Category Archives: FOOD & DRINK

Yema is a sweet custard confectionary from the Philippines. It is made with egg yolks, milk, and sugar.

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Yema is a sweet custard confectionary from the Philippines. It is made with egg yolks, milk, and sugar. The name yema is from Spanish for “egg yolk”. Like other egg yolk-based Filipino desserts, it is believed that yema originated from early Spanish construction materials. During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, egg whites mixed with quicklime and eggshells

Sinampalukang Manok chicken soup consisting of chicken cooked in a sour broth with tamarind

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Sinampalukang Manók is a Filipino chicken soup consisting of chicken cooked in a sour broth with tamarind, tamarind leaves, ginger, onion, garlic, and other vegetables. Sinampalukan is prepared by first sautéing the chicken with garlic, ginger, and onions. Water is then added with tamarind pulp, young tamarind leaves and usually siling haba or labuyo chilis and tomatoes. Other vegetables can also be added if desired, including green

Pork Belly Lechon Roll slow roasted in the oven with super crispy skin and super moist meat

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Pork Belly Lechon Roll slow roasted in the oven with super crispy skin and super moist meat. No need to order a whole pig, this Filipino-style porchetta is easy to make and sure to be the star of any party! Making your own roasted lechon belly is fulfilling. You get a chance to devour this delicious masterpiece after hours of preparation. Make sure to follow all the steps provided in the recipe

Nilupak traditional Filipino delicacies made from pounded starchy foods mixed with coconut milk

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Nilupak, also known as nilusak, is a class of traditional Filipino delicacies made from mashed or pounded starchy foods mixed with coconut milk (or condensed milk and butter) and sugar. They are molded into various shapes and traditionally served on banana leaves with toppings of grated young coconut (buko), various nuts, cheese, butter, or margarine. Nilupak is a delicious Filipino treat made from cassava.

Paksiw na Pata is a traditional Filipino meal that’s cooked in vinegar and soy sauce

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Paksiw na Pata is a traditional Filipino meal that’s cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. The term “paksiw” generally refers to something that is cooked in vinegar and garlic, but many versions of Paksiw na Pata actually include soy sauce or fish sauce for flavor and color. The meal will take a little over 2 hours to cook, but the results are well worth the wait!

Lumpiang Sariwa appetizer consisting heart of palm with various meat and vegetables in a thin egg crêpe

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Lumpiang sariwa or ubod, also known as heart of palm spring rolls, is a Filipino appetizer consisting of julienned ubod (heart of palm) with various meat and vegetables in a thin egg crêpe. It is commonly served fresh (as lumpiang sariwa), but it can also be deep-fried. It originates from the city of Silay in Negros Occidental where an original variant, lumpiang Silay, is still popular.

Ginataang Bitsuelas – vegetable dish wherein green beans are cooked in coconut milk

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Ginataang Bitsuelas is a Filipino vegetable dish wherein green beans are cooked in coconut milk. I also add a bit of pork into the recipe to provide protein. This dish can be prepared quickly for lunch. It is best enjoyed with warm white rice. This is a simple dish that is quick to prepare. Start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger. Do this by heating oil in a pan. Add the onion first followed by the garlic and ginger.

Buchi rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling

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Buchi or Butsi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling and sesame seed coating. This delectable treat is deep fried under high heat before serving. Buchi or Butsi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling and sesame seed coating. This delectable treat is deep fried

Pinakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions

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Pinakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions of the Philippines. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce. The word is the contracted form of the Ilokano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.” The original Ilocano pinakbet uses bagoong of fermented monamon or other fish, for seasoning sauce, while further south

Chicken Asado awesome Filipino chicken dish and one of the best bets of the province of Pampanga

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Chicken Asado or Asadong Manok is an awesome Filipino chicken dish and one of the best bets of the province of Pampanga. This dish uses simple ingredients and the cooking process is not so complicated. Asado would suggest Spanish origins but this Filipino dish is actually Chinese-influenced as you can see in the ingredients used. Not surprising, since the Philippines was under Spanish rule