Pinoy Kusinero

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Fruity Watermelon and Pina Colada Popsicles

Is it just me or is it really the weather? I know “official” Philippine summer is already and still a few months out of sight but I am feeling …

Chicken and Mushroom Salpicao

A few weeks ago, I went to the supermarket to check out the meat prices and I was quite amazed by the huge leap in the price of beef. I must admit …

Crispy Wonton Canapés

<i>Canapé</i> is a type of <i>hors d’œuvre</i> or French appetizer that usually comes in small, decorative and finger-sized bites. This type of dish which is also …

Pritong Pusit/ Calamares Fritos (Fried Squid Rings) with Garlic-Mayonnaise Dip

These are appetizers or small servings of snack that are meant to be served along with an ice-cold bottle of beer or any alcoholic beverages. In the …

Patatas Bravas with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Spanish Tapas

Foodies+ is one of the most active food communities in G+ and being a member of the group for more than a year now, I am very happy and pleased to …

Pork Giniling Menudo (Minced Pork and Tomato Sauce Stew)

Real life interferes with my virtual life lately so please pardon me if I had not been as active as I was in the blogging scene these past few days. …

Fruit and Herb Infused Water

March to mid part of June is summer season in the Philippines. It is the period of the year that boys and girls are on vacation from their classes in …

Chicken Halang Halang (Visayan Spicy Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk)

<b>INGREDIENTS:</b><p>2 lbs. chicken (combination of thigh and breast), chopped into serving slices<br>• 5 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 1 small red onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 …

Nori Omelette Pancake

A couple of months ago, I had a vacation in Ilocos along with some good friends. One of our friends, Tantan, offered his house so that we could have …

Chicken Asado/ Asadong Manok (Tomato and Lime Soured Chicken Stew)

Here is a special tomato sauce-based dish by the folks from the province of Pampanga, Philippines – the <b>Chicken Asado or Asadong Manok</b>. Oftentimes …

Lemon Square Inipit Cakes – Triple Dessert Treats

Ever since I was a young boy, I have been a passionate lover of dessert. As a child, the idea of dessert for me was pretty simple and …

Niyog/ Sapal Burger (Meatless Coconut Burger) with Spicy Teriyaki Sauce

Whenever we prepare stews and desserts at home that require coconut milk in the ingredient, we seldom use the ones prepared in cans. I remember my …

Ginataang Tambakol sa Kamias (Yellowfin Tuna Stewed in Coconut Milk with Bilimbi Fruit/ Belimbing)

In observance of the Lenten Season, Catholics abstain from eating meat coming from land animals and birds, including the eggs and dairy products …

Palitaw with Yema Fillings/ Palitao de Leche (Sticky Rice Dumplings Coated with Sugar and Coconut and Stuffed with Milk Custard)

I have wonderful memories of this another favorite childhood iconic dessert and street food. When I was in grade school, there was an old lady known …

Pork Humba (Visayan Pork Adobo)

<i>Adobo</i> is a quintessential Filipino stewed or braised dish prepared using these basic ingredients – meat or vegetable, soy sauce, vinegar and garlic – …

Adobong Sitaw (String Beans Cooked Adobo-style)

If there is a kind of vegetable that I never had a hard time learning to eat while growing up, it has to be <i>sitaw</i>. I had thought for the longest time …

Milkfish Fillet in Tomato Curry

After my successful attempt to cook <i>Ayam Kapitan</i> (Malaysian/ Singaporean Chicken Curry) prepared by Azlin Bloor in one of her shows, I have become so …

Sinigang na Sabaw na may Miso (Miso and Tamarind Soup)

<b>Sinigang na Sabaw na may Miso (Miso and Tamarind Soup)</b><p><b>Number of Servings: 5</b><p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b><p>10 pcs. <i>bunga ng sampalok</i> (tamarind fruits)<br>• ¼ cup white or …

Stir-fried Eggplant with Mixed Spices

I can always get a hand of these Japanese eggplants.<p>So here is my take on <b>Sharon’s Stir Fried Eggplants</b>. You can check out her original recipe in her …

Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo)

Holiday is over but as I said, that does not stop us, Pinoys, from eating! The aftermath of over-indulging ourselves from the countless dinners and …

Filipino Pescetarian Dishes Recipe Round Up

Too saturated from all things sweet and fatty? Gaining additional pounds and now shedding that irksome extra fats and beer bellies? I am raising all …

Hardinera (Lucban’s Meatloaf)

My year 2014 (and several months before that) was a tough ride but nevertheless, an exciting one. A lot of things happened, some are trivial while …

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Buko and Fruit Salad (Young Coconut Meat Salad with Fruit Cocktail)

One of the things that I always anticipate during special occasions, say Christmas and New Year, and even fiestas, weddings or birthdays, is the …

Biko na Pirurutong (Sweet Violet Rice Cake)

Here is another variety of the ubiquitous Filipino <i>kakanin</i> (rice delicacy). <b>Biko na Pirurutong</b> is a sweet treat usually prepared during special …

Spicy Tuna-Garlic Spaghetti

Whenever days are sluggish and you just want to spend most of your time sitting back and relaxing after the toxic holiday season, this <b>Spicy</b> …

Minatamis na Bao (Coco Jam)

Last time, I baked some <i>bibingka</i> (Christmas rice cake) for <i>merienda</i> but had too much of the leftover ingredients. I bought more than enough of the …

Kinulob na Manok (Banana Leaf Covered Slow-cooked Chicken)

In the Philippines, chicken is one of the primary sources of food protein. Filipinos, especially those in the remote provinces, usually raise native …

Bibingka Espesyal (Special Christmas Rice Cake)

The early dawn of December 16, few hours before the breaking of the sun and the crowing of my father’s roosters awaken the adjoining neighborhood, …