CrispyPorkkarekare-Foodwithmae (11 of 17)

Crispy Pork in Peanut Sauce

Lechon Kawali na Kare Kare Kare Kare is usually cooked with oxtail, I wanted to jazz it’s up a little and see what other meat I can use for this dish. Lechon kawali is twice cooked pork belly, it’s first boiled then fried to crisp. It’s a mash up of two Filipino dishes. This dish […]

PinoyFruitSalad-FWM (8 of 11)

Pinoy Fruit Salad

Fruity…check! Creamy…check! Sweet…check! If you have attended a Filipino gathering before, you know that you are in for a feast! When we say, come over, we are having a small gathering for a celebration don’t expect 2-3 people or sandwiches on the table. Small gathering ends up being a living room and kitchen full of […]

Spatchcock-Inihaw1-FWM (1 of 1)

Spatchcock Inihaw

BBQ Whole Chicken with Lemongrass The word ‘Inihaw’ literally means to barbecue something. This is a very popular street food in the Philippines. You will see many barbecue stands on the side of the road each with their own inihaw recipe. You can see the smoke from the barbecue from a distance and the amazing […]

Ube-Iskrambol-FoodwithMae (2 of 3)

Milky Slushy with Purple Yam

Iskrambol If I say school snacks what’s the first food comes to mind? I grew up in the Philippines and what I remember during school recess or break is this cold, sweet and colourful dessert. The vendor usually seen outside of schools and parks waiting for the students and young children to persuade their parents […]

BinagoongangBaboy_FoodwithMae (5 of 5)

Pork Belly Cooked with Salted Shrimps

Binagoongang Baboy The word ‘bagoong‘ [ba-gu-ong] means the fermentation process of either fish or shrimps. Mainly for fish the by product fermentation process is called ‘patis‘ [pa-tis]. Filipinos uses many fish to ferment like anchovies, herring or perch as well as tiny shrimps. Bagoong is determined by which type with what word that comes after. […]

mangofloat (11 of 11)

No Bake Mango Float Cake

Philippine Mango also known as Carabao Mango named after native, domesticated water buffalo in Philippines. I think Philippine Mangoes are the sweetest and juiciest mangoes! Yep I know it’s a bold statements but I am confident that our native mangoes can stand against other popular mangoes. I wish they sell more of Philippine mangoes in […]

SiopaoAsado (22 of 26)

Steamed Pork Bun

Siopao Asado A fantastic snack worth making! Filipino cuisine have many influences this includes Chinese cuisine. Filipinos have always traded with their neighboring country like China even before Spain colonized Philippines. Some Chinese business men stayed in Philippines, either to start/expand a business or marry a Filipino or both. Bringing with them is their homeland […]

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Deep Fried Quails Eggs in Beer Batter

Kwek-kwek This dish is probably the most underrated Filipino street food in the Philippines. The original recipe doesn’t have any beer with it, my version is taken from England’s fish & chips batter super charged it with beer or sparkling water. It creates bubbles and makes the batter airy and crisp! I love this dish […]

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Stewed Chicken & Liver with Tomato sauce

Menudo Nope! This is not about Ricky Martin or his boy band, this is a delicious chicken stew with a Spanish name seen at many Filipino gatherings. I know what you’re thinking, why do we have this dish in the Philippines? This dish ties us to Spain, Philippines was a Spanish colony for 300+ years. […]

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Mussels in Coconut Milk & Turmeric

Ginataan na Tahong 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 mother’s Barrio is […]

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Braised Squid in Soy and Vinegar

Adobong Pusit Adobo comes in many varieties, there are regional variations as well as every house hold will have their own version too! The name was given by the Spain during their time in the Philippines. It resembles a cooking technique in Spain to preserve meat in herbs, salt and vinegar. When Spain ruled Philippines they […]

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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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