Category: Filipino

Pancit Macao

Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because one of its main ingredients, the Chorizo de Macau.  Now that is even more confusing right? You may say that Chorizo de Macau is from Macau, well...

Kusahos

If you love tapa then you will love this even more, its meatier and its tastier due to the process it undergoes before cooking. Basically it’s made with either beef or carabeef, a cross between tapa and jerky, where it is not as sun dried that it will be so...

Copycat Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken

This is my attempt on copying Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken. I haven’t had this for a long time and hopefully what is in my memory can recreate this wonderful dish. If I can remember this Honey Fried Chicken is Aristocrats answer to Max’s Fried Chicken so I guess it will...

Kilawing Labanos at Baboy

Kilawin is usually synonymous to raw fish but for this dish, instead of fish, pork and daikon radish is its main ingredient but don’t worry both of it are fully cooked. I think the only thing retained in the original kilawin meaning is the use of vinegar, but does that...

Hinalang

Hinalang, just the name alone sounds hot and spicy because it is. “Halang” in Visayan means Hot or Spicy and this is what this dish is all about, a close relative to the Nilagang Baka but this is its spicy counterpart, with ginger and chillies, this soup dish will make...

Pindang Babi

If you love tocino then I would introduce you to Pindang Babi, a Kapampangan dish where tocino originated from. During the old days where refrigeration was not yet invented this is how pork was preserved in Pampanga where pork strips are fermented with rice and salt placed in an earthenware...

Lechon con Tokwa

If you lived near Caloocan in Metro Manila most probably you would have heard of the one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in the Philippines, probably the oldest outside of Binondo, Boy Ching Woo. And if you had dined in there most probably you would have tried their specialties like...

Vigan Longganisa

There are two popular types of longganisa in the Philippines, first is the sweet one and then there is that savoury garlicky ones which is our post for today. Vigan Longganisa is its name and it is popular in the Northern Provinces in Luzon specially the Ilocos, traditionally they are...

Pancit Choca

Pancit Choca also known as Pancit Choco, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit Pusit is a noodle dish that originated from Cavite a province in Philippines. This noodle dish was originally known as Pancit Choca en su Tinta in Caviteño Chavacano which means “noodle with squid in its own ink”. This...

Inaslum

If the Ilocanos have the Dinengdeng, Mindanaoans have Law-uy, Visayans have the Utan then in Romblon they have Inaslum. Unlike most of the vegetable soup in the Philippines where there is a set ingredients for it to be called like such, Inaslum is the opposite, basically it’s just a soup...