Category: Filipino

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How to Make Latik

Latik is an ingredient used mostly to garnish Filipino rice cakes like ube halaya, biko, maja blanca and sapin sapin prepared by simmering coconut milk until is reduced and separates into oil and fragrant curds. Latik in Visayas means differently and is usually referred to as the sweet syrup made...

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Manuk Kiarehan

Manuk Kiarehan is a type of curry prepared with chicken, coconut milk, chillies, coriander and curry powder then infused with salted black beans, a dish found in Davao thus curry has a lot of similarities with its Malaysian and Indonesian flavours. Unlike the usual Filipino sweet sour salty notes this...

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Sinantomas

A close cousin to Kaldereta this dish that originated in Quezon province is prepared with Pork spareribs slowly cooked in tomato sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce and a touch of cheese. I never came across this dish when I was in the Philippines but my dire search for unknown and...

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Calandracas

Calandracas or Kalandrakas is a dish from Cavite that is nowadays prepared in many ways, the most common ones are using sotanghon noodles and another one uses pasta, cooked with either chicken, pork, beef and/or ham plus vegetables, potatoes and chickpeas, then seasoned with Patis Tanza. This soup is an...

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Beef Steak a La Crema

Do you love the traditional bistek but looking for something new? This recipe might be for you, similar to the bistek that you know where beef is studded with tons of onions but this time with a creamy edge and a touch of lemon, equally delicious but totally different flavour profile....

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Ensalada Cafe (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you live in Auckland and love bagnet then this is the place to be, these guys put bagnet in everything like Kare Kare and Pinakbet to name some. Of all the Filipino restaurants in Auckland I believe this is the newest one, located on K’Road it’s one of the...

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Saucy Pancit Canton

Saucy Pancit Canton is a type of stir fried noodle dish served with prawns, pork and vegetables on a bed of thick sauce. It lies somewhere between a normal Pancit Canton and Lomi where it’s not that soup nor it’s not that dry, it contains enough sauce just to bring...

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Nasing Marangle

Nasing Marangle is a beautiful concoction of bagoong fried rice, pinakbet and lechon kawali, a dish created by a Kapampangan restaurant called Apag Marangle. It’s an all in one meal where you have your rice, vegetables and meat, very nutritious and delicious. I saw this dish on Instagram and thought...

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Inun-unan

Inun unan is a Filipino dish where fish and vegetables like okra, bitter gourd, eggplant and/or string beans are stewed on vinegar and spices. Similar to paksiw this Visayan version difference Inun unan is spiced primarily with ginger and only fish can be used, paksiw can be cooked with other...

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Hi-Bol

Hi-Bol from the word “High Voltage”, this dish will definitely shock your taste buds, sour and bitter soup best served really hot with chillies. This Ilocano dish is basically a version of pinapaitian served with pancit lusay, a dish that even though uses unused food trimmings it is still delicious....