AstigVegan Caters Vegan Filipino Food for PASU Students & Alumni

(PASU students and alumni lining up for some vegan Filipino food at the 2013 PASU Alumni Picnic) Last Sunday, I was invited to cater for the students and alumni of Stanford University’s Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) in celebrating their 24th year anniversary as well as honoring Filipino American History Month. PASU’s mission is to…

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10 Non-Vegan Establishments in the Philippines that offer Vegan options

I’m introducing a new segment. Every Friday, I’ll introduce top lists of vegan finds called #FridayFunList. This week, I’ll start with the vegan dishes I’ve found and enjoyed at non-vegan establishments during my trip to the Philippines last May. The list is not based on any ranking.     MAX’S RESTAURANT, GREENBELT MALL 5, MAKATI…

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Tempeh Adobo with Kang-kong

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Adobo is undeniably one of the most popular Filipino dishes out there. It’s a Filipino food staple recognized for its seasonings. To those unfamiliar with the dish, Adobo is basically a marinade of different sauces and seasonings such as soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and garlic. For my version, I’m incorporating a new vegan favorite:…

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Vegan Isaw

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(oyster mushrooms and vegan hotdogs on the grill). When I heard that the joint party for my mom and my niece’s birthday will be held at a park, I decided to make my grilled vegan Isaw. Isaw (pronounced “ee-sao”) is a popular Filipino street food. Sometimes it’s made of pig parts, sometimes of chicken parts….

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Where to Eat Vegan: Wabi-Sabi, Philippines

I would love to introduce to you an all veg-ramen house in the Philippines called Wabi-Sabi, Vegetarian Restaurant and Grocery Store. Wabi-Sabi is located at “The Collective“, a warehouse-turned-hip commercial area in Makati City, where superniche, superlocal, superartisanal stores and galleries reign supreme. It’s where you’ll find stores celebrating alternative lifestyles-including the vegan lifestyle. Inside…

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Vegan Chef of Kitchen Revolution Philippines – PART 2

  Marie Gonzalez runs a vegan gourmet company called Kitchen Revolution based in Alabang, Philippines. She  organizes and teaches vegan cooking and vegan baking workshops. Below she shares her recipe for “Glass Noodle Salad”. Plus, a video Q&A about a common myth of her vegan lifestyle. GLASS NOODLE SALAD WITH VEGETABLES AND PEANUT SAUCE About…

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Veg (Pinoy) From Around the World: Charmaine D. Mercado — Philippines

Charmaine D. Mercado aka “The Raw Manileña”, a raw foodie who lives in Manila Philippines.   Raw Eggplant Salad by the Vegan Manilena Hilaw na talong? Pwedeng-pwede! (Raw eggplant? Very possible!) I’ve done raw eggplant lasagna and raw baba ganoush in the past so I know that raw eggplant ain’t bad at all. I’ve also…

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FAQ: How do you deal with the pressures of “social eating”?

A college student in the Philippines emailed me and asked about my vegan lifestyle. She’s writing a paper on the different kinds of diets of Filipinos, including vegetarianism and veganism. I of course gladly helped out. She said she’ll post the piece on her blog once she’s done with it. Hopefully, she’ll get high marks….

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Veg (Pinoy) from around the world: Will Peji — New Jersey

Hooray for another post from Will Peji aka the @VeganPinoy!   “I’ve been vegan for more than 2 yrs. I’m a Marathon runner who ran the New York City Marathon last November under 5hrs.  Born in Manila, raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, I am now living in South Jersey, a block away from the…

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Veg (Pinoy) From Around the World: Will Peji –New Jersey

  Will Peji aka @VeganPinoy “I’ve been vegan for more than 2 yrs. I’m a Marathon runner who ran the New York City Marathon last November under 5hrs.  Born in Manila, raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, I am now living in South Jersey, a block away from the Shore. I’ve been veganizing all Filipino…

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