Author: AngSarap
- Filipino Food-

Maruya

Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors. Like any other cooked banana dishes in the Philippines it…

Buko Salad

During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing better than ending it with a dessert salad, the Buko Salad. Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of…

Tortang Talong

Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is a Filipino dish made out of eggs and eggplant. A very popular breakfast item served together with sinangag (garlic fried rice) and catsup, it’s easy to make and it’s cheap. There are two ways of making this simple meal one…

Pastillas de Leche

Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. Pastillas de leche are sweet milk candies are made out of carabao (water buffalo) milk shaped into small cylinders, it is hardened by evaporation and addition of…

Tokwa’t Baboy (Pork and Tofu)

Tokwa’t Baboy is a popular side dish / appetizer in the Philippines where the main ingredient are tofu and pork’s ears (Yes you read it right pork ears). Tofu as most of us know is made out of coagulated soy milk then pressed, a very popular…

Avocado Ice Candy

A while back I posted an ice candy recipe and that was back when it was mid-winter here (it’s just a fix for our craving), now it’s getting warmer I guess it is now appropriate for us to make another one and for today we will…

Sinigang na Ulo (Fish Head in Tamarind Broth)

You might be wondering why you see fish heads in Asian shops and why Asians buy them. No it’s not for cats or any pets in that regard, it’s for human consumption. Though you might think you can’t get any meat out of it well you’re…

Melon Juice

When one of my friends went back to the Philippines I had asked him to buy several items for me, regular Philippine kitchen items which I cannot find here in New Zealand. One of the items is called buko / melon scraper which basically is a…

Arroz ala Cubana

Arroz a la Cubana is a Philippine dish that consists of sautéed minced beef, white rice, fried egg and fried cardaba (saba) banana. A dish that originated from the Spanish arroz a la cubana which is nearly similar but instead of the sautéed beef it is…

Adobong Manok sa Gata

Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, spices and lots of garlic. Several dishes are cooked in this manner like the Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Adobong Sitaw and Adobong Kangkong  to name some. Most…

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork is one of the most popular Chinese dishes around, it is of Cantonese origin and I guess it can be found anywhere around the world. The dish originated from a traditional Jiangsu called Pork in sugar and vinegar sauce which shares nearly…

Nilupak

Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead and served with margarine. I remember my grandmother used to make these when I was a child and I totally forgotten about this…

Banana Cue

Banana Cue is one of the most popular street foods in the Philippines; it is made out of a deep fried banana coated with caramelized brown sugar served in a barbecue stick. Bananas used are the key element of this dish hence “saba” bananas (cardaba bananas)…

Bulanglang

Bulanglang and Pinakbet what is the difference between the two? Though the ingredients might be the same the way it is cooked and flavoured is different, as a start we can safely say that Bulanglang is the recipe of the Tagalog’s and Pinakbet is for the Ilocano’s. Another difference is…

Puto Calasiao

Puto Calasiao is one of my favourite rice cakes; it reminds me a lot of my childhood as this is one of the things I ask my mom to buy when she goes to the market. Because of this sweet treat it was easy for her…