Crab Claws in Mae's Alavar Sauce - FoodwithMae

Crab Claws with Mae’s Alavar Sauce

Crabs claws in a aromatic, mildly spiced with coconut milk and crab paste sauce.  What is Alavar Sauce? The recipe is inspired by a dish from Zamboanga in Mindanao, Southern parts of the Philippines. Locally the dish is known as ‘Curacha con salsa Alavar’ or Curacha in Alavar sauce, it’s made with Spanner crabs and […]

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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 […]

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Braised Pork Leg

Patatim Slow cooked pork leg in soy, vinegar and sugar that melts in your mouth with sweet & savoury sauce. What is Patatim? One of many Filipino-Chinese dishes in the Philippines. As well as inheriting many influences from Spain, Filipinos also inherited many Chinese dishes through Chinese business men settling in the Philippines. They replicated […]

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Sweet Coconut Buns

Pan de Coco 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 […]

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Chicken and Ginger Porridge

Arroz Caldo A comforting dish that will hug you from the inside! Perfect for those gloomy days to feed your soul. Yes, it sounds Spanish but don’t be fooled, this dish is influenced by our Chinese neighbours and closely resembles Congee (a Chinese rice porridge dish). What is Arroz Caldo? Arroz Caldo literally means hot […]

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Steamed Sweet Cassava Cake

Pichi Pichi Simply delicious steamed sweet cassava cake covered in freshly grated coconut meat. This Vegan sweetness is great as a snack or dessert! What is Pichi Pichi? Pichi pichi or Pitsi pitsi is made from grated cassava or manioc mixed with water or coconut milk and sugar. The mixture is poured into molders and […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Pancit Lomi A comforting Chicken noodle soup that will leave you slurping your bowl like no one’s business! What is Pancit Lomi? Batangas Pancit Lomi is one of those dishes that was influenced by our Chinese neighbors. As an example, In 1968 a businessman called To Kim Eng came to the Philippines and settled. He […]

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Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup

Macaroni Sopas A comforting one pot wonder that fills you up and cuddle you from the inside.. It’s creamy, filling and soupy just perfect for rainy days. I asked the my daughters what they would like to eat for dinner. It’s been a rainy autumn we are having this year. Both of the girls thought […]

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Pork Ribs Sour Soup with Tamarind

Sinigang na Buto ng Baboy sa Sampalok Rain or Shine this dish does not disappoint. I remember my papa would tell me that “a good soup should make you sweat”. He would make some sinigang and as soon as he takes off the heat we would eat it straight away and I love putting so […]

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Sweet Tofu Pudding

Taho TAHOOOO! The distinctive shout that the street vendor calls while making his round. You immediately grab your money and run outside making sure you don’t miss him. Pssst! You call the vendor, he comes over and starting assembling your taho. He first take a cup (you provide a cup too), he then gently scoop […]

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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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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 […]

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