Tag: Philippines

Tortang Carne (Ground Beef Omelette)

If you like ground beef and eggs, then you will love Tortang Carne, Ground Beef Omelette! My parents made this quite often and I have always enjoyed it. This is a very simple dish to make, that requires few ingredients, the main ingredients being lean ground…

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…

Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

If you like bangus and you have someone in the kitchen to help you, then consider making Rellenong Bangus, stuffed milkfish! This recipe includes a lot of vegetables and my personal favorite, you don’t have to fry this fish! So healthy! I made this dish on…

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Suman (Sweet Rice in Banana Leaf)

Confession! I’ve never had Suman before! I judged the book by its cover; Suman always looked like it had a weird texture, so I stayed away from it. But part of getting in touch with my culture is eating the food, so I decided to not…

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How to Make Bistek (Stir-fried Steak)

If you like beef, then you will love Bistek (stir-fried steak.) My Lola called it beef steak, so I did a double take when I saw, “Bistek,” written out! Bistek is thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice, so it’s got tons of…

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Adobong Baboy

Ask someone who isn’t Filipino to name a Filipino dish they enjoy, and Adobo will be in the top three. Maybe because we make it all the time–it is pretty easy to make–or maybe because it’s delicious. Regardless, Adobo gets the attention that it deserves, and…

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Dinuguan Baboy

Dinuguan Baboy (Pork Blood Stew) is a very popular dish! I received several requests to prepare Dinuguan and after I made it, I remembered why: this dish definitely delivers! I had Dinuguan as a child and I distinctly remember feeling like I was doing something wrong…

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Pesang Manok

If you like Nilagang Manok, then you will like Pesang Manok. The two dishes are very similar. Pesang Manok has a very subtle flavor but it’s perfect for cooler months of the year which I am experiencing right now since I live in Los Angeles, unlike…

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Pancit Luglug

If you have some time on your hands, and if there are at least two of you in the kitchen, then prepare Pancit Lulug because it is sarap! My cousin was in town for the holidays and we decided to make Pancit Luglug which requires shrimp,…

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Karioka

One of my favorite street food when I was still studying in UP Diliman (University of the Philipines) is karioka.  Well, I also love the fish balls specially its sauce and the lumpia, and the banana and kamote cues, and other street foods peddled by some…

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Pancit Malabon

Pancit Malabon, Pancit Palabok and Pancit Luglug, they all look alike and taste alike so what are the differences between these noodles? Well upon observations I guess here are the differences between them: Noodles – Palabok uses bihon noodles which are thin strands of rice noodles…

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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…

Buko Salad

During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing better than ending it with a dessert salad, the Buko Salad. Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of…

Fritong Manok (Fried Chicken)

For the longest time, I was under the impression that a lot of Filipino food is fried. It wasn’t until I started my Filipino Food Fridays weekly cooking segment on YouTube that I started cooking, and that’s when I learned that just because most things start…