TOPICS: ‘Rice’

Daing Fried Rice / Stir-Fried Rice With Dried Grouper

04 Oct, 2009

It’s been THAT kind of week. And for me, comfort food is the easy, temporary palliative for the blahs. And there are few dishes more comforting for many Filipinos than fried dried fish. In the tropics, and among large archipelagos, dried fish is one of the most basic and reliable sources of…

Malagkit/Puto Pirurutong with Crystalized Ginger a la Marketman

16 Feb, 2009

In some parts of the country, steamed rice with coconut and sugar isn’t referred to as suman, but rather puto or malagkit. I have featured two such concoctions before, one from an office merienda in Cebu, another made by one of crew, Leny, the expert in simple provincial kakanins and the resident floral…

Pinipig / Immature Rice

06 Feb, 2005

Fresh pinipig was an absolute revelation. I grew up in an era when Haagen Daz hadn’t yet been invented by some enterprising American who made up some glitzy Scandinavian sounding name, so my ice cream options were limited to Magnolia Drumsticks that inevitably leaked through their soggy bottoms before you ate halfway…


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