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Filipino streetfood powerhouse: the Spoon & Rice story

By Naomi Edge As Filipino food gains ground with the foodie community, Filipino street food business Spoon & Rice is expanding in and around London. Launched in October 2020, Spoon & Rice has just opened its third branch in trendy Boxpark Croydon. Tinig went to

Repatriated OFWs resist pandemic’s stress through family bonds

Many Filipino construction workers in Saudi Arabia have lost their jobs in even before the pandemic. Photo credit: Pixabay Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been made redundant because of Covid-19. However, the all-enduring Filipino safety net during crises – the family – soldiered

Mama Z: bringing Filipino food to the homes and hearts of Manchester

Delicious, sour, umami. Umami is a Japanese word for good savoury taste, or “deliciousness”. Three words Zosima Fulwell uses to describe Filipino cooking. She is the founder of Mama Z, a Manchester-based food business.  A trip home to the Philippines inspired her to start her business in

UK remittances declining

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have long been heralded as “modern-day heroes” for their hard work abroad to support their families. These remittances are highly significant, not only to family economics, but to the Philippine economy as a whole. But as impact of Covid-19 has hit,

Pinoy chefs prepare meals for NHS staff

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the UK, London-based Filipino chefs are showing their support to hardworking NHS staff by serving them delicious Filipino meals.  The initiative, #FilipinoFoodforNHS, led by Maria Garbutt-Lucero, aims to bring comfort and a taste of home to front line