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.

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.

Ginataang Kalabasa with Shrimp and Malunggay Recipe

Ginataang Kalabasa is one of my favorite dish. Kalabasa cooked thick in coconut milk, shrimp and malunggay leaves. Also known as Nilatik in Ilonggo. See below related post on how to cook Ginataang Kalabasa.

Bangus Escabeche Recipe

Escabecheng Bangus is a popular dish in the Philippines. This dish is not only easy to make but very delicious. Simply fry the fish and top it with the sweet and sour sauce like and serve.



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Seafood Paella Recipe

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.

Chicken Lomi Recipe

Pancit Lomi is a simple type of noodle dish that make use of thick egg noodles. It is easy to make and originally from Batangas. This recipe is even more simple using chicken, fish cake and shrimp but still surprisingly good and healthier.

Stir Fry Chicken and Okra Recipe

You like Okra? Then this recipe is for you. This Chicken and Okra recipe is not only easy to make but also very healthy. Check out easy recipe below.

Fresh Tuna Sisig Recipe

Tuna Sisig is the fish version of pork sisig served in a sizzling plate. It is made from fresh chopped tuna, garlic, onion, bell pepper, homemade soy sauce ketchup sauce and mayonnaise. You can use tuna in can if fresh tuna is not available but make sure to drain it well before cooking.


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.

Bakareta Ingredients:

Pancit Bam-i Recipe

Bam-I is a type of Pancit originated from Cebu. It is a noodle dish that is made with a combination of Canton and Sotanghon Noodles. Others uses Bihon but I like the Canton and Sotanghon flavor combined and sautéed in variety of vegetables and meat.

Pinamalhan na Salmonete

Pinamalhan nga Isda is an Ilonggo word for fish cooked or simmer till dry and topped with cooking oil. It is similar to Paksiw were it is cooked in vinegar, garlic and some seasoning.

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.

Spicy Shrimp Recipe

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.

Ginataang Bilo Bilo Recipe

Also known as Ginataang Halo Halo is a Filipino dessert or merienda made with assorted roots, fruits, sticky rice balls, sago, coconut milk and more. Usually served as an afternoon snack in the Philippines and best eaten  when freshly cooked.

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 Recipe

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 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.

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.

Beef Mechado Recipe

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 Recipe

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.

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.