sisig fries

Sisig Fries

This is the ever popular Filipino dish Sisig combined with the all-time fast-food favorite, French Fries. Combine both of them and you have east-meets-west heaven! Sisig Fries IngredientsPotatoes Frying Oil (enough to submerge a batch of potato wedges) Ranch Salad Dressing Garlic Salt Sriracha Hot Sauce…

skinless longanisa

Skinless Longanisa (Filipino Sweet Pork Sausage)

Longanisa  (Filipino Sweet Pork Sausage) can trace its origins from the spanish sausage Linguica (pronounced leeng-gwee-sah).  Linguica was introduced to the Philippines during Spain’s colonial rule.  The version we have below is the skinless variation which makes it ideal if you can’t find pork casings to…

goto arroz caldo

Goto Arroz Caldo (Beef Tripe Rice Porridge)

Some people swear it’s the cure for a hang-over :)  “Goto” Arroz Caldo is basically rice porridge with beef tripe “goto” (pronounced “GOH-TOH”).  Its origins may have been Spain or China, but nevetheless, it’s now a part of Philippine cuisine.  Found sold in small eateries or…

sans rival

Sans Rival

Sans Rival is a buttery, creamy, and nutty dessert. Each layer is topped with a generous amount of butter filling and topped with cashews. This recipe is definitely for the dessert lover and is commonly found during fiestas, birthdays and special occasions.   Sans Rival Ingredients12…

tosilog

How to Make Pork Tocino

Tocino is a spanish word meaning bacon or salted pork.  This dish clearly originated during the Spanish colonial rule of the Philippines for 300 years.  This dish is not the same as bacon served with American-style breakfast, but is clearly a version of curing pork in…

tapsilog

Beef Tapa (Dry Cured Beef)

Beef tapa is a popular Filipino dish (most likely borrowed from Spain) that is usually served during breakfast with fried rice, egg, acahara or grated picked papaya. It has a sweet-salty-spicy flavor and is a great way to start the morning, with choice of coffee or…

filipino taho

Filipino Taho

Taho is a favorite Philippine healthy snack food and is basically made of fresh tofu, brown sugar or vanilla syrup and tapioca pearls. It is high in protein, low in fat and very affordable, that is why this food is well loved by Filipinos.  It was…

Bibingka Especial (Wheat Flour Tea Cake)

Bibingka is a traditional Filipino dessert that is made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter, coconut milk, cheese and grated coconut for topping. Banana leaves are needed, but they are just for looks! I had some bibingka earlier today! I just had lunch with family, after spending…

paksiw na lechon

Paksiw na Lechon (Roast Pork in Liver Sauce and Vinegar)

Do you have left over lechon (roast pork) from last night’s party? You can make it into “paksiw na lechon”. This is basically spinning left over roast pork into a different dish using the left over liver sauce served with the lechon and adding vinegar. Most…

Canton shrimp fried rice

Canton Shrimp Fried Rice

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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…

Pancit Sotanghon

Pancit Sotanghon is a pleasant noodle dish that includes chicken. When I made it–see photo–we added shrimp, which you can add as well. You’ll do quite a bit of prep with vegetables; I always say that pancit is a two-person job. Wait, that’s lumpia. Anyway, we used…

Tofu Steak

This tofu steak recipe is great anytime or any day – whether you’re abstaining from meat during Lent or simply trying to cook healthy but fast and delicious meals for a meatless Monday (for a fresh start of your week). This tofu steak recipe is also…

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…

Menudo

Don’t get this confused with the Mexican Menudo as this is very different,;though they have the same color which is red, the similarity ends there. Not sure if the Philippine menudo originated from it, but most probably, the origins of this dish is Spanish like the…