Lola Nena’s-Inspired Cheese Donuts Recipe: Pinoy-Style Donuts

We’ll bet you’ve seen Lola Nena’s donuts online—almost giant, fluffy, melted cheese-filled donuts smothered in margarine and sugar. Heck, you’ve probably even seen them questionably (or ingeniously?) used for birria tacos or cheeseburgers. These newcomers to Lola Nena’s menu gained quite a lot of traction; so much so that the brand upped production to almost… Continue reading Lola Nena’s-Inspired Cheese Donuts Recipe: Pinoy-Style Donuts

Adobo Flakes Recipe: The Best Way to Repurpose Leftover Adobo

Something about adobo makes it impossible to cook just enough for one meal—there are always leftovers. It works for us, though, since adobo is a million times better the day after. The meat is more tender and the sauce is more concentrated, making for a more enjoyable meal. And while we love ourselves this extra flavorful… Continue reading Adobo Flakes Recipe: The Best Way to Repurpose Leftover Adobo

Baking vs. Frying Chicken Wings: The Pros, The Cons, And How to Do It

There are obvious differences between baking vs. frying chicken wings. We’re not saying that one is better than the other (though, really, frying just does it). It all boils down to time, ingredients, and preference; some wings are also better done with one method over the other. But how do you know which one to… Continue reading Baking vs. Frying Chicken Wings: The Pros, The Cons, And How to Do It

Fried Cheese Balls Recipe: A Sweet-Salty Take On Colombian Buñuelos

Fried cheese balls; there’s really nothing else to explain here. This recipe, which takes inspiration from Colombian cheese buñuelos, is basically fried cheese donuts. They’re not donuts filled or topped with cheese. Instead, the cheese is grated and dispersed into the dough, giving you cheesy balls all-around. There’s also some sugar in there for an… Continue reading Fried Cheese Balls Recipe: A Sweet-Salty Take On Colombian Buñuelos

Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz

There’s a special place for turon in the realm of banana recipes. Not only is it delicious—with its sweet banana-langka filling, crunchy exterior, and caramel coating; it’s also very simple to make. At its most straightforward, you just roll a piece of saba and langka into a lumpia wrapper, then fry that in sugary oil. But… Continue reading Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz

Ginger Scallion Sauce Recipe: Not Just for Poached Chicken

Ginger scallion sauce is one of the most underrated condiments out there. It’s bright, funky, and a teensy bit tangy, and it brightens up whatever dish you use it with. You’ll usually find the sauce used on poached chicken (it’s a non-negotiable for Hainanese chicken rice!). But it works with practically anything: meat, seafood, noodles,… Continue reading Ginger Scallion Sauce Recipe: Not Just for Poached Chicken