Pork

Chinese Pastry Roast Pork Puffs (Char Siu Sou)

Chinese Pastry Roast Pork Puffs is a Chinese snack dish prepared with seasoned roast pork wrapped in a lard-based pastry then baked till golden perfection. Puff Pastry may sound Western, but the Chinese have a similar food item in their cuisine called Sou. Sou basically is almost similar to the...

Menchi Katsu

Menchi Kastu is a Japanese yoshoku dish made with minced meat thick patties that is breaded then deep fried. These patties can be made with either beef, chicken, pork, or any mixture of each. When we visited Japan several years ago, that was the first time I seen and tried...

Sisig Matua

Sisig Matua the predecessor of the sisig we know now, simply made with boiled pigs face, chopped into bits, tossed with chillies, onion and ginger then seasoned with sukang sasa. Before Aling Lucings famous sisig there was this, Sisig Matua, the predecessor of the sisig we know now. While the...

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...

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...

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes is a simple dish of meaty fall of the bone pork and potatoes cooked in gravy over slow cooker. I had seen this recipe over the telly, but I can’t remember which show, what I do remember is I had saved the cooking procedure...

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...

Tapa Frita

Tapa Frita is a Filipino dish where thinly sliced pork similar to tapa cut is cooked with tomato sauce, carrots, potato, pickles and cheese. I guess you would know by now that one of this blogs mission is to unearth Filipino recipes that are either heirloom, unpopular and/or long forgotten,...

Begucan Babi

Begucan Babi is a variety of the Filipino dish Bingaoongan prepared similarly with pork and rinsed raw bagoong but served with more tomatoes, making it less salty and a bit tangy. We all know that most of the popular and tasty Filipino dishes are from Pampanga, they are the culinary...

Chorizo de Cebu

Chorizo de Cebu is a type of Filipino sausage from Cebu easily identified by its round small shapes, like the popular longganisa it is sweet, but this Cebuano specialty has a bit of spice on it. Philippines may not be known for its sausages but our cuisine has several varieties...