Chicken in Coconut Milk (Chicken Tinola with Gata)

Chicken in Coconut Milk (Chicken Tinola with Gata)

I’m not sure what’s the name of this dish. So I just gave it a name. ūüôā I bought this unknown dish from one of the stalls in a food fair in a mall.¬† I haven’t had this dish before but it¬†has gata (coconut milk) and¬† I can see some of the yummy coconut and […]

Pork Binagoongan (Pork in Shrimp Paste)

Pork Binagoongan (Pork in Shrimp Paste)

This is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. It’s very easy to make. Promise. My friend who doesn’t normally¬†cook was able to make it and she nailed it the on her first try and now¬†having this on repeat ūüôā I am not surprised though because this is really simple¬†make and super¬†yummy.¬†¬†Forget about your diet of […]

Boiled Pork

Boiled Pork

¬† One of ¬†my favorite Classic Filipino dish¬†from childhood up to now. ¬†It’s so simple and so easy to make and yet so delicious. ¬†My kids eat really well whenever I cook this, unfortunately that is also true for me and my husband -bad news for our diet haha. ¬†I think it’s the umami in […]

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 […]

Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

Dinuguan is a classic Filipino dish¬†made of¬†pig’s intestines¬†stewed in vinegar and pork ¬†blood with¬† green chillies.¬† I remember my mom used to cook it to give to her boss; I haven’t actually eaten that kind of dinuguan (because I refused to),¬†I prefer the less¬†exotic version made with pork belly. In the spirit of Halloween, I¬†dared […]

Chicken Afritada

Our food (Philippine cuisine) in general is a delicious mix of different cuisines from other countries/ cultures. The most dominant was the influence of Spanish in our way of cooking, three hundred years under their rule for sure created a deep impression that eventually became the foundation for a lot of our delicious dishes… like […]