Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali

Get this recipe now for this all-time Filipino favorite dish, Lechon Kawali! Deliciously crunchy in every bite! Lechon Kawali is a well-loved pork dish all over the country. Pork belly is boiled and then later deep-fried making the exterior crisp and crunchy while leaving the inside tender and juicy.  I will also share a secret on how to get that pork skin crackling.  I will never tire of eating Lechon Kawali and I will probably do so, if only it is as healthy as it tastes (really) good. But indulging once in a while…Read more→
Pork Asado Kapampangan

Pork Asado Kapampangan

Pork Asado is a common Filipino dish for special occasions. But do not confuse this one with other Filipino Asado recipes you find on the net. This is not the sweet-savory kind that was inherited from the Chinese, like my recipe for Chicken Asado that is usually used also as siopao filling. This, my friends, is the traditional Pork Asado Kapampangan. It is not sweet at all and is cooked in tomato sauce and other stuff that makes it really special. I have a very faint memory of my grandma (papa's mom), Inay, preparing this dish for…Read more→
Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now!Cassava Suman is known by various names, depending on where you live in the Philippines. Tagalogs call it 'Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy'. It is 'Suman Balinghoy' for those in Bicol or 'Bud-bud Balanghoy' in Visaya and 'Kurukod' in Samar. I am pretty sure there are other names for it, but they all pertain to this simple but delicious, sticky, sweet delicacy. Originally, it only has three basic ingredients but others…Read more→
Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

Bangus or milkfish is notoriously known for having a lot of fish bones. They are also known to make a lot of splatters when fried. Therefore, for those who love milkfish but not all the thing I mentioned above, this Rellenong Bangus recipe is the perfect one for you! Rellyenong Bangus is a stuffed milkfish, wherein the meat is removed without breaking the skin of the fish and stuffed back after the meat is seasoned and cooked. Afterward, the whole milkfish is usually fried to golden crisp.    I for one have an aversion to frying…Read more→
Beef Tapa Recipe

Beef Tapa Recipe

Beef tapa is a type of cured meat of thin slices of tender beef. A popular breakfast that is usually served with a sunny-side up egg and fried rice. This trio is then known as 'Tapsilog', that is short for Tapa, Sinangag (fried rice), Itlog (egg). It is not hard to make and ingredients are rather simple. You can do it in advance and store in the fridge for next day breakfast or make more and freeze them after curing so you can enjoy them for some days or weeks to come. I…Read more→
Peach Mango Pocket Pies

Peach Mango Pocket Pies

Wake up to a brighter morning with these delicious Peach-Mango Pocket Pies. This is the easy version using ready-made puff pastry sheets. Peach-Mango Pocket Pies or simply peach mango pie is a popular dessert from a fast-food restaurant in the Philippines, called Jollibee. This is our local version of Mc Donald's. It is truly a delicious treat and one I usually indulged in whenever we go there to eat or even for a take-out.  The combination of peach and mango could not be more perfect and the light, crispy fried crust that encloses is…Read more→
Espasol Recipe

Espasol Recipe

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only needs four basic ingredients. Espasol is another kind of rice cake that is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar, and coconut milk. This Filipino delicacy hails from the province of Laguna. It is a popular and usually expected 'Pasalubong' (a homecoming gift to friends or loved ones) if someone goes to Laguna. This recipe actually needs four basic ingredients which you can still cut down into three, skipping the vanilla extract if needed. Its simplicity is probably what makes it appealing but don't be…Read more→
Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Learn the secret on how to make these delicious Chicken Cordon Blue. Fried to perfection with crispy outer breading and juicy chicken inside! Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of Armin's most favorite dish. This is actually what he ordered when he planned a surprise dinner at the beach on our last night of honeymoon trip to Camiguin. It was quite romantic, really! So I only have really good memories associated with this classic dish. Since I know that Armin loves Chicken Cordon Bleu, it is only natural that I would like to know how…Read more→