Category: Filipino

Lechon sa Hurno

There are many types of lechon, obviously the most popular one which is a whole pig roasted in charcoal.  What makes this different from most lechon is that this dish has a unique crispy shiny skin which is hard to achieve in other cooking methods like deep frying in the case...

Mango Jelly Salad

Think of this dessert as the long youngest hot cousin of Buko Pandan, with almost similar preparation but instead of pandan leaves and coconut meat we will be using only mangoes. Mango Jelly Salad is a Filipino Salad dessert prepared with cubed mangoes, mango flavoured agar jelly and nata de...

Chicken Hamonado

Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two contrasting flavours plus more.  Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice...

Filipino Cocido

Cocido in Spanish is the past participle of the verb cocer (“to cook”), so it literally means “cooked something”, that something can be anything like meats (pork, beef, chicken, mutton) and vegetables (cabbage, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas).  Cocido on its own is a complete meal, high energy and very...

Pork Tausi

Tausi or fermented black beans is one of those Chinese influence to the Philippine cuisine, this salty savoury beans filled with umami gives tons of flavours to any dish hence it is used on several dishes like fish, tofu, beef and vegetables.  Though I haven’t seen this used on soups it...

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya con Carne basically is the Filipino counterpart of the Chinese Beef and Broccoli where tender beef pieces are quickly stir fried with a bitter vegetable called Ampalaya.  Usually it is seasoned with Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce and cooked alongside garlic and shallots.  Like most Bitter Gourd recipes, the taste of...

Tinanglarang Manok

There are many ways to skin a cat like there are many ways to make chicken soup, there is a lot, so many even the small variations make it look alike, like our post today which I know you might have guessed it looks like Tinolang Manok, same as Kinamayunggang...

Tinolang Isda

To set things correctly Tinola is a cooking method not a dish, while its used as the generic name for the usual Filipino Chicken soup dish, it is not restricted to that dish that is why the term is also used in dishes like Tinolang Tahong, Tinolang Halaan and this...

Kinamunggayang Manok

For most this will look like Tinolang Manok but for the Visayans this is a totally different dish and it’s called Kinamunggayang Manok which when directly translated means Chicken and Moringa / Malunggay leaves. So, what is the difference between tinola and this dish? The most evident difference us that...

Dried Shrimps Omelette

I bought these tiny dried shrimps with shell on a couple of weeks ago to use as a flavouring for one of my dishes last week and now I have a lot of spare and was wondering how to use this on other dishes. First, I tried to fry a...