Re-enactment of the Crucifixion

The Philippines has the highest population of Roman Catholics in Asia and their strong passion for Jesus and Roman Catholicism is still honored. This Good Friday celebration draws more than 10,000 Filipinos and foreign tourists throughout the Philippines every year. Long ago, before the Spaniards came along, the Philippines was once a Muslim land. Continue reading

Eating Balut: A Small Delight After a Pac Fight

My dad says, “A ceremonial treat to have after a good win. The Balut is my favorite snack, it’s not weird.” At long last, a story on Balut. On special occasions, my family will enjoy eating a Balut. On this day, we had family and friends over for the Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight. And what a perfect time to celebrate with a snack of Balut. Continue reading

Colorful and Delicious Dragon Fruit

You can find these yummy, soft dragon fruits in tropical areas and mostly in Asia. It’s part of the cactus family and it’s called dragon fruit because of its rich colors and spikes. I usually like cutting them up in squares and soaking them in a bowl of sugar water. Dragon fruit is like kiwi without the sour tang. Continue reading

Filipino Vigan Empanada Recipe

Even though I’m a Filipino American, I grew up eating the Filipino food my family cooked for us and learned to make them myself. But once in the Philippines, I learned that with 7,107 islands, you get many different culinary specialty’s in each vicinity, province or main island of Luzon, North Luzon, Visayas, Mindinao, and Palawan. We were very excited to try something new and orange! Continue reading

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