Kare-Kare (Pork) »

Kare-Kare (Pork)

I’m so happy, I can make kare-kare now! Yay! :) Kare-kare is an ox tail stew with peanut butter to add richness and flavor to the sauce. It’s a popular Filipino specialty dish from Pampanga, you see this in menus of Filipino restaurants served in a clay pot (palayok) …it so delicious! A lot of [...]

Ube Layer Cake (Purple Yam Cake) »

Ube Layer Cake (Purple Yam Cake)

Ube (purple yam) cake is one of my favorite cakes, my husband used to bring this home for me but when I finally knew how to bake,  this cake is one of the many, many cakes that I learned to make at home and we get to eat as much and as often as we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac) »

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

The February theme for KCC is aphrodisiac, very appropriate for this month of love ;). Food that are considered aphrodisiacs are either visually stimulating or contains nutrients that gives you stamina or so they say. Some foods that are known as aphrodisiacs are oysters, banana, strawberries, chocolates and chillies to name a few.. Whether aphrodisiacs [...]

KCC: Filipino-Spanish Dishes: Pork Estofada »

KCC: Filipino-Spanish Dishes: Pork Estofada

KCC‘s theme for the month of September 2010 is: Filipino-Spanish Dishes!!  Filipino cuisine is heavily influenced by Spanish, not surprising since they stayed in our country for over 300 years. Most of these dishes are rich and satisfying and mouthwatering! I’ve made several in the past, most are everyday dishes and always, always eaten with rice..which is [...]

Puto (Rice Cakes) »

Puto (Rice Cakes)

This post is for my paternal grandma who recently passed away. She used to make puto for me and my siblings and cousins when we were kids whenever we come for a visit. I realized now how it must have been tedious for her to make a batch of puto or anything really at the [...]


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