Kwek-Kwek or Orange eggs are boiled quailed eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy. This is categorized as a street food and are sold along with fish balls, squid balls, and chicken balls. Making these eggs is not hard at all. You just need to boil the quail eggs […]
Kutsinta or brown rice cake is a type of “kakanin” that uses lye water as an ingredient. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey (thats what lye water does) at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top.
This recipe requires minimum effort and the procedures are so easy to follow. If your thinking of making something for merienda, this would be a very good recipe worth trying.
Chicken Empanada is a type of pastry that is stuffed with chicken meat, potato, carrots, and sweet pea.
Cheese sticks are deep-fried snacks composed of sliced cheeses wrapped in spring roll wrapper. This is totally different from the cheese sticks that they have here in North America wherein cheese (usually Mozzarella) is coated in a batter and deep-fried.
A great meryenda (mid-afternoon snack) for the kids and kid at heart, this snack is so easy to prepare and is a total budget friendly meal.
Try this Cheese Sticks recipe.
Kamote Que is deep fried sweet potatoes with a coating of caramelized brown sugar. This is a common meryenda (mid-afternoon snack) in the Philippines and can mostly be seen peddled around the busy streets.
I would say that Kamote Que is one of the top selling meryenda because of its affordability and filling effect (it can make you feel full for several hours). This can also recharge your energy temporarily (carb and sugar combined makes you hyper active).
Try this sweet meryenda : Kamote Que.
Siopao Asado or Hot Buns is a type of dumpling with sweet pork filling. Often referred to as Steamed Dumplings, this tasty bun is so popular that it needs no introduction of any sort.
This reminds me of Chowking or better yet Ma Mon Luk. Whenever I dine-in these joints, I order siopao along with beef mami or maki. I don’t know if the combination sounds appealing but it really works for me. How about you? Do you have some food in mind that goes well when eaten with siopao?
This recipe is not complicated at all. Just be sure to have the ingredients on hand and follow all the steps. It won’t be long before you enjoy your own home made siopao asado.
Try this Siopao Asado recipe.
Pancit Canton is a noodle dish that is of Chinese origin. This is prepared pretty much like the Pancit Guisado (Pansit Bihon) though an obvious distinction would be the noodles used (rice sticks vs. flour sticks). This dish closely resembles the Chow Mein but preparation and some ingredients vary.
As mentioned in the video, there are several ways to cook Pancit (or Pansit). This recipe shows another approach in preparing the second staple dish of the Philippines. By the way, please don’t forget your calamansi (or lemon). Pancit tastes better when calamansi is squeezed over it before eating.
Try this favorite Filipino dish: Pancit Canton.
Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that closely resembles the risotto. Though this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards because of pronounciation issues.
The use of chicken (cut into individual servings) makes Arroz Caldo different from other congees. Safflower (wild saffron), toasted garlic, and scallions are added to enhance the flavor, color, and aroma of the dish.
This lugaw is usually served during breakfast. I remember seeing several well-lit carts complete with chairs and tables along Edsa (a major road in Manila) serving this congee with Goto and lugaw. Several tapsilogan and karinderya also carry this in their daily menu. Arroz Caldo is also one of the favorite food of those who want to sober-up.
Turon or deep-fried banana rolls is a typical Filipino meryenda and dessert. This can usually be seen on the streets being peddled along with banana-que. In Makati, several jolly jeeps (stalls along the road; formerly jeepneys that serve lunch) sell Turon along with other meryenda in the afternoon.
This delicious and healthy dessert is an all time Filipino favorite. Have I mentioned that Turon is so affordable and also easy-to-prepare?
Try this delicious Filipino Dessert: Turon.
Pansit or Pancit Guisado is a Filipino noodle dish and is a staple second to rice. This was brought by the chinese and was localized since then. This dish uses “Bihon” or rice sticks mixed with pork, chicken, and vegetebles.