Tag: Philippine cuisine

Avocado Ice Candy

A while back I posted an ice candy recipe and that was back when it was mid-winter here (it’s just a fix for our craving), now it’s getting warmer I guess it is now appropriate for us to make another one and for today we will…

Filipino Food Fridays: Pancit Mami

If I knew how easy it was to make pancit, I would be making this dish more often. I really enjoyed the greasy taste of the final product; the mami noodles were perfect! The recipe didn’t require much preparation, which has its advantages and disadvantages: I…

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: 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…

Suman sa Lihiya

As with most Asian countries, rice is the staple food in our country. Most Filipinos love eating rice. It’s something we enjoy not only during the regular meals of the day…but also during snack time in the form of kakanin (sweet delicacies). One of the popular rice…

Sinabawang Isda

It’s about to rain and the sky is all grey and gloomy here…so instead of following my original plan of posting another homemade ice cream recipe today, I thought of sharing with you a comforting fish and vegetable soup. It’s called Sinabawang Isda. Sinabawan came from the root word…

Filipino Custard Cake

Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite snacks during my childhood days in the Philippines. It’s neither pizza nor burgers and fries… it’s a cake! I just love cakes when I was little. I can eat it anytime of the day without…

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…

Filipino Food Fridays: Eating at the U.S.-Philippines Expo, Part I

A colleague told me about a U.S.-Philippines Expo and the first thing I thought about was food! Since I decided to cook a Filipino dish each week—in order to get closer to my culture, and to learn how to cook—I’ve made Tinolang Manok and Menudo, but…

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…

Pancit Sotanghon

Pansit Sotanghon is another variant of the different noodle dishes that the Philippine cuisine can offer, other popular pancit varieties are: Bihon Guisado, Pancit Canton, Pancit Luglug, Pancit Malabon, Pancit Miki Bihon and Pancit Palabok to list some, but there are definitely more varieties specially when your country…

Baked Rellenong Pusit

Next to shrimps and crabs, squid (or pusit in Filipino) is my favorite seafood. And though I love Adobong pusit and Calamares, this is how I enjoy it the most.. This is called Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid) in the Philippines. Relleno is a Spanish word which means filling, but Filipinos use it…

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a brown (sometimes orange) and sticky cupcake which is made from rice flour, brown sugar, achuete (which is used to add color and flavor), water and a little lye water. It is cooked by steaming and is served with grated coconut. It is a…