Author: quiason
Born and raised in Los Angeles to Filipino parents who recently retired to Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, I'm trying Filipino food each week to learn how to cook and to get in touch with my Filipino culture. http://www.gerrardpanahon.com/blog
- Filipino Food-

Asadong Manok

If you’re looking for an easy chicken dish to prepare for you and your loved ones, then look no further! Asadong Manok (Tangy Chicken Stew) is so easy that not even a novice like myself can ruin it! It’s chicken with some vinegar and paprika and…

- Filipino Food-

Embutido

Embutido (stuffed pork sausage) is a delicious meat dish that I enjoyed during special occasions growing up. Sometimes the raisins were too strong, but it was worth the risk to have the sweet taste of pork. The sweetness comes from the sauce, which includes tomato sauce,…

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Halo Halo

I finally made Halo Halo, which is a dessert I enjoyed growing up. My favorite part is the mung beans! I was surprised to learn that my love for mung beans hasn’t changed since I was a child. You know what else hasn’t changed? My dislike…

Beef Pochero

If you like red meat and vegetables, then you will love Beef Pochero (Beef and Sausage Stew.) But make sure you have time, because the beef takes a long time to stew, a good hour to 90 minutes. I say start the beef and vegetables, and…

Cassava Tea Cake

Cassava Tea Cake, also known as Bibingkang Kamoteng-Kahoy, is a simple, affordable dessert to make. If you like Cassava, milk, coconut milk and macapuno, then you will love Cassava Tea Cake! You have to use the oven, and even the broiler for this dessert! This was new…

Fritong Manok (Fried Chicken)

For the longest time, I was under the impression that a lot of Filipino food is fried. It wasn’t until I started my Filipino Food Fridays weekly cooking segment on YouTube that I started cooking, and that’s when I learned that just because most things start…

Filipino Food Fridays: Champorado

My cousin had the nerve to tell me that Champorado is for breakfast… It’s so sweet that I figured it was for dessert! Someone on my Facebook page commented that it is to be paired with Tuyo. Next time! I promise! This was a fun, easy dish…

Filipino Food Fridays: Mechado

My mother and my Lola made Mechado (Braised Flank Steak) quite often while I was growing up, so I was really excited to make this dish. Now that I’ve made Menudo and Mechado, I know the difference between the two! I couldn’t tell for the longest…

Filipino Food Fridays: Guisadong Chayote

Guisadong Chayote is an easy vegetable dish to make, if you’re good at peeling and deveining shrimp, which is the most complicated part of the recipe. But don’t let that discourage you. Chayote has lots of vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, Manganese and Zinc. I…

Filipino Food Fridays: Lumpia

Lumpia was the most requested dish from the viewers on my YouTube channel and I was afraid to make it because I knew it was not going to be easy for someone like me who has not rolled a piece of lumpia before. I had to…

Filipino Food Fridays: Arroz Caldo at Manok

A couple of YouTube users–drlilibeth and J.C.–asked me to make Arroz Caldo for my weekly Filipino Food Fridays YouTube cooking segment, so I did! I don’t know why I waited so long, especially since I learned I enjoy rice dishes, like Arroz a la Valenciana, that I…

Filipino Food Fridays: Pancit Mami

If I knew how easy it was to make pancit, I would be making this dish more often. I really enjoyed the greasy taste of the final product; the mami noodles were perfect! The recipe didn’t require much preparation, which has its advantages and disadvantages: I…

Filipino Food Fridays: Bulanglang

This is the first fish dish that I have made under my Filipino Food Fridays segment. I was always afraid of fish because of the tinik, but I purchased frozen bangus, which was butterflied and de-boned, so I didn’t have to worry about tinik, just a…

Filipino Food Fridays: Pinakbet

I used to go to lunch with the Filipino group at work–my parents retired to the Philippines and I don’t get Filipino home cooking anymore–and because my coworkers are organized, and because I just show up to eat and socialize, I don’t normally remember what we…

Filipino Food Fridays: Nilagang Manok

So I got a request to cook Nilagang Baka, and that is on my list of things to make, but I figured I’d start with Nilagang Manok because that was the recipe in my book. This was a very easy dish to make and it turned…