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.

Hotdog and Corned Beef Sopas

Filipino dishes like most developing countries are mainly prepared out of necessity rather than choice, I am saying that as a majority and not all hence the common day to day dishes are so tasty so it can be with a cheaper side like rice to feed many people. This...

Bulalugaw

There are many porridge dishes in the Philippines, you have your goto (prepared with ox tripe), arrozcaldo (traditionally prepared with beef), pospas de gallina (prepared with chicken and ginger), champorado (sweet cocoa porridge) and lugaw (simplest porridge served either with just sugar or sautéed garlic and onions) but have you...

Pata Bihon

Stir fried noodle dish that is served and flavoured with gelatinous sticky gravy from the slowly braised pork leg bones rich in collagen, topped with melt in your mouth pork fat and fork tender meat with hints of sweetness, umami, floral star anise and earthy goodness of shiitake mushrooms, this...

Camto Soup

This is not your ordinary nilagang baka, it starts like it but ends up even much better. Camto Soup is a main stay dish on pares joints in the Philippines where its soup is served on the side with pares and it can also be consumed on its own with...

Hong Ma

I guess all of the Filipinos out there probably know what Humba is, but how about Hong Ma have you heard about this dish? Well if not, then in a gist it was the predecessor of humba which in turn was derived from the Chinese red braised pork belly. Hong...

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

Binondo is a district in Manila and is the oldest Chinatown in the world and it was founded in 1594 and was established by Spanish Governor Luis Pérez Dasmariñas as a permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholicism. It is a vibrant place and like most Chinatowns in...

Artea Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Artea Cafe is a small stall in Glenfield Mall and is located where Epiphany Cafe used to be. Epiphany cafe was one of our favourite donut shops, sadly it closed some time ago but luckily it was replaced with this stall where they sell not just donuts but more. Had...

Ginataang Lapu Lapu

Ginataan is one of the cooking methods in the Filipino cuisine where meats and/or vegetables are cooked in a coconut milk/cream together with sautéed garlic and onions, think of it as a mild curry since it does not use heavy spices like the Indian or other South East Asian’s cuisines...

Tuna Pie

You have tried fruit pies, minced pies and beef pies but have you tried or even heard about tuna pie? Yes there is such a thing and it is quite popular in the Philippines, thanks to Jollibee who popularized it. It was in an out of their menu and the...

Chicken Pakam

Pakam or Chicken Pakam is a dish from the province of Bulacan, on its most basic form it is cooked with chicken together with vinegar, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onions. It is served as an ulam (viand) and sometimes as a pulutan. Depending on where you are in Bulacan other...