Filipino food

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 …

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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 …

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Crispy Adobo Flakes

I have been craving Pork Adobo for weeks now but because of my unending to-do list, I haven’t gotten around to it until a few days ago. Because it’s been on my mind, I wasn’t even thinking when I was cutting a slab of pork shoulder. It was only after I was done cooking that …

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Atchara (Pickled Papaya)

It’s finally barbecue season! Though I can use the oven to make Pork Barbecue all-year round, the sight and smell of cooking on the grill makes it more enjoyable to eat. What’s even more palatable is when those flame-kissed meats are served with a side of Atchara (Pickled Papaya). Pickled vegetables, particularly Atchara, are the …

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Watermelon Popsicle

Summer is my favorite season! School’s out and I can have my lazy days once in a while. Hubby still goes to work but most of the time, he’s working from home. So, weekdays are easier in some ways but I think I’m in the kitchen more often because my kids are hungry all the …

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Scrambled Eggs with Dried Alamang and Tomatoes

Dried krill is another name for dried alamang (shrimp fry). It’s the same kind used to make Ginisang Alamang except it’s dried the same way as tuyo (dried fish) and usually unsalted. It’s packed with flavor which elevates the likes of Dinengdeng and Pinakbet. It also makes my Crunchy Sweet Potato Okoy taste better when …

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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 …

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Easy Baked Pork Chops

My family loves the flavor combination of lemon juice and soy sauce. We prefer the sour and salty combo over the sweet and salty, in savory dishes. The likes of Sinigang are always welcome any day.  Unlike in the Philippines where we have thinly cut bone-in pork chops (which I love), the ones I find …

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Tender-Bone Paksiw na Salmon (Instant Pot)

Though bone-in fish has more flavor, the pain of picking the bones is never welcome. This is one dilemma I constantly have with my fish-loving 6 year old. It doesn’t matter to him how it’s cooked, if it’s fish…..he’s happy. I always have some Sarangani boneless bangus stashed in the freezer but there are recipes …

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Ginataang Kalabasa at Kale (Squash and Kale in Thick Coconut Gravy)

I love coconut milk! It’s just so versatile that it goes from sweet to savory yet still maintains its character. Kakanin (Filipino native delicacies) is never the same without it and dishes like our Filipino Chicken Curry and Ginataan can’t be complete without its star ingredient, the all-around coconut milk. Growing up in the Philippines, …

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