Tag: Filipino people

Tortang Talong

Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is a Filipino dish made out of eggs and eggplant. A very popular breakfast item served together with sinangag (garlic fried rice) and catsup, it’s easy to make and it’s cheap. There are two ways of making this simple meal one…

Filipino Food Fridays: Bulanglang

This is the first fish dish that I have made under my Filipino Food Fridays segment. I was always afraid of fish because of the tinik, but I purchased frozen bangus, which was butterflied and de-boned, so I didn’t have to worry about tinik, just a…

Filipino Food Fridays: Pinakbet

I used to go to lunch with the Filipino group at work–my parents retired to the Philippines and I don’t get Filipino home cooking anymore–and because my coworkers are organized, and because I just show up to eat and socialize, I don’t normally remember what we…

Filipino Food Fridays: Sinigang na Baboy

I asked, you answered. I listened and that’s why I made Sinigang na Baboy this week! There were a lot of vegetables in this dish, which took some time to prepare, but I love vegetables so I’m partial to this dish! The only downside? The smell.…

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.  …

Ginisang Bagoong Alamang (Sauted Shrimp)

“Kung sa Iloilo ang pera ay ginapiko at ginapala, sa amin sa Navotas ang Alamang ay Pinapala at Inaapakan”… Hmmm, pero masarap! Fourth year high school ako noon nang matira ako sa aking tiyahin na nakapag-asawa ng anak ng isang may ari ng Alamang Consignation sa…

Camaron Rebosado

When I was growing up, eating out meant dining in a Chinese or Filipino restaurant. Western food such as burgers and pizza weren’t unknown but the famous franchises haven’t reached the Philippines then. In the pre-fastfood days, dining out was a very different experience. Memories of…

Pandesal

Pan de Sal or pandesal means salt bread in Spanish, the most popular bread in the Philippines which is made out of basic bread ingredients such as eggs, flour, sugar and salt.  This bread was introduced during the 16th century by Spanish bakers in the Philippines. …

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…

Kare-kare, Vegan

Kare-kare is a Filipino stew with ox tail, tripe, and vegetables in thick peanut sauce. It’s usually served during special occasions perhaps because the procedure is painstakingly delicate. With the help of my mom, we both re-invented Kare-Kare to a vegan dish full of soulful flavor…

Crispy Pata 2

The love for pork is universal. How many countries revel on pork and munch on crispy pork skin like popcorn? Pork is the most preferred meat of the Filipinos. The number one pork dish is the whole roast pig called Lechon. Yes, speared in a bamboo stick,…

Fish Sarciado

Sarciado in Tagalog means “cooked with a thick sauce”, that is why this fish dish is accompanied with a thick chunky tomato sauce. Fish Sarciado was invented by Filipinos in search for better ways to make a dish out of left over fried fish as these…

Chicken Pastel

Chicken Pastel or Pastel de Pollo in Spanish, is the Filipino version of the Chicken Pot Pie sans the pie, usually made out of chicken with a thick white sauce made out of cream or milk. The original version of this dish is definitely baked where…

Yema

If the West have candies and lollies in the Philippines we have Yema, a type of candy made out of egg yolks, condensed milk and crushed peanuts cooked to form a firm custard shaped in a pyramid or spherical manner then wrapped in colourful cellophane. Think…

Hopia Mongo

Hopia is a popular Filipino pastry filled with bean paste which was introduced by the Fujian Chinese during the American occupation.  It came from the Chinese word ho-pian which means “good biscuit”, it is nearly similar to moon cake wherein a pastry is filled with a…