Tag: banana leaf

Nilupak

Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead and served with margarine. I remember my grandmother used to make these when I was a child and I totally forgotten about this…

LECHON MANOK

My husband is not a Filipino but a pure Chinese from Malaysia. When he first visited the Philippines, he immediately fell in love with the cuisine. Among his favourites were Crispy Pata (crisp fried pork shank), Bulalo (bone marrow soup), Kari-kari (a stew with peanut gravy), grilled…

Bibingka with Mozarella and Cheddar

Bibingka is a native Filipino cake not unlike the native cakes of the other Asian countries. The original recipes used rice flour and coconut milk and were baked in special “ovens” specially intended for it. It was made of clay and was fired with charcoal both…

Inihaw na Pagi

Inihaw na Pagi in Tagalog, Ikan Pari Bakar in Malaysian, or Grilled Stingray in English,  are marinated stingrays grilled in banana leaf seasoned with a special  hot and spicy sauce. A very unusual fish to grill, but trust me, this is really good. Once cooked correctly,…

Suman

At last we found some banana leaf here in New Zealand but it is frozen though, but at least we got some, this means we can now cook some rice cakes which we have been craving for quite sometime now. I grew up with a lot…

Tortang Giniling, the old fashioned way

This is good anytime-of-the-day-anytime-of-the-week-dish. Parents like me can “hide” the veggies which some kids shun. It’s versatile enough because you can use “giniling na manok” for a healthy version. It doesn’t take much skill to cook torta, however, creating the perfectly round torta can be a challenge.…