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 Life has taken a turn for some really exciting stuff! I’m now thriving at thirty, happily married, and a full fledged Londoner. As an expat, I am eating new and amazing food, going to exciting new places, meeting inspiring new friends, and making new milestones… all while taking pride in my Filipino roots.

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19th November 2017 3:31 pm

Turkey Filipino Giniling Recipe

If you want a homecooked dish or “ulam” that even non-Filipinos would enjoy, try making giniling! Two years into living here in the UK, and it still hasn’t changed how much I miss the Philippines. In fact, I think I’ve been missing it more – I’ve been craving Filipino food more often. I guess distance does, in fact, make the heart (and the taste buds) grow fonder. While I am enjoying cooking and experimenting with ingredients and recipes here in London, I have really been pining for that garlicky, spicy, sweet, and salty taste of home. I could kill for a Jollibee spicy chickenjoy right now. If you’re wondering what a Jollibee chickenjoy is, Anthony Bourdain has a great video of it which I shared below. Culinary Compromise The problem is, the distinct and exaggerated flavours of Filipino food is something that not a lot of British people, ie. my husband, could handle on a regular basis. For one, he can’t take Jollibee and sweet spaghetti or

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