patola with misua
Soup Vegetables

Patola with Misua Soup

Patola with Misua Soup is made with thin flour noodles and patola, which is a loofah gourd vegetable. When the vegetables and noodles are combined, they blend into a very tasty soup especially when served on cold and rainy day. This is an old recipe I got from my mom, and it’s excellent served with fried …

Noodles Pork Soup


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

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 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 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 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 …

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