Yasmin Newman

Recipes

Black sesame cream puffs recipe, The Desserts of New York. Photo: Alicia Taylor.

Black sesame cream puffs recipe, The Desserts of New York. Photo: Alicia Taylor.

 

Recipes

Don't have my books? Here's a small selection of the many delicious recipes you'll find in 7000 Islands and The Desserts of New York to get you started. 

 
 
 
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Pork barbecue

Pork barbecue is a true national favourite in the Philippines. It crosses economic boundaries – it’s cheap but classy ­– and appears in a variety of settings as street food, party food, served as a beer snack or a main meal with rice...

 
 
 
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Ube makapuno cake (purple yam and sweet coconut cake)

Children typically take to colourful food, but I stuck my nose up at ube (purple yam) for the longest time. It must have been the vegetable thing. I lost years, as my current favourites of ube ice cream, ube haleya (jam) and ube puto were relegated to the wayside...

 
 
 
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Pancit palabok (rice noodles with pork, seafood and annatto sauce)

You can spot pancit palabok from a distance. Pink prawns and bright yellow eggs sit on a big bed of thick noodles orange-tinted from annatto (achuete) and green-flecked with fresh herbs. It is usually piled into an oversized platter known as...

 
 
 
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Burnt butter chocolate chip cookies

If there’s one cookie that gets New York’s heart racing, it’s the chocolate chip. You could say that about a lot of places, but the sheer number of iterations here, the cult followings they attract, and the outrageous quantities...

 
 
 
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Cucumber + mint popsicles

Popsicles, ice pops, ice blocks or ice lollies – whatever you call them, they’re up there as a favourite in New York’s sweet frozen arsenal to beat the summer heat. Carts and stands take up seasonal residence in every big park...