Da casa a casa: il corridoio italia-filippine

Whilst anyone from the Philippines will tell you that Filipinos are everywhere, so too, it seems, are the Italians! After a morning of snorkelling at the sunken cemetery in Camiguin and a long walk on the beach I was hungry and ready to eat when I stumbled across an Italian restaurant called ‘Luna’ (‘moon’) close…

Sinigang na hipon (shrimp in sour soup)

The freshness of this simple sour broth, so typical of Filipino cuisine, allows the seafood to be the star of the dish. This recipe was made during my cookery lesson with Oscar and Gregg booked through Traveling Spoon. We used fresh shrimp (prawns) purchased at a local fish market in Manila but you can use…

Mixing it up in the Philippines: the story of halo-halo

Before last week I’d never heard of halo-halo which means ‘mix-mix’ in Tagalog, the dominant language in the Philippines where I’m spending a few days on the island on Camiguin following a work trip to Manila. Now my conversations more often than not end up returning to it. Halo-halo is one of the most popular…