Tag: Philippine

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…

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: 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: 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…

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…

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…

Ice Candy Summer Treat

I was online chatting with my cousin Ingrid who asked me what I want from the Philippines that she could send to me thru my other cousin Celia when she heads back to San Diego. “Ice candy bags” was my reply. I felt her eyebrows raised…

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…

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…

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…

Sinigang Na Manok Sa Miso

  Madalas kapag paulit-ulit na lang ang ulam na nakahain sa hapag kainan, ‘di ba nakasasawa rin? Ganun din naman sa canteen, kapag iyon lagi ang nakikita mo, parang ayaw mo nang pumila para bumili.  Nakauumay ‘di ba? Inisip ko, ano kaya ang luto na puwede…

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…

Adobong Manok (Chicken Adobo)

Hmmm… ang bango naman n’yan, nakagugutom!   Alam na alam ko kapag adobong manok ang ulam ng kapitbahay namin noon sa Jolo dahil sa amoy pa lang nito tiyak gugutumin ka talaga. Nagluluto din ako noon ng adobo pero hindi ko tlaga mahuli ang amoy na…