tinolang manok
Chicken Soup

Tinolang Manok (Chicken Stew)

Tinolang Manok or Chicken stew is a traditional Filipino soup made from papayas, chili leaves, and chicken. It is easy to prepare and makes an utterly delicious lunch for the whole family. It’s much tastier when a native chicken is used. If native chickens are not available, then any type of chicken can be used. …

arrozcaldo
Chicken

Chicken Arroz Caldo

Chicken Arrozcaldo means “hot rice” or rice porridge. This is popular recipe in the Philippines and comes in many varieties. Traditionally, many people believed that this is a comforting food for the sick. Nowadays, however, many locals serve this for birthdays and many other occasions. Arroz caldo is a perfect combination with Calamansi and fish …

kutsinta
Dessert

Kutsinta (Brown rice cake)

Kutsinta or Cuchinta is a brown rice cake kakanin made with rice flour, lye water, and topped with grated coconut flakes. It is easy to make and only a few basic ingredients are needed. The only major problem in making this dessert, is finding lye water. Lye water is a strong alkali solution (caustic soda) …

ginataang manok
Chicken

Ginataang Manok

Ginataang manok is a chicken stew simmered in coconut milk and spices. An all time favorite ingredient of Filipinos is coconut milk. Locals often call it “Gata” or Ginataan; this makes the dish more fragrant, tasty and exotic. Vegetables are optional. If you choose to use vegetables, you can use any type depending on your …

buko pie
Dessert

Buko (Coconut) Pie

Buko pie is a delicious traditional Filipino dessert made with young coconut meat and coconut water. It is similar to coconut cream pie with the exception of the cream. This dessert is truly a famous pasalubong in the country. The most delicious, authentic buko pie can be found in the province of Laguna. Whenever you …


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