Tag: Cooking
- Filipino Food-

Ilocano Pork Dinardaraan

Dinardaraan is the Ilocano term for dinuguan or blood stew.   Dinardaraan which refers to the blood stew of the Ilocanos is very much different from the blood stew, dinuguan, of the Tagalogs.  Dinardaraan is dry and sometimes oily as compared to the soupy dinuguan.  Both…

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Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

Buying a whole salmon is out of the question, I prefer cooking its head. Salmon steaks are expensive, and not as fatty and succulent as the meat from the collar and cheeks. Besides, at $1.99/lb, how can I resist a very good dinner for this cheap?…

Green Mussels Adobo (Adobong Tahong)

We usually cook mussels by boiling it with onion and ginger (mussels soup). Adobong tahong is an alternative way to cook mussels. This recipe was contributed by my wife. She also wanted to make something for this blog that’s why she made this one. Isn’t she…

Mango Pie

Honestly, I really don’t know how to make mango pie. I’m making piyaya before, a sweet bread found in the Philippines. It’s a bread stuffed with muscovado sugar. From there I copied the recipe for its crust and used it for my pie crust. Then, I…

Pina-asadong Baboy sa Kamatis

PAMPERED! That’s how we were for the duration of our stay in Manila.  Our hosts, O and D, really know how to take care of their guests.  The warmth and hospitality that we were fortunate to experience far exceeds the five star rating in hotels.  …

Filipino Food Fridays: Eating at the U.S.-Philippines Expo, Part I

A colleague told me about a U.S.-Philippines Expo and the first thing I thought about was food! Since I decided to cook a Filipino dish each week—in order to get closer to my culture, and to learn how to cook—I’ve made Tinolang Manok and Menudo, but…

Atsarang Sayote (Chayote Pickle)

SALAD, marinig ko pa lang ang salitang iyan, tiyak aandar na ang aking imahinasyon.  Mag-crave talaga ako sa lahat ng “salad.”  Basta kahit anong klase ng salad, talagang favorite ko ‘yan kahit saan ako mapuntang handaan o mall na mayroong tinda.  Itabi mo iyan sa mga…

Filipino Food Fridays: Menudo

Apparently Bernadette doesn’t think anyone can be that challenged when cooking—her comment on my foodipino.com blog entry was made in reference to my YouTube video of my attempt to make Filipino food for the first time. I started withTinolang Manok. I thought I did well! For…

Adobong Manok (Chicken Adobo)

Hmmm… ang bango naman n’yan, nakagugutom!   Alam na alam ko kapag adobong manok ang ulam ng kapitbahay namin noon sa Jolo dahil sa amoy pa lang nito tiyak gugutumin ka talaga. Nagluluto din ako noon ng adobo pero hindi ko tlaga mahuli ang amoy na…

Avocado Shake

“What did you have for breakfast?“,  my friend asked me. “Uhhhm… an avocado shake“, I answered. And her face did not hide the disgust when she heard AVOCADO SHAKE, like I said something politically incorrect. Truth to tell, I also reacted the same way the first…

Cheesy and Creamy Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca is a favorite Filipino dessert which is usually served during fiestas and the holidays. Adapted from the traditional Spanish holiday dessert manjar blanco which means white delicacy, Maja Blanca is made primarily from coconut milk and cornstarch. It has the consistency of thick gelatine…

Kalamay with Pinipig Topping

Kalamay is another favorite sticky rice-based kakanin (sweet delicacy) in the Philippines.  It comes in the form of a very sticky brown paste, although other colors in less viscous versions also exist. It actually has different versions, consistency, packaging and texture depending on location. In Bohol,…

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Broth)

Tinola which is a ginger based soup, is an authentic Filipino dish that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. One of my favorite variations of it is the Tinolang Tahong or Mussels in Ginger Broth. This is a very nutritious and delicious soup that…

Chicken Lollipops

I remember how much I loved Goldilocks’ Chicken Lollipops. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes which I love eating with Filipino Style Spaghetti. In other countries, Chicken Lollipop is considered as an appetizer dish, but in the Philippines, it is considered as a main dish…

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…