filipino dessert

Ube Pound Cake (Purple Yam)

During this time of year, we start getting excited about the holiday season. We start dusting those well-kept Christmas decorations and with a jolly heart, adorn our homes with festive trinkets. The feel of a decorated room instantly changes, like a magnet that attracts a positive and happy vibe.  Gatherings with family and friends seem …

Read more

Peach Mango Pie

We live in the part of Canada where the US border is a mere 20-minute drive. In fact, it’s much closer than going to downtown Vancouver. Every summer prior to this pandemic, we crossed the border to go to the nearest Jollibee (when the Vancouver one was still nonexistent) … which is about 2 ½ …

Read more

Minatamis na Saging (Plantain Bananas in Sugar Syrup)

Summer is always the time when my brain is constantly thinking of some icy treats. Sure there’s tons of ice cream flavors (and brands) to choose from and a whole lot of frozen treat options available in North America. A lot of times they do the trick, but there are these moments when my mind …

Read more

Saba Con Yelo

Saba con Yelo (Hielo) is a classic Filipino icy dessert. It’s a cinch to put together as long as its main ingredient is premade, the Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Plantain Bananas). In the Philippines, we use a local cooking banana called Saba but I have been using Plantains because it’s readily available, even major supermarkets …

Read more

Protein-Rich Biko (Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake)

a nutritious and equally delicious version of the Filipino sweet rice cake that’s laden with loads of essential fatty acids and a great source of plant-based protein. I just love everything about Biko (Filipino sweet glutinous rice cake)! So much so that I can’t help but have seconds (or thirds) of this beloved Filipino native …

Read more

Kutsinta (Cuchinta)

One of the first things I eat whenever we go home to visit are the “kakanin” (native delicacies). I would go to the market early in the morning and feast my eyes on the myriad of colorful delights neatly arranged on banana leaf-lined bilao (shallow bamboo baskets). It’s difficult to choose so I always end …

Read more

Buko Pandan (Coconut-Pandan Jelly Salad)

It has been ages since the last time I had eaten fresh buko (young coconut). Oh how I miss the refreshing taste of tender coconut meat swimming in a bowl of sweet coconut water! That will surely be one of the top 10 on my “to eat” list on our next Philippine vacation.  It’s undeniable …

Read more

Cassava Flan Cake

Before the kids were born, hubby and I were fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii. A good friend (elementary classmate) got married so it was the perfect excuse. It was also a great time to meet and reconnect with some friends who migrated to the aloha state.  Another close family friend invited us for dinner …

Read more

Filipino Macaroni Fruit Salad (Sweet)

Whoa, it’s September already? How did all those months go by so fast? Summer’s almost over and Fall is just a week away. Around this time, Filipinos start anticipating and getting excited about Christmas. The beginning of the “ber” months (from September to December) signifies that the holiday season is almost within our reach.  We …

Read more

No-Cook Pastillas de Leche (Only 3 Ingredients)

I have a big bag of powdered milk (from Costco) sitting in the cupboard for a while now, wanting to be awakened from its deep slumber. My youngest son would ask me to make Pulvoron out of the blue, so I always have some powdered milk stashed somewhere in the innermost part of the pantry. …

Read more

Let's be friends!

Let's socialize and talk about Filipino food. Choose your favorite social channels below. Follow or Subscribe. See you there! Salamat po!