Author: AngSarap

Egg Pie

Egg pie is a popular bakery item in the Philippines made out of egg custard baked on top of pastry dough, nearly similar to the Portuguese egg tarts, so what’s the difference? First is that the size is bigger usually served in slices and another one is…

Pinaupong Manok

Pinaupong manok is a chicken dish dry cooked in a palayok (earthenware pot) set on a sitting position placed on a bed of rock salt lined with banana leaf.  This process makes the pot acts like and oven and cooks the chicken using its own juices, the salt…

Gulaman with Pineapples and Raisins

Gulaman is a type of jelly dessert made out of agar; it is then flavoured with milk, pineapple juice, pineapples and raisins.  It is another popular dessert in the Philippines, mainly because it’s easy to make and it’s very economical. Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous…

Pichi Pichi

Pichi Pichi is a dessert made out of grated cassava and sugar coated with grated coconut, this gelatinous treat is a real simple recipe for a rice cake it contains few ingredients, preparation is next to nothing and you don’t even need an oven as this…

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…

Banana Chips

Banana chips are slices of bananas that are deep fried, baked or dehydrated to become crispy, it is then coated with sugar, honey, salt or spices. A popular snack item in India and in the Philippines this snack is a better and healthier alternative to the…

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish made out of sautéed beef in sour cream sauce.  The name originated from a very important family with the surname of Stroganov, but no one is sure which was the authentic ones as there are multiple claims…

Pandesal

Pan de Sal or pandesal means salt bread in Spanish, the most popular bread in the Philippines which is made out of basic bread ingredients such as eggs, flour, sugar and salt.  This bread was introduced during the 16th century by Spanish bakers in the Philippines. …

Pancit Habhab

Pancit or stir fried noodles is perhaps one of the most popular dish served in special occasions in the Philippines, it’s so popular most of the provinces have developed their own versions which features local ingredients.  Several samples of this Philippine noodle dishes are thePancit Palabok, Pancit…

Pancit Sotanghon

Pansit Sotanghon is another variant of the different noodle dishes that the Philippine cuisine can offer, other popular pancit varieties are: Bihon Guisado, Pancit Canton, Pancit Luglug, Pancit Malabon, Pancit Miki Bihon and Pancit Palabok to list some, but there are definitely more varieties specially when your country…

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup originated in China, and is made out of beef, beef stock, vegetables and noodles (commonly used is the egg noodles). It is a very common noodle dish in Southeast Asia and East Asia and you will see a lot of variations throughout…

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…

Tinolang Tahong

Tinolang tahong might be one of popular lenten dishses as it is easy to prepare and this dish is one of the cheapest dishes you can have in the Philippines.  Having said  that cheap does not equate to tasting really bad as this this surely packs…