Filipino

Gayabon

Gayabon is a Filipino dish found in Romblon prepared with fresh taro leaves cooked in coconut milk until its soft and pasty in texture. Have you always wanted to have laing but you’re afraid of its spicy taste, do you want to make one at home but don’t have the...

Chicken Tocino

Chicken Tocino is a version of tocino made with chicken instead of pork. This Filipino breakfast favourite is made with meat marinated in brown sugar and anise wine, pan fried and usually served with garlic fried rice and sunny side up eggs. I am back from camping, it was nice...

Habichuelas

Habichuelas is a Filipino dish of Spanish origins prepared with white beans slowly cooked with tomatoes, pork, and Chorizo de Bilbao. When I was young, one of the easy go to meals my grandmother prepares was this dish, the Habichuelas. I totally understand why, it’s easy to make, it’s quite...

Soup Number 5

Soup Number Five or more commonly spelled as Soup Number 5 is a Filipino soup made out of bull’s testes and testicles, usually served as a pulutan or a hangover cure, it is also considered to be an aphrodisiac. If you think Rocky Mountain Oysters are too much for your...

Caramelized Patis Wings

Caramelized Patis Wings is a Filipino inspired dish of chicken wings cooked in a mixture of honey, fish sauce and lemon until it caramelizes. Chicken wings are such a versatile ingredient you can cook it in many ways like Buffalo Wings, Maple Bacon, Chinese five spice and Parmesan Garlic, the...

Kalcag Rice

Kalcag Rice or Calcag Rice is an Ilonggo style of fried rice stir fried with Kalkag (lightly salted tiny dried shrimps) and garlic Kalcag or Calcag are lightly salted tiny dried shrimps that you can buy in Asian groceries, it’s used in Southeast Asian cuisines as garnishing or as a...

Aloha Pork Chop

Aloha Pork Chop is a Hawaiian inspired pork dish prepared by pan frying pork chops then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey. I am not entirely sure where this dish originated but from its name, I...

Chicken Castanets

Chicken Castanets is a Filipino recipe prepared with pan seared marinated chicken cooked with chorizo, carrots, mushrooms and tomatoes. When you have a food blog, you follow other food blogs to get new ideas and basically try their recipes as well. These recipes sometimes are just OK but there are...

Beef Sinina

Sinina is a Filipino dish popular in Maguindanao served during Kalilang and Kanduli. It is usually made with beef or goat cooked with carrots, potatoes, palapa, tomatoes and spices in coconut milk. If you love curries then you would be excited with our dish today, the Beef Sinina. A special...

Fried Siomai

Fried siomai is a type of open topped dumplings filled with pork, mushrooms and prawns wrapped in wonton wrapper then deep fried. During the old days fried siomai was non-existent (at least commercially), and since then siomai has all spotlight pointing to it, a Filipino favourite that is eaten as...