batchoy
Noodles Pork Soup

Batchoy

Batchoy is an authentic noodle soup dish of the Philippines. It’s made with fresh broth, miki noodles topped with boiled pork meat and garnished with crushed pork cracklings. This dish originated the province of Ilo-Ilo, particularly in La Paz. Thus, it is famously known as “La Paz Batchoy.” This dish has different variations. Some local …

baked macaroni with cheese
Noodles

Baked Macaroni with Cheese

Baked macaroni with cheese is made with macaroni noodles and topped with a variety of cheeses. It is a classic comfort food which has become popular all over the world. The difference between the Filipino version and the more authentic recipes is the use of spaghetti sauce and white sauce. In light of this, it can …

chicken curry
Chicken

Chicken Curry

As with many recipes, chicken curry is not a traditional dish but one adapted from Indian cuisine. It is straightforward to make, yet pleasant and spicy. It is sometimes served at fiestas and other social events. With the use of curry powder, you can quickly and easily make chicken curry. In this recipe, we have …

chicken pastel
Chicken

Chicken Pastel

Chicken pastel is a stewed chicken baked in a crust. The recipe is Spanish in origin and is often referred to as chicken pot pie in America. This dish, however, can be cooked without the crust simply by baking the fillings in an oven with the grated cheese on top. If you want to make …

afritadang manok
Chicken

Chicken Afritada (Afritadang Manok)

Chicken Afritada is a chicken stew simmered with a combination of spices and tomato sauce. I remember my mom cooking this dish in the Philippines. As I watched her in the kitchen, she would fry the chicken first and set it aside. The word “fritada” in Spanish means “fried.” Although this is an optional way …

fried chicken
Chicken

Homemade Crispy Fried Chicken and Gravy

Homemade Crispy Fried Chicken and Gravy is one of my all time favorites. Much of its origins stem from the southern United States. There is nothing better than southern fried chicken, as many folks would say south of the Mason Dixon Line. It is a relatively easy recipe but can become complex depending on the ingredients …

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