Ilocos Poqui-Poqui Recipe

Ilocos Poqui-Poqui Recipe
Several years back, I and my friends had a tour around the Ilocos region. We visited some known old churches, famous landmarks and their finest beaches. And of course we also tried renowned Ilocano dishes like, vigan longanisa, pinakbet, kilawin, bagnet and many more. Most food menu of restaurants in Ilocos has Poqui-Poqui, which is an eggplant dish and we were afraid to try them because it doesn’t really look appetizing and it doesn’t have a detailed description. I don’t know if it’s just the picture, but I guess I am not that adventurous when it comes to food unless someone...
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Onions and your Beautiful Eyes

Onions and your Beautiful Eyes
Onion or Sibuyas in tagalog, is one of the best and a favorite spice in the kitchen. Some people say that an onion is a vegetable. Others claim that it’s a spice. In any case, onions still add flavor to our dishes. Now here’s the question — why do we get teary eyed when we slice or chop onions? Science answers that whenever an onion is cut, its pierced cells release a juice or sulfur compound. This substance is irritating to the eyes. Hehe! That’s why most of the cooks don’t want to chop onions because it makes them cry. Here’s a little trick my mom taught me on how...
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