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Adobong Pusit

Adobong pusit is a squid dish cooked with the squid’s ink,  making the sauce black in color.  This dish is similar to a Spanish squid dish that also uses the squid’s black ink to make the sauce, so it may have been brought to the Philippines…

Crispy Beef Ribs (Tadyang)

Nice and crispy beef ribs is popular in restaurants around Metro Manila.  This dish is simple to cook and is great with fried rice, served with vinegar dip.  Perfect during special occasions or a dish served with beer. Crispy Beef Ribs Ingredients2 lbs (1 Kg) beef…

Siopao Asado

Siopao was brought to the Philippines by Cantonese immigrants.  The word “siopao” came from its Chinese cousin, Cha siu bao or char siu bao, which is similar to siopao though the filling in Cha siu bao or char siu bao is usually barbequed pork, while siopao asado is stewed pork.  This…

How to Make Biko

Biko is a sweet rice delicacy that’s traditionally served on special holidays. The main ingredients are glutinous or sticky rice, coconut milk and brown sugar. How to Make Biko Ingredients3 cups glutinous rice 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 3…

How to Make Kutsinta (Sticky Rice Cakes)

Kutsinta is a type of rice cake that uses lye water as an ingredient.  Because of the lye water, the result is a sticky and chewy cake that is best served with grated coconut on top. This recipe requires minimal effort and easy to follow. If you’re…

leche flan

How to Make Leche Flan

Leche Flan is the Filipino variant of the originally Spanish flan de leche, literally “milk flan”, which is a heavier version of the Spanish flan made with condensed milk and more egg yolks. Leche flan is either steamed over an open flame or stove top, or…

Brazo de Mercedes

Filipino Brazo de Mercedes is a type of rolled cake made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling.  This heavenly cake is considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines.  What is good about this cake is the light sponge-like texture of…

Savory-style Chicken

Together with Max’s chicken, Savory chicken is one of the popular commercially-available chicken in Manila.  The big difference between the two is that Savory chicken is oven roasted, while Max’s chicken is deep fried.  Savory chicken also has Chinese spices added. This is an attempt to…

Ice Scramble (Iskrambol)

This is a recipe for making the traditional Filipino Ice Scramble or Iskrambol. Iskrambol started to become popular as a street food in Manila during the 1970s.  It has now made its way to Scramble shops in Malls and other locations around the Philippines.  The original…

How to Make Palitaw

The name “Palitaw” originated from how the rice dough, when dropped in boiling water starts to float on top after a few seconds.  In Tagalog, this is termed ‘lumitaw’ (making an appearance or rising to the surface).  Hence the name “Palitaw”.   Palitaw is usually served during…

Ginataang Munggo (Mung Beans with Coconut Milk Dessert)

Ginataang munggo is a Filipino dish where toasted mung beans (munggo) and sticky rice are cooked in coconut milk, adding evaporated milk sugar. Ginataang Munggo is usually eaten as dessert or a snack during the afternoon. It is best served warm. Ginataang Munggo (Mung Beans with Coconut Mil…

chicken inasal

Chicken Inasal

The chicken inasal is a popular dish from the City of Bacolod, Philippines.  The smoked flavor added by cooking the meat on a hot charcoal grill brings out the marinade resulting in tastier dish. It is also distinct for its yellowish color brought about by basting…

sisig fries

Sisig Fries

This is the ever popular Filipino dish Sisig combined with the all-time fast-food favorite, French Fries. Combine both of them and you have east-meets-west heaven! Sisig Fries IngredientsPotatoes Frying Oil (enough to submerge a batch of potato wedges) Ranch Salad Dressing Garlic Salt Sriracha Hot Sauce…

skinless longanisa

Skinless Longanisa (Filipino Sweet Pork Sausage)

Longanisa  (Filipino Sweet Pork Sausage) can trace its origins from the spanish sausage Linguica (pronounced leeng-gwee-sah).  Linguica was introduced to the Philippines during Spain’s colonial rule.  The version we have below is the skinless variation which makes it ideal if you can’t find pork casings to…

goto arroz caldo

Goto Arroz Caldo (Beef Tripe Rice Porridge)

Some people swear it’s the cure for a hang-over :)  “Goto” Arroz Caldo is basically rice porridge with beef tripe “goto” (pronounced “GOH-TOH”).  Its origins may have been Spain or China, but nevetheless, it’s now a part of Philippine cuisine.  Found sold in small eateries or…