La Paz Batchoy – Philippines Pork Noodle Soup

La Paz Batchoy – Philippines Pork Noodle Soup

Before the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines, Chinese traders frequented the island chain and brought a lot of their culinary influences, including noodle soups  However, this soup is not strictly Chinese and has Spanish influences such as the addition of  chicharron or pork cracklings.  I 

Pork Adobo with Coconut Milk

Pork Adobo with Coconut Milk

I’m a vinegar fiend.  I put it in everything. Just a touch of acidity makes other flavors pop.  In fact, before reaching for the salt shaker, try adding a drop or two of vinegar or lemon juice.  I think you might be surprised at how 

Coconut Glazed Ube Donuts

Coconut Glazed Ube Donuts

Since it is National Donut Day, I figure it would be fitting to post my recipe for coconut glazed ube donuts.  I’m always looking for dessert ideas inspired by Asian ingredients and this one seemed to be a no-brainer.  When I was in the Philippines,