Binangkals are deep-fried dough ball coated with sesame seeds and originates from the Philippines. They are quite similar to the regional favourite Leqaimats which are traditionally consumed during Iftar in the holy month of Ramadan, but less sweet. Eid Mubarak! I am sharing Lady M’s recipe of binangkal that I recently shared with Khaleej Times. Binangkals, according to me, are the Filipino version of … Read More Celebrating Eid with Binangkal – the Filipino version of Middle Eastern Leqaimat
Where to have your last meal before you leave UAE, specially if you have been living here for long.
Three easy Filipino Pancit or Noodle recipes that you can make at home – Palabok, Bihon and Canton. Pancit or Pansit means Noodles in Filipino cuisine and in Philippines you’ll find Panciterias or shops specialising only in noodles!
Bikol Express is one of our favourite Filipino dish. I do not know whether it’s because of the amazing taste combining both the spicy taste of chilli and the smooth-sweet taste of coconut milk or whether it’s the stories that I have heard about the Mayon Volcano (below) looming over the horizon that must have romanticised in my mindat-least ten-folds! However, one thing is … Read More Bikol Express & The Romanticism Of The Mayon Volcano
Rasgulla Macapuno is our fusion dessert inspired by Rasgulla, the popular Bengali sweet and Macapuno, the sweetened tender coconut flesh used in several Filipino desserts. This recipe has been aired on Dubai One TV for a special Ramadan Episode. I am back to Rasgullas once again. Being a Bengali doesn’t take you too far away from them. Rasgulla or Rôshogolla is a very famous … Read More Rasgulla Macapuno – When a Filipina Turns into a Bong
This was a day of island hopping. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, stark green islands echoing with deep humming of crickets, chirping of birds and fish nibbling at my feet, shades of emerald green turning into shades of sapphire blue as one looks into the horizon, spectacular limestone cliffs and rock formations – it was a vision of a dream. Long tail boats … Read More Island Hopping And Then Hong Island… Here I Witnessed God!
Taking a slight detour from the previous food posts of my Thailand trip, this is a breather post so that all the Thai food that I had been talking about in my earlier posts can settle down. Permanently, in my senses! It was the last day of our inspiring stay in Koh Klang island, the small fishing village in the Krabi region of South … Read More Kayaking, Caves, Krabi Sightseeing… And Finally A Thai Spa!