The New Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled its new Samsung Galaxy models – Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G, two smartphones that demonstrate Samsung’s ongoing commitment to making the best of mobile innovations available to everyone. Both devices come with extensive security features such as Knox Vault, as well as new photography capabilities inspired by Galaxy’s flagship camera innovations and a stunning display that adjusts to users’ surroundings with Vision Booster.

With enhanced Nightography, Galaxy A55 5G takes clearer and more vibrant photos even in poor lighting conditions. That means every nighttime photo can reach awesome new levels. Galaxy A55 5G’s advanced AI Image Signal Processing (ISP) produces stunning low-light images never seen before on Galaxy A series. It’s not just scenery that looks amazing. Night Portrait mode and 12-bit HDR video ensure the people in every image look great so that capturing memories with friends and family is never dependent on the perfect lighting.

Both Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G offer the incredible photography capabilities that Samsung Galaxy is renowned for, including features such as optical image stabilization (OIS) and video digital image stabilization (VDIS) that keep photos and videos crisp even when filming on the go.

The new devices also continue the Galaxy A series’ tradition of making fun and immersive mobile experiences accessible to all. Users can enjoy watching the latest shows or browsing social media with Super AMOLED displays, showing astonishing clarity in Full High Definition. They can also count on the 6.6-inch screen on both the Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G looking clear and bright in a range of light conditions thanks to Vision Booster.

Had a chance to attend its launching here in Cebu and got a hold and use the new phones and I’d say the experience is awesome 🙂

Grab yours now and start to #CreateAwesome with the Galaxy A55 5G and A35 5G, available starting March 18!

Get the:
Galaxy A55 5G for only ₱24,990 (8+256GB), and
Galaxy A35 5G for only ₱20,990 (8+256GB).

A 128GB option will be available exclusively in Globe Telecom and Smart Communications. You can also enjoy awesome freebies when you buy from March 18 to April 18, 2024 – get a Free Buds FE worth ₱5,490 and a Free Travel Adapter worth ₱1,190 with every purchase.*

You can buy your Galaxy A55 5G and A35 5G and avail of this limited time offer through all authorized Samsung Retail, Online, Experience Stores, and Operator Partners alongside Flexible Payment and Trade-In, Trade-Up offers and other running nationwide promotions.*

To find out more about the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G, Galaxy A35 5G and other Galaxy smartphones, please visit: Samsung Newsroom, Samsung Mobile Press and

*Terms and conditions apply. DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-187533 Series of 2024 and DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-187534 Series of 2024.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, home appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions, and delivering a seamless connected experience through its SmartThings ecosystem and open collaboration with partners. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

Sony to kick off its Creators Workshop series

Sharpen your creativity skills by joinung a day filled with inspiration and creativity at the first-ever Sony Creators Workshop with lifestyle and travel content creators Cha Ocampo, Janina Manipol, and Gabs Gibbs.

The first workshop will be on February 21, 4 PM at Pat’s Putts, Ayala Center Bloc, Cebu featuring Cha Ocampo.

Sony’s Creators Workshop is an initiative of their ongoing commitment to empower creators by offering participants a platform to learn from the expertise of selected content creators. Participants will learn different tips and tricks to help them grow as content creators and also engage hands-on with Sony cameras, mastering the art of maximizing their features for enhanced content creation. Additionally, they will have the chance to build connections with fellow creators and win exciting prizes. Slots are limited, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights from some of the best creators in the country and step up your game with Sony’s cameras tailored for the creator in you.

Creators who will share their expertise are:

Cha Ocampo – a travel and lifestyle content creator and certified scuba diver who has previously worked with numerous tourism boards, hotels/resorts, and brands all over the world. She use Sony’s α6700 Premium E-mount APS-C Camera, which offers reliable performance with exceptional quality and enhanced subject recognition, capturing the world the way she wants is no hassle. Specially designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere, the lightweight α6700 makes creating content on the go much easier.

Janina Manipol – a filmmaker, and entrepreneur who has worked with numerous top brands in the country. With her background in filmmaking and photography, she dedicates her platforms to creating high-quality content for brands.

Gabs Gibbs – a creative director with contents that focuses on embracing one’s true self and the creativity that surrounds you.

Both Janina and Gabs choose the α7C II, which boasts a smarter and faster autofocus, compact and lightweight build, and cutting-edge capture technology for both stills and videos that are perfect for capturing the world the way you want to.

Register now and secure your slot here:
For more information about the upcoming Sony’s Creators Workshop series, visit their official social media pages, @SonyPhilippines on Facebook and @sonyphinc on Instagram.


About Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Based in Singapore, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It serves as the regional headquarters for Sony’s electronics business, overseeing Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. For more information on Sony’s products and services, please visit

About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and is responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin(*) to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony Corporation supports the Sony Group with technology to create the entertainment of the future together with creators. For more information, visit:

Both Japanese words, Kando means emotion and Anshin has various meanings such as peace of mind, reassurance, reliability, and trust.

Sony Philippines reopens flagship store in Cebu

Last month, Sony Philippines has recently relaunched its flagship store in Ayala Center Cebu, highlighting innovation to enhance user experience and providing consumers with immersive firsthand access to the latest products. Located at the third level of Ayala Center Cebu’s new wing, the revamped Sony Centre
features next-generation line-up of products ranging from TV, Home Audio (soundbar, one-box, hi-fi), Personal Audio (headphones, earphones, wireless speakers), and Digital Imaging (Alpha, video camera, lenses, accessories).

Present at the Sony Centre Cebu relaunch were Otake Nobuyoshi, President and Managing Director of Sony Philippines; Ivan Lee, Sales Director of Sony Philippines; and Kelly and Maris Uy, Owners of Digikaden Inc., Sony Philippines’ partner dealer. The relaunch aims to strengthen Sony’s presence and enhance product availability in the region. This strategic move aligns with the company’s commitment to serving the local customer base, granting them direct access to a wide range of Sony products and technologies.

Personal Audio
The latest models in the award-winning 1000X series, WH-1000XM5 and WF-1000XM5 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, offer industry-leading noise-canceling technology, next-level immersive sound, and Sony’s best-ever call quality. Some notable features include a comfortable design, automatic control, and multipoint connection capability.
Achieve a cinematic entertainment experience right in your living room with BRAVIA TV’s exceptional OLED picture and seamlessly integrated rich sound. The BRAVIA XR 55” OLED 4K HDR Google TV delivers truly immersive cinematic audio while maximizing picture quality for incredible realism. Whatever your entertainment needs may be, Sony’s BRAVIA TV is for you.
Elevate your content creation game with Sony’s Vlog Cameras: ZV-E10, ZV-1, and ZV-1F, which offer easy shooting capabilities like a pro. These cameras are ideal for product reviews, outdoor tours, indoor streaming, and various other shooting styles. Another excellent option is the new Alpha A6700 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor, delivering speedy performance and a range of features from a full-frame model, all packed into a compact size and lightweight body.

Make this holiday season extra special! Explore a diverse selection of thoughtful presents during your shopping spree at the latest Sony Centre, located on the 3rd level of Ayala Center Cebu’s new wing.

For more information about Sony Philippines and its next-generation products, visit, or check their social media: and

About Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Based in Singapore, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It serves as the regional headquarters for Sony’s electronics business, overseeing Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. For more information on Sony’s products and services, please visit

About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and is responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin(*) to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony Corporation supports the Sony Group with technology to create the entertainment of the future together with creators. For more information, visit:

Both Japanese words, Kando means emotion and Anshin has various meanings such as
peace of mind, reassurance, reliability, and trust.


If there’s one person who truly deserves the spotlight in this post, it must be someone very close to our hearts – my mother, Lorna J. Jaramillo.

She helped her mother in caring for her four siblings as the eldest daughter of a single mother. She had told me stories about them having to stay in various relative houses in order to live. She was not able to pursue college and had to start working as a cook right after high school to help support her family. She married young…fate must have other plans for her.

She’s a dedicated mom to six children and made the tough decision to leave her career as a cook in a hotel to focus on taking care of her family. Her multitasking skills are extraordinary, from hand-washing laundry while soothing my baby brother to cooking meals and still staying updated with radio dramas. Parenthood is challenging, but she managed it with love and determination, even when our income was tight.

As a family, we faced financial difficulties, and my mother was no stranger to the principal’s office when it came to school fees. However, her will to prioritize education for her children prevailed. Inspired from her experiences, she vowed to let her children finish studies if permits.

She has always been a supportive partner to my father, whether it’s moving to the city, exploring farming, or supporting his role as a municipality vice mayor.

Even after we finished our studies, she didn’t take a break. Instead, she pursued her dream of being in the medical field by volunteering as a Barangay Health Worker. Despite our initial concerns about her age and the demanding work, her passion and happiness convinced us to support her decision. She is not only a mother to us but a reliable helper to everyone in need at the barangay clinic.

During the pandemic, her dedication was even more critical. Despite being a senior citizen, she continued to serve as a BHW, volunteering at the vaccination site despite the potential risks. Her selflessness and belief in the importance of her service during these times are truly inspiring.

Unfortunately, the compensation she receives for her pandemic service is minimal, even expressed disappointment in the distribution. Despite this, she persists in volunteering in our barangay for her fulfillment comes from the gratitude of the people she serves.

My mother is not just a wife and mother; she is a selfless public servant who exemplifies compassion and dedication.


This story is an entry to COMCO Mundo’s “UNMASKED: The COMCO Mundo Write to Ignite Season 3”.  The initiative aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities. “UNMASKED” aims to explore how each mask is a person brimming with hope and wonders to share with others, as well as why it is important to tell their inspiring journeys in life. The “Write to Ignite” Season 3 is made possible by COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises, with airasia, Babyflo, PHILUSA Corporation, Century Tuna, Licealiz, Lamoiyan Corporation, Rémy Martin, and Uratex Monoblock as brand partners.

Skip long lines and request PSA certificates online thru PSAHelpline

PSA certificates – are must needed documents in school, in government agencies, passport renewal, getting loans or applying for jobs.

Last May 2022, I had the chance to use when my daughter’s school is requesting for an original copy of her birth certificate.

My kids’ passport will expire this year and we will be needing another set of original copy of their birth certificates as one of the requirements in passport renewal.

Back then, I can only get copies of the certificates if I’m in CDO, my hometown. With work and the time spent commuting to PSA office, I didn’t have a chance to process it manually.

With, I was able to request these certificates conveniently at home.

Here’s the step by step process when I requested for my daughter’s Birth Certificate:

  1. I accessed the official site, The main page displays the brief information about PSA online application and delivery process . Also indicated are the types of certificates we can avail through PSAHelpline.
  2. Click Order Now to proceed.
  3. The next page prompts the certificate option to choose. I selected the Birth Certificate and I ticked the box to agree with the PSA policies. Then I clicked on Continue.
  4. The next page will ask you if you are requesting you own or someone else. In my case, I selected “My Daughter”. Click Continue to proceed.
  5. You will be routed to the next page that shows the list of information needed. Click Continue if you agree with giving these information.
  6. You will be routed to the form page to fill the requester’s information. One of the requirements is type of  Valid ID you will use to the courier service as identification proof of the requester.
  7. The next page is the form for you to fill out the information needed for the person you are requesting for.
  8. The next page is for the father’s information, followed by the mother’s information.
  9. Information for the birth province and municipality came next.
  10. The next page is information about on time or delayed registration.
  11. The next page is about the purpose of the request. I chose School Requirement.
  12. The next page is information about Legal Proceedings. I chose None.
  13. The next two pages displays the information provided for me to review if the I inputted the correct information or spellings. Once reviewed and confirmed, I ticked the box to proceed. Clicked Continue to proceed to payment.
    For online, payment thru credit card, GCash, Paymaya, Shopee pay, Dragonpay or Bayad Online is available.
    For over-the-counter payments, there’s 7-11, Palawan Pawnshop, Bancnet and Bayad.I used GCash payment option and I am routed to GCash application to proceed with the payment. Payment details will also be sent to your declared email address.


And we are done.

Using the site is so easy and transaction is fast as I received the requested certificates within the week from filing.


SKY Fiber Plan 50Mbps with free speed boost of up to 75Mbps

Broadband internet service provider SKY Fiber is offering cost-effective internet connectivity for homes with the launch of its new Super Speed Plans that address the need for fast and reliable internet speeds at affordable prices for Filipino households.

“While the proliferation of broadband options is beneficial for consumers, choosing the right plan for their daily needs is proving to be a challenge. And, more often than not, there would be a trade-off in terms of price, speed, reliability, or overall service,” James Dumlao, SKY’s head of
Consumer Product, Programming, and Airtime Group, explained during the media conference.

SKY Fiber aims to resolve this problem by offering the fast speed options enough for internet activities bundled with the WiFi Mesh device to improve the internet signal distribution in the home. Given this, subscribers will not need to choose between expensive high-speed plans and unreliable low-cost plans as SKY Fiber Super Speed Plans can satisfy their internet needs.

“No other brands in the market bundle WiFi Mesh units at no extra monthly fees. So that’s another ‘swak’ feature of our revitalized Super Speed Plans,” Alan Supnet, SKY’s head of Consumer Broadband, said.

Additionally, the internet service provider strengthened the cost-efficiency of subscribing to SKY Fiber by offering waived installation fees and a free speed boost promo until April 30. The free speed boost providing as much as 50% additional internet speed is available for select plans.For P1,699 per month, subscribers can already get the Plan 50Mbps which has boosted speeds of up to 75Mbps until the end of April and two free WiFi Mesh devices to ensure seamless connection throughout the whole household.

There are also unlimited broadband plans with higher speeds such as the:

  • Plan 100Mbps (P2,299/month)
  • Plan 150Mbps (P2,799/month)
  • Plan 200Mbps (P3,499/month)

Basic plans are still available at:

  • 20Mbps (P999/month)
  • 30 Mbps (P1,299/month)

Options with  cable TV bundled plans are also available, with speeds of
up to:

  • 40Mbps (P1,699/month)
  • 80Mbps (P2,499/month)
  • 150Mbps (P2,999/month)

All come with free WiFi Mesh, but the number of units is dependent on the plan.
SKY Fiber is available for residents in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Baguio, Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, GenSan, and Zamboanga.

More information about SKY Fiber plans is available at

Live Safe with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

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During pre-pandemic days, we seldom use alcohol or sanitizer. I’m not a fan because it makes my hands dry. Some alcohol’s smell is too strong and I’m conscious of the side-effects from the constant use of it. I prefer to wash my hands with soap.

But this change with COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol and sanitizers have become a necessity, it is our everyday companion. Sanitizing our hands every now and then or every after holding various things. People nowadays are being too careful when it comes to health and safety. I, for one, am anxious especially when doing errands outside the house. We need to be extra careful. That is why picking the right alcohol and sanitizer must be considered.

With the loosened restriction nowadays, we can never be too careless. While vaccination is ongoing and minimum health protocol guidelines like social distancing, wearing masks and shield, are still for strict implementation, each one of us must still do our part to provide a level of defense.

One way to prevent the spread of the virus is by always carrying a trusted rubbing alcohol brand that contains at least 70& alcohol solution whenever you go outdoors.

Mommy Bloggers Philippines, is generous enough to let me try a new brand of alcohol. Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, the alcohol recommended by the Philippine Society for Microbiology (PSM), can kill 99.9% of common germs and bacteria, starts to kill them on contact so that you can safely do the activities you love wherever you are. Defensil also provides up to 12 hours of protection upon constant use so that you are protected and do activities with ease. Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

Aside from protection from germs, my skin is also protected since Defensil has moisturizing properties and is hypoallergenic, giving you one less thing to worry about skin dryness. And did I mention that we like its mild smell too.

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Nikko Cruz, Brans Manager of Defensil Isoprpy Alchol said that Defensil is 100% behind the government in their efforts to prevent further spread of the virus. Defensil encourages everyone to remain vigilant now more than ever and do our part in this fight towards eventually resuming our normal way of life by adhering to social Distancing and sanitation protocols, especially when doing essential errands outdoors.

Defensil is available in Robinsons, Puregold and other leading supermarkets.


Comprehensive Cleft Care Center now in Cebu

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CEBU, PHILIPPINES July 21, 2021 – In line with the organization’s 20th year in the Philippines, Smile Train, together with its long-time partner, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, and Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals is launching the first Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) center in Cebu. Through this partnership, comprehensive cleft care services will be made more accessible to cleft-affected individuals and families in the region.

Since Smile Train partnered with local medical professionals and hospitals in the Philippines in 2001, the world’s largest cleft organization has achieved several milestones. The cleft charity has been able to partner with over 50 partner hospitals and organizations and strives to be able to provide its services closer to Filipinos. Through these partners, Smile Train has also been able to support more than 64,000 cleft surgeries nationwide.

Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, a non-profit organization that facilitates medical treatment and care for those in need, including those born with a cleft, has been a partner of Smile Train since 2008.

ARC Hospital, located in Lapu-Lapu City, was established in 2015. It aspires to improve access to quality healthcare in the country by forging partnerships with internationally recognized organizations to be able to provide advance and world-class services to the patients they serve.

With the commitment to help Cebuanos in need and the synergy of healthcare experts and the topnotch facilities of ARC Hospital, the Smile Train Cleft Center at ARC Hospital is well-positioned to provide safe, quality and timely comprehensive cleft care services to the community. Individuals living in Cebu and nearby provinces who are unable to afford cleft care, will be able to benefit from these services such as surgery, nutrition support, orthodontic and dental treatment, and speech therapy at no cost.

The launch of the Cleft Center at ARC Hospital marks a new milestone for Smile Train in the Philippines as the organization continues to expand the number of its comprehensive cleft centers (CCCs) across the country as a way to reach more Filipinos in need. This goes hand-in-hand with the country’s first Filipino speech therapy mobile application which Smile Train has recently launched during the pandemic, as a response to the need of patients and families to receive comprehensive cleft care at the safety and comfort of their homes.

For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to donate, please visit To learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines, please visit, follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines. The Smile Train Philippines mobile application can be downloaded via Google Play and App Store.


About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit For more information about Smile Train’s work in the Philippines, please contact

About Mabuhay Deseret Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Mabuhay Deseret Foundation (a Charity Vision Int’l affiliate) has provided thousands free and subsidized operations every year to correct medical conditions such as cataracts, crossed eyes, cleft lip and palate, burn contractions, post polio and clubfeet for the poor. To learn more about Mabuhay Deseret Foundation’s work, please visit

About Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals
Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals is a private healthcare facility that was established on August 17, 2015 to cater to the residents of Metro Cebu with a focus on the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Cordova. ARC Hospitals aspires to improve the healthcare landscape in the Philippines. To learn more about ARC, please visit

Super Metro Colon is on Mid-Year Clearance Sale

It’s now the middle of the year, the time when many stores are holding big sales. But do you know who’s slashing their prices more?

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If you are looking for heavily discounted appliances, electronic, mattresses, homewares, travel gears, shoes or new clothes, you’re sure to find some hefty savings at the Metro Department Store Mid-Year Clearance Sale on June 30 to July 18, 2021.

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The 19-day campaign, touted as Metro’s greatest markdown sale, is giving away up to 70% off on great selections storewide.

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The mid-year clearance sale is happening at all Metro Department stores in Visayas and Luzon. Super Metro Colon, the appointed outlet store of The Metro Stores, will also be joining in the monster-savings event. As an outlet store, prices at Super Metro Colon are substantially cheaper than its sister stores and most items will be discounted during the mid-year clearance sale.

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“This is the perfect time to shop and stock up. There will be thousands and thousands of items in store with markdowns. Shoppers should take advantage of these deals,” says AVP for Marketing Rosita Jose.

Consumers looking for bargains will surely have a most satisfying shopping experience here.
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If you want to know more about the great deals, come to the nearest Metro Department Store nearest you. Happy shopping but please be mindful of the safety protocols. Wear your mask and face shield and observe social distancing.

For more details and updates, visit the Metro Retail Group website at, Facebook page at, and Instagram at


Shrimp Pad Thai (From Maya Adam)

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We love Shrimp Pad Thai. Was able to taste it at Lemon Grass Resto in Ayala Malls, Cebu. This is also available in the stalls of Cebu’s Sugbo Mercado but the original flavor is hot and spicy. Pad Thai is a Thailand dish. It is made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts. Because the original flavor is hot and spicy, I had to look for other options that can suit our palate. I found it from Maya Adam.

Maya Adam’s original recipe can be found through Coursera’s Stanford Introduction to Food and Health. I have to substitute some that is locally available like kalamansi for lime or basil leaves instead of cilantro 🙂 Nevertheless, we love how it turned out.

Shrimp Pad Thai
(Adapted from Maya Adam)

MommyAfterWork Shrimp Pad Thai - Ingredients


  • ¼ kl shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • Sesame oil
  • 3 pcs garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • mung bean sprouts, blanched
  • 200 grams rice noodles
  • boiling water
  • paprika (optional)
  • salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • juice of 7 pcs kalamansi
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp fish sauce

For the garnish:

  • parsley
  • basil leaves, chopped


  1. To make the sauce, in a bowl, mix together fresh kalamansi juice, brown sugar, and fish sauce. Adjust taste to your liking and set aside.
  2. In a pot, boil water. Blanch the mung bean sprouts for 1 minute.
  3. In a separate pot, boil another water for the rice noodles. When boiling, turn off heat and place the rice noodles in the pot. Let the noodles cook for approximately 5-10 minutes. Stir the noodles in the water to prevent from sticking. Set aside without draining the water.
  4. In a small bowl, crack eggs and break the yolk. In the pan, add in sesame oil and lightly scramble the eggs. Remove the scrambled egg from the pan.
  5. In the same pan, over medium high heat, add in sesame oil to the pan, sauté the shallots and garlic for about 1 minute.
  6. Strain the noodles.
  7. Add shrimps with small amount of salt and pepper and sauté them for 1-2 minutes or until they turn pink. You may want to sprinkle paprika and toss them, to add some color.
  8. Add the noodles and drizzle the sauce over. Add in blanched mung bean sprouts and gently toss them together or until the sauce is all soaked into the noodles.
  9. Garnish with basil and parsley.


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