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Crispy Smelt or should I call Crispy Dilis but a little bigger and thicker. I don't know the Filipino or Tagalog name of this fish but I know this is one tasty little fish and nutty. What I remember back home we uses this fish a lot in making Kinilaw.
Lumpia Shanghai or Filipino Spring Rolls is one of Filipinos favorite food during gatherings is made with ground pork or beef or chicken. A Filipino party is not complete without this crispy meat filled crunchy and always the first to go.
Ginataang Langka or Green Jackfruit in Coconut Milk is one of those easy to make Filipino recipe. Made with young jackfruit, chili and cooked in coconut milk. Some recipe calls for fish sauce but with this one I used ginisang bagoong which made it more tastier. You can use daing or dilis (dried fish) instead of shrimps.
Sweet and Spicy Crunchy Dilis is a popular Filipino street food and a delicious snack. Best as pulutan or as an appetizer. I remember buying this all the time growing up in the Philippines. It is one of those snack that you can't stop munching once you start. This recipe I found in the web is pretty simple. The taste is close to the Dilis appetizer they serve when you eat at those Korean Barbecue restaurant.
Chicken Inasal is a popular chicken barbeque that originated from the Visayan region of the Philippines. Chicken marinated overnight and grilled to perfection. Best served with Papaya Achara and Kalamansi Soy Sauce for dipping.
Chicken Pochero is a tomato base chicken dish stewed in vegetables. This one is a more simpler version unlike the original recipe which calls for chick peas, beans and pechay. If you prefer you can always add those to ingredients below.
Ginataang Bilo Bilo is also known as Ginataang Halo Halo. 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.
Salt and Pepper Spicy Smelt or should I call Spicy Dilis but a little bigger and thicker. I don't know the Filipino or Tagalog name of this fish but I know this is one tasty little fish and nutty. What I remember back home we uses this fish a lot in making Kinilaw.
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.
Do you like shrimps? Do you like it spicy? Check out this easy to make delicious Garlic Sriracha Shrimp recipe. You can use shrimps with head-on but for me it's more enjoyable to eat if peeled and deveined. Best when served over white rice or linguini pasta. COMPLETE RECIPE
Deviled Eggs is one of those party food that everyone likes. So easy to make and you only need few ingredients. You can also make it a day before the party. Great any time of the day or just for snacking.
Pancit Canton is one of Filipinos favorite noodles. When shopping for Pancit Canton my choice is always Excellent brand from the Philippines. I find this brand better and easier to cook than the rest. See below easy to follow simple Seafood Pancit Canton recipe.