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  • Mindanawon pride in Pikit coffee

    When speaking of coffee in the Philippines, we almost always end up mentioning Kapeng Barako from Batangas, supposedly that “strong, STRONG”...

    Mikee dela CruzMarch 4, 2017
  • Davao’s Torres Street as durian heaven…

    The durian season takes place from August to October – at least “usually”, with these months recognized as the period when...

    Kiki TanDecember 23, 2016
  • Discovering ‘dodol’

    Many people may say it’s nothing but “malagkit” (literally, sticky; though also referring to the “kakanin” or snack food made from...

    Kiki TanOctober 24, 2016
  • Durian without the ‘umay’

    Durian – that thorny fruit long described as something that “smells like hell but tastes like heaven” – remains very divisive. That...

    MindanawMag StaffSeptember 6, 2016
  • Craving for ‘pastil’

    Some may just dismiss it as Mindanao’s version of the Tagalog “binalot” – that is, rice meal wrapped in wilted banana...

    Mikee dela CruzSeptember 5, 2016