Author: quiason

Filipino Food Fridays: Caldereta

I decided to visit my cousin, Kuya Anton, in Northern California and my cousin agreed to do an episode of Filipino Food Fridays with me! We decided to make goat Caldereta, which my paternal grandfather loves, but Kuya scoured his neighborhood and couldn’t find goat anywhere.…

Filipino Food Fridays: Arroz a la Valenciana

I was chatting with my mother via Skype–she’s in Oriental Mindoro, and I’m in Los Angeles–and she suggested I make Arroz a la Valenciana. The recipe is overwhelming, but it reminded me of paella, which I miss, so I went for it! The recipe went off…

Filipino Food Fridays: Kare-kare

You guys gave me a break from baboy! This week I prepared a dish that a couple of you requested, Kare-kare! Why didn’t anyone tell me oxtail is so expensive?! Ang mahal! One of my cousins from Manila has been in Southern California for the summer…

Filipino Food Fridays: Afritada

This week I cooked a dish that my mom requested, Afritada! I’m in Los Angeles and my mother is in the Philippines, so I spoke to her as I made this dish! I’m new to cooking, and also new to cooking Filipino food, so I’m learning…

Filipino Food Fridays: Sinigang na Baboy

I asked, you answered. I listened and that’s why I made Sinigang na Baboy this week! There were a lot of vegetables in this dish, which took some time to prepare, but I love vegetables so I’m partial to this dish! The only downside? The smell.…

Filipino Food Fridays: Eating at the U.S.-Philippines Expo, Part I

A colleague told me about a U.S.-Philippines Expo and the first thing I thought about was food! Since I decided to cook a Filipino dish each week—in order to get closer to my culture, and to learn how to cook—I’ve made Tinolang Manok and Menudo, but…

Filipino Food Fridays: Menudo

Apparently Bernadette doesn’t think anyone can be that challenged when cooking—her comment on my foodipino.com blog entry was made in reference to my YouTube video of my attempt to make Filipino food for the first time. I started withTinolang Manok. I thought I did well! For…

Filipino Food Fridays: Tinolang Manok

Born and raised in Los Angeles to Filipino parents (who emigrated from the Philippines in the mid-1970’s, and recently retired to Calapan) I sometimes feel like I’m not Filipino enough. I’m often mistaken for Mexican I can’t name the President of the Philippines I can barely…