Grilled Pork Belly Recipe

Grilled Pork Belly can be cook in many different way. Some like it marinated with just salt and pepper and some with soy sauce and kalamansi or lemon juice.
This recipe is something different. I have read somewhere that other calls this Sinarabasab or pork marinated in tamarind sinigang mix but all I can say is, this is pretty good. Something different than the rest. See step by step recipe below.

Chicken Salpicao Recipe

Chicken Salpicao is made with chicken, Worcestershire sauce, liquid seasoning and lots of garlic. What I like about this recipe is so easy to make and only few ingredients needed. Check out step by step recipe below.

Kichen Aid

I really like this KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer specially for this upcoming holidays. So convenient and easy to use so I think I am getting me another one while still on sale. 

Sinigang na Salmon with Kangkong Recipe

Sinigang na Salmon is another variety of Filipino Fish Sinigang. What I like about cooking salmon is it is highly nutritious and less fishy specially when making soup. This time I used the collar and belly with lots of kangkong leaves. See more below.

Grilled Pork Belly Recipe

This Easy Grilled Pork Recipe is made with thin slices of pork belly and marinated using 3 simple ingredients. I used a cast iron skillet as I only cooked a pound of meat and don't really want to start the grill. It worked just fine and turned out really good.
You can grill, pan sear or fry and serve hot with spicy vinegar and kalamansi for dipping.

Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya Recipe

Paksiw na Bangus is a comfort food to most Filipino. This dish is made with Bangus (Milk Fish) simmered in vinegar, garlic, onions, ginger and with desired vegetables like eggplant, bitter melon, etc. Easy to cook, very satisfying and you will definitely need lots of rice.

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.

Shrimp and Pork Lumpia Recipe

Shrimp and Pork Lumpia is a Filipino favorite food. It is made with regular Lumpia
ingredients plus shrimps. Great for potluck, parties or get together. See related Lumpia Recipes below.

Lechon Sisig Recipe

Lechon Sisig is a dish to made using left over Lechon or Lechon Kawali. This recipe is so full of flavor and great as appetizer.

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of my favorite easy to make rice dish. Is it a basic fried rice loaded with shrimp so no need to have other dish as this one is already complete. See easy recipe below. 

Pancit Bihon Recipe

Pancit Bihon is a popular Filipino noodles made using rice noodles, meat and vegetables. This Filipino noodle dish is easy to make and always present in every Filipino occasion. It is also called Bihon Guisado (sautéed) or Pancit Bihon Guisado.

Chicken and Pork Adobo Recipe

Chicken and Pork Adobo is a classic Filipino dish simmered in soy sauce-vinegar mixture with garlic until sauce thickens results in a medley of savory flavor. It is a Filipino household comfort food anywhere in the world and also pretty easy to make.

Lechon Paksiw Recipe

Lechon Paksiw is a Filipino pork dish made from leftover Lechon (roasted pig), vinegar, garlic and onion. You can also use left over Lechon Kawali or Crispy Pata when making this. Best when cooked with Lechon sauce or Mang Thomas Lechon sauce.


This one a must try. So good and full of flavor. 


Crispy Pork Binagoongan sa Gata Recipe

Crispy Pork Binagoongan sa Gata is one of Filipinos favorite pork recipe. This recipe is easy to make using pork shoulder, shrimp paste, coconut milk and chili peppers. The difference of this recipe to others is the pork is boiled and fried until crispy before adding to the coconut mixture.

Sinigang na Bangus sa Kalamansi Recipe

Sinigang na Bangus is one of my favorite sinigang dish. It is easier to make and healthier than pork. This Bangus Sinigang recipe is cooked in kalamansi juice and some simple ingredients.

Ginisang Monggo with Lechon Recipe

Ginisang Monggo cooked with left over Lechon is so good. Simple yet very satisfying and filling. It's like my 2 favorite Filipino food cooked in one.

My mom had a Luau party last week and an American-Filipino Luau party is not complete without a whole Lechon or Roasted Whole Pork.
I was in charge of chopping and serving the Lechon and to my advantage I get to take home the Lechon head and the legs that is why I have been posting "what to do with left over Lechon" like Lechon Paksiw Recipe. I still have more in the freezer so hoping next week I can make Lechon Sisig, yummy!

Almond Shrimps Stir Fry Recipe

Almond Shrimps is one of my favorite Asian recipe. Not only easy to make but very delicious and healthier. You can use chicken meat or pork or even beef instead of shrimps. Check recipe below and some related stir fry post.

Adobong Mani Recipe

Adobong Mani also known as Garlic Peanut is a famous Filipino street food best for snacking or pulutan. There are few variations on how to make this like the regular fried or spicy chili topped with generous fried garlic. You can make this with brown skin on but I prefer it without. See recipe below.

Sinigang na Bangus with Talong Recipe

Sinigang na Bangus is a simple yet very satisfying Filipinos favorite recipe. What I like about cooking sinigang is the option of using different vegetables like eggplant, pechay, long beans and just cook it with tomatoes and onion.

Ginataang Manok Recipe

Ginataang Manok or Chicken cooked in coconut milk is one of my favorite coconut dish. Not only easy to make but also very tasty. It is almost like chicken curry less the curry. Give it a try and hope you will like it. Don't forget to check out other coconut milk recipes post below.

Spicy Chili Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp is shrimp sauté and cooked in chili sauce and 7-up. An easy to make recipe that everyone can enjoy specially in parties or any get together. Don't forget to check out related shrimp recipes below.

Walnut Chicken Recipe

Walnut Chicken is a chicken stir-fry with vegetables and walnut in brown sauce. It is easy to make and delicious. With this recipe you can use almonds or peanuts if walnuts is not available. You can also add other vegetables you like snow peas and water chestnut.

Salted Eggs Shrimps Recipe

Shrimps cooked in salted egg yolks to make this recipe richer and creamier. If you like salted eggs then this recipe is for you. Easy to make and full of flavors.

Fruity Macaroni Salad

First time making this sweet macaroni mixed with fruit cocktail. It turned out pretty good and everybody liked it. Give it a try and let me know.

Pesang Bangus in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Pesang Bangus is a simple fish soup recipe cooked in ginger and fish sauce. Easy to make and flavorful. There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version.

Chicken Adobo with Ginger and Honey Recipe

Chicken Adobo with Ginger and Honey is a delicious dish. This recipe is same as cooking a regular Filipino adobo but with honey and minced ginger for additional taste. A must try easy recipe for everyone to love.

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.

Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg and Shrimp Recipe

Ampalaya is my favorite vegetable. I always crave for its bitterness so any chance I get I add it to a dish. Ginisa or sautéed ampalaya is one of those easy to make recipe. So do you like ampalaya? Then try this recipe and enjoy. Also check out other ampalaya recipe below.

Tinolang Tahong Recipe

Tinolang Tahong is a delicious and a simple recipe. It is cooked with ginger and some greens. With this recipe I used dahon ng sili also known as pepper leaves. I also added bell peppers and it turned out really good. You can use any greens desired (malunggay, dahon ng sili or spinach) and add more vegetables like green papaya or sayote. Give it a try and let me know.

Ginisang Monggo Recipe

Ginisang Monggo is a popular Filipino dish in the Philippines or for Filipinos all over the world. This ginisang monggo or mung beans has pork belly and alogbati leaves.

Giniling Guisado

Giniling Guisado is one of those easy to cook Filipino dish. You can use either ground pork, beef or chicken. This time I used ground chicken to make it a bit healthier.

Grilled Flank Steak with Mushrooms and Gravy Recipe

This Grilled Flank Steak with Mushrooms and Gravy is one of my family's favorite. Just season the steak, sauté the vegetables, make the gravy and serve. See step by step recipe below.

Laswa Ilonggo Recipe

Laswa  is a simple Ilonggo Vegetables Soup recipe made with shrimp and a variety of vegetables. A healthy dish that is easy to make and very healthy.

Honey Lime Garlic Salmon Recipe

This Honey Lime Garlic Salmon recipe is worth a try. It is so full of flavor and so easy to make. Just simmer the ingredients, pan seared the salmon and top with the sauce and serve. Check out the simple and easy recipe below. You can also use other white fish fillet or steak if salmon is not available.

Pandan Chicken Recipe

Pandan Chicken is one of those party food that is easy to make and very tasty. Makes a great appetizer or finger food. It is made of marinated chicken wrapped in pandan leaves and deep fried.

Tortang Giniling Recipe

Tortang Giniling or Ground Meat Omelet is one of those easy to make Filipino dish. What is good about this dish is you can use either ground beef or pork or chicken or fish or mix. With this recipe I used ground chicken as some family member does not eat beef or pork for health reason. Kids even made pretend hamburger sandwiches with ketchup and mayonnaise and enjoyed it too.


Try this easy recipe on how to make Filipino style longanisa. Less expensive, no preservative and for sure it is freshly made. Use either ground chicken or beef or pork. Roll it or make it into a patty like this one below.  

Pinangat na Bisugo Recipe

Some call this fish Besugo, some Bisugo. This kind of fish is best cooked when fried, stewed or as soup. I love making Pinangat with this fish as it has a lighter fish taste and one of those fish that is good for those suffering with gout.

Adobong Palaka in Achuete Oil Recipe

I was in my local Asian grocery store today and saw this package (below) in the frozen aisle so I said why not give it a try. I had fed my family Chicken Feet Adobo and Balut so for sure they won't be that shock seeing frog legs in the dinning table. To cut it shor, kids said it taste like chicken but hubby said it's not as good as chicken. O well, what matter is they ate it all.

Beef Tapa Recipe

Beef Tapa is one of Filipinos favorite breakfast meat. Using sirloin beef sliced thin and marinated overnight before frying. Best when serve with eggs and slices of tomato.

Pesang Isda Recipe

Pesang Maya-Maya is one of my favorite fish soup. Not only easy to make but also healthy. Pesang Isda is one of the least popular dishes in the Philippines usually made out of boiled fish, ginger and cabbage.

Bangus Embutido Recipe

I was craving for Rellenong Bangus but was thinking of an easier way to make it so I figure why not make it an Embutido style. First time making this and it turned out really good. Pretty much the same ingredients as Rellenong Bangus but a lot more easier to make. Give it a try and let me know.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Chili and Ketchup

If you like shrimp and like garlic, this easy and delicious recipe with chili sauce and ketchup is a must try. Check out simple recipe below.

Pop Corn Chicken Recipe

Pop Corn Chicken is one of my kids favorite to munch. It is not only good as appetizer, my kids likes to eat it with rice dipped in sweet and sour sauce. 

This recipe below is not only easy to make but also full of flavor. Chicken is marinated overnight with some spices, coated and deep fried till crispy. There are many ways on how to make Pop Corn Chicken but here is an easy version and kid friendly.

Ginisang Sayote with Chicken Recipe

You like sayote? Check out this simple sautéed sayote with chicken. Easy to make and healthy. If sayote is not available you can substitute sayote with upo or green papaya.

Ginataang Tilapia sa Achuete

Ginataang Tilapia is a very flavorful Filipino dish yet very easy to make. This recipe is different from the rest. Inspired from one of Iloilo City best chef, Tilapia simmered in vinegar and other ingredients till sauce thickens then achuete oil and coconut milk added. This recipe is also known as Adobado in some part of the Philippines.


Check out this new recipe added to Casa Baluarte's collection. This recipe was inspired from one of Casa Baluarte Filipino Recipes Facebook follower. Give it a try. Simple to make and for sure you will enjoy it too.


Palitaw or Sticky Rice Cake is a Filipino snack or merienda that is made of glutinous rice flour topped with grated coconut, roasted sesame seeds and white or brown sugar. Easy to make and delicious.