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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…

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Halo Halo

I finally made Halo Halo, which is a dessert I enjoyed growing up. My favorite part is the mung beans! I was surprised to learn that my love for mung beans hasn’t changed since I was a child. You know what else hasn’t changed? My dislike…

Beef Pochero

If you like red meat and vegetables, then you will love Beef Pochero (Beef and Sausage Stew.) But make sure you have time, because the beef takes a long time to stew, a good hour to 90 minutes. I say start the beef and vegetables, and…

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…

Spaghetti in Spicy Pomodoro with Black Olives

Spaghetti In Spicy Pomodoro with Black Olives This recipe is one of my favorites. Everytime I eat in this particular restaurant, I make sure that I order their version of pomodoro, which is a bit spicy. The aroma of olives & spiciness of jalapeños makes me…

Arroz ala Cubana

Arroz a la Cubana is a Philippine dish that consists of sautéed minced beef, white rice, fried egg and fried cardaba (saba) banana. A dish that originated from the Spanish arroz a la cubana which is nearly similar but instead of the sautéed beef it is…

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork is one of the most popular Chinese dishes around, it is of Cantonese origin and I guess it can be found anywhere around the world. The dish originated from a traditional Jiangsu called Pork in sugar and vinegar sauce which shares nearly…

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…

Egg Pie

Egg pie is a popular bakery item in the Philippines made out of egg custard baked on top of pastry dough, nearly similar to the Portuguese egg tarts, so what’s the difference? First is that the size is bigger usually served in slices and another one is…

Chinese Style Lechon

Roast meats hanging at Chinese restaurant windows are always such head turners. These glistening cuts of meat, duck and chicken are cooked according to age old recipes in a special oven which gives them that special crisp skin and juicy, tender meat. The roast pork is…

Filipino Food Fridays: Nilagang Manok

So I got a request to cook Nilagang Baka, and that is on my list of things to make, but I figured I’d start with Nilagang Manok because that was the recipe in my book. This was a very easy dish to make and it turned…

Sisig Tofu with Crispy Kangkong (Water Spinach)

Sisig Tofu with Crispy Kangkong (Water Spinach)

Sisig is a Filipino dish which originated from Pampanga. The usual main ingredient of sisig is pork but nowadays different ingredients are being used by local chefs such as chicken, fish, squid, and so on. Sisig tofu is a healthy alternative in cooking sisig. If you…

Filipino Food Fridays: Arroz a la Valenciana

I was chatting with my mother via Skype–she’s in Oriental Mindoro, and I’m in Los Angeles–and she suggested I make Arroz a la Valenciana. The recipe is overwhelming, but it reminded me of paella, which I miss, so I went for it! The recipe went off…

Sariling Giniling

Ingredients: 1/4 kg. ground beef 2 medium sized potatoes (diced) 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas) 6 cloves of garlic (minced) 4 tbsps. black pepper 2 tbsps. salt 1/4 cup sesame oil 2 tbsps. chinese soy sauce 2 tbsps. oyster sauce Preparation: 1.…

Steamed Tilapia With Sitsaro

  Steamed Tilapia With Sitsaro (pea shoot) Looking for something light for dinner?This is one of my favorite recipes for dinner because it is light, healthy, delicious & most importantly, it is easy to prepare & cook. So, if you are health conscious & wanted to…