Author: Tina a.k.a. PinayInTexas
Author of Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner (http://pinaycookingcorner.com) Wife, Mom, Cook, Blogger and everything in between

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…

Tinolang Manok

Tinola is an authentic Filipino dish, which is a ginger based soup that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. Though “tinola” is more famous with manok(chicken) as the main ingredient, many Filipinos also use baboy(pork), isda (fish) and tahong(mussels). In Luzon provinces though, fish…

Atsarang Papaya (Pickled Green Papaya)

Atsarang Papaya is a famous appetizer in the Philippines. Though there are many variations of atsara (which refers to anything pickled), the green papaya version is the most popular to Filipinos. It’s because papaya tree grows just anywhere in the Philippines. Unlike the labong (bamboo shoots)…

Kalderetang Baka ( Beef Caldereta )

Kaldereta which came from the Spanish word “caldereta“, simply means stew. It is a favorite Filipino dish especially in the Luzon area, which is originally goat stew and is cooked with tomato sauce, potatoes, liver spread, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. Kaldereta is another one…

Filipino Burger Steak

If you are from the Philippines, I’m sure you know where the Filipino Burger Steak originated. It may look like the more popular Salisbury Steak but it differs in sauce. Burger Steak which was made popular to the Filipinos by Jollibee (an American-style fast-food restaurant serving…

Peach Refrigerator Cake

I personally love cakes! I won’t say all kinds of cake, but most kinds of cake. Beautifully frosted and decorated  cakes always mesmerize me. They’re like stunning works of art for me. But back when I was a little girl, there’s this cake that I really…

Beef Morcon

If there’s one Filipino dish that’s so close to my heart…it’s Beef Morcon. It  is one of those Filipino favorites that my Mom loved to cook during special occasions and special family dinner. Now that she’s gone, it’s one of the things that remind me of…

Bibingkang Malagkit (Sticky Rice Cake)

I guess most of you will agree with me when I say that Filipinos “eat for luck” on New Year’s Eve. Though we believe that everything is all dependent on God’s will, we still practice this tradition which is one of the influences we got from…