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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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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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Charred Aubergine Omelette

Tortang Talong A quick, very easy and simple dish to make! Perfect meal anytime of the day, eaten either with salad or some jasmine rice. Aubergine and eggplant are the same but different species. When I was growing up in the Philippines this was one of the dishes that I learnt to make that my […]

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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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Sapin Sapin

Sweet Sticky Tri-Layered Steamed Rice Cake What is Sapin sapin Sapin sapin is I think one of the most vibrant Filipino delicacies because of its colourful appearance. It’s steamed sweet sticky tri-colour rice cake and it’s a traditional Filipino dessert that has been around for centuries. Sapin sapin has layers with different colour and flavours […]

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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 […]

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Braso de Mercedes

Soft Meringue Roll with Kalamansi Custard Fillings A quintessential Filipino dessert that is worth the calories! I think generally when people people think of meringue they immediately think it the hard texture that many are used to. Braso de Mercedes is light and soft with vanilla custard and kalamansi flavour. Trust me once you eat […]

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Ensaladang Kulawo

Smokey Aubergine with Coconut Dressing Ensaladang Kulawo is two dishes combined into one. It’s grilled aubergine, tomatoes, red onions and garlic with coconut cream & lemon dressing. This is great as a side dish or salad and it’s vegan too! What is Ensaladang Kulawo? Let’s start with Ensalada, this dish is made up of grilled […]

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Ginataan na Isda

Sea Bream Cooked in Coconut Milk with Squash and Green Beans – What is Ginataan na Isda Ginataan is a type of stewed or braised Filipino dishes cooked with coconut milk. There are many varieties to this dish but the common ingredients are coconut and pumpkin or squash. The word “ginataan” (also spelled as guinataan) […]

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Bilo Bilo

Sticky Rice Balls Pudding in Coconut Milk 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 […]

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