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Tuesday 2nd September 2014


Kamote or camote (Scientific Name:  Ipomoea batatas), is called sweet potato in English and is also sold here in Toronto, Canada.   This is a very commonly used root crop and staple food in the Philippines.  Filipinos would usually just boil this kamote and eat it with butter and coffee for breakfast. Kamote is also a […]

Kamoteng Kahoy

Kamoteng Kahoy, Scientific Name:  Manihot esculenta, also called cassava, balinghoy, manioc, or yuca is also sold here in Toronto,Canada.  This root crop is commonly used in the Philippines for making desserts and merienda recipes such as the very famous Cassava Cake. Kamoteng Kahoy is usually grated and added to a rich concoction of coconut milk […]


Sayote, also called chayote is sold here in Toronto,Canada. This vegetable fruit is commonly used in the Philippines as an affordable substitute for upo in making Ginisang Sardinas. If I am making my Homemade Tinola Recipe and I can’t find an unripe papaya, I usually use 3 or 4 pieces of sayote instead.  Sayote has […]

Green Mango

Green Mango or hilaw na manga is sold here at Hong Tai Supermarket in Toronto,Canada.  Green Mango is commonly used in the Philippines for making good appetizers and these are usually eaten raw. Sliced Green Mangoes eaten with the best bagoong digo or alamang is great with and fried or grilled bangus, tilapia, or galunggong.  Sliced […]


Gabi or gabe (Scientific Name:  Colocasia esculenta), is also known as taro root or tuber plant is sold here in Toronto,Canada. This starchy gabi or taro is commonly used in the Philippines for making Laing Recipe which is a very savory Filipino recipe that is cooked using taro leaves simmered in a creamy coconut concoction […]


Upo (Scientific Name:  Lagenaria siceraria), also called tabungaw or bottle gourd is sold here in Toronto, Canada. This vegetable fruit is commonly used in the Philippines for cooking Dinengdeng – a vegetable dish that is simmered in bagoong with grilled fish like bangus (milkfish) or fried galunggong. Upo is also added in cooking Ginisang Sardinas […]


Patola is sold here in Toronto,Canada. Patola, scientific name Cucumis acutangulus Linn., is also commonly known as kabatiti in the Ilocano dialect, or sponge gourd in English.  This vegetable is a regular diet amongst the farming community in the provinces of La Union and in the regions of Ilocos as it grows so abundantly there. […]

Sept 2, 2014 6/49, 6/42, BINGO Milyonaryo

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn for September 2, 2014 PCSO. Here are the results for 6/49, 6/42 and BINGO Milyonaryo Super 6/49 Nationwide Lotto winning numbers in any order: Winning Numbers Current Jackpot Winner 31-21-09-08-19-32 Php 21,424,404.00 (0) How to Play Superlotto 6/49 6/42 National Lottery winning numbers in any order: Winning Numbers […]

Sept 02, 2014 3 Digit Swertres, 2 Digit EZ2, 6 Digit

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn for September 2, 2014 PCSO. Here are the results for 3 Digit Swertres, 2 Digit EZ2 and 6 Digit 3 Digit Swertres 3 Lotto winning numbers in exact order: 11 am 4 pm 9 pm 1-1-6 8-0-4 2-7-9 How to Play Swertres Lotto 2 Digit EZ2 Lotto […]

“Pinoy Air Supply”: Filipino Boy Video Went Viral

A video of a boy singing various hits in different genres and different types of voice amazes the netizens with his amazing and powerful voice which identifies as “Pinoy Air Supply”. The boy in the video is Jhong Madaliday, a 16 year old boy, born on the 21st of December 1998. He is a high […]

ABS-CBN “Mutya ng Masa”: Search for “Mutya of the Universe”

ABS-CBN News and Current affairs program “Mutya ng Masa” launches search for “Mutya of the Universe” as part of its ‘Anibersaya’ celebration. The pageant aims to pay tribute to the talented and devoted ‘Kasambahays’ and make them happy. “Mutya ng Masa” held an audition at the ABS-CBN Center Road from 8AM to 2PM last Sunday […]

2014 CNBLUE Live in Manila for The Second Time Around

After the success of their Blue Moon World Tour last June 2013, CNBLUE, a South Korean rock band, will be coming back to the Philippines for the second time around. The band will kick off Manila with their new concert “2014 CNBLUE LIVE – CAN’T STOP” this coming September 19, 2014 (Friday), 8PM at the […]

ABS-CBN Released Teaser of the Upcoming Series “Forevermore”

ABS-CBN aired the teaser for the upcoming series, “Forevermore” on Friday night August 29, 2014 at the Primetime Bida block and uploaded on the network’s official YouTube channel. The said video clip gives the viewers a glimpse of the two lead characters, the LizQuen love team, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. After working together in the […]

K-POP Band B1A4 Road Trip to Manila 2014

B1A4, a South Korean boy band under the management of WM Entertainment, finally announced its road trip to Manila via their world tour called “2014 B1A4 ROAD TRIP – READY?” on September 6, 2014 (Saturday), 7PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Korean idol group is composed of members CNU (vocals, rap), Jinyoung (leader, vocals), […]

Jennifer Marianne Reyes Peralta Funny Pinoy

At first glance, Jennifer Marianne Reyes – Peralta is just like any other simple and typical Ilokano mother with four (4) children.  She lives with her family in the beautiful province of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.  She finished her studies and graduated at the very prestigious Technological Institute of the Philippines. Like most Filipinos, […]


Sitaw, commonly known as string bean or green bean in the English language, is sold here in Toronto,Canada.  Sitaw is commonly used in the Philippines for making Sinigang Na Baboy.  You can add sitaw to your sinigang along with other leafy vegetables such as kangkong or kamote tops for an added texture and flavor.  Sinigang […]


Ampalaya, which is also called Bitter Melon or Bitter Gourd in the English language, is sold here in Toronto, Canada.  This is commonly used in the Philippines as an ingredient for making the very popular Ilocano dish called Pinakbet.  Pakbet or Pinakbet is one of the best loved Filipino dishes consisting of mixed vegetables that […]

Alisah Bonaobia Let It Go Version

Listen to the extraordinary voice of this simple yet very ordinary 19 year old Filipina girl named Alisah Bonaobia.  Filipinos who were walking inside the mall had to stop on their tracks upon hearing her singing.  The mall was filled with so much curiosity that most of them gathered around to hear the girl behind […]

Chinito Problems by Enchong Dee

Enchong Dee is a heartthrob, young, hunk, and chinito Filipino actor, model, dancer, champion swimmer, and now singer. He is known as a dancer aside from being an actor. Dance videos of him are sought after just to know the dance steps he’s making. Making it a trend nationwide! And now, releasing his first single […]

Polvoron Ube Macapuno

Aling Conching Polvoron Ube Macapuno is sold here in a local Filipino market in Toronto, Canada. Ube is a root crop used in different Philippine desserts which use the grated purple yam. There are many uses for Ube in cakes, ice cream and pastries. Ube is also used in making this popular Summer dessert called […]

Diana Zubiri FHM Ph Sept 2014 Cover Girl

Diana Zubiri makes a surprisingly sizzling comeback with her very appealing and revealing appearance on the FHM Philippines September 2014 Issue. Diana Zubiri, also known as Rosemarie Joy Garcia, was born on April 15, 1985. She started as as a very young  startlet where she get to have such bold roles in different Pinoy Movies […]

Sarap Pinoy Kutsinta

Sarap Pinoy Kutsinta sold at a local Filipino store here in Toronto, Canada. The mix says only add water and everything else is inside. Kutsinta is a sweet brown rice cake with a chewy texture. If you make this you will need to have Kutsinta molds and those I do not know where to buy here. […]

Citibank Promo In Cebu, Philippines

Citibank is offering such an exciting promo so don’t miss out and make sure to avail of their latest promotion at the Citibank Cebu Branch located at the Ayala Life, FGU Center beginning on September 1, 2014 and ending on September 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM up to 8:00 PM. Citibank is offering huge discounts […]

Play Pinoy Nike Philippines

Play Pinoy is a Nike sponsored and fast-paced 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament held in different basketball courts located around Metro Manila last August 16 and 17, 2014.  The Play Pinoy Basketball Tournament was joined by 149 Basketball teams and 48 teams of which qualified for the Final Round. The Play Pinoy Basketball Tournament Finals […]

Ex-Pinay Nanny From Saudi Turned Celebrity

Maria Luningning Bernardo-Bibit, nicknamed Marie, currently works as a Barangay Security officer in Brgy. Masalukot 1 in Candelaria, Quezon.  She went to work as a live-in caregiver or nanny from Year 1987 to 1992 in the Middle East particularly in Saudi Arabia.  She was fortunate enough to work for a very kind Arabian couple who […]

Sept 01, 2014 Grand 6/55, Mega 6/45 , BINGO Milyonaryo

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn for Sept 01, 2014 PCSO. Here are the results for Grand 6/55, Mega 6/45 and BINGO Milyonaryo. GrandLotto 6/55 winning numbers in exact order: Winning Numbers Current Jackpot Winner 37-19-06-13-28-25  Php 145,134,416.00 (0) How to Play GrandLotto 6/55 Megalotto 6/45 National winning numbers in any order: Winning Numbers Current […]

Philippine Brand Mango Puree

Philippine Brand Mango Puree comes in sweetened and unsweetened. This contains natural Mango fruit pulp and great for making Filipino desserts and merienda. Use Philippine Brand Mango Puree in making the best mango ice candy, mango ice cream, or mango juice.  

Philippine Brand Guava Jam

Philippine Brand Guava Jam makes great toast or an Asian version taste of American peanut butter and jelly. I like using this over toasted bread with creamy butter. Philippine Brand Guava Jam reminds me of the good old days when my grandma would be making her traditional guava jam recipe and the heavenly scent of […]

Filipino Hot Cake

White King Hotcake Mix for easy Filipino hot cakes. Serve for breakfast topped with some powdered sugar or a sweet syrup. Mango slices or other fresh fruits make a great side. My daughters love to eat these hot cakes with butter and maple syrup. White King Hotcake Creamy Classic Yummy and Fluffy!!!  Enjoy a hearty […]

Pancit Bihon Noodles

Bihon Noodles are used in making Pancit, a noodle dish from the Philippines.  Pancit Bihon is usually made with shrimp, chicken, and fresh veggies. The noodles are soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes before adding to the other ingredients. Since the noodles represent long life you want the noodles to be as long […]

Cebu Dried Mangoes

Cebu Dried Mangoes that I bought at a Filipino store here in Toronto, Canada. These are the best dried mangoes that I have ever found here. I heard that Cebu is the Mango capital of the Philippines. These are not just ordinary dries mangoes, they have a distinctly sweet and sour taste that makes me […]

PBB All In Big 4 on ASAP 19

Watch this very entertaining performance from the Pinoy Big Brother All In (PBB All In) Big 4 on ASAP 19 Live last Sunday, August 31, 2014.  The PBB All In Big 4 consisting of Daniel Matsunaga, Maris Racal, Jane Oineza, and Vickie Rushton got the ASAP 19 stage on fire with their outstanding dance numbers […]

Ellen Adarna Nice Day Coffee

Filipino Actress Ellen Adarna is the sizzling hot model behind this Nice Day Coffee TV Commercial that is just too hot for the senses that it literally got banned from public viewing by the MTRCB. Ellen Adarna portrays the modern FIlipina generation of today as she is described as seductively lustful and adorably alluring to […]

Balaw Balaw Burong Hito

Balaw Balaw Burong Hito is made out of roasted white catfish sauce. Hito means fresh water catfish translated to English. Taste and experience the extraordinary taste of Balaw Balaw Burong Hito and try using it in making your favorite Filipino Cuisine that require the use of fish paste or fish sauce.  Enjoy the rich, mellow […]

Phil Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy

Phil Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy is made with selected red chillies to add that extra spicy flavor to any Philippine dish.   This shrimp paste is great served over rice and shrimp dishes. I particularly like using this Phil Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy in making my Homemade Kare-Kare Recipe.  This is also a very good […]

Balaw Balaw Ginisang Bagoong

Balaw Balaw Ginisang Bagoong made from minute shrimp or krill called alamang. Serve with vegetables and even mix with pork. Use Balaw Balaw Ginisang Bagoong Sauteed Shrimp Paste in cooking your favorite Pinoy Vegetable Dishes such as Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw or squash and stringed beans sauteed in coconut milk and Balaw Balaw Ginisang Bagoong.

Balaw Balaw Burong Hipon

Balaw Balaw Burong Hipon is a great for Pinoy specialty dishes. The proof of the Shrimp paste is in the taste.  Enjoy the rich fragrance and taste of this fish sauce that goes well with any Pinoy food. Serve this Balaw Balaw Burong Hipon with steamed vegetables and broiled fish.

Balaw Balaw Burong Dalag

Balaw Balaw Burong Dalag is made from Fermented Mudfish.  Use it in making your favorite Filipino dishes.  This fish sauce is very salty to the taste so make sure to use it sparingly.  This is perfect in making your favorite Stir Fry Dishes and other Philippine Cuisine. Enjoy the unique and exquisite richness and taste […]

Dagupan Salted Fry Shrimp

Dagupan Salted Fry Shrimp is one of the best and tastiest shrimp paste that you can get in the Philippine market.  Use this shrimp paste in making Binagoongan and you will truly love and enjoy savoring the rich taste of this dish as complimented by the sweet and salty shrimp sauce. Dagupan Salted Shrimp Fry […]

Amor Nino Foods Bagoong Digo

Amor Nino Foods Bagoong Digo is the best accompaniment to any Filipino Food as it has the sweetest smell and perfect aroma of true bagoong.  Use this in making your special Dinengdeng Recipe with Grilled Milkfish on the side.   Amor Nino Foods Fish Sauce Digo of Balayan Style Bagoong is one of the best […]

Phil-Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy

Phil-Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy is great with stir fried eggplant topped with green onions. Phil-Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy Flavor is the best shrimp paste that combines a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy flavor to any Pinoy dish.  Enjoy the enticing aroma and addicting taste of Phil-Am Sauteed Shrimp Paste Spicy which […]

Leonys Salted Shrimp Fry

A product of the Philippines, Leony’s Salted Shrimp Fry will make a great addition to any shrimp dish. Use Leony’s Salted Shrimp Fry in cooking your favorite Pinakbet Recipe, as a condiment in eating your Homemade Kare-Kare Recipe, or as a dipping sauce to pickled green mangoes.  

Lingayen Shrimp Fry

Lingayen Shrimp Fry has a very strong shrimp smell and taste. Lingayen Shrimp Fry fish sauce is made from only the best tiny shrimps that have been carefully selected and then preserved with the finest salt. Use Lingayen Shrimp Fry in cooking your favorite Filipino Stir Fry Recipe or even to your favorite Ginataang Langka recipe […]

Silver Swan Soy Sauce

Silver Swan Soy Sauce is sold in a local Chinese market here in Toronto. This soy sauce is popular in the Philippines with main ingredients being soybeans, wheat, salt, and caramel. Silver Swan has a mild salty taste but it adds a really good flavor to my plain rice. Silver Swan Soy Sauce is the […]

Sept 01, 2014 3D Swertres, EZ2 , 4Digit

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn for Sept 01, 2014 PCSO. Here are the results for Swertres ‘3’ Lotto Luzon Vis-Min , EZ2 Two Lotto and Four 4Digit Luzon & Vismin . 3 Digit Swertres 3 Lotto winning numbers in exact order: 11 am 4 pm 9 pm 6-6-6 1-1-6  8-8-1 How to Play […]

Alaska Evaporada, Evaporated Creamer

Alaska Evaporada, Evaporated Creamer makes my coffee taste much better. Alaska Evaporada is sold here in Toronto, Canada so I gave it a try. The taste is distinct but taste nothing like my cold milk. My wife uses it to cook many Filipino dishes and different sauces to give a nice creamy texture without the […]

Bulacan Hot Longganisa

Bulacan Hot Longganisa is sold frozen in Filipino markets here in Toronto, Canada. I don’t know how the Longganisa in the Philippines tastes but this goes well with my eggs on some of those mornings that I am extra hungry. Bulacan Hot Longganisa Cured Sausage is one of my favorite breakfast, the sweet and spicy […]

Donna Cruz Let It Go Cover

For the past years of not hearing news about her, Donna Cruz, a Filipino Multimedia Superstar in the 1990′s, is finally back with her own rendition of Disney Frozen OST “Let It Go”.   Ms. Donna Cruz used her phone to take a video of herself singing the popular Disney Frozen OST “Let It Go” in a dressing […]

Buenas Salted Ziganid Fish (Bagoong Padas)

Buenas Salted Ziganid Fish (Bagoong Padas) is not for the faint of heart but for anchovy lovers out there and for Filipinos who love and appreciate the different tastes and variations of making bagoong. Buenas Salted Ziganid Fish (Bagoong Padas) Poisson Sigans Sale is perfect in making Pinakbet or Pakbet.  This is a Filipino delicacy […]

Lutong Bahay Sauteed Shrimp Fry Sweet

Lutong Bahay Sauteed Shrimp Fry Sweet gives you that savory flavor with an added touch of sweetness that will totally remind you of home even when you are far away from home. Premium Lutong Bahay Sauteed Shrimp Fry Ginisang Alamang Sweet Flavor is the best condiment for any Filipino dish as it was especially made […]

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