Cuchinta (Kutsinta)

Cuchinta is a type of kakanin (Philippines’ native delicacies these are snacks usually made with or containing any or combination of these: coconut,coconut milk, rice flour, glutinous rice, cassava). Cuchinta is delicious and super easy to make and is almost fat free and low in calories.. I was actually surprise to find out  how simple […]

Easy Chicken Curry In A Hurry

I’m borrowing a line from Rachel Ray: I call this my Chicken Curry in a hurry. This dish is really simple and takes no time to make that is if you remembered to thaw the chicken. Chicken curry is one of my family’s favorite dishes, I usually use bone-in chicken pieces to make this but […]

Pork and Chillies in Coconut Milk (Bicol Express)

My husband is crazy about hot and spicy food, and “trained” me to like it too. I remember my first time to eat chilli in pork sinigang, I was literally crying and sniffling, my nose just won’t quit dripping, but my husband kept encouraging me to go on, he said I’ll get used to it […]

Slow-Cooked Beef

I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like home-cooked delicious dish like this (except for vegans and vegetarians, of course). And the most amazing thing about this is, it’s super easy. No, stirring, no watching for the pot to boil, etc. Once you get it all inside the slow-cooker, you don’t need to worry about […]

Purple Yam – YUM! (Ube Halaya)

I LOVE purple yam (or what we call ube in Filipino)  made into halaya (sweetened).   Way back when I was still  young and living in the province, I would never, ever,  pass-up any invitations on birthdays, fiestas and even weddings because I know my favorite sweets will be there, lying splendid on a buffet […]

Lumpiang Shanghai (Deep Fried Egg Roll)

I have to include lumpiang shanghai in my blog, this is my 10 year-old daughter’s (one of her many) favorite food. She even volunteered to help in the kitchen when she found out I was making some for lunch. How nice of her; I let her try roll a couple of lumpia.. not bad, but […]

Ginataan Tutong (Sweet Rice Risotto with Roasted Mung Beans)

This is one of my favorite childhood food. It’s the Filipino version of rice pudding or porridge or risotto but even better for me because it’s made with coconut, I love anything with coconut/ coconut milk in it and this one has lots and lots of coconut milk. Ginataan or ginat’an means any dish cooked […]


Bistek is the vice mayor of Quezon City, no, this dish is not named after him, it’s the other way around, it’s probably his favorite food that’s why he got that monicker, I know someone who’s called bangus after his fave milkfish or pansit (rice noodles) because she likes that food so much. Back to […]

Pork Sinigang (Pork In Tamarind Broth)

Pork sinigang is my favorite filipino dish because not only it is delicious but it is also easy to cook.   If you know how to boil water, you can cook sinigang, because it is basically that- boiling meat and vegetables. Sinigang loosely translated in English means pork boiled in tamarind broth, but sinigang is […]

Banana Turon

Turon is a saba (a type of banana that you have to cook first similar to plantain) wrapped in a lumpia (egg roll) wrapper then deep fried. You’ll see this being peddled on the side streets here in the Philippines and it sells like hotcakes. It is sweet, crunchy and very filling that’s why it […]

Tinolang Manok (Filipino Style Chicken Soup)

There were no classes today from pre-school to high school due to typhoon Fernia. It’s signal number 2 here in Metro Manila. It’s so wet and cold outside, I’m just glad for the cancellation of classes since my husband and I are having second thoughts on sending our daughter to school partly because of the […]

Hot and Spicy Igado

My mother taught me and my sisters this recipe, we were in college and on our own in the city and she said that we better learn how to cook some of the dishes that she’s cooking for us so we wouldn’t miss home that much. If it were just up to us, we were […]