filipino cuisine

Binagoongang Okra (Okra Sauteed in Shrimp Paste)

I’m fortunate that even though I live outside of the Philippines, I still have access to a lot of food and ingredients that I need to make Filipino meals for my family. Canada is such a multicultural country and there are numerous asian stores in and around our area.  Okra, also called Lady’s Finger, is …

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Shrimps in Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce (Quick and Easy)

“Breakfast for Dinner” is a normal occurrence at home. Though there are times when I stay true to its meaning and cook either pancakes or waffles to go with the breakfast meats, a lot of times I just mean bread with whatever spread we have. In short, toasting the buns is the only “cooking” involved. …

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Bistek na Bangus (Milkfish in Soy-Lemon Sauce)

We’re a family of five (hubby, myself and three kids). Now that the kids are all back to school, I’m facing a different scenario. If you’re thinking that I’m finally “free”, the answer is a resounding no. There’s a lot going on that I hardly finish the stuff I have lined up on a particular …

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Easy Salted Eggs (Itlog na Maalat)

I seldom have luck when buying salted eggs. It’s either too salty or the inside looked like it had been sitting at the store shelves for quite a while. Then, there are those uncooked salted eggs that came in a pack of 6. They’re relatively inexpensive but I refrain from buying food products (if possible) …

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Nilagang Baboy (Pork Ribs Soup)

This is one of my family’s favorite comfort dishes (next to Sinigang – Pork in Sour Tamarind Broth). I used pork ribs in this one but you can definitely substitute beef ribs or even chicken. Regardless of the type of meat you prefer, the process is the same. Just keep in mind that the essence …

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Special Pandesal

This is my go-to recipe when my kids ask for Pandesal. I call them “Bread Bandits” because every time I make bread (which is once a week), they always lurk near the kitchen waiting for the freshly baked buns to come out of the oven. I have to place the baking pans on racks to …

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