If you like Satay, try Kare-kare.

Kare-kare was the first local dish to grasp my taste buds after moving to Manila. With a peanut butter base not unlike a satay sauce, the Malay influenced Pampanga favourite is usually made with oxtail and tripe. Although anything from pig hocks, chicken, vegetables to fish are well loved. Mild, rich and savoury, a typical…

Bacalhau (salt cod) stew 

  Since leaving Macau I find myself craving Portuguese food every once in a while. Other than stuffing the suitcase with chorizos and Iberico ham every time I get a chance to visit, there’s the signature bacalhau (salt cod) that I just cannot put behind. Once we found ourselves in this hole in the wall…