“When are  you going to cook something for me?”  my neighbor chirpily asked me when I hopped into the elevator.

“Uh-oh am I in trouble now? I asked.  “But hey you look spiffy in your sports jacket”  I said as I tried to avoid the topic.

“You promised though that you will cook some Filipino food for me” he said again.

“Yes I will, I didn’t forget the promise I was just away during the holidays… but honestly tell me why you are you all dressed up” I insisted.

“Ahh because today is our 29th year anniversary”  he said with a wide smile on his face.  “My wife and I are going out on a date.

“Happy 29th Anniversary! You should have told me so I should have cooked for you today”  

“No worries, you could do that tomorrow because tomorrow is my birthday” he said.

I had no more alibis, so the next day, I delivered a Filipino dish on a bed of rice for him and his wife to enjoy.
12 Menudo

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb pork, cubed
  • 1 small onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c soup stock
  • green peas
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium carrots, cubed
  • 1 small box of raisins
  • Maggi Seasoning


  1. Saute garlic and onions until soft and fragrant.
  2. Add the pork. Give it a quick stir.
  3. Add pepper and bay leaf. Cook until the pork renders its fat
  4. Add tomato sauce and soup stock, continue to cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Season with soy sauce and drops of Maggi seasoning.
  6. Cook for a few more minutes until pork is tender. If the pork is not tender, you may add soup stock. Cook until the sauce is reduced.
  7. Add carrots, pepper and green peas. Throw in some raisins. (You could add drops of maggi seasoning to enhance the flavor)
  8. Enjoy with white jasmine rice.


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  • Daylin Malcredo

    Hi Malou!How are you?Hope you can help me by sharing your recipes,im working here as a dh in Singapore for 15 yrs now,and im currently working for the expat family for 6 yrs and ever since the 2 kids that im looking after are really very fussy and im thinking trying to cook Filipino dish for them but do not know what kind of Fil dish and i find your recipes quite interesting!I hope I could have some copy of it and hopefully not only the kids would love but as well my employer.Thnk you vry much in advance!God bless!

  • Hello everyone, thank you very much for your response.

    Daylin, salamat sa sulat mo. Ang mga recipes kong mga ito ay pwede mong gayahin. Kaya ko sini share eto para sa mga taong tulad mo na gustong matutong magluto ng Plipino na pagkain.

    Ang mga recipes dito ay pwede mong kopyahin. Di lang yung akin pati na rin yung mga ibang nag share dito sa Foodipino. Kung gusto mo pang ibang recipes ,halika sa website ko Sana makatulong ako sa pagnanasa mong matutong magluto ng pagakaing sariling atin.

    Maraming Salamat,

  • geraldo

    my take on menudo: no bay leaf, carrots, raisins & green peas. instead i add chorizo bilbao, potatoes, kinchay & a spoonful of sugar. you can also try putting in a chopped piece of sweet pickle & some of its juice.