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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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Filipino Snacks: Chips & Traditional Snacks of the Philippines!

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Goldilocks Polvoron

Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that makes different flavors of polvoron.

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Biko Topped with Latik

Biko topped with latik made and photographed by Angie Pastor. For orders in Manila: 09369815475

In the Philippines, BIKO is the name of popular sweet treat whose main ingredient is sticky rice. It is a favorite thing to eat in the lead up towards the New Year.

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bibingka with salted egg

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

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Puto Bumbong

Featured photo courtesy of Mayette Garcia.

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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Boiled ube

A root crop used mainly in sweet preparations, ube is a favorite flavor of ice cream and for cakes and pastries. It is also added to halo-halo. The plant that bears ube has the scientific name Dioscorea alata. It has heart-shaped leaves.

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Nana Rosa's chicacorn from Ilocos

Photo by MeNi C.

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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Philippine Dried Mangoes

For decades, packaged dried mangoes from the Philippines, particularly those for export, have been dry and tough because of the addition of sugar and preservatives. The texture had become familiar and expected to regular eaters of this snack.

Recently though, the trend has been towards bringing to market "all-natural dried mangoes" which are moist and tenderly chewy.

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Classic Tall Glass for Haluhalo

Photo by Tarshera of HALUHALO, an icy Filipino treat that is most popular during the very hot summer season in the Philippines, in April and May. It's a hodgepodge of sweetened preserved fruits, evaporated milk, and crushed ice topped with ice cream or leche flan.

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Pinoy Spaghetti for Breakfast

What makes it Pinoy spaghetti? Take a close look and taste.

Filipino spaghetti is known for its sweet sauce and the prominent addition of sliced hotdogs.

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Halayang Ube

Ube Halaya by Aizel_77.

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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Mamon wid butter

Mamon wid butter

Filipino sponge cake

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Divine Rays Otap of Hilongos, Leyte

Divine Rays Otap of Hilongos, Leyte

Otap is a crisp, flaky, even crunchy, oval-shaped “puff” pastry that’s a popular snack in the Philippines.

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