Tagged: Snack

Panara

In the Philippines, the slang for drinks is “panulak”, which means something used to push. This recipe for today is the perfect match for that, “Panara” which literally something to block like a food you are going to eat. Panara has two versions that I know of, the Caviteño version...

Inday Inday

In the Philippines there is a rice cake called Palitaw where it means “to float” and that is how that rice cake is cooked, in boiling water and once its cooked then it floats. Palitaw is the most basic form of this rice cake but it has several regional variations...

Filipino Cheese Bread

Filipino Cheese Bread, if you just base it by its name what immediately comes into mind is a savoury gooey cheese flavoured bread right? So that’s what you thought, what you don’t know is that this Filipino is the opposite, its sweet, a bit sticky and its delicious. This is...

Home Made French Fries

Do you know who made the French Fries? Take a guess, it’s not the French nor the Americans, it is the Belgians. Yes, you had seen it right, despite its name it’s not French. This humble dish has been traced back to Belgium where it was believed that potatoes were...

Easy Samosa

I was not a fan of eating Samosa before, I guess that holds true to most Filipinos due to the curry spices that we were not used to eating growing up. When I worked and lived to Malaysia more than a decade ago, I started to eat dishes similar to...

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi

If the Filipino’s can match any ulam with rice, the Italian’s can top up their pasta with any sauce, the Mexicans can wrap any stuff with their tacos then the Vietnamese can also fill their baguettes with basically anything. The only rule for it to be a banh mi is...

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Here’s a protein rich and Nutella-flavored bar that you can enjoy for those midday munchies or after a workout. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts makes these bars addictively tasty, while the texture is somewhere between a fudge and a brownie. The added collagen protein makes these all the more...

Strawberry and Custard Danish

Hey guys it’s one of those days again where I have to clear up the freezer of any leftover food hence, I am making this Danish Pastry. No, I did not make the pastry on my own and I found some leftover flaky pastry and some strawberry jam which is...

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Deremen

The wife visited the Philippines around November last year and one of her pasalubongs was this Deremen, a type young glutinous rice popular from Pangasinan that has a unique processing method. Processing deremen is quite laborious, it starts by handpicking the rice stalks individually, toasted on hot embers while it...

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Pininat

Pininat is a type of bibingka prepared with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and macapuno strings, a popular rice cake from Pangasinan. Pininat’s name came from the word “pinat” which means to stretch. Stretchy? Yes hence the name, but to describe its texture in detail this is gooey and chewy...