Category: Filipino

A collection of Filipino recipes from all across the 7100 islands of the Philippines plus some that has been created overseas by Filipinos, whether is traditional, forgotten, heirloom, modern or even the most common day to day Filipino dishes we have it.  We are trying to research all of these recipes, cook it, document it and showcase it to the world.

Ube Pandesal

Can’t get enough of ube? We had seen this humble Filipino root crop become really popular nowadays. Filipinos all over the world try to incorporate this purple wonder in many things like sinigang, pancake, empanadas, macaroons and doughnuts to name some, while I tried most of them there is one...

Filipino Style Beef Curry

Unlike in most of South East Asian countries, Indian Curries are not popular in the Philippines because powdered spices were not a major part of our cuisine, spices like turmeric, cardamom, cumin, fenugreek and coriander. Our cuisine basically is almost a subset of the Spanish and Chinese cuisine where common...

Bam-i

When I first tried this dish in the Philippines, I don’t have any idea of its name, only until recently I learned of its name from a Visayan in our Filipino community here in New Zealand. She cooks this a lot, brings it on most occasions and even caters for...

Kinamatisang Buto Buto

It’s not sinigang, it’s not afritada and definitely not nilaga, it is something in between. It’s not a plain soup and it’s not sour either, the flavours are just right. Kinamatisang Buto Buto a pork bone soup prepared by slowly simmering bony pork cuts together with daikon, garlic and onions...

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken

I had tried this dish many years ago in their Roxas Boulevard Branch so I am not sure how accurate my copycat recipe is, so please bear with me. I am also not sure if it’s still on their menu, but it looks like it’s still available based on their...

Ube Loaf

I always love the Asian Red Bean swirl loaf, picking those sections where the red bean paste are is a part of the trill in eating them. It is like getting those crispy bits on a fried fish, hunting for that pork fat on pork and beans or going for...

Pinoy Shawarma Rice

Filipinos love Shawarma, Filipinos also love rice, that’s why the one who created this Pinoy Shawarma Rice is a genius, Is he? Rice and Kebabs are nothing new, in fact in countries where kebabs are commonly sold, they sell it with the warp or rice, trust me I had seen...

Tortang Okra

There are many torta varieties and the popular ones we know of are the Tortang Talong, Tortang Giniling, Tortang Patatas, Tortang Kalabasa, Tortang Dulong, Tortang Dilis but have you tried Tortang Okra? Torta basically is a type of Filipino omelette where various vegetables and/or meat are cooked with eggs, so...

Tiyula Itum

Its black like dinuguan but it does not contain any blood, so where does this dish take its colour from? Burnt Coconut Meat, it may sound weird and you may get intimidated by the looks, but that burnt coconut adds a nice depth to this dish. Not convinced yet? we’ll...

Pulutok

Pulutok is the Kapampangan version of Bopis, while both dishes may look similar there are many key differences.  Pulutok mostly focuses on its main ingredient, pork lungs and it is usually cooked until its dry.  Bopis on the other hand can be intricate and basically use different pork innards such as pork...