254 – On Tempura Throwbacks: Cube 8

Metro Manila has been under general community quarantine status (GCQ) for almost two months now, after the more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was lifted in June. Incidentally, the move to GCQ triggered a spike of Covid-19 cases in the country - with a good majority coming from the national capital. People are advised to … Continue reading 254 – On Tempura Throwbacks: Cube 8

216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

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