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Belle Mariano becomes first Filipino woman to win Outstanding Asian Star at Seoul Drama Awards

  • Actor Belle Mariano became the first Filipino woman to win Outstanding Asian Star at the Seoul International Drama Awards on Thursday.
  • Mariano won the award for her lead role in the 2021 television series “He’s Into Her.”
  • Only four other actors received the award this year as well: Alice Ko from Taiwan, Yusei Yagi from Japan, Wallace Chung from China and Krit Amnuaydechkorn from Thailand.     
  • In her acceptance speech, Mariano opened by emphasizing that she is proud to be Filipino.  

Actor Belle Mariano made history on Thursday as the first Filipino woman to win Outstanding Asian Star at the 17th Seoul International Drama Awards.

While some Filipinos have won the award in the past, Mariano is the first Filipino woman to do so. She won for her lead role in the acclaimed TV series “He’s Into Her.”

‘Use the right amount, not the white amount’: Uncle Roger ‘hates’ chef’s ‘traditional Filipino adobo’

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  • Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known as Uncle Roger, criticized American chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s “traditional Filipino adobo,” as seen in a 2019 clip of Food Network’s “The Kitchen.”
  • The comedian expressed his disappointment in the prominent chef’s take on the Filipino dish, pointing out ingredients that did not belong in the traditional adobo.
  • Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines and a staple of Filipino cuisine.
  • The video, which currently has over 1,450,000 views, has also garnered similar reactions from Filipino viewers.

Uncle Roger criticized American chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s “traditional Filipino adobo” recipe.

In his latest YouTube video, Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known as Uncle Roger, reacted to how Zakarian cooked adobo in an old clip from Food Network’s “The Kitchen” that was posted to YouTube in April 2019. 

Ikea restaurants in UAE to bring back Filipino food menu

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  • Furniture retail company Ikea will bring back its Filipino food menu from July 19 to July 24 in three United Arab Emirates stores this month.
  • The menu’s dishes will include chicken menudo, Filipino-style barbecue chicken and bistek Tagalog.
  • Traditional sweet desserts, including buko pandan and leche flan, will also be available.
  • Ikea previously launched a special Filipino menu for a limited time from May 24 to May 26 for the Filipino community and to introduce Emiratis to the cuisine.

Furniture retail company Ikea will be bringing back its Filipino food menu in three stores in the United Arab Emirates this month. 

The Swedish furniture store announced its “Best of Filipino Cuisine” will return to its restaurant’s menu from July 19 to July 24.

Eat your avocados with condensed milk to try the Filipino dessert trend on TikTok

AVOCADO IN MILK
  • TikTok user @anna..paull shared a now-viral video of herself trying a Filipino dessert made of avocado, ice and condensed milk.
  • Filipino families have their own variations of this dessert, with some preferring to finely grind their ice in a blender or mash their avocados for a less chunky consistency.

One of TikTok’s latest viral food trends is a dessert that’s widely consumed in the Philippines, made with avocado, condensed milk and ice.

While the three-ingredient dessert is also eaten in Vietnam and other parts of Asia, this recent trend sees TikTokers acknowledging the dish as Filipino. Sinh tố bơ, a Vietnamese drink, is another similar treat that blends the three ingredients together to create a thick smoothie.

Food site’s users rank balut as Southeast Asia’s worst dish, lumpia the best

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  • Online travel guide TasteAtlas released a ranking of the top- and worst-rated food from Southeast Asia, as voted by the website’s readers.
  • Filipino street food balut, a steamed, fertilized duck egg, took 283th place as the region’s worst-rated food.
  • Meanwhile, Filipino dishes lumpiang Shanghai and tortang talong both topped the ranking, each having a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

A community-sourced ranking of some of the most well-known Southeast Asian dishes has dubbed Filipino street food balut as the region’s worst-rated food. 

On Monday, online travel guide TasteAtlas posted a ranking of the top- and worst-rated food from Southeast Asia. Balut, which is widely consumed in many parts of Southeast Asia outside the Philippines, including Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, received the site’s lowest rating with 2.7 out of 5 stars. TasteAtlas noted that the ratings are based on the reviews of the website’s readers.

Professor Sparks Outrage Ranking SE Asian Cuisines on Twitter, Gets Flood of Support From…

A White professor at Cornell University has come under fire after ranking Southeast Asian cuisines with Filipino dishes at the bottom.

However, Tom Pepinsky — who teaches comparative politics, political economy and Southeast Asian politics — received some level of support, including from a White, queer activist based in Indonesia who founded a feminist group.