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Author Archives: AngColette


“The word is Tagalog, literally meaning “[something] meant for you when you welcome me back. -Wikipedia. It’s a pretty nice gesture when it all comes down to it, since you are welcoming me back from my journey, I got a little something for you. It’s not necessarily a Filipino thing to bring pasalubong, it’s just … Continue reading »

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Chip’s Blog – Serendipity

After a great #kapaMEALya dinner event at Mercury Lounge, Chef Dom Ainza sent us home with some leftovers. My favorite was the “Humba Empanadas”. Humba , a regional dish in the Philippines , has many different versions depending on the region. It is also similar to many different asian dishes. What it boils down to … Continue reading »

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Chip’s Blog – Summer of Mangoes….

I love what @SenorSisig and @MrandMrsMiscellaneous is doing with their Friday Ice Cream series, they pick a certainFilipino flavor and they try to recreate it using Ice Cream. They’ve had several releases already, and some of the ones I can think of are polvoron (milk based powdery candy), San Miguel beer with roasted peanuts, and … Continue reading »

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Chip’s Blog – Saturday Morning Silogs!

Growing up in the Philippines as a kid, you didn’t really eat a lot of cereals. I actually ate more cereals when I moved here to America in 1 month than I ever did my whole childhood. When you woke up in the morning in the Philippines, you didn’t grab a box or checked the … Continue reading »

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Dining With Dom at Mercury Lounge Recap 7/18

We’ve had several impromptu meetings, and tastings at Mercury Lounge before. We had a delightful brunch several months ago when several of of our friends from Los Angeles visited San Francisco, but this is our first official kapaMEALya dinner. Since Chef Dom, who is a Filipino American that grew up in the US and learned … Continue reading »

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