Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew

Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew is a dish I learned from my wife, its a dish made out of cabbage, cannellini beans and pork. I was asking her where did she got the recipe and from which province did it originated in the Philippines. She told…

Pesa (Gingered Fish and Vegetable Soup)

Pesa, or Gingered Fish and Vegetable Soup is an easy, healthy dish for the whole family! The recipe calls for bass or cod, but I was told to use tilapia instead, and that worked well for the dish. You’ll also include vegetables, such as: cabbage, bok…

PAKSIW NA AYUNGIN

Typical of Laguna (and Bulacan) style of cooking fish paksiw is that hint of sweetness amidst the sour taste of vinegar. Sweetness that one shouldn’t decipher as coming from sugar but from the ripe tomato squashed in the soup. But it’s actually sugar. Ayungin (scientific named…

Baked Bangus ala Pobre

Bangus ala Pobre is a fish dish where the fish is usually fried and simmered in a salty-sour sauce.  I have no idea why this fish dish is termed ala pobre since pobre means poor when translated literally in English. The original plan is to fry…

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…

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,…

Lumpiang Hubad

I feel like having a Spring Fling. OK, calm down now, I was referring to the weather. Spring has remained elusive… well, especially here in St. Louis and in most parts of the East Coast. But this morning, the gentle warmth of the sun touching my…

Tortang Carne (Ground Beef Omelette)

If you like ground beef and eggs, then you will love Tortang Carne, Ground Beef Omelette! My parents made this quite often and I have always enjoyed it. This is a very simple dish to make, that requires few ingredients, the main ingredients being lean ground…

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…

Chantilly Bar/s

This gooeylicious goodie will satisfy your sweet tooth. I’ve been looking for the recipe and tried but it came out not satisfying and I know what’s wrong in it. so i decided to improvised the recipe so it would be moist and gooey. Chantilly Bar/s Prep…

Fish Kaldereta

Fish Kaldereta Ingredients2 TBSP and 1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 3/4 lb. fish with firm flesh such as mahi or tuna sliced into 1 in cubes 1 clove garlic 1 medium onion, sliced 1 small potato cubed 1/4 cup carrots, cubed 1/2 cup button mushrooms,…

Fish Tinola

Tinola is a popular cooking method in the Philippines where meats like chicken or seafood is boiled in water infused with ginger, garlic, onions, fish sauce and sometimes green chillies. Most popular variations are chicken and mussels usually served with rice. For this post we will be doing it with…

Guisadong Mungo (Mung Beans with Pork)

If you like mung beans and pork, then you will love Guisadong Mungo, Mung Beans with Pork! This is a very simple dish to make and it has a lot of flavor! This recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients. You will have many of them at…

Tortang Tahong

Tortang tahong recipe is quite unique. Torta can have an array of culinary meanings. The term can be applied to sweet or savory dishes. In Philippines, there is a pastry called torta which is popular in the Visayas region. A savory torta is usually made with either eggplant (tortang talong) or ground meat…

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 is a very versatile dish,…