Winner of $200 Amazon Gift Box or Balikbayan Box Giveaway + December’s $100 Pamasko Giveaway

Giveaway

Drawing these monthly giveaway winners can be heartbreaking. I read all your lovely comments and feel the excitement that goes with them. I know the high of anticipating to win and I understand the disappointment that comes with not winning. I bought twenty tickets for the big $324 Mega Million Jackpot a few weeks ago and I was imagining all week all the glorious things I … [Read more...]

Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman

Hello, everyone. How's your week going so far? I hope it's filled with everything good and delicious. Mine has been super crazy. Aside from the over-the-top amount of cooking I had to do for the blog, I've been up to my head with the behind-the-scenes stuff as well. If you noticed, the recipe card has been (slightly) modified. I was using Ziplist to post my recipes … [Read more...]

Chicken Salad Sandwich Spread

Chicken Salad Sandwich Spread

I was in the middle of sharing the photo of my cheese pineapple sandwich on Facebook (like me there, pretty please?) when it dawned on me that I haven't really gone into many sandwich spreads here at Kawaling Pinoy as I should. We, Filipinos, love our rice like the next Asian but we do live on bread just as well. Sandwiches are as much a part of our food culture as rice … [Read more...]

Maja Blanca Espesyal

Maja Blanca Espesyal

One of the first recipes I posted here at Kawaling Pinoy is a simple version of maja blanca made with coconut milk, cornstarch, sugar and toasted coconut. Although it's creamy and delicious and has satisfied my sweet cravings on many a night, I am the first to say it pales next to this maja blanca espesyal. Guys, you gotta have this on your Noche Buena menu. It's … [Read more...]

Crispy Sisig

Crispy Sisig

Lechon kawali is a very involved process so when I do make it at home, I make it worth the time by using the biggest piece of pork belly I can find to allow for plenty of leftovers. I enjoy whatever I can consume of the sinful morsels with lechon sauce and then re-use what's left for another meal. Here are my favorite ways to breathe new life to lechon kawali: Toss into a … [Read more...]

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya can be a tricky vegetable to prepare. The gourd is known as a nutritional powerhouse with many health benefits and herbal properties but along with its myriad of vitamins and minerals is a pronounced bitter taste which can be off-putting to most. To rid of its natural acridity, it is customary for the cook to salt the vegetable and squeeze off its juices before … [Read more...]

Baked Macaroni

Baked Macaroni

One of the fanfare here at Kawaling Pinoy I truly enjoy are the monthly giveaways. Although I don't reply to the comment entries, I do read and relish each and every one of them. Last month's giveaway was all about Noche Buena and I appreciate how you guys jumped right in to share your holiday meals and traditions.  One dish I noticed that came up more than others was … [Read more...]

Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo

I am a shy person. Yah, shocker. Considering how I always like to talk about me, me and me, I know that's kinda hard to believe. But really, I am. Behind this food blogger who seems too full of herself  is a person who regularly questions herself. When I approached Raymund of Ang Sarap for a possible guest posting, I was nervous as crap. What if he didn't like my work? … [Read more...]

Cheese Puto

Cheese Puto

 I hit the jackpot! I mean, the puto jackpot, not the Mega Million Lotto which, by the way, is up to $324 million this coming Tuesday drawing. Three hundred twenty four million dollars. EEEEEEEEEE!!! Can you imagine what you could do with all that money? Whose world could you change? I'm sure I'll find 324,000,000 ways to spend 324,000,000 dollars. That balikbayan slash … [Read more...]

Chicken Caldereta

Chicken Caldereta

Thank you, everyone, for all your get-well wishes. I truly, truly appreciate your concern and your taking the time to make sure I am alright. After going through a 5-pound bag of ice and getting a 12-hour long sleep yesterday, the knee and I are doing much better. In fact, I spent the whole of today cooking and baking. I have quite a number of delicious things coming for … [Read more...]

Mock Pancit Canton Stir-Fry

Mock Pancit Canton Stir-fry

WARNING: Shameless self-promotion ahead. Guys, do you know I have another cooking website other than Kawaling Pinoy? Yes, I do, and it's called Onion Rings and Things. While I share Filipino and Asian-inspired eats here at Kawaling Pinoy, Onion Rings and Things is all about everyday comfort food. Here is a little taste of the good stuff I have there: Sweet Chili … [Read more...]