Tag: Rice

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Chicken in Peanut Sauce is ma sarap and yes, I’m aware it probably reminds you of kare-kare. Probably because of the peanut butter. It’s tasty! I get it! You’ll need chicken breasts, because it needs to be cut into small pieces. Annatto seeds add some color…

Bibingka

When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas…

Sapin Sapin

Sapin-sapin is a sticky rice cake from the Philippines, it originated in a northern province calledAbra. The name came from the word sapin which means sheets or layer, it is also the main characteristic of this rice cake, its vibrant multi coloured layers. It is made…

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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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Arroz Caldo at Goto

The last time I made Arroz Caldo, it had chicken in it. It was fantastic! My pinsan suggested I make it again with tripe, so that’s what we did! Like Arroz Caldo at Manok, this was a very easy dish to make. The only difference is…

Cooking Crab Fried Rice Like A Pro

This recipe is a good one if you wanted to turn your same old, simple looking less tasty fried rice into something great and new. This fried rice recipe will include crab meat (left over crabs or crab meat will do!) along with few basic ingredients…

Filipino Food Fridays: Arroz Caldo at Manok

A couple of YouTube users–drlilibeth and J.C.–asked me to make Arroz Caldo for my weekly Filipino Food Fridays YouTube cooking segment, so I did! I don’t know why I waited so long, especially since I learned I enjoy rice dishes, like Arroz a la Valenciana, that I…

Puto Calasiao

Puto Calasiao is one of my favourite rice cakes; it reminds me a lot of my childhood as this is one of the things I ask my mom to buy when she goes to the market. Because of this sweet treat it was easy for her…

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,…

Kare-kare, Vegan

Kare-kare is a Filipino stew with ox tail, tripe, and vegetables in thick peanut sauce. It’s usually served during special occasions perhaps because the procedure is painstakingly delicate. With the help of my mom, we both re-invented Kare-Kare to a vegan dish full of soulful flavor…

Palitaw

Palitaw is one of the many rice cakes of the Philippines which is characterized by its small and flat shape.  These delights are made out of sticky rice that is washed, soaked, and then ground but due to commecialisation you can now find ground versions sold on Asian…

Arroz ala Cubana- – Arroz ala anumang oras

Contrary to Pinoy dishes which are best served family style, Arroz ala Cubana is practically a plated 1-dish meal. It’s simple yet filling. Plus, it seems to me as economical because you simply add finely diced vegetables like carrots, potatoes to serve as extenders. It’s kid-friendly,too!…