Skewered green mangoes

Green mangoes are not a special variety of mangoes. They are simply unripe -- not to be confused with Alphonso (a.k.a.) Indian mangoes.On the dinner table, they are often … [Read more...]

Mango-lemon lassi

How to make: Mango-lemon lassi

Lassi is essentially a yogurt-based drink that contains spices. Question: if a drink contains yogurt, plus milk, and has no spices whatsoever, is it still a lassi? Giada de … [Read more...]


Kani salad spring rolls

Last November, Speedy's family commemorated his late father's birthday with a family dinner. It was a potluck affair and one of my sisters-in-law, Susan, ordered a couple of … [Read more...]

Mango lassi

How to make: Mango lassi

Lassi is a popular drink in many South Asian countries. It is made with yogurt, milk and spices. The sweet version, often served cold, has fruits added. Mango lassi is the … [Read more...]


Paper bag laden trees

I've seen A LOT of mango trees in my life but yesterday was the first time I saw thousands of paper bags hanging from their branches. The photos were taken in Tanay, Rizal. … [Read more...]