Category: Poultry

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…

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…

Steamed Pork/Chicken Rice (Cebu Dimsum Style)

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ09bCUkA38 Enjoy watching the video! Cebuanos know this popular restaurant called Harbour City, also Dimsum Break and Tsim Tsa Shui to name a few. One of the most outstanding and famous dish in the menu is the “Steamed Pork Rice”. You can’t get over with…

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Chicken in Peanut Sauce is ma sarap and yes, I’m aware it probably reminds you of kare-kare. Probably because of the peanut butter. It’s tasty! I get it! You’ll need chicken breasts, because it needs to be cut into small pieces. Annatto seeds add some color…

Paksiw na Lechong Manok sa Pinya

Do you have any lechong manok left-over from your Andok’s, baliwag, Sr. Pedro, chook’s, take out dinner?  Impress your family and friends by turning that into a delicious dish. Lechon is the Filipino term for roasted meat dishes and which may refer to pork, chicken, duck,…

Minced Pork (or Chicken) in Lettuce Cups

A treat for the senses and an absolute hit during parties- savory and slightly sweet, with crunch from the noodles, peanuts and fresh lettuce. This is a popular appetizer in Chinese restaurants. Now, you can make this at home too. Minced Pork (or Chicken) in Lettuce Cups…

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Pesang Manok

If you like Nilagang Manok, then you will like Pesang Manok. The two dishes are very similar. Pesang Manok has a very subtle flavor but it’s perfect for cooler months of the year which I am experiencing right now since I live in Los Angeles, unlike…

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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…

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Rellenong Manok

Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino festive dish which is basically a roasted stuffed chicken but something is special here, it is boneless. Yes you’ve read it right it is boneless but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have its bones in tact. Now…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pinaupong Manok

Pinaupong manok is a chicken dish dry cooked in a palayok (earthenware pot) set on a sitting position placed on a bed of rock salt lined with banana leaf.  This process makes the pot acts like and oven and cooks the chicken using its own juices, the salt…