Pinoy Food

Tuyo – Filipinos Favorite Dried Fish

Among the numerous dried fish (usually salted) in the Philippines, Tuyo is undeniably the king of ‘em all. Unlike the others (danggit, daing to name a few), this humble salted dried herring is sold from the tiniest sari-sari store (neighborhood store) to the biggest supermarkets. At wet markets, it’s sold in packs, by weight or …

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Egg White Leche Flan

I must confess … I love Leche Flan! It’s one of the top things that brings me back to my childhood.  Armed with a spoon, I could easily finish a whole llanera (leche flan mold) in one sitting. But that was before, when that pesky cholesterol wasn’t yet an issue. Now, I can only have …

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Homemade Ensaymada (Rich and Buttery)

Tinapay (bread in Filipino) is as much a staple as rice to us Filipinos. We have it in the morning, a snack before lunchtime, in the afternoon merienda (snack time) or just anytime we feel like it, especially with a cup of coffee. The neighborhood panaderya (bakery) is always brimming with a cornucopia of bread …

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Ube Champorado (Sweet Rice Porridge With Purple Yam)

It was about 5 or so years ago when I first tried making this purple-hued porridge. I made it once before but totally forgot to make it again, until recently. When my little one and I were at the international aisle of our local supermarket, he just blurted “Champorado” while pointing at a boxed champorado …

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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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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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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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