Do you know how to make latik from a can of coconut cream? This might be the simplest recipe that I have ever written because it only makes use of one ingredient. This post is for those who are struggling to find latik from their local grocery stores where coconut cream in can are available. […]
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Creamy Mais Maja Blanca is a version of Maja Blanca. It is a type of Filipino coconut pudding composed of coconut milk, white sugar, condensed milk, and cornstarch. The later give maja blanca its thick texture. This version makes use of cream style corn, in addition to the basic ingredients. It is also creamier that the […]
Ube kalamay is a type of Filipino “kakanin” (also referred to as rice cake). It made from grated purple yam, which is known as “ube” in the Philippines. The other ingredients as far as this recipe is concerned are glutinous rice flour, white sugar, and ube flavoring. This has a sweet taste and it is […]
Ube Biko is a delicious Filipino kakanin that seems to be a crossover between the traditional Filipino biko and ube halaya. I felt like I wanted to eat ube halaya and biko at the same time, but since I was too lazy to make 2 dishes separately – I decided to do a crossover dish, […]
Asian Chicken Soup is similar to chicken sotanghon soup, but this recipe has some features that makes it unique. This can be served as a soup appetizer, a main dish (there are times when I eat noodle soup with rice), and meryenda (snack). Soups, rice porridge, and rice cakes (kakanin) are common Filipino meryenda food. […]
Cassava suman is a native Filipino rice cake (kakanin) that is comprised of grated cassava, brown sugar, and coconut cream. The mixture is wrapped and sealed individually using banana leaves. This recipe is straightforward. Anyone can easily prepare the mixture. The issue might be on where to get the banana leaves, specifically the people outside […]
Suman sa ibos is a simple kakanin recipe. This is pretty much the same as suman sa lihiya except that the later uses lye water and is wrapped in banana leaves. This recipe requires glutinous rice and coconut milk and the wrap is made from buri or palm leaves. The word “Ibos” pertains to the […]
Dessert is the last course of the meal; some people consider this as the best part. Well, who wouldn’t? I think that it is — especially if we are talking about Filipino Desserts. Every time I think of sweets, Leche Flan always appears in my mind. Obviously, it is my favorite. I also grew up […]
We Filipinos are known for our positive values, hospitality, being hard-working, and our ability to face whatever challenges that life brings – with a smile in our face. On top of that, we are also known to have a great passion for food – to the point of considering eating as a hobby.
Of course, the last statement does not apply to all; although it covers the majority.
Let’s talk about food, our favorite Filipino Foods.
What are your comfort foods? What are the foods that you find irresistible?
By the way, we are also known for being shy and quiet. I think that I should start the conversation by posting my food list first as an ice breaker, then you’ll follow by sending-in your comments.
How does that sound? Alright, here it goes…
One of the all-time favorite “pasalubong” is the Buko pie. This sweet and rich pie is made from young coconut meat which is locally known as “Buko” meat. “Pasalubong”, on the other hand, is a gift for a family member or friend bough by a traveler returning from a trip.
Buko pies are mostly sold in the southern parts of Luzon. The places that are known to make great tasting Buko pies are Laguna, Batangas, and Tagaytay (a city in the province of Cavite). Within these places lie series of pasalubong stores that sell this famous pie and a lot more sweet delicacies such as espasol, yema, ube halaya, puto, kutsinta, and many others. Whenever I’m in one of those areas, I usually purchase from a store called Collette’s. Well, that is just my personal preference. In your opinion, which stores sell the best buko pie?