Tag: Los Angeles

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…

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…

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…

Filipino Food Fridays: Caldereta

I decided to visit my cousin, Kuya Anton, in Northern California and my cousin agreed to do an episode of Filipino Food Fridays with me! We decided to make goat Caldereta, which my paternal grandfather loves, but Kuya scoured his neighborhood and couldn’t find goat anywhere.…

Filipino Food Fridays: Kare-kare

You guys gave me a break from baboy! This week I prepared a dish that a couple of you requested, Kare-kare! Why didn’t anyone tell me oxtail is so expensive?! Ang mahal! One of my cousins from Manila has been in Southern California for the summer…

Filipino Food Fridays: Afritada

This week I cooked a dish that my mom requested, Afritada! I’m in Los Angeles and my mother is in the Philippines, so I spoke to her as I made this dish! I’m new to cooking, and also new to cooking Filipino food, so I’m learning…