Born and raised in Los Angeles to Filipino parents (who emigrated from the Philippines in the mid-1970’s, and recently retired to Calapan) I sometimes feel like I’m not Filipino enough.
- I’m often mistaken for Mexican
- I can’t name the President of the Philippines
- I can barely speak Tagalog
In an effort to get closer to my Filipino culture, I decided to learn how to cook Filipino food. (Who doesn’t love to eat!?!) I’m new at this–cooking, and cooking Filipino cuisine for that matter–so cut me some slack here.
I purchased Gerry Gelle’s cookbook, Filipino Cuisine, and the first recipe I made was Tinolang Manok, which I understand is chicken and green papaya stew.
My goal is to try new Filipino food each week. Here’s a video of my first attempt!
I hope you enjoy the video! Maraming salamat!
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