Author: wokwithray
I am a home cook, caterer, food blogger, food photographer, order taker, dish washer, delivery boy but definitely not a Chef. :=) My goal is to inspire people to cook delicious Filipino foods.

Ube Ice Cream

Purple yam or Ube is one of my favorite flavors when it comes to Filipino desserts, and many of these desserts are baked goods like cakes, and breads. Well, as many of you know, I am still learning how to bake, but I’m getting there. That…

Chicken Sopas

Regardless of our cultural background, every single one of us has a “nanay.” It is the name or term most Filipinos use to call their mothers. “Nanay” or mom is the first comforting word we uttered when we were sick, and when we were hurt both…

Oxtail Kare Kare (Oxtail Peanut Stew)

The dish that we are cooking today is a very popular Filipino dish that we call Kare-Kare. There are many stories behind this dish and it all depends on who you are going to ask. One would claim that it originated from Pampanga, where many consider…

Chicken Wings Afritada

Tomato-based dishes are one of the few good things that we inherited from those bored Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for centuries; the same conquistadors that had nothing else to do but to bug little islands in Asia in search of spices (of course).  Anyway, there…

Green Beans and Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

  Black bean garlic paste has this salty-spicy-sweet quality that enhances the flavor of a lot of Asian dishes. Basically, this paste or sauce is made from fermented beans AKA Douchi, soy sauce, and garlic. It is one of my favorite ingredients especially for flavoring the…

Turon

To me (and I’m sure most Filipinos will agree) Turon is considered a street food because it is cooked and sold on the street sidewalks. This delicious dish is usually sold along with other popular street food such as Kamote Cue and Maruya. Here in the…

Chicken Arroz Caldo – Another Filipino Classic Dish

Every time I eat arroz caldo, it reminds me of the countless times my dad and I spent on those hole-in-a-wall eateries that are often found on the street or what many Filipinos called “carinderia”. The true Filipino name of this dish is “lugaw” or “lugao”…

Grilled Pork Belly & Mango Salad

Kulinarya Club’s August and September challenge coincides with the celebration of two national holidays that is patriotic in nature.  And since the theme was inspired by these events, it calls for the use of four colors of the Philippine national flag.  From plate to garnish, colors…