Category: Filipino

17 Ways to Cook Oxtails

Oxtails are the most underrated meat cut out there, people tend to choose the meat cut that is easiest to cook and prepare hence cuts like such are only used by restaurants who has the luxury of time.  In Asia this is not the case since we eat most cuts of...

Taghilaw

If you love innards or offal then this dish is definitely for you, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines even brains you name it, it will be in this dish, Taghilaw. Basically its similar to a dry version of dinuguan but without the blood or paksiw but dry, a specialty in...

Cheesy Fried Wedges

Cheese Powder at last I saw you, I was in search for you for the longest time. The last time I had this is when we left Philippines early 2000’s where I enjoyed it in French fries, popcorn and sweet corn. During those days I suppose this powered was just...

Tinumtuman

Have you tried ginataang labong? that Bicolano dish prepared with bamboo shoots and coconut milk? If yes then meet his better cousin, the tinumtuman.  Better? Personally yes, its tastier because of the use of clams which gives it so much flavour.  Similar to most Bicolano dishes like Kinunot, Laing, Bicol Express, Kandingga...

Ginisang Pechay with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Ginisang Pechay is almost a staple in Filipino household due to its affordability, nutritional value and ease of preparation.  Preparation wise there are many ways to cook this some with cubed pork, minced pork, shrimps, chicken, tofu, tuna, fried fish, Chinese sausage and many more.  Preparation is mostly the same where it...

Strawberry Taho

I love taho, I grew up with it drinking almost every morning. I still remember those days when I hear the street peddler shouting taho, I start to run out, on the way ask my mom for five pesos and grab the largest mug I can find in the kitchen...

Lengua de Gato

Butter cookies, its popular everywhere, but cat shaped ones? Yes, this one too. Lengua de Gato in the Philippines, Katte Tong in Netherlands, Langues de Chat in France and Lidah Kucing in Indonesia. While they are all named differently the basic ingredients are all similar butter, flour, sugar and eggs,...

Bringhe

Bringhe is a quintessential Kapampangan dish, a Kampampangan party is not complete without this. So, what is Bringhe? Bringhe is a rice dish usually served on special occasions, it is commonly prepared with glutinous rice, chicken, chorizo, peppers, raisins, peas, turmeric and coconut milk. It was inspired by the Spanish...

Hamon Bulakenya

Pasko na naman (Its Christmas time once again) and ham is quite a popular item to serve during this festive season. Having said that demand increases together with its price so why not make one at home and I have a recipe for you, Hamon Bulakenya. While it’s not the...

Flan de Manzanas

This is how the Filipinos prepare their leche flan before, with apples, and it is one of the influences of the Spanish cuisine. The original desert came from the Spain’s version called by a similar name but with a letter “Z”, Flan de Manzanas. Today this is rarely served due...