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What's The Difference: Gyoza Vs. Mandu

Both are dumplings, so what makes them different?
The Chinese have influenced many things around the world, including food. Dumplings are especially popular and where we have our beloved siomai, other countries have their favorite dumpling, too. Two dumplings look similar, the gyoza and the mandu, but are from different countries. Both are ...

What's The Difference: Siomai Vs. Wonton Vs. Dumpling

What's your favorite kind?
A dumpling is a range of dishes that are commonly bite-sized pieces of dough wrapped around flavorful balls of meat and vegetables. It can be steamed, fried, or boiled. It's usually super tasty and flavorful. The filling can be a range of ingredients, from a vegetarian mix to the ...

What's The Difference: Parmesan Vs. Bottled Parmesan

The convenience of the bottled cheese is undisputed but is it good?
When served with a plate of pasta, you might automatically reach for a bottle of grated cheese to sprinkle on top. If you have it, you may reach for a grater and the parchment paper-wrapped wedge in the refrigerator to grate over your pasta. This ...

What's The Difference: Cabbage Vs. Chinese Cabbage

These two cabbages can be used interchangeably.
There is cabbage, and then there are other kinds of cabbages. The most popular cabbage we know is the round, pale green vegetable that we commonly find in our nilagang baka, pochero, pesang isda, and as rolls with meat inside. The cabbage, known locally ...

What's The Difference: Japanese Nori Vs. Korean Nori

Both are made from seaweed but there's a difference.
The baked sushi craze in 2020 when the pandemic started was not a flash in the pan! This food trend is one that is likely to stay, not because it's sushi or easy to make at home. It's all this but it's also ...

What's The Difference: Parmesan Vs. Parmigiano

It's not always the same thing.
If you love cheese, you might be using Parmesan cheese in your dishes already. Parmesan cheese is the slightly funky, crumbly cheese that can make any pasta dish instantly better. Parmesan cheese is the English translation of the Italian cheese Parmigiano Reggiano. It basically means "from Parma" and ...

What's The Difference: Corn Dog Vs. Korean Corn Dog

These hot dogs-on-a-stick are different, inside and out.
The popularity of all things Korean including its food, is a global trend. While we binge-watch K-dramas, we also adore the creative ways Koreans have taken seemingly simple food and made these totally delicious. That's what they did with the humble corn dog. Whether it's covered ...

What's The Difference: Stock Vs. Broth

One ingredient makes one more flavorful than the other.
When you start cooking, you may be required to add a liquid ingredient called a broth or a stock. For many, this is the same thing. A broth, just like a stock, is in the simplest terms a liquid that is made by ...

What's The Difference: Longganisa Vs. Chorizo

What makes these two sausages different?
For many Filipinos, the longganisa is one of our classic breakfast ulam. It's a meat that is commonly served with the typical sinangag or garlic fried rice and a fried egg of our silog breakfast meals. The longganisa can be made in a variety of ways. Just ...

What's The Difference: Paella Vs. Risotto

Both are delicious rice recipes.
Kanin is life! There are many ways you can cook and serve rice but the most common way is also the simplest: plain and steamed.  Steamed fluffy white rice is a staple and eaten at almost every meal but there are some feasts ...

What's The Difference: Lemongrass Vs. Pandan

It's easy to confuse the two!
Southeast Asian cuisine uses many kinds of plants to create the powerful flavors and tastes that are in our dishes. Of these plants, two stand out as universally used throughout the region: lemongrass and pandan. Lemongrass, locally known as tanglad, is a tall grass that ...

What's The Difference: Thai Chili Vs. Siling Labuyo

Both are called bird's eye chili but only one is the real siling labuyo.
Is it or is it not a siling labuyo? The general confusion between what is a siling labuyo is not entirely our fault. Labels that claim it's a siling labuyo are not totally wrong either. There are some chili peppers in other countries that are also ...

What's The Difference: Cassava Vs. Taro

Don't confuse one for the other so you avoid food poisoning.
Are you a fan of cassava cake? Do you like your sinigang with gabi so it turns milky and thickens the soup? If you are fans of either of these dishes and have made them, you have probably handled two of the key ...

What's The Difference: Frying Pan Vs. Skillet

These are not the same kind of pan.
Frying pans are one of the key items in your kitchen. It's one of the workhorses of your stove! You can fry tilapia, fried chicken, sear beef burgers, and if it's nonstick, make a giant pancake just for you. What kind of pan do you have in the ...

What's The Difference: Alfredo Vs. Pinoy-Style Carbonara

These two creamy pasta dishes taste different. Here's why.
Not all pasta dishes are Italian in origin. What is popular among classic and well-loved pasta recipes is that many were ordinary pasta dishes so good, it was passed on. That's how your ordinary dish becomes legendary. For the pasta, there are no truer facts than ...

What's The Difference: Red, White, Or Oil-Based Pasta Sauces

What is your favorite kind of sauce on pasta?
Pasta lovers know what kind of pasta they love the most. The kind of pasta is sometimes not that important but for those who are in the know, the kind of pasta that pairs with a pasta sauce is a matter that is important. That's ...

What's The Difference: Kalabasa Vs. Pumpkin

A kalabasa is not a pumpkin.
Two of the most popular Yummy.ph recipes of 2020 were kalabasa recipes: the ginataang kalabasa with SPAM and and kalabasang okoy. Kalabasa is a local variant of squash that is affordable and plentiful. It's a hearty vegetable that, when cooked, is sweet, tender, and ...

What's The Difference: Whole Wheat, Whole Grain, And Multigrain Bread

These are not the same kinds of bread.
When it comes to bread, there's so much more than your usual pandesal and white bread loaves. For those who love bread, they know that there is also the whole wheat bread which is commonly distinguished by its light brown or tan color versus the pure white ...

We Baked Brownies In A Countertop Oven Vs. Regular Oven

We find out if it matters what kind of oven you use for baking.
Not all homes have the same kind of oven. Some of us may have countertop ovens or smaller oven toasters with the features of a full-sized oven. Some of us may have a cooking range with a built-in oven or even an embedded ...

What's The Difference: Kimbap vs. Sushi

These two seaweed rolls look similar.
You might be confused about sushi. There are so many kinds of sushi! However, did you know that "sushi" actually refers to fish that's been preserved in vinegar?The sushi we think of has changed from this simple definition to the more modern definition. ...
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