Tag: Childhood favorite

Filipino Style Chicken Sandwich Spread

If you are looking for a healthy option for your kids’ breakfast or snack, then I recommend Filipino-style Chicken Sandwich. Here’s a very quick and tasty recipe for chicken spread which will definitely make delicious chicken sandwiches that both kids and adults will love. It is…

Bonuelos. Bite-size snacks even kids can make!

Bonuelos, of Spanish origins, is also popular in other Latin American countries. Simply put, it is fritters—but this recipe differs from the everyday pinoy fare of maruya. Maruya is when a slice of saba/cooking banana is dipped in batter and pan fried. I grew up with this…

Fish Pochero

The term Pochero is from the Spanish word Puchero which means stewpot. According to Wikipedia, It is a kind of stew prepared in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and in Andalusia and the Canary Islands of Spain. Just like Spanish Puchero, Filipino Pochero is usually cooked with a…

Saba Banana con Yelo

It’s spring break here in Texas this week. Though we didn’t go out of town, my daughters are so excited to be off from school. Cherlin said she’s thrilled to be home because she can help me do the cooking. Isn’t she the sweetest??! She really…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Filipino Beefsteak is a very delicious beef recipe that is so easy to prepare and doesn’t require much ingredients. Basically, you can cook this with just beef, soy sauce, kalamansi(a small citrus fruit that is very popular in the Philippines) and onions. But…

Baked Tahong (Mussels)

Tahong (Mussels) is one shellfish I love (next to oysters that is)! Though back home, we seldom bought it because of the fear of red tide poisoning, which is very common in the Philippines when there is a high concentration of dinoflagellates (a type of algae…

Embutido

Embutido, which is the Spanish word for sausage, is another Filipino dish of Hispanic origin. Filipino embutido is our version of meatloaf and is considered one of the most favorite dishes in any feasts or special occasions. My mother used to make this for birthday celebrations,…

Tinolang Manok

Tinola is an authentic Filipino dish, which is a ginger based soup that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. Though “tinola” is more famous with manok(chicken) as the main ingredient, many Filipinos also use baboy(pork), isda (fish) and tahong(mussels). In Luzon provinces though, fish…

Goody! Ginataang Halo-Halo!

This is the kind of food that I consider, “when-the-craving-hits”.  It reminds me of my childhood… my province…my lolas . This along with nilupak, sinukmani, ginataang malagkit at munggong pula were the homemade merienda delicacies my maternal Grandmother would make for her apos. I love it…