Category: Filipino

Pinakufu

If you visited Tuguegarao City then most probably you have tried our rice cake today as it is quite popular with the Ybanags, and if you had tried it you most probably had it with Sinanta, a type of noodle dish popular in the said region. It’s like mami and...

Batangas Lomi

If pizza has meat lovers then Lomi has its own version of meat lovers too, and this is it, the Batangas Lomi. If you think that is too much to handle then let me say that my version is quite toned down compared to others, and I like it that...

Sinanta

Sinanta a humble noodle soup dish from Cagayan Valley that need great attention, Why? To be frank this so far is the best noodle soup dish I tried from the Filipino cuisine. This noodle dish is the surf and turf Filipino style where you see two seafood and two meats...

16 Ways to Cook Bulalo

One of the beloved Filipino beef cuts for is the Bulalo, the leg bone section of a cow that is meaty, fatty and full of collagen, not to mention that buttery marrow that comes with it. Usually these cuts are tough but once cooked right there is no coming back,...

Inampalayahang Manok

Inampalayahang Manok in many ways is like tinola both starts with sautéed garlic, onions and tons of ginger before chicken is slightly browned and cooked in a broth the only big difference is the vegetables used because tinola uses young papaya and chilli leaves while Inampalayahang Manok uses bitter gourd...

Vigan Empanada

If you have been to Vigan then this dish would not be foreign to you. This bright orange tinted fried wonder is a very popular and perhaps the most favourite street food in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, a humble dish of annatto coloured rice flour dough filled with green papaya, Vigan...

Pinamalhan Na Bangus

Pinamalhan is an Ilonggo cooking method where proteins primarily fish are cooked in vinegar and soy sauce with aromatics like ginger, shallots and garlic. The word Pinamalhan came from the Hiligaynon word “mala” meaning dry and this is how this dish is prepared, cooking the fish until it absorbs all...

Copycat Nathaniel’s Buko Pandan

Like most Filipino fad dishes that became popular from mid-2000’s to today I only heard of them through friends and family who either came to New Zealand recently or had just visited the Philippines. All I can do after they had told their accounts on trying these wonderful dishes is...

Bibingkoy

In Philippines rice is very important, it’s a staple food item which is enjoyed throughout the day from breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and tea time. During the normal meal times rice is simply prepared by steaming or fried but during snacks this humble white grain is...

Menudo Sulipena

Menudo Sulipeña is a type of menudo but instead of pork pieces this one uses oxtails. Menudo means “little stew” which refers to a dish of slowly chopped pieces of meats and vegetables. Sulipena on the other hand I guess comes from the word Sulipan a town in Pampanga which...