Chicken Empanada Recipe

Empanada is a Spanish word meaning meat pie. It is a pastry filled with meat and vegetables and baked. Some do deep fry but I always liked it baked.

Instead of chicken you can use ground beef or pork or even fruits. You can also add other vegetables like bell peppers and green peas. See recipe below.

Halabos na Alimasag Recipe

My family has been craving for good home-cooked crabs and lucky I found live blue crabs from our local Asian Grocery Store here in OC, CA. It's kind of pricy but worth every penny. They are meaty and lots of "Aligue". See easy Steamed Blue Crabs or Halabos na Alimasag recipe below.

Banana Turon with Caramel Sauce Recipe

Banana Turon or Lumpiyang Saging is a favorite Filipino snack made with ripe cooking banana and langka wrapped in lumpia wrapper and fried to a crisp. Banana Turon is a popular street food usually sold along streets in the Philippines and is one of my favorite. I usually make a bunch and freeze the rest for later use. Great for parties or anytime of the day.

Simple Pancit Canton Recipe

Casa Baluarte have few Pancit Canton post (see related post below) but this one is the most simplest of all yet it taste as good. Stir fried with chicken meat, shrimps and vegetables. I think Pancit Canton is the closest to Chinese Chow Mein noodles.

Hong Kong Style Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

Hong Kong Style Soy Sauce Chicken is made of chicken, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic and star anise. It is a delicious recipe, easy to make and something different from our usual Filipino adobo recipe. Give it a try and let me know.

Chicken Salad Sandwich Spread Recipe

Chicken Salad is a Filipino style sandwich spread that is quick  and easy to make. It is made with shredded chicken, mayonnaise, condensed milk and few more basic ingredients. Best when eaten cold over a slice of  sweet rolls or toasted loaf of bread.

Maruya Recipe

Maruya is a Filipino type fritter that is usually made from saba or cooking banana. These Maruya are easy to make and great for snack and even for breakfast. The sliced saba is coated with batter and deep fried until golden brown.