Posts Tagged “Filipino”

Don Papa Rum

Don Papa Rum

The Father of All Rums from the Philippines The name ‘Don Papa’ was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the revolution in the Philippines against the Spanish. He led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement. This national hero is prominent on the striking brand label, which was designed in New…

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At Home with Romulo

At Home with Romulo

A Finish-at-Home Meal Kit for Two If you are a regular reader (and why wouldn’t you be?) then you will already know that Romulo Café and Restaurant in London is a favourite culinary haunt. But now I can enjoy their outstanding food even when I can’t sit at one of their tables. Yes, I will…

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Romulo Café and Restaurant, London – quality continues

Romulo Café and Restaurant, London – quality continues

Romulo Café and Restaurant is now a proven winner. It has awards, stars and accolades aplenty and they are all well-deserved. Since its launch it has garnered loyal followers from locals as well as expat Filipinos. Those folks know more about the dishes here than most of us Londoners, and they enjoy many happy returns,…

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Romulo is a Winner!

Romulo is a Winner!

Winner – Mostly Food & Travel Journal’s Best Restaurant Delivery (London) 2020 Romulo Café   Well, what a year! We will all be glad to see the back of 2020. But there have been some bright notes, some delicious distractions. Romulo Café London delivered food that was good enough to make a couple of celebrations…

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YUU Kitchen for Dinner

YUU Kitchen for Dinner

Well, this was a surprise, and what a lovely one. Not often you can say that in these times of over-priced and under-achieving restaurants. YUU Kitchen is a little beacon of delicious accessibility. This casual restaurant is just around the corner from Aldgate East Underground station, so within easy reach of most of Central London….

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Kulinarya by Glenda Rosales Barretto – review

Kulinarya by Glenda Rosales Barretto – review

A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine There are very few Filipino restaurants in Europe; at least I have not yet had the pleasure of crossing the threshold of any – or indeed of finding a threshold to cross.  We don’t have many cookbooks offering recipes from the Philippines. We might conclude therefore that the food from…

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Romulo Café, London – restaurant review

Romulo Café, London – restaurant review

This is a leafy corner of the capital. It’s not a neighbourhood of steel and glass. This is the preserve of people who actually live here and those who choose to visit this end of Kensington High Street to seek out a little charm and calm. Now there is a new draw along this high-end…

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Authentic Recipes from the Philippines by Reynaldo Alejandro – review

Authentic Recipes from the Philippines by Reynaldo Alejandro – review

This is a unique book considering a cuisine little known in Europe. How frequently do we say “let’s go out for a Filipino”? Not often, although the dishes would indeed appeal to Europeans as well as Asians. The Philippine archipelago is part of Southeast Asia and its location has allowed for cultural and culinary influences…

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Classic Recipes of the Philippines by Ghillie Basan – review

Classic Recipes of the Philippines by Ghillie Basan – review

This rather smart little book looks at the unique traditional food and cooking of the Philippines. But many of us know little of these islands and probably even less about its culinary heritage. The Philippines are a cluster of islands with its nearest neighbours being Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Its geographic proximity to those…

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The Hunt for Filipino Food: Kusina to Cuisine by St. Theresa’s College Manila Foundation – review

The Hunt for Filipino Food: Kusina to Cuisine by St. Theresa’s College Manila Foundation – review

I am a cookbook reviewer, and it’s always exciting to leaf through pages that offer an insight into a new and vibrant cuisine. And I am a food writer, so I appreciate the effort it takes to compile such a book. Kusina to Cuisine – The Theresian Cookbook had me glowing with child-like joy. We…

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Hanggang sa Muli – book review

Hanggang sa Muli – book review

Homecoming stories for the Filipino soul Filipino and English are the official languages of the Philippines. Filipino is a de facto version of Tagalog, spoken mainly in Manila and other urban areas where the phrase Hanggang sa Muli might be heard. In English “Until we meet again” is a collection of essays, poems and stories…

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