Tag: pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork is one of the most popular Chinese dishes around, it is of Cantonese origin and I guess it can be found anywhere around the world. The dish originated from a traditional Jiangsu called Pork in sugar and vinegar sauce which shares nearly…

Bulanglang

Bulanglang and Pinakbet what is the difference between the two? Though the ingredients might be the same the way it is cooked and flavoured is different, as a start we can safely say that Bulanglang is the recipe of the Tagalog’s and Pinakbet is for the Ilocano’s. Another difference is…

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…

Adobong Kangkong

When I saw this post from Ray @ Wok With Ray, I was stunned as I never saw an Adobong Kangkong dish beautifully presented like those. After reading that post comes the drooling then next is the hunger as I haven’t made this simple yet wonderful dish for ages.…

Rellenong Talong

While some will contend that this is more of an omelette than a stuffed vegetable I believe it’s the latter as the definition of relleno in Spanish is “stuffed”. The omelette version of this dish is called Tortang Talong where it does not contain meat on…

Gising Gising

If there is a Filipino food that I haven’t tried, Gising Gising is one of them but that will change soon as I will be making this dish today. Gising Gising if literally translated means “Wake up – Wake up” and from the name alone you…

Echoes of a Fiesta: How to Make Lechon

Our town fiesta falls in August. At this time of the year, people in my hometown of Tuguegarao are busy preparing all sorts of activities to celebrate the occasion. Living overseas, I always ponder upon all the memories I had celebrating the occasion. I remember how our…

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.  …

Filipino Menudo

Like everyone else, Filipinos love stew! There are lots of stew varieties in the Philippines, which are mostly soy sauce or tomato sauce based. My parents prepare the best stew so I grew up loving all kinds of it. But I must admit that tomato-based ones…

Crispy Pork Binagoongan

When I was younger my mom and aunts cook bagoong with crispy pork on a regular basis but it does not look like the one on the photo as it contains more bagoong than pork, and that is why when this is served I usually pick…

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,…

Crispy Pata 2

The love for pork is universal. How many countries revel on pork and munch on crispy pork skin like popcorn? Pork is the most preferred meat of the Filipinos. The number one pork dish is the whole roast pig called Lechon. Yes, speared in a bamboo stick,…

Adobong Sitaw

Adobong sitaw is the vegetable variation of the famous Filipino dish Adobo, but instead of just using big chunks of pork and chicken, we use long beans or some call it string beans cooked with some pork pieces.  It is another popular dish in the Philippines, and…