Filipino Recipes

Sarciadong Tilapia with Egg

Fish sarciado or sarciadong tilapia is a fish dish that is very popular in the Philippines. The tilapia simmered in a sauce composed of tomatoes, onions, and eggs and seasoned with salt and pepper to enhance the dish flavor. In my opinion, sarciadong tilapia with egg is a healthy and inexpensive recipe making it worth cooking. If you have left over fried fish from last night dinner you can transform the

Nilagang Baka Recipe

Nilagang baka is another simple filipino dish. This beef soup is a favorite of many Filipinos because of its simplicity and rich taste. Nilagang baka is prepared in many ways so don’t be surprised if my recipe is different from the other websites you have visited. The nilagang baka recipe I’m a featuring in this page is my own version. It is a recipe that I have learned from my

Kare kare Recipe

Kare kare is a stew flavored with peanut butter. This dish is a favorite of many Filipinos because of its main ingredients thick savory peanut sauce and ox tail, tripe or both. I love kare kare, it is one of my favorite filipino dish. I always cook kare kare for special occasion and whenever I have cravings for its peanut sauce complimented by shrimp paste. When I cook kare kare,

Pork Giniling Recipe

Do you always have ground pork or beef in the fridge? I always have ground pork sitting in the fridge as I buy whenever there is a huge sale. Plus! I can always whip up an easy meal for my family with ground pork, chicken or beef like pork giniling, so I regularly buy ground meat. . Pork giniling is an easy to cook pork dish that uses ground pork

Adobo with Pineapple (Pininyahang Adobo)

Do you love adobo? Many people love adobo as this dish never fails to impress. I always cook adobo because my husband in love with this dish. What’s not to love with adobo, it is quick and easy to prepare. In fact, when I’m too tired to cook or just want to prepare a dish that I can leave for awhile to relax, its adobo. Below is my recipe for

Ginisang Sitaw

Are you looking for easy and budget friendly dish? Ginisang sitaw or sautéed string beans are a common filipino dish. This vegetable dish is a simple dish and very easy to prepare that you don’t need to be a chef to make an appetizing ginisang sitaw. I don’t eat veggies a lot because I’m very picky when it comes to green, orange and yellow thingy LOL. But, when I do

Ginisang Munggo (Mung Bean Soup)

Ginisang munggo is another filipino staple food. This dish is simple and inexpensive, great for budget conscious mom and dad. Ginisang munggo is a dish that I often cook three times a month, usually on a Friday. Cooking munggo every Friday is a norm in many filipino household, LOL. Mung bean or munggo comes from the seed of Vigna radiata, a plant that grows in Pakistan and India. Vigna radiate

Tinolang Manok

Tinolang manok is an onion and ginger based soup that my family loves to eat. Tinolang manok is an original filipino recipe. This dish main ingredient is chicken and usually accompanied with green papaya and chili pepper leaves. I love cooking tinola especially during rainy season as the soup helps keep my family warm and satisfied. This dish is cook usually on low heat to bring out the chickens natural

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