Tag: snacks

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

My wife loves making these when we were younger but since then she never makes it anymore until one day several weeks ago she called me to have merienda. That day I was working on building a retaining wall in our backyard and was so tired…

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Maruya

Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors. Like any other cooked banana dishes in the Philippines it…

Suman sa Lihiya

As with most Asian countries, rice is the staple food in our country. Most Filipinos love eating rice. It’s something we enjoy not only during the regular meals of the day…but also during snack time in the form of kakanin (sweet delicacies). One of the popular rice…

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a brown (sometimes orange) and sticky cupcake which is made from rice flour, brown sugar, achuete (which is used to add color and flavor), water and a little lye water. It is cooked by steaming and is served with grated coconut. It is a…

Halo-halo, Vegan!

I ran out of ice cream in the fridge, and I found myself craving for something cold and sweet to beat the weather. “What else can I make?” I wondered. “Oh, of course, Halo-halo!” (pronounced ha-loh ha-loh and NOT halo like angel halo). Growing up in…