Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

In the summer, the markets are abundant with so many fresh vegetables. It becomes incredibly easy to make meals! I come home with a bundle of veggies and can’t wait to cook it all. What makes this dish distinct? It’s just easy to do. A lot of Filipino meals start with a basic stir fry. […]

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Grilled Pork Menudo : Filipino Pork Stew with Potatoes and Peppers

Grilled Pork Menudo : Filipino Pork Stew with Potatoes and Peppers

Since summer started, we’ve been on an outdoor grilling mode. “Inihaw na baboy” or grilled pork shoulder was often on our menu. Blame it on the heat and the ease of preparing it. The aroma of grilled pork bbq was always so inviting each time. The scent of it all just caught on. So much […]

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Pineapple Chili Pork BBQ Skewers

Pineapple Chili Pork BBQ Skewers

Rub some spice, mix in the sweet pineapple, throw in the tart little tomatoes, brush on the chili, char-grill it and you’ll have a mind-boggling meal on a stick! Whether it’s the middle of the year or the middle of the week , this is one of the easiest meals . Make these for yourself, […]

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Grilled Chicken Wings in Sesame Flavors

Grilled Chicken Wings in Sesame Flavors

“Where are the sesame seeds for the chicken wings? “ came the question from the kitchen. It was quickly followed by cooking instructions : “You should have oven-baked the chicken wings first. That way, it’s faster to grill them. I always do it that way.” That was cooking advice from my oldest son. He just  taught […]

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Tomato-Mango Salsa with Filipino Pork Binagoongan : Pork Shoulder in Tomatoes & Coconut

Tomato-Mango Salsa with Filipino Pork Binagoongan : Pork Shoulder in Tomatoes & Coconut

The tomato-mango salsa is a classic Filipino side to almost any dish. Its sweet-salty flavors go well with almost any Asian entrée. Best of all, the tomato is one of the most versatile ingredients. Anywhere we go in the world, there is a tomato somewhere, in some market and it is not hard to find […]

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Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

  This is a variation of the Filipino Beef Mami, a classic noodle soup. The beef short ribs in this recipe were braised and simmered in a sweet broth, with seasonings, and spices like star anise. Then once the tender beef nearly falls off the bone,  you catch the soft chunks and place them in […]

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Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

  Make Mom happy with something homemade. Made by you on Mother’s Day makes it even more special. Just think, you won’t have to deal with the long wait at restaurants, the reservations made months in advance, or the crowds, bad service and traffic. No need to subject Mom to the unpleasant. Instead, let Mom […]

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Filipino Lechon Sa Hurno : Oven Roasted Crisp Roast Pork

Filipino Lechon Sa Hurno : Oven Roasted Crisp Roast Pork

    Every Filipino event is celebrated with “lechon”, roast pig, as the centerpiece of the party. The larger the “lechon”, signifies how important the guest of honor or occasion is. Filipino lechon, unlike the Hawaiian version of roast pig in luaus, is roasted above ground, with the kindled fire from an open pit. The […]

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A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

  The plane landed at midnight, in Manila at the NAIA Airport. It was hot and humid. I survived a 20+ hour plane trip from the USA to Korea, then finally Manila. Clutching my luggage , I shifted my shoulder bag, sent my sister  a text at the arrival area. “I’m here. Hungry! Hurry!”   […]

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LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

“I ate where Anthony Bourdain ate.” I now have bragging rights to that. When I went on a trip to the Philippines last month, there was nothing else I wanted to do, from the minute I landed in Manila. I had to  eat at “Bale Dutung” in Angeles, Pampanga.  I wanted to find out for […]

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