Tag: Meat
- Filipino Food-

Paksiw na Lechon

In the Philippines, Paksiw refers to any stew cooked with vinegar and garlic. This dish that I have for you today is made from roast pork which we Filipinos call lechon. Serving lechon during the holidays and on special occasions has become a tradition in many Filipino homes. The whole roast pig is…

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Bulalo (Beef Shanks with Bone Marrow Soup)

The province of Batangas where my dad came from is known not only for the  famous Kapeng Barako (Batangas coffee) and its beautiful beaches, but also for this comforting beef dish called Bulalo. For many, Batangas is a favorite spot for swimming or scuba diving, and on the…

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Asadong Manok

If you’re looking for an easy chicken dish to prepare for you and your loved ones, then look no further! Asadong Manok (Tangy Chicken Stew) is so easy that not even a novice like myself can ruin it! It’s chicken with some vinegar and paprika and…

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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,…

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…

Fabada Filipino

I loooove beans. I’m so glad that it makes perfect protein substitute for meat so I can have more of it, less the guilt. It makes soups and stews hearty and adds thickness and creaminess to every spoonful. I can have cracked munggo or munggong malagkit (mung beans) with talbos ng ampalaya (bitter…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Like most kids, my daughters love meatballs! Whether it’s beef, chicken, pork or turkey, they wouldn’t say no to it! Well I love meatballs too… but I’m sure it’s not just a “gene” thing. I guess it’s more of the easy-to-chew goodness that makes meatballs a…

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.  …

Am-boy Ribs

No other cooking speaks summer to me but barbecue aka inihaw. A day at the beach or on a picnic in never complete without it as the aroma and the sizzle builds up one’s appetite.  There are a couple of restos where the barbecue ribs are…

Sisig

Sisig is a popular dish invented in the 70’s in Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines. In the Pampanggo dialect, the word sisig means a dish that has a souring ingredient. It was originally eaten as pulutan (dish eaten while drinking beer).  The original sisig includes different cuts of meat…

Adobo Rice

The much beloved quintessential Filipino dish, adobo, is again given a rehash here. There could probably be a thousand and one ways to do it but I choose to do it the way I like to eat it. I like it on top of rice, of course,…

Overnight-er in Naga

Overnight out of town for a foodie is a lot like the amazing race. So many places to eat in, so little time! What to do?! Plan ahead…then break it—and go where the road…the whim…the craving hits you. I’ve had my share of food adventures in…

Kaldaretang Kambing

I was at a local Filipino grocery looking for goat meat. The lady beside me commented that I didn’t seem like a person who would be looking for goat meat. I was confused. “What do you mean by that?” I asked politely.  But she answered me…

Stuffed Tofu

  Tofu/Tokwa is a favourite. It is also low in cholesterol and high in protein. This dish in this case, is a way of lessening meat in the menu which kids won’t notice at all. The thought hit me when I was doing the weekly grocery,…

Kalderetang Baka ( Beef Caldereta )

Kaldereta which came from the Spanish word “caldereta“, simply means stew. It is a favorite Filipino dish especially in the Luzon area, which is originally goat stew and is cooked with tomato sauce, potatoes, liver spread, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. Kaldereta is another one…