Siomai is an original Chinese dish but since Chinese and Filipinos have been trading their products to one another even during the ancient times, they have numerous influences to each other and that includes several dishes and food products.
Perhaps pork menudo is the second most famous Filipino pork dish, second to pork adobo. One of my family’s favorite and this is always present whenever there is a dinner get together in the family. So here’s my version…
Stir fried vegetables recipe is very common and easy to cook dish. It’s also nutritious and can always be available.
Dinengdeng nga dukep, we call it dukep in my province, sabsabidukong or sabidukong for some Ilocanos, and others call it also as bagbagkong is an edible, wild, vine flower which serves as a main ingredient in many Ilocano vegetable dishes especially in dinengdeng.
Graham cake or Mango float is one of my family’s favorite dessert especially during summer. And I love making this cake because it’s so easy to prepare and it’s so tasty.
Tokneneng is boiled quail eggs, covered with batter then deep fried with vegetable oil.
If you are fond of eating Filipino street foods, I’m sure you’ll love this recipe.
Litson kawali or lechon kawali is an original Filipino recipe that is often present in a typical wedding reception in the provinces of Philippines. If you grew up in the province, you can relate to what I’m saying. 😀
If there are days when you’re craving for lechon baboy but you cannot afford to buy a whole lechon and there’s no reason to buy or to cook because there is no special occasion to celebrate, cook litson kawali and it’s the dish closest to lechon baboy. 😀 Here’s the recipe…
Pinakbet or Pakbet originated in Ilocos Region. It is a dish of mixed vegetables like ampalaya (bitter gourd), sitaw (long beans), talong (eggplant), okra, and kalabasa (squash). The Ilocano way of cooking pinakbet uses fish bagoong sauce instead of bagoong alamang. I also add patani in it to have a better aroma and to make it tastier. Sometimes, when I cook litson kawali, I set aside some slices to mix with my pinakbet the following day. For the recipe of my litson kawali, click here (Litson Kawali Recipe). Here’s the Ilocano style pinakbet or pakbet…
Papaitan Kambing “Pinapaitan nga kalding”or Goat Innard Stew (Bitter Goat Stew) is a unique Ilocano cuisine that has a main ingredient of goat’s tripe, intestines, lungs, kidney, liver and papait (bile liquid).
Calamares with Chile Vinegar Sauce