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Burong Mangga (Pickled Green Mangoes)

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Burong Mangga reminds me of my childhood Summer days. This is the time when my Ninang Aveling would make it since it’s the peak season for mangoes. I believe back then they started pickling mango so they can have it all year round they way people here in the US Can seasonal fruits and vegetables during Summer. We would always eat burong mangga with grilled meats or fish and also with steamed crabs and shrimps. This is also a staple every time we would pack food for an out of…read more

Green Tea Almond Milk Spread and Green Tea Milk Spread

Posted by in Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry, Sweets and Treats

I wasn’t aware when I saw bottles of these spreads at H-Mart last Spring how popular and sought after they were. I contemplated getting the Green Tea Almond Milk Spread then but quickly changed my mind thinking it might taste overpowering. Fast forward to Fall, after reading a review online and seeing tons of images in social media. I immediately went to H-Mart and was able to purchase the last remaining bottle of the Feliz Green Tea Almond Spread. The Osulloc brand was harder to find when even a trip…read more

The Search for Zucchini Blossoms at Union Square

Posted by in Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry, Vegetable

I love going to Farm Markets, it’s exciting to see produce available for the season. Seeing all the fresh vegetables, fruits, bread and meat gives me such a high and enthusiasm to run back to my kitchen and just cook or create something. I always make it a point to visit the world famous Union Square Market everytime we visit the city. I was there for a weekend get away with the husband and being a Saturday I knew there would be more vendors and selections to choose from. That…read more

Barley Tea

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I was first introduced to Barley Tea 6 years ago, at a Korean restaurant that opened near our area. It was a complimentary drink given to all their customers. I didn’t know what it was that I had to ask our server. He told us it was barley tea and even explained how to prepare it. He said I can buy the grains used to make it at the Asian store just beside the restaurant. So I have been buying packs of barley and making tea out it using the…read more

Visit to Daiso and Marukai

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When we planned our trip to California this Summer, I made sure to include in our itinerary a visit to Daiso and Marukai. Daiso is like a Japanese dollar store. We don’t have this here in the East coast and I have always wanted to go and visit ever since I learned of the cool and inexpensive things you can get here. The main reason why I wanted to go was to source for bento accessories and containers. I was beyond excited when I saw the stuff that they have…read more