Category: Filipino

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Cassava Suman with Macapuno

When I see rice cakes it reminds me of my late grandmother as there was no afternoon that she missed making them, Cassava Suman with Macapuno was one of these. It was a regular merienda when I was young and I certainly learned a lot of kakanin from her. During...

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Kulambo

Kulambo is a type of netting placed on top and around your bed to ward of mosquitoes at night and have a good night sleep and I don’t know why our rice cake for today is named like such. Kulambo is a type of rice cake popular in Pangasinan, basically...

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Kandingga

If you like bopis and Bicol express then dish is for you, a dish where these two dishes collide and create a wonderful concoction called Kanding-ga. Kanding-ga is the Bicolano’s way of preparing bopis, made with pork offal such as heart, lungs, spleen and other offal cooked in vinegar and...

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Abra Miki

Like the song Hey Mickey this dish will blow your mind, while it may look complicated, this dish like any Filipino dish is created out of necessity to nourish hence its easy preparation. With a simple sauté of the usual garlic and onions, add heaps of chicken and pork bones...

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Masikoy

Palitaw as most Filipino’s know it is a simple rice cake or what Filipinos called “kakanin” prepared with glutinous rice flour with a bit of water to make into a flat dough then cooked in boiling water until it floats, coated with sugar, coconut and toasted sesame seeds. Masikoy on...

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The Blue Breeze Inn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Perhaps this is one of the best, if not the best Asian fusion restaurant in Auckland, great set of menu which consists of mouth-watering dishes mostly fused with the Chinese cuisine. We were here a couple of months ago and had a great time, I got to pass by this...

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Pasig Style Nilagang Pata

One of my sources on unpopular Filipino dishes is this site called Glossary of Filipino Food, it is one of the best sites that keeps a wealth of information about the Philippine cuisine. One day as I was reading some of the articles in there I saw this section about...

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Crispy Crablets

The last time I had this was during the late 1990’s in a cocktail party I was invited in, since then I haven’t had one or even seen one. Lately I got really excited as I saw this in one the usual Yam Cha restaurant we dine in but it...

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Kare Kareng Bulalo

Have you been in a situation where you can only have one choice but you like both? I hard right but you can fix that by joining the two together as one but that can be possible in some certain situation like our post today. I can’t decide whether I...

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Ginataang Talong at Baboy

Ginataang Talong at Baboy is a simple dish of pork belly and eggplants cooked slowly cooked in coconut milk infused with chillies, garlic and onions. Dishes like this are one of those dishes you are so tempted just to eat bare hands on banana leaf with rice, add some fried...