Tag: Cook

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

If you like bangus and you have someone in the kitchen to help you, then consider making Rellenong Bangus, stuffed milkfish! This recipe includes a lot of vegetables and my personal favorite, you don’t have to fry this fish! So healthy! I made this dish on…

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Suman (Sweet Rice in Banana Leaf)

Confession! I’ve never had Suman before! I judged the book by its cover; Suman always looked like it had a weird texture, so I stayed away from it. But part of getting in touch with my culture is eating the food, so I decided to not…

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How to Make Bistek (Stir-fried Steak)

If you like beef, then you will love Bistek (stir-fried steak.) My Lola called it beef steak, so I did a double take when I saw, “Bistek,” written out! Bistek is thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice, so it’s got tons of…

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Adobong Baboy

Ask someone who isn’t Filipino to name a Filipino dish they enjoy, and Adobo will be in the top three. Maybe because we make it all the time–it is pretty easy to make–or maybe because it’s delicious. Regardless, Adobo gets the attention that it deserves, and…

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Dinuguan Baboy

Dinuguan Baboy (Pork Blood Stew) is a very popular dish! I received several requests to prepare Dinuguan and after I made it, I remembered why: this dish definitely delivers! I had Dinuguan as a child and I distinctly remember feeling like I was doing something wrong…

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Pesang Manok

If you like Nilagang Manok, then you will like Pesang Manok. The two dishes are very similar. Pesang Manok has a very subtle flavor but it’s perfect for cooler months of the year which I am experiencing right now since I live in Los Angeles, unlike…

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Ginataang Hipon

Coconut milk is one of my favorite things so I was excited to make Ginataang Hipon, Shrimp in Coconut Milk! I used a green bell pepper which provides some crunch and rounds out the vibrant colors of this dish! This recipe was easy! The main ingredients…

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Arroz Caldo at Goto

The last time I made Arroz Caldo, it had chicken in it. It was fantastic! My pinsan suggested I make it again with tripe, so that’s what we did! Like Arroz Caldo at Manok, this was a very easy dish to make. The only difference is…

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Kalamay sa Latik

This is it.  This is the very kakanin that I have been craving and looking for for so long – the square or rectangular sticky cake that comes with a sweet syrup with latik in it.  This is the same kakanin that our Lola Paring used…