Forgot your password?
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
  • default color
  • green color
  • red color

MabuhayRadio

Friday
Aug 18th
Home
Headline
  • Play
  • Previous
  • Next
1/25
Siamese Traders Introduced Thai Cooking and the Muaythai Boxing to the Philippine Region of Bicol


By Lolo Bobby M. Reyes of Sorsogon City

W hy is the Bicol (pronounced "Be cool") Region the only place -- out of 13 regions in the Philippines -- that uses a lot of pepper in its cooking? This was the question that a fellow member of the Philippine History Group of Los Angeles (PHGLA), Copper Sturgeon, asked me in 1998. I told Copper that I honestly did not know the answer. But I ventured out a guess: I said that perhaps settlers from India must have taken with them their fondness for spices and pepper. A former distinguished congressman from Sorsogon Province, the late Vicente Peralta, was of Indian and Indonesian descent. But then Indian migration came mostly after the British invasion of the Philippines and their occupation of Manila from 1762-1764. The use of pepper must have occurred earlier in the history of the Bicol Region.

Read more
 
       
Banner

Who's Online

We have 9 guests online

Donate

Please consider supporting the "ReVOTElution of Hope" for Sorsogon as the Pilot Province. Please see "ReVOTElution" Banner on this page for details.

Amount: 

Gallery Pictures

Quote of the Day

"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three."--Elayne Boosler

Pilipinas Tours

Shout Box

Latest Message: 1 week, 6 days ago
  • mabuhay : Here is my obituary for Sen. Raul Roco: «link»
  • mabuhay : Tomorrow, August 5th, is the death anniversary of my friends, Sen. Raul Roco, and actor Francesco Quinn.
  • mabuhay : Remembering Carlos Bulosan's "Freedom from Want" on the Fourth of July: «link»
  • mabuhay : Happy Fourth of July to our readers, especially Filipinos in the U.S.A.
  • mabuhay : Remembering the Filipino soldiers who saw action in Europe during World War I: «link»
  • mabuhay : Happy Mother's Day (also to OFWs who are Mommies & to our Motherland): «link»
  • mabuhay : The Coconut News Network reports that some Filipino-American pundits say Mr. Trump made good his target of succeeding in his "First 100 Dyes" agenda. He kept on displaying a different shade of blonde hair every day since he became the President. -- As posted in «link» :-) :-)
  • mabuhay : The "Doubting Thomases" Among Us. Pls read «link» What we need is a "Leap of Faith."
  • mabuhay : Here is a reading material for April First, which many critics of the occupant of the Oval Office will celebrate allegedly as "Donald J. Trump President's Day": «link» -- As first posted by the Coconut News Network.
  • mabuhay : VOODOO HEALTHCARE. Pr we should adopt this term in describing President Trump's and the GOP's healthcare proposal to replace the ObamaCare. I borrowed it from the term "Voodoo Economics," as coined then by George H.W. Bush in 1980. Mr. Bush described it as "an economic policy perceived as being unrealistic & ill-advised, esp a policy of maintaining or increasing levels of public spending while reducing taxation." Will the Trump Admin be known in history as the "VOODOO DISPENSATION"?

Guests are shown between [].

Only registered users are allowed to post