Lemon and Pepper Lapu Lapu Fish Fillet What is Atis? (Sugar Apple) Vigan Longanisa Bolognese Spicy Tuyo Puttanesca Pancit Lomi Suman (Filipino Rice Dessert) Sizzling Hilabos Hipon (Pan Fried Shrimps) Pork and Guava Soup (Sinigang na Baboy sa Bayabas) Tocino (Filipino Pork Pineapple Bacon) Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew) Fern Salad with Salted Egg Pork Dumplings & Pot Stickers Chicken Sotanghon (Chicken Noodle Soup) Carbonara ala Sharon Cuneta Chopseuy Express Bicol Express Vigan Empanada Ginataang Langka / Jackfruit in Coconut Milk Filipino Lumpia Chicken Inasal (Grilled Chicken Bacolod Style) Lechon Kawali Yema Siomai Fish Lumpia (Fish Fried Spring Rolls) Sisig Asado Recipe Beef Salpicao of Claudine Barretto Pancit Palabok  (Pancit ng Malabon) Pandesal Adobong kangkong Paksiw na Bangus Ginisang Munggo Kilawing Puso ng saging (Sautéed Banana Blossom) Nilagang Baka Ginataang Halo-halo Chicken Afritada Tokwa’t Baboy Sapin-sapin Fried rice Chicken Menudo Chicken Curry Chicken Tinola Tortang Talong Laing Ampalaya con Carne Chicken Adobo Bopis Beef Caldereta



Ensaladang Kamatis (Tomato Salad)

If John is to Marsha, Bonnie is to Clyde or Romeo is to Juliet, these are perfect partners as we… Continue reading »


Chicken Escabeche

“Sometimes the best thing to do is not to do it.” I’m not really good at giving advice and mind… Continue reading »


Lemon and Pepper Lapu Lapu Fish Fillet

Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and islets.  Imagine that some of these islands have names while others don’t… Continue reading »


Pinoy Sarciado

When I was a foreign student in distant past ,  my foreign classmates were always curious to know about my… Continue reading »


Beef Mami Noodle Soup

“When time gets rough, always  have noodles.” One of the fondest memories I have of my dad when I was… Continue reading »


What is Atis? (Sugar Apple)

“An apple never falls far from the tree.” While parenthood may disburse an eternal joy, gratification and personal growth, it… Continue reading »


Kalamansi Juice (Calamondin Lemonade)

When life gives you lemon, make some lemonade. One of the things I resolved to do this year is to… Continue reading »


Vigan Longanisa Bolognese

  When Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced their divorce I wasn’t really heartbroken.  I was never a great fan… Continue reading »


Pinoy Macaroons (Coconut Macaroons)

“Carry your childhood with you and you’ll never get older.” I grew up with three siblings.  We were different and… Continue reading »


Spicy Sinigang (Tamarind Broth)

  **”May asim ka pa ba?” (Do you still have the peps?) Debating is healthy in maintaining balance in any… Continue reading »


What is Bangus?

“Fishing is  the sport of the drowning worms” When I was a kid, my parents never had any problem making… Continue reading »


Spicy Tuyo Puttanesca

“When in Rome do as the Romans do”. Kitchen is one of the best venue to probe one’s ingenuity.  We… Continue reading »


Mountain Rice of the Philippines

Rice is the most important staple food in most part of the human population.  In the Philippines, we eat rice… Continue reading »


Cassava Suman

I love dessert.  And who doesn’t anyway? In fact, It’s my favorite part of the meal and even so the… Continue reading »


Kuneho sa Beer (Rabbit Stew in San Miguel Beer)

One of my favorite children stories growing up was the story of “the hare and the turtle”.  I enjoy this… Continue reading »


Pancit Lomi

Eating is one of the interesting part  we enjoy when we travel.  Appreciating the sceneries, arts and culture is just… Continue reading »


Sinigang na Santol (Santol Soup)

Sinigang na Santol or Santol Soup is not really the traditional way of cooking this Filipino comforting dish.  But when… Continue reading »


Suman (Filipino Rice Dessert)

I really do not consider myself a hardcore nationalistic but when it comes to dessert I must admit I am… Continue reading »


Sizzling Hilabos Hipon (Pan Fried Shrimps)

Let’s admit it, we are living now in fast paced society that mother’s job is not only confined to raising… Continue reading »

Sinigang Recipes

If Tom Yum is for Thailand , Sinigang is for Philippines. And If there is one comfort food all Filipinos… Continue reading »


Pork and Guava Soup (Sinigang na Baboy sa Bayabas)

  There are so many food that give us comfort. But when rainy season comes in Manila this is one… Continue reading »


Guava Recipes (Bayabas)

When we were kids we used to have a big garden thriving with lots of guava trees, we were lucky… Continue reading »


What is Santol?

Yesterday night, I was invited to a dinner in a friend’s house and upon arrival at their place  I was… Continue reading »


Avocado Milk Shake

It is always a big surprise for my foreign friends to learn that in Philippines Avocados are eaten primarily as… Continue reading »


Pork and Tofu Tausi

Filipinos are known  for having close family ties.  In our family for example to keep our bond alive : we… Continue reading »


Tocino (Filipino Pork Pineapple Bacon)

Filipinos love starting their day with a heavy meal in contrast to most europeans who take a rather light breakfast… Continue reading »


Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

  My daughter just turned five years old few days ago and  I can’t believed my eyes how time flew… Continue reading »


Sampaloc (Tamarind)

  Sampaloc or Tamarind is one of the most abundant fruit tree growing in the Philippines.  They grow almost everywhere… Continue reading »


Fern Salad with Salted Egg

In my latest trip to Laguna last Summer via  Viaje del Sol (a project promoting collectively art, culture, food and… Continue reading »


Pancit Guisado (Pinoy Stir fry noodles)

No birthday’s or special celebration in the Philippines is complete without a Pancit on the table.  Inherited from the chinese… Continue reading »


Pork Dumplings & Pot Stickers

One of the most interesting discovery my friend and I did a year ago was exploring Manila’s Chinatown on foot… Continue reading »


Chicken Sotanghon (Chicken Noodle Soup)

Alas, the fiery summer heat is gone and rainy season is here!  We all love summer for its almost synonymous… Continue reading »


Carbonara ala Sharon Cuneta

I remember when I was a teenager the love team Sharon Cuneta-Gabby Concepcion was really my favorite followed by Maricel… Continue reading »


Chopseuy Express

In my recent trip to Hong kong, I finally realized how different is chinese foods we enjoy here in the… Continue reading »


Alugbati (Malabar Nightshade)

I’m not a vegetarian, but I love vegetables!  Thanks to my mom who flourished this “amour” for vegetables among us…. Continue reading »


Manila Clams

What’s in the name? I have always loved Manila clam because of its simplicity and versatility.  They go well with… Continue reading »


Bicol Express

Wanna ride a Bicol Express? When we speak about spicy Asian foods people would normally think of Thai, Indian or… Continue reading »


Vigan Empanada

Everytime I visit Vigan, Ilocos I never miss to eat their local specialty the Vigan Empanada.   Here’s a vigan… Continue reading »


Ginataang Langka / Jackfruit in Coconut Milk

Langka or Jackfruit is a widely cultivated fruit tree in the Southeast Asia that said to have originated in the… Continue reading »


Ginataang Kalabasa / Squash in Coconut Milk

Next to lechon this is one dish I often  had big cravings for when I’m abroad or far away from… Continue reading »


Filipino Lumpia

What’s your favorite lumpia? This is indeed another Fiipino comfort food, a childhood favorite of mine .  Who couldn’t resist… Continue reading »


Ampalaya Leaves/ Talbos ng Ampalaya

Filipinos are always been a fan of ampalaya!  A trip to Filipino markets will show the abundance of this vegetable…. Continue reading »


Chicken Inasal (Grilled Chicken Bacolod Style)

I’m a self-confessed travel junkie.  And what i love the most about travelling is meeting extraordinary people, watching beautiful sceneries… Continue reading »


Lechon Kawali

Filipino food are always said to be high in calories.  And everytime I think of these sinful dishes I always… Continue reading »


Peyton’s mango bango smoothie

Thank you to our reader Peyton for sharing this delicious and healthy drink, very easy to make!   Submitted by… Continue reading »

Mango Sago

Submitted by Muriel Justado Ingredients: * 2 ripe mangos * 1 cup of sago * Angel Kremdensada (all-purpose cream and… Continue reading »

Cheese Sticks

Submitted by Nez Rodriguez. Ingredients: * Lumpia wrappers (depending on how many you want to serve) in this case 6… Continue reading »

Bread Cordon Bleu

Submitted by Nez Rodriguez. Ingredients: * Some slices of bread (depending on how many you want to serve)in this case… Continue reading »


Simple Chicken Sopas

Thank you to Nez Rodriguez for sharing us this delicious all-time comfort soup of Pinoy Proposed by Nez Rodriguez Ingredients:… Continue reading »



Yema are custard candies we inherited from our Spanish colonizers of more than 300 years.  Have you ever wondered how… Continue reading »


This is truly a perfect pulutan , fried squid!! And if you are hungry for more try them with white… Continue reading »


How about making your own home-made sardines.  A great way to cook your sardine fish and tomatoes. For a version… Continue reading »



One of the special delicacies Filipinos  love is empanada. It is a popular bread dish in most Latin countries like… Continue reading »


Filipinos love dried fish.  Whether big or small, they will definitely have their favorite dried fish.  Perfect for breakfast or… Continue reading »

Ice Candy

When summer comes I remember those childhood days that I would hurriedly collect coins from my parents cabinet to buy… Continue reading »



Lumpia is a delicious and a healthy Filipino appetizer.  It actually resembles to the popular Asian dish spring rolls.  In… Continue reading »

Roast Pork

Roast Pork

This is one of the recipe I always do when I have guests at home.  Requires small time preparation but… Continue reading »

Bagoong Guisado

Bagoong is an important Filipino delicacy and ingredients to most of its dishes;  Be careful of its pungent odor for… Continue reading »



One chinese delicacy that I really love is siopao or steamed bun with meaty filling inside.  When I was a… Continue reading »

Refrigerator Chocolate Cake

Cooking shows are always a hit for Filipinos. Not only because we love eating and cooking. But also because we… Continue reading »

Fruit Salad

When summer comes fresh fruits are in season! Nothing beats a great day filled with a healthy delicious snack or… Continue reading »

Bean sprouts Salad

Prawn & Bean Sprouts Salad

When warm weather comes salad recipes are a must! Here’s one healthy recipe of prawns and bean sprouts you will… Continue reading »

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes (Rellenong Kamatis)

Are looking for a healthy Filipino recipe? Here’s one easy to do, simple, easy on the budget but loaded with… Continue reading »



Chinese influence in Filipino cooking is evident considering the popularity of noodle dishes, dimsums and dumplings.  Siomai is one of … Continue reading »


Fish Lumpia (Fish Fried Spring Rolls)

Sometimes making kids eat fish could really be a big trouble.  Fish lumpia shanghai (fried fish springroll) could be a… Continue reading »



Sisig is actually a Kapampangan delicacy that’s popularity spread out all over Philippines.  In Kapampangan the term sisig actually means… Continue reading »


Pinangat is a filipino dish which originated in Bicol region, the land of chilies, coconut and gabi. Although more popularly… Continue reading »

Pinangat na Tilapia (Stewed Tilapia)

When the season of tomatoes comes, cooking Pinangat na Tilapia is the best way to make use of their abundance…. Continue reading »


Asado Recipe

Asado is actually a spanish term cut meats which are cooked in open grill. In Philippines on the other hand,… Continue reading »


Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

My childhood memories are always filled with laughter and what else good food!Have you heard about garlic that could make… Continue reading »

Inihaw na Hito (Grilled catfish)

Next to Bangus, Hito (catfish) are Filipinos’ favorite non-salty water fish.  They are normally abundant in some lakes or cultivated. … Continue reading »


Vegetarian Carbonara

Next to rice filipinos love eating pasta. Here’s a healthy option to prepare your favorite carbonara spaghetti. Vegetarian Carbonara (serves… Continue reading »

Kuhol sa gata (Snails in coconut milk)

When we were kids we used to visit our grandmother’s place in the province where we often spent our best… Continue reading »

Pinoy Donut (Bitso bitso)

This is definitely one of my favorite miryenda perfect with very cold softdrink. Our neighbor makes the best bitso bitso… Continue reading »

Chicken Binakol

Ingredients: 3 cloves of garlic pounded 1 thumbsized ginger pounded 1 onion chopped 4 stalks of lemongrass (tanglad) white part… Continue reading »

Buro Recipe

Buro or balao balao is a Filipino native delicacy made from fermented rice and shrimps, ingenous from the province of… Continue reading »

Rellenong Pusit ( Stuffed Squid)

Here’s an easy recipe to delight your guests. Perfect also for pulutan. Ingredients: about a kilo of fresh squid (big… Continue reading »


Hilabos na Hipon (Quick dish Shrimp)

Size does not matter. When I was a kid, we used to eat a lot of shrimps, although my parents… Continue reading »

Chicken Kinasal of Judy Ann Santos

In the television series entitled Ysabella where Judy Ann Santos played the lead character as a cook who inherited a… Continue reading »


Beef Salpicao of Claudine Barretto

Im not really a big fan of Claudine Barretto but I’m a big fan of beef salpicao!  This is one… Continue reading »

Adobong Ilonggo of Claudine Barretto

Claudine’s Adobong Ilonggo Ingredients: ½ kg chicken ½ kg pork liempo 1 tsp garlic, crushed 2 slices ginger, crushed 1… Continue reading »

Tilapia in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Tilapia)

Tilapia is one of the popular freshwater fishes consumed in the Philippines. There are various ways of cooking them and… Continue reading »


Pancit Palabok (Pancit ng Malabon)

“Ang dami mo namang palabok” in other words you have so much blah, blah. Try this favorite dish of my… Continue reading »

Chocolate Mousse

Choco Mousse

One of my favorite dessert. So easy to make, all you need is just a good bar of chocolate! Have… Continue reading »

Home-made Pizza Dough

This is a basic recipe to make your own pizza dough. And when it comes to toppings express yourself, be… Continue reading »


Filipino Style Pizza (Lechon Manok with Kesong puti)

I am one of the few people that doesn’t like pizza. For simple reason that its too good yet lavishly… Continue reading »


Ginataaang Sugpo sa Pinya

I had this wonderful experience to visit my friends in Bicol. And when we talk about Bicol we cannot avoid… Continue reading »


Home-made Hamburger Buns

And who doesn’t love hamburger? Specially when it’s home-made. What are you waiting for, try this easy recipe to make… Continue reading »

Lechon with Apple Sauce

Lechon is undoubtedly a Filipino favorite dish for any special occasion. This recipe is a good alternative for the traditional… Continue reading »


Delicious when hot! Try this refreshing new twist I added up on this all time favorite filipino afternoon miryenda. Ingredients:… Continue reading »


Bulalong Batangas

Batangas is definitely one of the places to visit not far from Manila. Not only they boasts of their beautiful… Continue reading »

Okoy or Ukoy Pinoy Shrimp Fried Patties

This is a great complete meal dish! Easy to prepare and will surely please everybody! Ingredients: 1/4 kilo of bean… Continue reading »

Beef Sinigang

Another delectable and easy soup dish to make perfect for Sunday lunches. Ingredients: 1 kilo of beef (you can use… Continue reading »

Adobo Flakes Pandesal

A great way to make use of your adobo left overs. Ingredients: Chicken or pork adobo left over 4 cups… Continue reading »

Corned Beef Pandesal

A savory and delicious snack for everybody.  You can also replace corned beef with adobo flakes. Ingredients: 1 can of… Continue reading »



No breakfast or snack time is complete without a serving of freshly baked pandesal.  We can spread our favorite jam,… Continue reading »

Sinigang sa miso

A perfect dish during weekends! You can use bangus or tuna fish for this recipe. Ingredients: 1 big bangus (scales,… Continue reading »

Tuna Sinigang

A soup dish easy to make but will definitely create wonders. You just need to find the freshest ingredients for… Continue reading »

Sinigang na Bangus

This is truly one of the comforting soupy dish I love to eat when the weather is cold. Ingredients: 1… Continue reading »


Pork Adobo

Various ways and styles fofcooking this filipino dish exist. This is but one of them. This is a bit sweet… Continue reading »