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

Sayote Guide: How to Prepare It and Where to Use It

Sayote is no stranger at our dining tables. It’s a very versatile vegetable that’s easily accessible to us, being grown regularly in the mountainous regions of the North. Still, not a lot of people know how to prepare it properly, nor where to use it apart from stir-fries and soups. This handy guide tells you… Continue reading Sayote Guide: How to Prepare It and Where to Use It

Pepper’s English-Filipino Cheat Sheet: Bahay Kubo Vegetables

We all know the song. It’s been ingrained in our minds ever since we were children, “Bahay kubo, kahit munti, ang halaman doon ay sari-sari…” But let’s be real, there’s still some confusion as to what these bahay kubo vegetables are; even more so as to what they’re used for. So we’ve made this cheat… Continue reading Pepper’s English-Filipino Cheat Sheet: Bahay Kubo Vegetables

Pepper’s English-Filipino Cheat Sheet: Common Beef Cuts

Drop us in a supermarket and we’d have no issue telling tenderloin and short-rib apart. But, as much of a shame it is to admit, a trip to our traditional wet market will have us tongue-tied. And if you don’t know what kalitiran, paypay, and tapadera are, then you’re probably on the same boat. FYI,… Continue reading Pepper’s English-Filipino Cheat Sheet: Common Beef Cuts

Starches Guide: The Breakdown of Corn, Tapioca, Potato, And More

You’ve probably Googled “alternatives to tapioca starch” once or twice. (We know we’ve gotten people asking for it when making our pao de quiejo recipe.) And you’ve likely gotten a list of different starches. So then you use something else, but it doesn’t give you the result you’re hoping for. That’s because although starches are all… Continue reading Starches Guide: The Breakdown of Corn, Tapioca, Potato, And More

Banana Bible: 12 Varieties Worth Seeking Out in the Philippines

The Philippines is brimming with a massive agricultural landscape, of which one of its most important crops is the banana. It is said to be native to Southeast Asia with the Philippines as within its center of origin and diversity. Bananas are a staple fruit on many a Filipino’s diets, finding their way to many… Continue reading Banana Bible: 12 Varieties Worth Seeking Out in the Philippines