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Milk Fish and Garlic Rice

The Bread of Salt: Vancouver’s Best Filipino Buns Are Anything But Salty

I moved back to Vancouver about eight years ago after living in Manila and Tokyo for several years. In the first year of being back in Vancouver, I spent long, lonely nights dreaming of my mom’s simp

Kintaro Ramen: Trigger Your Taste Memory

Brave the line up standing in the cold, brave the elbows knocking you in the side, brave the splashback from the noodles hitting you in the face.  Yes, it’s worth it.   Watching Food...

Exploring Culture, One Dish at A Time

I blame my heritage and my family for my love affair with food.  Filipinos eat constantly.  We’re very similar to hobbits (and I’m not referring to our stature) in that we too enjoy at...
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