The Filipino Style Seafood Paella recipe is a popular rice dish in the Philippines specially during special occasion. It may look like a complicated dish to cook but maybe only at first. Just organize all the ingredients needed and you will be just fine.
Bakareta or Beef Bakareta is one of the most popular and favorite dish specially during Fiestas or any special occasion in the Philippines. Some make this dish out of goat meat (Kalderera) but I myself rather stick to beef.
In Ilonggo we call this fish Salmonete and also called the same in Spanish. It is known as Striped Red Mullet or Red Mullet in English.
You love shrimp? You like it spicy? Then this recipe is a must try. Shrimp cooked in sprite, chili sauce, chili peppers, chili flakes and more. Check out the easy recipe below.
Check out related Shrimp recipe below.
There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version for everyone to enjoy. See related glutinous rice flour recipes below.
Chicken Sopas is one of the soup that Filipinos like to eat anytime of the day. It is a rich chicken noodle soup made with flaked chicken, elbow macaroni and more. Check out this easy recipe using simple ingredients and healthier version.
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.
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.
Beef Mechado is made by stewing meat in tomato sauce with potatoes, carrots and bell pepper. It is similar to Kaldereta or Afritada because of the base ingredients used. Beef Mechado is a delicious beef stew best eaten with steam rice.
Lechon Paksiw is a Filipino pork dish cooked using leftover Lechon. It can be either Lechon or Lechon Kawali or Crispy Pata. Amazing how leftover meat can turn into this delicious dish. Check out the recipe and give it a try.
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.
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.
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.
Filipino Egg Pie aka Egg Custard Pie is a classic Filipino snack in the Philippines. Slow baked Egg Pie that is a perfect snack or dessert anytime of the day. Also, I made the pie crust using graham cracker. Something different and easier to make than a regular pie crust. My family loved it and requested that I should make 2 plate next time.Give it a try and let me know.
Dulong also known as Silver fish is a very tiny fish yet very tasty. You can find this fresh from Philippine wet markets or packed frozen in local Asian grocery store all over the US.
Filipinos loves fish cooked in vinegar or what we known as Paksiw. What is special about this recipe is the fish is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed leaves which gives it extra flavor.
Binagoongan na Talong is an easy recipe and an all time Filipino favorite dish. This dish is made with simple ingredients that most Filipinos already have it the fridge and in the pantry. Other uses pork to add to the recipe but this recipe is simple and was served as a side dish.
There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version and very tasty.
No utensils are used when eating and you will use your bare hands for more enjoyable experience. As for the dishes there is no set rules in what to serve but the popular ones are dry items like seafood, meat, steamed vegetables and fruits. Breakfast is also popular when it comes to Boodle Fight eating.
Here are some easy Boodle Fight Recipes: (click link below picture to see recipe)
Inihaw na Tuna is a popular dish in the Philippines. The best part to grill is the jaw or panga in Filipino. This recipe is not only easy to make but also very delicious. There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version.
Linguine with Clams is one of my favorite and easy to make pasta. There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version. For me, when cooking "the simpler the better".
Red Beans cooked in Pork is one of my favorite way of cooking beans. This recipe is made with red beans, pork belly, langka (jackfruit) and malunggay leaves. If you like beans then you have to give this recipe a try.
Spam Musubi is a popular snack or party food composed of Spam, rice and wrapped together with nori. Spam Musubi is a local favorite in Hawaii and I would say, also here in California. It is a tasty snack that is easy to make and affordable. There are many ways you can make this, but here is a simple version.
MFK by Aysee (Modern Filipino Kitchen), newly opened Filipino restaurant in Anaheim, CA. A restaurant in Orange County serving up Filipino Soul Food.
If you are from the area or planning to visit OC, come and try it out. Great twist on Filipino food, amazing food and awesome service. I am impressed! Nice spot and delicious choices.
They serve Rice Bowls with your choice of White or Brown Rice. Add Garlic Fried Rice and Egg and make it Silog Style.