Filipino

Kalabasang Ukoy

Ukoy usually is prepared with prawn or shrimps, some version adds buttercup squash, but our post today will be made mostly with buttercup without the prawns. At first you would expect this might be flavourless, well think again, I was surprised as well the I first made it since I...

Pospas de Gallina

Goto, Arrozcaldo, Lugaw and Pospas de Gallina what are the differences between these Filipino style congee? Many of us use at least the first three names interchangeably with this chicken and rice porridge dish, even I never knew what a real arrozcaldo was. Now to set things correctly here is...

Beef Lumpia 1

Beef Lumpia

In the Philippines when you are served with lumpia by default it will be made with pork mince, it is very seldom that you see it is made with beef, it makes sense since pork in the Philippines is cheaper than beef and pork tastes better than beef in this type...

Sinuteng Baby Squid 2

Sinuteng Baby Squid

If you look at the ingredients you will think this dish is Italian or Spanish origin as it is cooked like a polpo (Italian) or pulpo (Spanish) in olive oil and garlic but instead of octopus, this Filipino version uses baby squid. I am unsure of its origins but one...

Tapa 2

Tapa

What is a Tapa? If you are non-Filipino, the first thing that may come to your mind are those small dishes coming from Spain. No, we are not talking about that, our post today is about that Filipino dish made with beef, mutton, venison or horse meat that is cured...

Monggo Loaf 1

Monggo Loaf

During lockdown most of the home activity revolved around baking, hence most of my old bread posts with not so good pictures were replaced with new ones since we have a lot of time on our hands proofing bread and baking them. Breads like Spanish Bread, Pan de Coco and...

Pata and Beans 1

Pata and Beans

If you are like me wondering why it is called pork and beans when there is only one piece of pork fat floating on that can, then you are not alone. There is an old joke back in the Philippines that says, it is called pork and beans not “porks...

Panara 1

Panara

In the Philippines, the slang for drinks is “panulak”, which means something used to push. This recipe for today is the perfect match for that, “Panara” which literally something to block like a food you are going to eat. Panara has two versions that I know of, the Caviteño version...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that fishing pond inside that complex, up until my teenager years that place was still there but I am not sure if now they...