Category: Filipino

Lang Lang

If you eat in a lot of carinderia then most probably you have tried this dish, some of them might serve it as clear broth sotanghon soup with flaked chicken, some have small meatballs on it but the best ones come with the good sized meatballs and that’s what we...

Adobong Atay and Puso ng Manok

I am not sure if this still happens in the Philippines but I remember when I was young when my mom buys a whole dressed chicken there is a small plastic pouch on the chicken cavity that is filled with the offal meat like gizzard, liver and heart. I always...

Top 17 Panaderia Favourites (Filipino Breads and Pastries)

Panaderia is the equivalent of bakery in the Philippines and it’s like a sari sari store where most neighbourhoods have one in most corners even at the most remote places. This bakery bakes fresh bread throughout the day starting early in the morning preparing pandesal for breakfast up until the...

Pansate

Pansate is a Caviteñean type of pancit which is similar to pancit canton but it is served in a savoury bed of soy sauce gravy. This dish is considered to be a snack and is an all-time favourite in Cavite, from the name alone you can decipher where it came...

Tapang Taal

The most famous produce in Taal and its surroundings is Beef, tapa as we know is prepared with beef but this dish offers something different which makes me intrigued on how it originated. Tapang Taal, both words in this name is synonymous to beef but this dish ain’t, it is...

Bulanglang Kapangpangan

Bulanglang Kapampangan is the perfect marriage between meat and vegetables, it’s not as meaty as sinigang and it’s not a vegetable rich like pinakbet or bulanglang, this simply sits between the two. In its most basic form, it uses bony pork cuts for flavour but some special varieties may include...

The Hidden Village (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

There is a new Filipino in town and we literally dined in here a month ago, a few days after it was opened. It’s one of those unplanned visits after we had a short stroll in Ponsonby, it was snack time so we thought of having some grilled cheese sandwich...

Almondigas

Almondigas most probably would have originated from the Spanish dish called Albondigas which is basically meatballs and vegetables in soup. Like many Filipino dishes their origins came from Spain and it is very evident from this dish, it contains two similar elements, meatballs and soup. Having said that Almondigas is...

Tinutong na Manok sa Gata

Tinutong na Manok sa Gata is a Bicolano dish prepared with native free-range chicken, young papaya, moringa leaves and red pepper cooked in coconut milk that is extracted from toasted coconut meat. Back in the Philippines this is quite an easy meal to prepare because grated coconut meat is easily...

Rellenong Ampalaya

Ohhhhhh Bitter Gourd, its ugly, the taste, just the name alone makes a lot of people get their hands of it, which I do understand as I hate it as well before until I learned how to eat them, now I love it and sometimes, I do honestly crave for...