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Filipino Food

Lumpiang Shanghai (Pork Egg Rolls)

Lumpiang Shanghai (Pork Egg Rolls)

Meeting someone for the first time and them finding out that I am Filipino has resulted in these following comments: “OMG! I love lumpia! Can you make them?” (Yes!) “I’m vegetarian, but I only eat pork when it’s in lumpia form” (OMG!) “Where do you […]

Monggo Soup (Mung Bean Soup)

Monggo Soup (Mung Bean Soup)

This humble green bean soup is one of the unsung heroes of Philippine comfort food. Everyone loves it, but it’s not exactly the favorite Filipino dish. It isn’t right up there with the classic Filipino favorites — adobo, lechon, sisig & lumpia. I’ve never been […]

Leftovers for Breakfast (Leftover-silog)

Leftovers for Breakfast (Leftover-silog)

I love weekend breakfasts, but I hate cooking on an empty stomach. I like brunches, but I detest getting ready early to meet my friends – you see, my friends very well know that if they want my presence early in the morning I. MUST. […]

Bok Choy Two Ways

Bok Choy Two Ways

Aaahh… bok choy! Whenever I dine out with my friends at any Asian restaurant, there is a prerequisite of ordering vegetables. This is because we believe in ordering “the basic food groups” which means, a chicken dish, a beef dish, a pork dish, a seafood […]

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Recently, I have made the conscious effort and decision to eat better. This is no small feat, as I barely have time to shop and cook (and blog it here) – and I refuse to eat anything that is labelled low-fat, low-calorie and whatever sugar […]

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

As I have mentioned before, I have a penchant for buying whole fish. Since buying a whole salmon is out of the question, I prefer cooking its head. Salmon steaks are expensive, and not as fatty and succulent as the meat from the collar and […]

Filipino Fruit Salad

Filipino Fruit Salad

The Philippines is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, so Christmas is the biggest holiday for Filipinos. In anticipation, Filipinos attend nine days of devotional Masses leading up to Christmas Eve, called Simbang Gabi. Filipinos celebrate Christmas Eve with a huge holiday spread, called Noche Buena, […]

Five Ingredient Chicken Curry

Five Ingredient Chicken Curry

I had this “brilliant” idea of joining cooking contests for cash because why not? I cook anyway, plus why not hit two birds with one stone? (no pun intended) Here’s my official entry to the second cooking contest I joined: Sadly, this recipe was not […]

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by […]

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes […]