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Pan de Coco

Sweet Coconut Buns What is Pan de Coco A sweet soft bun stuffed with sweetened coconut fillings. It’s one of the most popular bread that is sold in every bakery in the Philippines. Pan literally means bread or buns and Coco is short for coconut. The name suggests that it’s Spanish…but is it? After searching […]

Sago’t Gulaman

Brown Sugar syrup drink with Tapioca Pearls and Strawberry Jelly. What is What is Sago’t Gulaman Sago’t Gulaman literally means tapioca pearls and jelly.  This delicious drink is something I remember getting as a kid while my parents bought groceries at the market. The street vendors will be on the side of the streets waiting […]

Rice Balls Pudding

Ginataang Bilo Bilo Sweet creamy pudding with sticky rice balls cooked with fruits, sweet potatoes and tapioca pearls in coconut milk.  What is Ginataang Bilo Bilo? Also known as Binignit or Ginataang Halo Halo and it’s eaten as merienda or snacks and sometimes as a dessert during festivals and celebrations. The word ‘ginataan [ge-na-ta-an] refers […]

Ginataan na Tahong

Mussels in Coconut Milk & Turmeric There are 2 things that are abundant in Philippines and goes together, no not chicken joy & Filipino spaghetti, I’m talking about coconut and shellfish! This dish is so tasty and fresh you would want to lick your bowl clean. When I was growing up in the Philippines, my […]

Triple Choc Coconut Pancakes

I confess, I’m a chocoholic! I used coconut flour with this recipe with some bananas, cocoa, eggs, nutella and vanilla essence. You can order some coconut flour online and maybe in your local supermarket. I never used to like chocolate before, when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter I craved chocolate throughout my pregnancy. […]

Roast Ham with Pineapple

Piña Hamondo Pinya or Pineapple is an abundant fruit in the Philippines. It’s not only used for food but it’s also used for textiles and the pineapple leaves are even used as an alternative to leather! Just like pineapple, Filipinos love pork! I made Hamondao for our Christmas dinner and it was a hit with […]

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