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Start a fruitful Christmas season with fruity drinks and desserts

Start a fruitful Christmas season with fruity drinks and desserts

Culture
by JOHN PATRICK R. MAGNO RANARA and THEA ANDREA C. MAGUERIANO A BOWL of fruits on a center table of a typical Filipino dining room not only adds vibrant colors to one's home but also becomes part of the Filipino food culture. In this time of yuletide season, fruits become staples of Filipino favorites, including buko salad, halo-halo, and even pineapples in macaroni salad. But if you do not know how to prepare this kind of delicacy, you can always opt to order healthy options for fruity desserts instead. A sweet and savory prism in a cup Despite being a Singaporean dessert shop, Nine Fresh guarantees that its fruit bowl menu will satisfy Pinoys’ sweet cravings. It is generous with its toppings of over 20 choices of beans, jellies, and black pearls. Its ingredients are...
Lilo’s Acai is a beginner’s guide in healthy eating

Lilo’s Acai is a beginner’s guide in healthy eating

Culture
By CHRISTINE JANINE T. CORTEZ WITH THE threat of COVID-19, eating healthy foods and becoming fit is now the raging train everybody is eager to jump into. Upfront and center of making health the new wealth is Lilo's Acai, a sprouting online start-up offering a variety of fresh, healthy, and tasty fruit bowls and smoothies made available for all troops in Metro Manila. The Philippines, being heavily influenced by fast-food chains –– from everything made into chicharron, appetizers being listed under the putok batok category, and well-loved street foods –– Filipinos may not be the best candidates to run after a healthy lifestyle. Despite the long list of not-so-healthy local food cravings, Filipinos know how to make the best out of their food and culture. But what most people might f...
Chill’s Home-Baked Goodies: A bundle of assorted delights

Chill’s Home-Baked Goodies: A bundle of assorted delights

Culture
by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA A MOTHER can bestow many gifts, values, and life lessons to her bundles of joy. For some, it is her unconditional love and support even in times of confusion; for others, it is her guiding wisdom as one traverses through the complex labyrinth called life. But for Brianne Leigh Cabalonga, it is the inspiration to start her own business. Chill’s Home-Baked Goodies is a fresh bakery that bloomed in Cainta, Rizal in May last year and specializes in cheesecakes, revel bars, brownies, and cakes. Both the owner and cook, Cabalonga uses the skills that she learned from her mother to run her own bakery. “A few years ago, my mom started a small bakeshop. My sister and I used to help her in the kitchen after our class. When my mom needed to go ba...
Choco Butternut Loaf: The Loaf of Your Life

Choco Butternut Loaf: The Loaf of Your Life

Culture
by THERIZ LIZEL R. SILVANO CHOCOLATE chip cookies, nutty brownies, and soft cupcakes with towering frostings are just some of the regular sweet delicacies Filipinos love to bake and eat. Of course, the traditional kakanin such as puto, sapin-sapin, and bibingka will always have a special place in Filipinos’ hearts. These Filipino specialties opened doors for food and dessert enthusiasts to not only discover a variety of local ingredients, but also learn the country’s culture and history. But as society changes, diverse cultures and interests overshadow the fine taste and heritage of Filipino gastronomy. Modernizing traditional dishes has since become the new standard in the cooking industry. Realizing this may bring a despairing impression to many, but they may not notice t...
How Filipinas Became Heroes During WWII

How Filipinas Became Heroes During WWII

Culture
by THERIZ LIZEL R. SILVANO WARS took place in several nations and in different environments. Soldiers, families, reformers, and survivors were carrying values and beliefs of their own, with a hopeful perspective that their needs and aspirations would soon be met. They are the affirmation that history truly happened, and that they brought changes in society that can still be observed today. The people of the past have battled for the principles that concern not only their lives but also the lives of others. Indeed, wars have brought chaos and change, but above all, the aftermath of wars brought starvation and scarcity, especially during the Second World War in the 1940s. When war emerges, the government does not only need strong survivor instincts but faith that the Filipino ci...
Savor authentic Japanese food at Hokusai

Savor authentic Japanese food at Hokusai

Culture
By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT SEEMS that with a limited budget, it is difficult to dine at a restaurant which offers premier Japanese cuisine, but Hokusai surprises Japanese food lovers with their delectable yet affordable menu. Hokusai is often overlooked, with the number of food stalls located at P. Noval street, but it is surely a great find. The place is somewhat similar to traditional Japanese restaurants because of its compact space and minimal design. Their appetizing menu makes up for the restaurant’s muted décor. Hokusai’s best-sellers, Tonkotsu Ramen and Rockin’ Roll is a great pair that will make one’s Japanese cravings satiated. Tonkotsu Ramen is a hearty combination of soup--pork and soy sauce broth-–and ramen noodles topped with a generous slice of pork, greens, and ...