Category Archives: pising (gulay/vegetables)

Radish Tomato Salad

I’m not a fan of radishes. Or rather, I can dismiss it and be indifferent to its existence. It did not figure in my mother’s, as well as my grandmother’s, cooking, whether prominently or peripherally. I actually came across it … Continue reading

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Shiitake-Potato Omelet

Cafe By the Ruins, my most beloved Baguio restaurant, calls this simply vegetable omelet. It is a simple enough omelet – tender slices of blanched shiitake mushrooms and julienned boiled potatoes moistened by a little mayonnaise and some melted cheese, … Continue reading

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Sayote Tops

The cheapest, most common, available year-round vegetable from Baguio City and the Cordilleras is the sayote, chayote in English (Sechium edule). Ten pesos can make you richer by about five, heavy pear-shaped fruits, or a really thick bundle of tops … Continue reading

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Sometimes happiness is as simple as being able to buy a handful of baég (about 50 grams at Php10) to put in a pot of pakbet (pinakbet), or mix in a stew of balatóng (munggo, mung beans) sauteed with chopped, … Continue reading

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Black Bean Stew

In my family, only two kinds of beans were served as a main dish during a meal – munggo, or mung beans, and black beans. Of course this excludes the white beans used for pork and beans, by which I … Continue reading

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IMBB #19: A Purely Vegan Dish

[Forest Stream Soup, adapted from Cafe by the Ruins Menu] Sam of Becks & Posh is the host for IMBB#19, and is enjoining everyone to cook something vegan and trick somebody into eating it without revealing that what was served … Continue reading

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