Category: Filipino

Chicken Hamonado

Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two contrasting flavours plus more.  Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice...

Filipino Cocido

Cocido in Spanish is the past participle of the verb cocer (“to cook”), so it literally means “cooked something”, that something can be anything like meats (pork, beef, chicken, mutton) and vegetables (cabbage, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas).  Cocido on its own is a complete meal, high energy and very...

Pork Tausi

Tausi or fermented black beans is one of those Chinese influence to the Philippine cuisine, this salty savoury beans filled with umami gives tons of flavours to any dish hence it is used on several dishes like fish, tofu, beef and vegetables.  Though I haven’t seen this used on soups it...

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya con Carne basically is the Filipino counterpart of the Chinese Beef and Broccoli where tender beef pieces are quickly stir fried with a bitter vegetable called Ampalaya.  Usually it is seasoned with Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce and cooked alongside garlic and shallots.  Like most Bitter Gourd recipes, the taste of...

Tinanglarang Manok

There are many ways to skin a cat like there are many ways to make chicken soup, there is a lot, so many even the small variations make it look alike, like our post today which I know you might have guessed it looks like Tinolang Manok, same as Kinamayunggang...

Tinolang Isda

To set things correctly Tinola is a cooking method not a dish, while its used as the generic name for the usual Filipino Chicken soup dish, it is not restricted to that dish that is why the term is also used in dishes like Tinolang Tahong, Tinolang Halaan and this...

Kinamunggayang Manok

For most this will look like Tinolang Manok but for the Visayans this is a totally different dish and it’s called Kinamunggayang Manok which when directly translated means Chicken and Moringa / Malunggay leaves. So, what is the difference between tinola and this dish? The most evident difference us that...

Dried Shrimps Omelette

I bought these tiny dried shrimps with shell on a couple of weeks ago to use as a flavouring for one of my dishes last week and now I have a lot of spare and was wondering how to use this on other dishes. First, I tried to fry a...

Crispy Adobo Flakes

If you have some leftover adobo, hopefully there is, then to give it a new life is by preparing this dish, Crispy Adobo Flakes. The first time I made this after discovering it on Instagram Posts #crispyadoboflakes, at first, I thought it was corned beef but after reading them it...

Yusi

Ilocano is one of the most adventurous cuisines I ever tried, and I love it. From pinikpikan, dinengdeng, dinakdakan and pinapaitan, they might all look like it came from a horror movie due to the excessive use of innards and offal but ohhh boy they all taste so good. Ilocano...