Garlic Fried Rice

Garlic Fried Rice or Sinangag is steamed rice fried with lots of garlic. This is a favorite side in the Philippines and most of Asia since rice is considered as the staple food. Usually considered as a breakfast food for Filipinos, this way of cooking rice goes well with several fried foods such … [Read more...]

Pancit Palabok Recipe

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Pancit Palabok is a noodle dish with shrimp sauce and topped with several ingredients such as cooked shrimp, boiled pork, crushed chicharon, tinapa flakes, fried tofu, scallions, and fried garlic. A very tasty treat that is sure to relieve your hunger. There are other noodle dishes that are … [Read more...]

Pinakbet Recipe (Tagalog)

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Pinakbet is a tasty vegetable dish made-up of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste. This Pinakbet Recipe is a variation of the popular Tagalog version of this dish, Pakbet Ilokano, that originated from the Ilocos Region. This Pinakbet recipe is comprised of different vegetables such … [Read more...]

Kwek – Kwek

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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 … [Read more...]

Cheese Sticks

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 … [Read more...]

Kamote Que

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 … [Read more...]

History of Filipino Food and Recipes

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Ever wondered how your favorite Filipino recipes came about? Noticed how the cooking methods and use of ingredients in one region differ from the other? Have you seen similarities of Filipino Food with dishes from other countries? There are a lot of questions to ask regarding the origin of … [Read more...]

Burger and Bratwurst, anyone?

Care for some burger and bratwurst? … [Read more...]

Happy Fathers Day and Happy Birthday @ Ruby Tuesday

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!! We all did a great job this year so let's enjoy our day. 8whcgdz2kn Father's day for this year landed on June 21. This is a double celebration for my family because it happens to be my wife's birthday too. We went to Ruby Tuesday to celebrate both … [Read more...]

Bon Voyage

Last friday, we threw a simple despedida (Farewell party) for our friend Tess, Noel, and baby Nathan. We all met with all our Filipino friends for a potluck dinner to bid them farewell and wished them a safe trip. After working here in Illinois for quite some time, Tess and Noel decided to return … [Read more...]