Filipino meat recipe

Lechon Kawali (Crunchy Puffed Skin)

If there’s one characteristic of a really good Lechon Kawali, it’s that crunch factor. And this recipe delivers more than that!  The crackling skin shatters as you munch into it….it’s that kind of crunch!  This (of course) is a “sometimes food” for obvious reasons. Lechon de Carajay, as my lola (grandmother) called it, is pork …

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Beef Caldereta (Kalderetang Baka)

Beef Caldereta

Though I think pork is mostly the meat of choice in Filipino cuisine, there are beef dishes that are integral in our cooking. Two of the most popular ones are the Beef Mechado and this other hearty stew, Beef Caldereta. People at times get confused as to what the difference is between these two. For …

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Pork and Potato Omelet (Tortang Giniling)

Pork and Potato Omelet (Tortang Giniling)

Our 2 smaller kids have been doing online (only) classes since the pandemic started. The eldest, who’s in high school, goes every other day and my hubby has been working remotely since March of last year. So most of the time, we are all home. This scenario has its own perks and challenges. Being together …

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Pata Kare-Kare (Pork Hocks in Rich Peanut Sauce)

Pata Kare-Kare 1

To tell you the truth, I was not a fan of Kare-Kare. I actually don’t remember, but maybe the very first dish of this kind that I had tried wasn’t to my liking. It’s like eating pineapple for the very first time and it had that “itchy” feel on the tongue. That latter experience stuck …

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Mama’s Special Morcon (Beef)

Mama’s Special Morcon 1

My mom is an awesome cook! I have seen her do wonders in the kitchen and I don’t recall anything she cooked that I didn’t like. She loves reading cookbooks and when a cooking show is on, she would be watching like a hawk with a pen and paper on each hand. Recipes written on …

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken 1

Sweet and sour are flavors that are well-loved by Filipinos. The contrast somehow makes it very appealing and whether you would rather have it on the sweet or sour side, is just individual preference. Either way works.  My two big boys (hubby included) at home love this dish so I make it once in a …

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Oven-Baked (Cheesy) Embutido

Oven-Baked Cheesy Embutido 1

Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. It used to be a dish that’s served during special gatherings. Maybe it’s because of its colorful look that is so presentable and appetizing when thinly sliced on a serving platter. Nowadays, it’s an everyday food that’s readily available and different people have their own version of this …

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Oven-Roasted Pork Barbecue

oven roasted barbeque

It has been raining lately to think that it’s almost summer. Since March, we have only used our outdoor barbecue grill a couple of times. It’s not only because of the weather but mostly it’s the cleaning part after. Besides, in our part of the world, we have more cold and/ rainy days than beautiful …

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