Tag: Pinoy Favorite

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Broth)

Tinola which is a ginger based soup, is an authentic Filipino dish that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. One of my favorite variations of it is the Tinolang Tahong or Mussels in Ginger Broth. This is a very nutritious and delicious soup that…

Chicken Lollipops

I remember how much I loved Goldilocks’ Chicken Lollipops. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes which I love eating with Filipino Style Spaghetti. In other countries, Chicken Lollipop is considered as an appetizer dish, but in the Philippines, it is considered as a main dish…

Filipino Style Chicken Sandwich Spread

If you are looking for a healthy option for your kids’ breakfast or snack, then I recommend Filipino-style Chicken Sandwich. Here’s a very quick and tasty recipe for chicken spread which will definitely make delicious chicken sandwiches that both kids and adults will love. It is…

Fish Pochero

The term Pochero is from the Spanish word Puchero which means stewpot. According to Wikipedia, It is a kind of stew prepared in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and in Andalusia and the Canary Islands of Spain. Just like Spanish Puchero, Filipino Pochero is usually cooked with a…

Cocido- inspired Stew

Cocido is one of those dishes that has to be served and eaten as a family. It is best when shared and fought over for that last piece of chorizo or beef. The broth is heavenly and brings such comfort to the soul. If I wasn’t…

Saba Banana con Yelo

It’s spring break here in Texas this week. Though we didn’t go out of town, my daughters are so excited to be off from school. Cherlin said she’s thrilled to be home because she can help me do the cooking. Isn’t she the sweetest??! She really…

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)

Of all the Filipino desserts that my mother loved to cook, Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam in English) is the one I remember her cooking most often when I was little. It’s because we used to have ube(purple yam) in our backyard together with kamote (regular…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Filipino Beefsteak is a very delicious beef recipe that is so easy to prepare and doesn’t require much ingredients. Basically, you can cook this with just beef, soy sauce, kalamansi(a small citrus fruit that is very popular in the Philippines) and onions. But…

Baked Tahong (Mussels)

Tahong (Mussels) is one shellfish I love (next to oysters that is)! Though back home, we seldom bought it because of the fear of red tide poisoning, which is very common in the Philippines when there is a high concentration of dinoflagellates (a type of algae…

Cardillong Isda

Cardillong Isda is an old Filipino dish that is very popular due to its simple preparation and availability of ingredients.  In the Philippines, it is a way to re-cook left-over fried fish. But whether using leftover or not, fish is fried beforehand to prevent from falling…

Embutido

Embutido, which is the Spanish word for sausage, is another Filipino dish of Hispanic origin. Filipino embutido is our version of meatloaf and is considered one of the most favorite dishes in any feasts or special occasions. My mother used to make this for birthday celebrations,…

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish that was developed by chefs in the United States in the effort to imitate stuffed meat dishes from Europe. Cordon Bleu which means “blue ribbon” in French has chicken, cheese such as Gruyere or Swiss, and prosciutto or…

Daing na Bangus (Milkfish Marinated in Vinegar & Garlic)

If there’s one fish that’s really popular in the Philippines, it’s bangus (milkfish). Not only is it the country’s national fish, it also has a mild sweet flesh and melt-in-the-mouth thick belly fat that make it superior to other locally available fish. Despite its being quite…

Cathedral Window a.k.a. Christmas Jello

Though not Filipino in origin, Cathedral Window has always been part of all our family gatherings, as far back as I can remember. It was my favorite dessert when I was growing up. It’s so colorful and yummy to eat so I guess all kids love…