What was originally a dish borrowed from Portuguese cuisine has been turned into a Japanese staple. I mentioned in a previous post that the idea of tempura was inspired by the Portuguese peixinhos da horta, which was a dish of vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. In time, the Japanese adopted this method of cooking … Continue reading 216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

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216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

215 – On Wayback Food Spots: Triptych 32

Let me tell you a short story before I begin. I chanced upon a set of unused pictures taken around the time when I was transitioning from my former job to the current one I have. Those pictures were supposed to be part of future entries I scheduled while drafting some posts. However, my laptop's … Continue reading 215 – On Wayback Food Spots: Triptych 32

212 – On Issan Inclinations: Tamarind, SM North EDSA

People would usually think of dishes such as pad thai (stir-fried rice noodles), tom yum goong (hot and sour shrimp soup), khao kluk kapi (fried rice with shrimp paste), and gaeng (curries cooked in the Thai manner) when Thai cuisine is mentioned. No matter what dish is served in Thai cuisine, two qualities stand out: … Continue reading 212 – On Issan Inclinations: Tamarind, SM North EDSA