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Love and Offal: My Filipino Food Romance

I live in the Philippines for two years. I ate every thing including Dinuguan and dog and balut. Every time I was asked what my favorite local food was it turned out to be Chinese. Philippine food is just not very sophisticated compared with Chinese or Thai or Vietnamese.

Dec 14, 2012
sirkeng in Features

Chick-fil-A Is Conservative? So Are a Lot of Other Restaurants
And it's not just opinions. It's ILLEGAL discrimination.

Jul 27, 2012
sirkeng in Features

Curry Leaf Extract

Agree. The lime leaf on the other hand was prepared specifically of food use.

As an example you see sesame oil with lots of flavor and some - sold to apply to the skin that has little or none.

May 13, 2012
sirkeng in Home Cooking

Curry Leaf Extract For the lime extract. it is good. I can get the leaves but not easily.

I have heard bad things about the pandan extracts.

I have only found curry leaf oil sold for non-food uses - but don't see why "non-food' except that it has not been tested. Folks use curry leaf all the time - so why not?

May 11, 2012
sirkeng in Home Cooking

Curry Leaf Extract

Does anyone know if you can use Curry leaf extract in place of the fresh leaf?
I use kaffir line leaf extract and that works well.

May 07, 2012
sirkeng in Home Cooking