu: Tokwa, Silken Tofu, Soft Tofu, Egg Tofu, and Firm Tofu

So you’ve decided to make a tofu recipe. Now you’re in the supermarket staring at over three types of tofu, not knowing which one to pick. And there’s even tofu in a tube—what even is that?! The first thing you need to know about tofu is that it’s not a one-all ingredient. It comes in… Continue reading Types of Tofu: Tokwa, Silken Tofu, Soft Tofu, Egg Tofu, and Firm Tofu

3 Tofu Recipes: Tofu Scramble, Agedashi Tofu, and Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes, we have too much of what we need. And that’s fine, really. But when it comes to food, this can mean a lot of wasted ingredients. So in our new series, we show you different ways to use a single ingredient to maximize it—to make sure that none of it goes to waste. And… Continue reading 3 Tofu Recipes: Tofu Scramble, Agedashi Tofu, and Chocolate Mousse

Tofu Scramble Recipe: How to Make Vegan Scrambled “Eggs”

Eggs are the ultimate breakfast food. But it’s not always an option for everybody, particularly our vegan friends. But not all is lost. This tofu scramble recipe shows you that you can get the texture and flavor of scrambled eggs without actually using eggs. And this is all thanks to another protein-rich ingredient: tofu—specifically, firm tofu.… Continue reading Tofu Scramble Recipe: How to Make Vegan Scrambled “Eggs”

Tofu Chocolate Mousse Recipe: An Easy Two-Ingredient Dessert for Four

Tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. It comes in different forms, each of which you can use for different purposes. You can use it in stir-fries, soups, or as in place of meat for methods like frying and baking. It also acts as a blank canvass, being able to take on… Continue reading Tofu Chocolate Mousse Recipe: An Easy Two-Ingredient Dessert for Four

Agedashi Tofu Recipe: A Homemade Take On the Japanese Appetizer

Agedashi tofu is a simple appetizer that’s usually found in Japanese izakayas. It’s composed of fried, lightly-breaded (almost like tempura) soft tofu in a flavorful dashi or soup base, topped with green onions, grated radish, and bonito flakes. Though it’s simple, it packs a harmonious balance of textures and flavors. And it’s also very easy… Continue reading Agedashi Tofu Recipe: A Homemade Take On the Japanese Appetizer

Spaghetti Taste Test: Which of These 8 Local Brands Is the Best?

The perfect sauce is nothing if your pasta sucks. That said, not everyone has the time to make it from scratch. (For the record, fresh pasta isn’t always better.) Enter dried pasta, aka the packed pasta you find in the grocery. Unlike fresh pasta, which is made from flour, water, and eggs, dried pasta only… Continue reading Spaghetti Taste Test: Which of These 8 Local Brands Is the Best?

Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red

Thanks to Jollibee and millions of OFWs, the world knows about Filipino spaghetti. This pasta isn’t just our version of bolognese, it’s a dish that’s embedded in our culture—a symbol of celebration. Every household has its own version. Some people make it with a unique combination of ingredients; while others whip everything up using ready-made… Continue reading Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red