Ginataang Gulay Recipe: An Easy Way to Use Up All Your Veggies

You buy a bunch of vegetables at a supermarket run. You’ve been using them all in portions all week: garlic cloves, knobs of garlic, chunks of squash, pulls of spring onions, etc. Now you’re at the end of your supply, and you’ve got a combo of veggies in random amounts. This ginataang gulay (vegetables in… Continue reading Ginataang Gulay Recipe: An Easy Way to Use Up All Your Veggies

Chili Fried Fish Tacos Recipe: A Different Take On Singaporean Chili Crab

We know that chili crab has to have crab. It’s literally in the name. But since making our chili crab sauce recipe, we realized something. The rich, gloopy gravy—which is really the star of the Singaporean dish—doesn’t have to be boxed in crustacean territory. You can use it with other things; case in point: these… Continue reading Chili Fried Fish Tacos Recipe: A Different Take On Singaporean Chili Crab

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

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

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 Best Gising-Gising Recipe: Veggies in Spicy Coconut Sauce

Gising-gising has a purpose—to wake you up. Its name literally translates to “wake up,” repeated for emphasis. The Nueva Ecija- and Pampanga-borne dish is made using coconut milk and chilies. This is why it’s often compared to Bicol Express; except Bicol Express is made of pork cubes while gising-gising is made of sigarilyas (winged beans) plus… Continue reading Pepper’s Best Gising-Gising Recipe: Veggies in Spicy Coconut Sauce

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

Filipino Ensalada Dumplings Recipe: Plus Sweet Bagoong-Calamansi Dip

There’s no singular definition for a “Filipino ensalada.” There are so many versions out there: talong, mangga, lato, etc. But what’s common among all of these is their ability to showcase our rich agriculture. Ensaladas are proof that with great produce, you can create magic. This recipe for Filipino ensalada dumplings recipe is no exception. It makes… Continue reading Filipino Ensalada Dumplings Recipe: Plus Sweet Bagoong-Calamansi Dip

Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe: Chicken Curry Turned Vegetarian

The secret behind the explosion of flavors in curries is a medley of dried herbs and spices. It can be intimidating seeing these long ingredients lists. And we understand that, especially in the Philippines, it can be hard to get your hands on all of them. So this tofu tikka masala recipe only needs three… Continue reading Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe: Chicken Curry Turned Vegetarian

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