Gising-Gising »

Gising-Gising

I usually throw away kangkong (water spinach) stalks after taking off the leaves but I found out that it can be turned into a delicious spicy dish with coconut milk which is a perfect pair to fried tilapia (imagine salty crispy skin and soft, flaky meat..yum!) or any fish or grilled meat. Gising-gising is unknown [...]

Sapin-Sapin (Layered Sticky Rice Cake) »

Sapin-Sapin (Layered Sticky Rice Cake)

Sapin-Sapin is a Filipino multi-colored (and flavored) layered sticky rice cake. It’s traditionally made of galapong (sticky rice dough) mixed with coconut milk and sugar which is then divided typically into 3 parts; purple yam, pureed corn are usually added to make the purple and yellow layers respectively, then the third part is just left [...]

Lechon Paksiw »

Lechon Paksiw

Paksiw is a dish cooked in vinegar and Lechon is a whole pig slow-roasted (with frequent basting) in a bamboo skewer over charcoal for several hours – the result is  succulent, tender meat and crispy skin–really mouthwatering-delicious! Oh my, I’m drooling!! :P Lechon is a staple on special occasions and during Holiday season; this dish, [...]

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado) »

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)

Beef Salpicao is a Filipino dish of Spanish or Portuguese influence.  It’s  beef tenderloin cut into small pieces or strips and marinated in olive oil and sauteed with garlic..lots of garlic!  Really simple and easy and so quick to cook  just allot some time for marinating. I like to serve this with our favorite side, [...]

Bibingka Espesyal (Bibingka Royale) »

Bibingka Espesyal (Bibingka Royale)

Bibingka espesyal or Bibingka Royale or simply just bibingka to many, is very popular during Christmas season. It’s like a pancake with cheese and salted egg, sugar and grated fresh coconut topping-if only it’s as easy as pancake to make at home.   Bibingka is a special rice cake  made of rice dough called galapong [...]

Pan de Sal (Salted Breakfast Buns) »

Pan de Sal (Salted Breakfast Buns)

Crusty on the outside, soft on the inside that’s how I remember the pandesal from my childhood. It’s what we usually have when my mom didn’t have time to cook breakfast and our favorite after-school snack. We buy it fresh and hot from a neighborhood bakery; I like to eat some on the way home [...]

Fish Fillet with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans) »

Fish Fillet with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)

I used to hate this dish when I was young, I didn’t like the taste of fermented black beans and the milk fish has too many fine bones that makes it difficult to eat.  My mother, she used to make it regularly- no matter how much complaining/whining I did- hoping that I will eventually like [...]

Spanish Bread »

Spanish Bread

This delicious soft bread roll with buttery crumb filling inside is one of my favorite buys from our neighborhood bakery when I was little.  We used to have it for afternoon snack and sometimes for breakfast, too. I had this recipe for years and have tried it once before, it was a fail ( like [...]

Daing na Bangus ( Butterflied Boneless Milkfish Belly) »

Daing na Bangus ( Butterflied Boneless Milkfish Belly)

Daing is a general term for curing and preserving fish with salt and vinegar. The fish is butterflied and is either marinated or salted and sun-dried ( Kulinarya, p.106). Daing is usually eaten at breakfast with fried egg, garlic fried rice, chopped tomatoes, atchara (pickled young papaya) and vinegar for dipping…Mmmm! If you haven’t tried [...]

Re-post: Sweet Sticky Rice with Topping ( Bibingkang Kanin) »

Re-post:  Sweet Sticky Rice with Topping ( Bibingkang Kanin)

Bibingkang kanin sweet sticky rice topped with coconut cream custard topping; it’s so yummy and I always feel like  I could eat the whole thing by myself!  It’s  one of my favorite foods and one of my earliest posts, naturally but the photo is blurred, not good at all so I thought of posting it again with much clearer photos and a [...]


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