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

Wheat Bread Taste Test: Gardenia, Sari Roti, Olsen, and More

Past the trauma we’d endured during our 2017 supermarket white bread taste test, we’re taking on its darker, heartier cousin: wheat bread, or more formally, whole wheat bread (see our note below). Whereas white bread is made with white flour, made only with the wheat’s endosperm and processed more thoroughly (thus stripping it of many… Continue reading Wheat Bread Taste Test: Gardenia, Sari Roti, Olsen, 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