Category: Snacks / Merienda
- Filipino Food-Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

My wife and I love cinnamon. Perhaps there’s a distinctive taste in cinnamon that captures the attention of our taste buds. Though cinnamon is our favorite, its ironic that we seldom use it in the kitchen. I remember I’ve only used it once when I tried…

- Filipino Food-Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

After baking a soft and moist Chocolate Cake for my daughter’s birthday, I got inspired to bake more but this time I’m baking mini cupcakes. I still have leftover chocolate buttercream frosting and royal icing so I decided to bake basic vanilla cupcakes. I was surprise…

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Ensaymada

Ensaymada is one of those delicious baked goodies that we Filipinos got from our Spanish colonizers. Known as Ensaimada in Spanish, it is a pastry that originated in Mallorca, Spain and is made with flour, water, sugar, eggs, and lard. The Filipino version however is made…

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Karioka

One of my favorite street food when I was still studying in UP Diliman (University of the Philipines) is karioka.  Well, I also love the fish balls specially its sauce and the lumpia, and the banana and kamote cues, and other street foods peddled by some…

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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…

Cooking Lumpiang Togue (Bean Sprout Rolls) Like A Pro

Lumpiang Togue is probably one of the most quickest and easiest bean sprout dish to cook. There are lot of ways to cook lumpiang togue. Some pre-cook the fillings before putting them in the wrapper. Some are using tofu as an added filling. For this recipe,…

Cooking Pork Soup a la Hototay Like A Pro

Hototay soup, as we all know, is a traditional Chinese soup. A typical Pork Hototay soup is a mixture of pork, pork liver, vegetables, spices and egg (optional). With this recipe, you don’t have to go to a certain Chinese restaurant to enjoy a full flavored hototay…

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…

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…

Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

When I went to Manila for a seminar in our head office, I dropped by to SM Makati and bought basil because I wanted to eat pesto pasta. It was my first time to make pesto pasta and I just know that it has basil. Pesto…

Triple Chocolate Pancake

My brother, who is currently working in Abu Dhabi, sent a package containing appliances, toiletries and chocolates. I received a pack of Toblerone mini, some Snickers and some toiletries. As I ate the Toblerone, this recipe just bumped into my mind. I told my wife that…

Fresh Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

After enjoying the taste of Fresh Pesto Pasta With Garlic Bread, I made another one but this time I added tomatoes. I have read that basil and tomatoes are perfect together so I gave it a try. After tasting this recipe, I have concluded that basil is…

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)…

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…