Category: Filipino

Binagoongan Baboy sa Gata

For most people the aroma of bagoong or fermented shrimps will be revolting, I can’t blame you as this is and acquired smell and taste but for most South East Asians the scent if this in a dish is one of the best food smell there is, definitely mouth-watering. It...

Tinapa Fried Rice

Tired of usual sinangag or yang chow then try something new, the Tinapa Fried Rice. Tinapa Fried Rice is a Filipino style fried rice prepared with left over rice, smoked fish flakes from tinapa with eggs, spring onions and turmeric, it’s a nice replacement to the usual fried rice you...

Chicken Waray

As I was researching for heirloom and less popular Filipino recipes, I came across this dish posted by one of favourite and fellow food bloggers Betty Ann Besa-Quirino Asian in America magfrom Asian in America mag the Chicken Waray. It’s the first time I came across this dish and after...

Snapper in Mango Sauce

Fried fish is good but sometimes can get boring especially when you have it on a regular basis. Back home this is a reality as it a staple in most household due to its affordability. But what if it gets too boring? or what if you want to extend that...

17 Ways to Cook Oxtails

Oxtails are the most underrated meat cut out there, people tend to choose the meat cut that is easiest to cook and prepare hence cuts like such are only used by restaurants who has the luxury of time.  In Asia this is not the case since we eat most cuts of...

Taghilaw

If you love innards or offal then this dish is definitely for you, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines even brains you name it, it will be in this dish, Taghilaw. Basically its similar to a dry version of dinuguan but without the blood or paksiw but dry, a specialty in...

Cheesy Fried Wedges

Cheese Powder at last I saw you, I was in search for you for the longest time. The last time I had this is when we left Philippines early 2000’s where I enjoyed it in French fries, popcorn and sweet corn. During those days I suppose this powered was just...

Tinumtuman

Have you tried ginataang labong? that Bicolano dish prepared with bamboo shoots and coconut milk? If yes then meet his better cousin, the tinumtuman.  Better? Personally yes, its tastier because of the use of clams which gives it so much flavour.  Similar to most Bicolano dishes like Kinunot, Laing, Bicol Express, Kandingga...

Ginisang Pechay with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Ginisang Pechay is almost a staple in Filipino household due to its affordability, nutritional value and ease of preparation.  Preparation wise there are many ways to cook this some with cubed pork, minced pork, shrimps, chicken, tofu, tuna, fried fish, Chinese sausage and many more.  Preparation is mostly the same where it...

Strawberry Taho

I love taho, I grew up with it drinking almost every morning. I still remember those days when I hear the street peddler shouting taho, I start to run out, on the way ask my mom for five pesos and grab the largest mug I can find in the kitchen...