Beware of this Filipino grocery store online!

The openly rabid OMGpeke Movement supporter PhilAmFood of New Jersey owned by Ramar Foods lackey Erwin Santos has had at least three lawsuits filed against it by three different plaintiffs. Two cases were transferred to the federal court.

In the wake of a lawsuit settlement, Phil Am Food changed its name to Filstop.

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Non-Filipino Americans Review San Miguel Beer’s Pale Pilsen

Verdict: “Not bad. A 7 out of 10. Will take one over Corona or Tecate.”


Get to Know the Cuisine of the Philippines

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Chichacorn is a semi-popped style of cornick that uses glutinous corn, which is treated with lime before frying. The name is a combination of the words chicharon (crispy pork rinds) and corn.

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Pakaskas is a sweet treat consisting of palm sugar that's liquified, then put into a mold of palm leaves until the liquid solidifies.

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Turón is banana wrapped like a spring roll and deep fried with brown sugar. The banana often used is the fat saba variety. Jackfruit is sometimes included in the filling for a sweeter flavor.

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Note to Filipino Americans: Martin Purefoods is NOT the San Miguel Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog you know from the Philippines.

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Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that manufactures and packages different flavors of pulburon. The Filipino word comes from the Spanish polvoron. Goldilocks calls it “shortbread cookies.” Goldilocks Canada has referred to polvoron as “Manila shortbread,” describing it as a "sweet mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar, that is then molded."

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Chichaworms, a delicacy from Bohol in the Philippines.

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Photo of Special Tikoy by Angie Pastor

For the Chinese New Year holidays in the Philippines, tikoy is the most popular treat given and eaten. It is made from sticky rice that is ground into flour and then mixed with lard, water and sugar. White sugar give us white tikoy, brown sugar... brown tikoy. And there are now also ube and pandan flavors as well.

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In the Philippines, polvoron refers to a soft crumbly treat whose ingredients are mainly powdered milk, butter and toasted flour. They are molded into oval or round shapes.

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Bibingka is a flat but thick yellow rice cake that was once

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A popular kakanin (rice delicacy) during the Christmas holidays, puto bumbong is purple-colored rice steamed in bamboo tubes and served with grated coconut and brown sugar.

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Photo of Binatog by Mildred Cruz.

Binatog is simply boiled corn kernels! It's a popular Filipino snack that you can also buy at many roadside stalls in the Philippines.

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Also called halayang ube, this is a jam made from the Philippines' favorite root crop, the purple yam locally called ube.

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