where to find the best hopia in manila

in an old street formerly known as echague (now palanca) in quiapo, a place that doesn’t look much has the best and most delectable hopia* in manila. built in 1927, kim chong tin hopia factory has pugon-baked hopia in various creamy and tasty fillings such as mongo, ube, pandan, wintermelon and mongo with salted egg. located…

simple rice salad

the kitchen is a wonderful laboratory for experiments. and today, it’s leveling up rice and making it a bit adventurous. diced carrots diced tomatoes cucumber mint parsley (roasted) sesame seeds dressing: olive oil, lemon, salt note that rice has to be cold when mixed with the above ingredients. it is better to cook the rice…

spinach and tofu soup

one of the good things about cleaning a pile of junk is finding some best kept secrets. don’t know where i got this recipe from but allow me to share a very delicious soup. **note: serves four people. and oh, if spinach is not available, lettuce can be used instead.** one cake tofu 115 grams…

chef chris leaning’s jackfruit and ginger cheesecake

if you are someone who turns the kitchen into a laboratory, try chef chris leaning’s jackfruit and ginger cheesecake. it is fireworks to the senses! jackfruit and ginger cheese cake  ingredients (all grabbed locally) preserved ginger ginger fresh – 50g (two inch thumb size) coconut sugar – 100g  (seven tablespoons)   water – 200ml (one cup) biscuit…