Tag: Philippines

Cooking Pork Caldereta Like A Pro

Caldereta is a popular dish in the Philippines. Caldereta or pork caldereta in general is commonly cooked and served during special events or occasions only since cooking pork Caldereta can take a lot of time, effort and patience to cook. Below is a simple Pork Caldereta recipe that…

Filipino Food Fridays: Champorado

My cousin had the nerve to tell me that Champorado is for breakfast… It’s so sweet that I figured it was for dessert! Someone on my Facebook page commented that it is to be paired with Tuyo. Next time! I promise! This was a fun, easy dish…

Filipino Food Fridays: Mechado

My mother and my Lola made Mechado (Braised Flank Steak) quite often while I was growing up, so I was really excited to make this dish. Now that I’ve made Menudo and Mechado, I know the difference between the two! I couldn’t tell for the longest…

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…

Banana Cue

Banana Cue is one of the most popular street foods in the Philippines; it is made out of a deep fried banana coated with caramelized brown sugar served in a barbecue stick. Bananas used are the key element of this dish hence “saba” bananas (cardaba bananas)…

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…

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.…

Baked Cinnamon Camote Cue

Outside my old high school in the Philippines, street vendors sold two quintessential treats on a stick: banana cue (deep fried caramelized bananas) and camote cue (deep fried caramelized sweet potatoes).  The vendors would line up outside along the high concrete walls of the school with…

Ginisang Bagoong Alamang (Sauted Shrimp)

“Kung sa Iloilo ang pera ay ginapiko at ginapala, sa amin sa Navotas ang Alamang ay Pinapala at Inaapakan”… Hmmm, pero masarap! Fourth year high school ako noon nang matira ako sa aking tiyahin na nakapag-asawa ng anak ng isang may ari ng Alamang Consignation sa…

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. …

Baked Rellenong Pusit

Next to shrimps and crabs, squid (or pusit in Filipino) is my favorite seafood. And though I love Adobong pusit and Calamares, this is how I enjoy it the most.. This is called Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid) in the Philippines. Relleno is a Spanish word which means filling, but Filipinos use it…