Tag: Culture of the Philippines
- Filipino Food-

Embutido

Embutido (stuffed pork sausage) is a delicious meat dish that I enjoyed during special occasions growing up. Sometimes the raisins were too strong, but it was worth the risk to have the sweet taste of pork. The sweetness comes from the sauce, which includes tomato sauce,…

Filipino Food Fridays: Champorado

My cousin had the nerve to tell me that Champorado is for breakfast… It’s so sweet that I figured it was for dessert! Someone on my Facebook page commented that it is to be paired with Tuyo. Next time! I promise! This was a fun, easy dish…

Filipino Food Fridays: Mechado

My mother and my Lola made Mechado (Braised Flank Steak) quite often while I was growing up, so I was really excited to make this dish. Now that I’ve made Menudo and Mechado, I know the difference between the two! I couldn’t tell for the longest…

Filipino Food Fridays: Guisadong Chayote

Guisadong Chayote is an easy vegetable dish to make, if you’re good at peeling and deveining shrimp, which is the most complicated part of the recipe. But don’t let that discourage you. Chayote has lots of vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, Manganese and Zinc. I…

Filipino Food Fridays: Lumpia

Lumpia was the most requested dish from the viewers on my YouTube channel and I was afraid to make it because I knew it was not going to be easy for someone like me who has not rolled a piece of lumpia before. I had to…

Filipino Food Fridays: Arroz Caldo at Manok

A couple of YouTube users–drlilibeth and J.C.–asked me to make Arroz Caldo for my weekly Filipino Food Fridays YouTube cooking segment, so I did! I don’t know why I waited so long, especially since I learned I enjoy rice dishes, like Arroz a la Valenciana, that I…

Filipino Food Fridays: Pancit Mami

If I knew how easy it was to make pancit, I would be making this dish more often. I really enjoyed the greasy taste of the final product; the mami noodles were perfect! The recipe didn’t require much preparation, which has its advantages and disadvantages: I…