Filipino Recipes

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Ginisang Ampalaya Recipe

Ginisang ampalaya is a simple but highly nutritious dish. Ampalaya or bitter gourd is known for lowering blood sugar. This iron rich vegetable is also great for people who are anemic like me and those who are trying to lose weight. It is believed that bitter gourd is also great for digestion and even treats constipation. So, if you are looking for nutritious and delicious dish, try ginisang ampalaya.  

Lumpiang Togue

Lumpiang togue or beansprout spring rolls are one of my favorite snacks in the afternoon. Many hawkers sell lumpiang togue because it is delicious and great appetizer. The combination of fried togue and spicy vinegar with garlic and peppercorn is amazing. If you are looking for a new snack or main dish for your family, try this dish. Lumpiang togue are easy to cook and inexpensive as you will need

Sinigang Na Bangus

Sinigang na bangus (milkfish) is a well known filipino stew or soup. This is a popular dish because of its savory and sour taste that comes from sampalok or tamarind. My daughter loves sinigang, all variations of siningang from pork, hipon (shrimp) and chicken. As said awhile ago, sinagang has many variations across the Philippines. Some regions uses calamansi, guava or balimbing as based for the stew or soup. I

White Beans Recipe: Ginisang Bitsuelas Beans

Are you looking for white beans recipe? Well, if you are then you have come to the right page. My white kidney beans recipe are healthy and tasty. I learned this recipe from my mom who always cooked it for my dad who loves white beans. So, I grow up eating bitsuelas beans. I often make this dish because like my mom, I want the best for my kids. But,

Chicken Caldereta Recipe

Caldereta or kaldereta is a staple food of filipinos. Caldereta is a type of meat stew that is very popular in Luzon or tagalog region of the Philippines. The history of this dish is unknown, but since the word “kaldereta” is taken from a Spanish word, caldereta which means cooking pot or cauldron. So, it seems this dish has a Spanish origin. Anyway, I’m a lover of good food and

Chicken Inasal Recipe

Chicken inasal, an authentic filipino grilled chicken dish. This ilonggo dish are done by marinating the chicken pieces in a special blend of spices before grilling them. Grilling chicken are easy, no doubt about it. But this grilled chicken dish are not as simple as it sounds. Chicken inasal are very popular dish because of its unique taste. In order to make the best chicken inasal, you need to marinate

Filipino Style Liver Steak

My mom often cooked liver when I was a child, so I grew up eating liver pork steak. Liver is a good source of iron and since I was anemic, my mom insisted I eat liver. The first time I eat liver pork steak, I love it immediately. In my opinion, mom cooks the best liver steak. I have tried different liver steaks but nothing compares to my mom’s recipe.

Sarciadong Isda

Fish sarciado or sarciadong isda in tagalog is an easy to cook dish. I love fish than chicken, I don’t mind eating fish daily because there are a lot of things you can do with fish. In fact, if you have left over fried fish, you can create a new dish out of it. Sarciadong isda is a good example of an easy to cook fish dish. Sarciadong isda is

Adobong Pusit

Adobong pusit is another one of my favorite squid dish because it’s easy to cook and delicious. I love squid, whether deep fried or grilled I can’t get enough of it. So, when I learned how to cook adobong pusit years ago, I always prepare this dish to my family. If you are looking for a new adobo recipe, try my adobong pusit recipe. Adobo is an amazing dish as

Adobo Recipe

Adobo is dubbed as national dish (pambansang ulam) of Filipinos. It is an indigenous cuisine that dates back centuries even before the Philippines got conquered by Spain. If the books about adobo are true then this dish is an authentic Filipino recipe, made by the natives. Regardless of the adobo recipe origin, this dish is worth trying. Adobo is a simple dish to prepare, anyone can cook adobo. With adobo

Lechon Kawali

Pan roasted pork or lechon kawali is a crispy pork belly deep fried. It is a popular main dish and pulutan in the Philippines. The pork is seasoned before cooking then chopped into bite sizes and accompanied with spicy vinegar or mang tomas. My husband and kids love lechon kawali. I don’t cook this dish all the time but when I do they eat every piece. My husband and daughter

Paksiw na Bangus

Paksiw is a dish, wherein the fish with scales still intact poached in vinegar and ginger. The word Paksiw is a native term for pickling meat and fish. This is a filipino staple dish, a favorite of many Filipinos. Paksiw is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Paksiw na bangus or milkfish in English is the most common paksiw dish. There are many fishes cooked as paksiw such as black

Baguio Beans Recipe

Baguio beans with ground pork also called ginisang sitaw (sautéed string beans) are a Filipino staple food. This dish is easy to prepare that in just 10 minutes you can have a healthy, delicious and balanced meal for your family. My green beans recipe is so easy to follow that you don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to make this dish. Green beans also known as snap

Kutsinta Recipe

Kutsinta is one of the most food cravings in the Philippines for it’s a tasty and scrumptious native delicacy. This steamed rice cake filled with flours and a dash of sugar is packed with a large amount of carbohydrates to replace lost energy after tiring hours and to engage again in different kinds of activities. Its shiny texture on the outside and a sticky texture inside resulted by lye water

Palitaw Recipe

This delightful palitaw captivates a lot of people because of its distinctive taste and its plump consistency. These chewy dumplings can find especially in public markets and churchyards. Traditionally, It is mostly made of glutinous rice which is soaked in water overnight, then milled to make a dough which is also used in other native rice cakes such as bibingka, suman, espasol, sapin-sapin and puto. This glutinous rice has a

Chicken Tinola Recipe (Tinolang Manok)

Tinolang manok or Chicken Ginger Stew with Vegetables is a kind of a chicken soup filled with green papaya, malunggay leaves, chili plant leaves and/or sayote. The juice from a simmered chicken with ginger, garlic and onion makes the soup more interesting to consume. It makes the soup richer in flavor and natural. It’s good and so flavorful; the ginger gives a distinct flavor in this food making a big

Graham Balls Recipes

Graham Balls are so sweet and soft dessert you can munch all day and all night long. This heavenly soft yummy nom noms is just a dessert you can’t refuse to eat. Its texture, its taste, its color, its appearance and all its personality make it so attractive and easier to be liked. This favorite sweet course is made by just using marshmallow as its body, covered by a rich

How to Make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker (Cookies and Choco Cream)

How to make ice cream? That’s the question that popped in my head one hot Sunday afternoon while watching a TV commercial about ice cream of different flavors. My mouth literally watered when the endorser deliciously savor the thick chocolate flavored ice cream and put a teaspoonful on her mouth. Buying a liter of ice cream can be costly, especially for those who have big family like mine. I‘ll be

How to Make Pastillas De Leche or Milk Candy

Pastillas Recipe Pastillas or pastillas de leche is a sweet candy with a succulent flavor of milk. Its rich flavor and its soft consistency make you crave for more. This lush dessert has a lot of ways to make. Different in size, on shape, and sometimes in process and in many other characteristics, but the most important is that whatever kind of sweet milk candies you have, they still have

Turon Recipe (How to Cook Turon or Banana Spring Rolls)

The concert of this dessert is now starting! If you want to eat a banana with a twist, try this Philippine-made turon. It is a dessert made of a sliced banana WRAPPED and ROLLED in a spring roll wrapper and then deep frying it. Its sweetness and its crunch sound so delightful to eat. People add jackfruit too. It gives a special distinct flavor and aroma that is so attractive