Tag: Filipino Food Fridays

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…

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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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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…

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…