Category: Special Diets

Oh My Gulay– Lumpia!

Growing up, this is one of my favorite veggie dishes which my Mom used to make at least once a week. It’s healthy, budget-friendly, and easy to recycle into another dish for the next day (should there be left-overs). If Ilocanos have Pinakbet, Tagalogs I think…

Kinilaw, the perfect appetizer or pulutan (Raw, Vegan)

Perfect as an appetizer or “pulutan” (beer pairing) Kinilaw or Kilawin is a delicacy often found at Filipino parties with drunk uncles and grandpas…or in this case, here on Foodipino. Kinilaw tastes refreshingly tangy, spicy, and savory. It’s known as the Filipino equivalent of Peru’s Ceviche.  All…

Esaladang Suha (Pomelo Salad)

Here is a delicious break from typical salads like cesar salad or chef’s salad. It is light, juicy and healthy as it does not require oil in its dressing. Serve chilled from the fridge makes it a refreshing course or side dish to grilled chicken, baked…

Oven-Baked Salmon

OVEN-BAKED SALMON Ingredients12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces Coarse-grained salt Freshly ground black pepper, or lemon-pepperInstructionsPreheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with…

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a classic Filipino noodle dish. It’s pronounced pan-seet bee-hon.  Bihon is a kind of rice noodle. It cooks fast so be sure not to leave it under the boiling water for too long. In fact, making Pancit Bihon is quick and delicious. All you…

Hopia Mongo

Hopia is a popular Filipino pastry filled with bean paste which was introduced by the Fujian Chinese during the American occupation.  It came from the Chinese word ho-pian which means “good biscuit”, it is nearly similar to moon cake wherein a pastry is filled with a…

Oyster Mushroom Escargot

Makes 4-6 Servings Cooking time: 15-20 minutes INGREDIENTS: 2-3 cups of oyster mushroom 1 cup of coconut milk 1 tbsp garlic, crushed 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 tbsp ginger, julienned 1-2 pcs of long green chili pepper 3-5 pcs of Thai Chili, minced (3 as…

How to Make ‘Tinapa’ (Smoked Fish)

Now we’re going to talk about a dish that would make most Filipino’s mouths water even if they just smell it. Tinapa (smoked fish) is a favorite and definitely very popular among Filipino’s. You will find this dish sold at street vendors all over the Philippines.…

Sinanglay na Tilapia (Wrapped Tilapia in Coconut Milk)

Sinanglay na tilapia is another authentic Filipino dish, where the fish, in this case, the tilapia, is cooked with coconut milk.  The dish, I believe, has originated in the Bicol region.  The difference in cooking sinanglay with other “ginataan” dishes (dishes cooked with coconut milk) is that with sinanglay the fish…

Shiitake Munggo Guisado

Mung Bean Stew or “Munggo Guisado” in Tagalog, is a popular hearty stew in the Philippines. It usually comes with fried chunks of pork. With my version, I’ve removed the animal products and added an equally savory component, Shiitake mushrooms. I chose dried ones so I…

Cardillong Isda

Cardillong Isda is an old Filipino dish that is very popular due to its simple preparation and availability of ingredients.  In the Philippines, it is a way to re-cook left-over fried fish. But whether using leftover or not, fish is fried beforehand to prevent from falling…

Daing na Bangus (Milkfish Marinated in Vinegar & Garlic)

If there’s one fish that’s really popular in the Philippines, it’s bangus (milkfish). Not only is it the country’s national fish, it also has a mild sweet flesh and melt-in-the-mouth thick belly fat that make it superior to other locally available fish. Despite its being quite…

Atsarang Papaya (Pickled Green Papaya)

Atsarang Papaya is a famous appetizer in the Philippines. Though there are many variations of atsara (which refers to anything pickled), the green papaya version is the most popular to Filipinos. It’s because papaya tree grows just anywhere in the Philippines. Unlike the labong (bamboo shoots)…

Nutella Bibingka

Bibingka is a Filipino rice cake usually known for being cheesy and buttery. You’ll often find it on dinner tables during holidays like Christmas. I planned to make it for a different holiday, Valentines Day. Thankfully, my first run proved to be successful. I was worried at…

Vegan Sopas

  INGREDIENTS: Makes 6 servings 1/2 pack of Spaghetti (or any pasta, e.g. elbow, shell, etc.) 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1/2 onion, chopped 2 tbsp Harvest Vegetarian Broth 1/4 cup celery, thinly sliced 1/4 cup carrots, julienned or in small cubes 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded…