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. …


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 (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

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

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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