The Curious Origin of Mongolian Beef Barbecue

Mongolian Beef Barbecue

Mongolian Beef Barbecue is a dish that has intrigued many with its bold flavors and misleading name. Despite its moniker, this popular dish doesn’t have roots in Mongolian cuisine. Instead, it’s a fascinating example of how culinary traditions can be adapted and transformed. This article delves into the curious origin of Mongolian Beef Barbecue, exploring … Read more

Which Tastes Better: Dragon Fruit with White or Magenta Flesh?

Which Tastes Better: Dragon Fruit with White or Magenta Flesh?

Dragon fruit, a cactus in the genus Hylocereus, grows in tropical countries. It gets its name from the appearance of its skin. The flesh may be white or magenta. In my family, it was my husband, Speedy, who was first introduced to dragon fruit. In Hong Kong, many years ago. He loved it so much that … Read more

Laguna de Bay: You Don’t Pronounce “Bay” as in Manila Bay

Laguna de Bay: You Don’t Pronounce “Bay” as in Manila Bay

I used to think that it was correct to refer to Laguna de Bay sa Laguna Lake. Not. “Laguna” is the Spanish word for lagoon, pond and lake. So, “Laguna Lake” is, literally, Lake Lake which doesn’t make any sense at all. But the misnomer is not borne out of some superficial mistake. It is … Read more