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What's The Difference: Gas Vs Induction Cooker

Want to switch? Here's what you need to know.
It's no joke when prices of basic commodities rise to alarming rates. That's what's happening with the price of gas. You might think that the food you buy would not be affected, but the effects have an impact on more than just the ...

Is A Pomelo A Grapefruit?

Here's what you need to know about these giant citruses.
The humble suha or internationally known as the pomelo, is commonly confused for a giant grapefruit. We get it: the grapefruit is not a native fruit so it's easy to understand how it can be mistaken for our suha, especially the pink grapefruit. However, did you ...

Is A Green Lemon A Lime?

There is a big difference between these two fruits.
No matter what you may be led to believe, this is a fact: In fact, these two citrus fruits may look the same but it's not the same kind of fruit in two different colors. In short, a lime is not simply a ...

What's The Difference: Upo Vs. Patola

These two vegetables are part of the "Bahay Kubo" song!
If you are not exposed to a certain food at home on a regular basis, a visit to the palengke sometimes makes you wonder what vegetable you're looking at. Some have odd shapes and textures while others are surprisingly tiny or amazingly big. Take ...

What's The Difference: Rice Vs. Glass Noodles

These two kinds of noodles are very different. Here's what you should know.
Take a look at the cuisines of the world and you'll find that many countries have some kind of noodle as part of their local dishes. That's very common with Asian countries, and for us Filipinos, that's the pancit. In fact, travel ...

What's The Difference: Sauce Vs. Gravy

It's a small difference but it matters in the taste!
You may dip and dunk to your heart's desire but do you know what you are dipping and dunking your fried chicken nuggets into? If it's ketchup, honey mustard, or even a barbecue sauce that you're dunking your nuggets into, this is commonly a sauce. ...

What's The Difference: Fahrenheit Vs. Celsius

Never be confused again!
It's almost always a sure thing that when you read a recipe that you need to bake, you'll need to know what temperature the oven needs to be set to. This is sometimes a troubling issue because some recipes simply do not state the right ...

What's The Difference: Meatloaf Vs. Embutido

An embutido is our version of the meatloaf.
Every Christmas, there is a foiled-wrapped log on the Noche Buena table of many Pinoy households. This is the embutido and it's a classic dish that for some families has been passed down from generation to generation. It's a delicious ground meat mixture ...

What's The Difference: Espresso Vs. Brewed Coffee

Here's why your coffee tastes different from the coffee shop coffee!
There's a reason why your coffee at home tastes different! Whether you're at home or at the coffee shop, coffee can be vastly different, and it goes beyond the beans. Want to know how coffee made from espresso is different from one that has been brewed? The ...

What's The Difference: Mozzarella Vs. Kesong Puti

Mozzarella is made differently from kesong puti.
Fresh cheese sounds like a luxury for those of us who live in the city. It sounds artisanal, a small-batch project that costs a bundle compared to the cost-effective, mass-marketed, and packaged cheese you can easily get from any supermarket. Fortunately, we have a local cheese ...

What's The Difference: Cheddar Cheese Vs. Quick-Melting Cheese

Which one do you like better?
What do nachos, grilled sandwiches, and a simple and creamy macaroni pasta all have in common that makes each dish super delicious and irresistible? Cheese! It is what it's all about when you talk about the gooey, and deliciously creamy dairy product ...

What's The Difference: Adobo Vs. Lechon Paksiw Vs. Humba

Spot the differences!
Filipino dishes hold a special place in our hearts and tummies. These are the dishes we grew up eating and still enjoy on a daily basis. These dishes are also recipes that have ingredients that are commonly found in the palengkes and supermarkets we frequent. That might explain ...

What's The Difference: Sushi Vs. Maki Vs. Nigiri

Are you confused about what kind you're eating?
Let's get something straight: all those rolled-up pieces of dried seaweed with raw seafood and rice are all sushi. Chirashi, California maki, sashimi, temaki, and gunkan are all sushi. That's because "sushi" is an umbrella term that encompasses the dish as well as the different ways of ...

What's The Difference: Carbonara Vs. Pinoy Carbonara

These two creamy plates of pasta have only a few things in common.
The debate between creamy pasta lovers and tomato pasta lovers is one that can't be won. There's just no winner since these pasta dishes are very different in flavor! However, there is a kind of pasta that can generate just as much debate ...

What's The Difference: Rock Salt Vs. Iodized Salt

Salt is what makes your dishes tasty.
"Saltiness is a cornerstone in Philippine cuisine,” Chef Tatung "Myke" Sarthou says. He said this during his 2017 Madrid Fusion presentation where he talked about sea salt and Mindanao cuisine. It's no wonder why salt is a topic of interest for chefs. That's because restaurant chefs probably ...

What's The Difference: Ginger Vs. Turmeric Vs. Galangal

Do you know what galangal is?
Ginger or luya is one of those ingredients that are common in our local cuisine. It's the second most important ingredient in chicken tinola apart from the chicken and it's used to remove the off fishy taste of tahong and other shellfish. There are ...

What's The Difference: Shallot Vs. Red Onion

Both are considered onions but shallots are still different.
You are already probably familiar with the different kinds of onions. There are red onions, white onions, and even yellow onions. Red onions are the sweetest among these three varieties. However, did you know there's another kind of onion bulb that is not ...

What's The Difference: Pressure Cooker Vs. Slow Cooker

These two special pots have their uses in any kitchen.
Every kitchen has a gadget or two that a home cook loves to use. It can be an appliance, a gadget, or even a tool that makes preparing and cooking food easier and less of a chore. Of all of the equipment in the kitchen, ...

What's The Difference: Empanada Vs. Ilocos Empanada

The local empanadas are definitely different from what the rest of the world know is an empanada.
Go on a trip to Ilocos province, and you'll be told that you can't leave without trying one (or both!) of the local Ilocos empanadas.There's a heated debate between the two empanadas that you can find in the province. One version is from Ilocos Sur ...

What's The Difference: Pako Vs. Lato

Both are green vegetables that are enjoyed fresh.
The pako and the lato are two kinds of fresh green vegetables that are found in the wet markets. If you've never heard of them, you might be wondering what these might look like and what they taste like. Here are the facts ...
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