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 […]

Lumpiang Ubod (Coconut Pith Spring Roll)

This is part two of my post for KCC this month.¬† Fresh Lumpiang Ubod brings back memories of my childhood, my aunts and Goldilocks, the bakeshop/diner that is. We used walk there in the summer afternoons for snack, it’s close to where my aunts used to live. This is what the grown-ups usually order while […]

Kulinarya Cooking Club: Ginataan

I’m so happy with this month’s KCC theme because coconut milk is my favorite! ūüôā¬† I have posted many of my favorite gata (coconut milk) recipes¬†already but there are¬†so much more that I haven’t shared yet like this recipe: Ginataang Halo-Halo or Ginataang¬†Bilo-Bilo,¬†it’s¬† my mom’s favorite and she used to cook it often especially on […]

Maruya (Saba Banana Fritters)

My kids like this a LOT! I’m glad that they also like the food that I love as a kid , I try to recreate some of it in my kitchen as best I can, some are easy, some are not…good thing this fritter is very easy and quick to make because my kids ask […]

Pancit Canton ( Kulinarya Cooking Club)

It’s noodles for May’s Kulinarya Cooking Club theme. Caroline and I are the hosts for this month and we’ve decided on pancit. When you say pancit (noodles) in Filipino, it usually refers to pancit bihon the most common and popular but there are several pancit or noodle dishes in Filipino cuisine: pancit canton, sotanghon (mung […]

Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk ( Adobong Manok sa Gata)

Another delicious way to cook adobo: with coconut milk and some chillies! Chicken cooks faster than pork so this is perfect when you’re craving for adobo but wants to put food at the dinner table fast. Adobo seeasoning is soy sauce, vinegar, garlic (lots of it), peppercorns and bay leaf. You can “adobo” anything really […]

Buco Pandan

Buco (buko) pandan is a very popular dessert here in the Philippines.¬† It’s¬† really simple to make¬† but it needs chilling time so you have to make it¬†a few hours in¬†advance.¬† This is not a light dessert, so if you are on a diet, I’m afraid this is not for you unless you have absolutely […]

Kulinarya Cooking Club: Polvoron

This month’s Kulinarya¬† Cooking Club¬†theme is¬†polvoron,¬†a part of¬† every Filipino’s childhood; even those who grew up abroad know¬†polvoron.¬†¬† Once you¬†take a bite of this, you’ll find it hard to stop..I sometimes find myself mindlessly opening wrapper after wrappers¬†of these sweet and addictive powdery ¬†treats.¬†¬†¬†I also remember choking on this as my siblings and I¬†used to […]

Kulinarya: Empanada ( with Cheesy Tuna Filling)

How time flies..it feels like I just posted the leche flan for Kulinarya for February and now March’s almost over which means another delicious Filipino food in spotlight.¬† This month’s theme is empanada.. I have never made empanada ever and did noteven attempted it¬†for some reasons: first, it’s easier to buy¬†it from a bakeshop whenever […]

Kulinarya Post: Noche Buena

Kulinarya is a group started by Filipino foodies living in Sydney¬† (Kath, Trish and Trissa) who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine.¬†Each month the group will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food […]

Macaroni Chicken Salad

Macaroni¬† salad is my mother’s favorite, she makes it for both Christmas’ Noche Buena meal¬† and on New Year’s Media Noche. She’s proud of¬†her macaroni¬†salad; I, personally am not a fan of this, I can only eat one or two bites just to please my mom…everyone thinks I’m odd for not liking it..for some reason […]

Squash in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Calabasa)

This is one of my favorite veggie dish, I’d like to share this because not only is this so delicious, it is also very simple and easy to cook..as most of my favorite dishes are. You can have this with fish or any meat- fried, broiled, grilled or steamed. You only need a few ingredients […]