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Mae’s Slow Roasted Pork

As Seen on BBC2 ‘Mary Berry’s Easter Feast’ Lechon, is slow roasted suckling pig and it is a Philippines national treasure, even Anthony Bourdane couldn’t get enough of it. It’s delicious and an all time favourite dish at many Filipino gatherings.  Lechon or Litson [Le-chon] is stuffed with herbs & spices and cooked over coal […]

Kinilaw Na Talaba

Fresh Oysters with Kalamansi

Kinilaw Na Talaba Kinilaw means ‘eaten raw’ and the dish varies from region to region which makes it so intriguing and exciting! A region might add coconut milk, another might use a particular vinegar and others will add a particular fruit local to them but the basis of this dish are the same. Kinilaw is very […]

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Beef Broth with Bone Marrow

 Bulalo ng Batangas This dish is one of my favourites! I cook this all year round even in the summer months! It’s so comfy and satisfying that it hugs you inside and out. As my father would say “if it doesn’t make you sweat, it’s not a good soup”. My recipe is inherited from my […]

Coconut Chicken and Butternut Squash

Ginataan Na Manok at Kalabasa Philippines is abundant with coconut trees, we use it with food, building materials, textiles and even for skin care. Coconut is such a great nutritious ingredient for food and this is one of those dishes that really hits home! I never climbed a coconut tree myself, as I’m scared of […]

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Ginisang Monggo na May Manok

Sautéed Mung Beans and Chicken with Spinach What is Ginisang Monggo Ginisang Monggo is usually eaten on a friday and according to Yummy.ph “this custom stems from the Philippines’ predominantly Catholic population, which refrains from eating meat during Friday every Lenten season. Catholics typically abstain from meat as a form of sacrifice, and monggo was […]

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Noodle Soup with Chicken & Pork

La Paz Batchoy Batchoy [bat-choy] is a popular noodle dish originated from the district of La Paz, Iloilo in Philippines, that is why the dish is called La Paz Batchoy. Traditionally, it is cooked with pork offal and liver, but today there many variations to this dish. My version doesn’t have offal or kidney but […]

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Filipino Sweet Spaghetti

Filipino spaghetti is a Filipino adaptation of the Italian spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. It has a distinctively sweet sauce, usually made from tomato sauce sweetened with brown sugar or banana ketchup. It is typically topped with sliced hotdogs or smoked longganisa sausages, giniling, and grated cheese. This dish is a must have at Filipino parties, […]

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Popcorn Chicken Adobo

A modern take on the traditional Chicken Adobo. Adobo Popcorn chicken is a crispy fried chicken bites covered in Adobo sauce. Traditionally, Adobo is marinated then braised until the meat is tender and the sauce is reduced. It’s eaten with some boiled jasmine rice or fried rice. I was inspired by the Taiwanese popcorn chicken […]

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Chicken & Chayote Ginger Soup

Tinola na May Sayote “Hindi sa akin yan…Sayo te!” A friend jokingly commented, to many people they know the vegetable as ‘chayote’ in Filipino language it’s ‘sayote’ haha! Tinola is a classic Filipino dish with the chicken, ginger and either chayote or green papaya. When my papa taught me how to cook this dish at […]

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Fried Milk Fish with Garlic Rice

There is a popular breakfast or brunch concept in the Philippines and honestly I could eat it all day! The name basically consist of the main Meat or Vegetables in a plate plus garlic fried rice (sinangag) and fried egg (itlog). +Silog is Filipinos bento box! Haha! Milk fish is Bangus [bang-os] in Filipino language. […]

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