Cocido-style Nilaga

Cocido-style Nilaga

Initially, I was going to straight up call this cocido but I know that would have been a bit of a stretch as cocido is a little more complex than the simple soup we have here. Traditional cocido involves a variety of meats such as pork, beef, chicken or sausages along with the customary cabbage, garbanzos and bananas. It is usually presented on the table in parts, with the … [Read more...]

Pinais na Hipon

Pinais na Hipon

Guys, you've heard me moan and groan and whine about my food photography many times before. You all know how I am a hit and miss with my picture taking and this pinais na hipon is definitely one of those occasions when my photography skills failed to give full justice to the dish.  My peeps, just take my word and trust me when I tell you this seafood dish is seafood at its … [Read more...]

Pinakbet with Crispy Lechon

Pinakbet with Crispy Lechon

As much as I ravaged with glee the lechon kawali I made a few days ago, the almost three pounds of crisp pork belly proved way too much for one person. I ate to my heart's content and still had about half a slab left to find use for. I've had the pleasure of trying pinakbet with crispy lechon at one of the Filipino sit-down restaurants in Cerritos but I've never prepared … [Read more...]

Pineapple Pork Ribs

Pineapple Pork Ribs

I thawed a pack of baby back ribs Saturday night with  plans to cook Loslos for next day's lunch. Crunchy breaded ribs, steamed rice and ketchup...yum, yum, I was so looking forward to a fantastic meal. And then, of course,  I opened my pantry and boo-hoo! I only had about an inch of oil left, definitely not enough for deep-frying. Don't ya just hate it when that happens? … [Read more...]

Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali

Call me cray cray. After discovering the crispiest rind and the moistest meat on a lechon sa hurno, you'd think I'd never cook lechon in a kawali again. I mean, really. Who in her right mind would tackle hot oil splattering all over the place when she could have a slab of pork belly crisping nice and quiet in the oven? In my defense, it was awfully hot this weekend … [Read more...]

Chinese Pearl Balls

Chinese Pearl Balls

We, Filipinos, are a superstitious lot. I remember being a young child in tow as my mother frantically scoured grocery stores a day before New Year, in search of twelve kinds of round fruits to serve as centerpiece for our festivities. I am sure you share my media noche memories of pancit guisado for long life or BBQ pork on a stick for prosperity. And, of course, dishes … [Read more...]

Cathedral Window Gelatin

Cathedral Window Gelatin

Looking for a spectacular holiday centerpiece that's both pretty and delicious? This cathedral window gelatin's festive colors definitely fit the mood of the season and its creamy. melt-in-your mouth texture is sure to please everyone in the party. A truly impressive dessert but without the fuss, this can be a fun kitchen project to make with the whole family. Here … [Read more...]

Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao

I spent a good portion of this morning reading through my favorite food blogs, researching the background of beef salpicao. Although I couldn't find a definitive history of how this dish came about in Philippine cuisine, everyone seem to agree that beef salpicao is wonderfully delicious served as main dish or as appetizer. Beef salpicao is a quick stir-fry dish, … [Read more...]

$100 Visa Gift Card or $100 Xoom Remittance

$100 Visa Gift Card

Oh, no! Oh, yes, I did! I forgot our monthly giveaway for September! Please forgive me? Can we still be friends? I've been under the weather the last few days, the pretty bad headache I've been complaining about here becoming a precursor to  the nasty head cold I have now. Wordpress does allow future scheduling of posts but I've never been a fan of this feature as I like … [Read more...]

Pichi-Pichi

Pichi-Pichi

Guys, I love you, I appreciate you, but I have to keep this short and sweet. As much as I want to be my ol' chatty self, I have a pretty bad headache going on and I can already feel it turning into a miserable migraine that will torture me for days. I made a commitment to myself to post a recipe on Kawaling Pinoy everyday (*fingers crossed) starting October but all I want … [Read more...]