Zamboanga recipes

Emperor’s Beef Stew

Emperor’s Beef Stew

Suffice to say I have time on my hands, because Mindanao (the large island in the Philippines where my city, Zamboanga, is located) has been going through a power crisis that has apparently pushed it a few hundred steps backwards and into the dark ages, literally
Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok

It’s practically an institution here in Zamboanga, with branches around town. So to understand my enthusiasm, if and when you’re in our little city of Zamboanga, please, check it out
HOW TO COOK CURACHA (RECIPE)

HOW TO COOK CURACHA (RECIPE)

HOW TO COOK CURACHA (RECIPE) -this dish is a traditional crab food popular in the province of Zamboanga in the Philippines

Chapter 5: Ancestral Roots of the Nieva Clan of Marinduque

He was said to have moved to Zamboanga after marrying a Zamboanguena. I believe he was the grandfather of the late Antonio (Tony) Nieva, a well-known journalist, activist and labor leader who confirmed to me he was from Zamboanga

That quiet plot of land

(I live in Zamboanga City, Philippines). For the past few months, I’ve been tending to a few herbs in plastic pots

Macaron Days (Part 1)

By “go home” I mean visit my family in Zamboanga. It’s a blazing hot Saturday here in Manila. It’s the kind of heat that precludes all intentions of going outside to where it’s scorching