Ginisang Monggo with Dilis is a version of my favorite Friday monggo dish. We used to have mung beans every Friday in the Philippines for some reason that I still do not understand up to now. Whatever the reason was, I am still trying to keep the tradition alive even though I am outside of […]
Pinoy Chicken Noodle Soup is something that I make when the weather starts getting chilly. I like it because it is delicious and keeps me feel warm and cozy. I also like it because I get to enjoy two of my favorite noodle dishes in just one dish since this is somewhat a crossover between […]
Kare Kare Tripas is a variation of the delicious Filipino Kare Kare (peanut stew) using ox tripe or tripas. Tripe is also known in the Philippines as “tuwalya ng baka”. When cooked the proper way, tripe becomes really tender and enjoyable to eat. This Kare Kare Tripas Recipe is what it is all about. Preparing […]
Chicken Macaroni Sopas is a rich chicken noodle soup dish that I really enjoy having during cold weather, or even on an ordinary day — usually in the mid afternoon. I have had chicken macaroni sopas ever since I was a kid. This soup has been my favorite; I remember having this every afternoon as […]
Ever wondered how your favorite Filipino dish came about? Noticed how the cooking methods and use of ingredients in one region differ from the other? Have you seen similarities of Pinoy Foods with dishes from other countries?
There are a lot of questions to ask regarding the origin of Filipino Food but I think that it would really help if we first define what Filipino Food is. So, how do we define it? We all know that it comes in different names such as: Filipino food, Pinoy food, Pagkaing Pinoy, Pinoy dishes, Filipino dishes, Lutong Bahay (though this is general). Whatever term we use, Filipino foods (in my opinion) can be any of the following:
Foods that are native to the Philippines (Authentic Filipino foods)
Variation of foreign foods modified to suit the Filipino taste (e.g. Pinoy Spaghetti).