Fire HD 6 Tablet Giveaway

Fire HD Giveaway

Folks, it's that of the month again. Giveaway Day! But first let me congratulate our winners for the Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler giveaway: #29 Dinah #76 Rutchell Last month, I shared the progress of Kawaling Pinoy in its first two years. I have to say, I was overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm and support. I continually try to develop solid recipes, improve my … [Read more...]

Black Pepper Chicken

Black Pepper Chicken

Stir-fries are one of my favorite ways to whip up a quick meal at home. I like that I can pull them together in no time and use virtually what ever ingredients I have lying around at the moment. But in the many times I've prepared this type of dish, my meat always end up dry and lacking in flavor. I've always wondered why the meat in Chinese stir-fries are always moist and … [Read more...]

Java Rice

Java Rice

One of the weekend activities that G and I both enjoy is grilling outdoors. Whether in the midst of hot summers or cold winters, we like to BBQ in the our small backyard patio. G has not fully embraced the pleasures of our Filipino cuisine but he does love to pair his steaks with a generous heap of java rice. Java rice is another delicious way to breathe new life to … [Read more...]

Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

I just spent the last hour answering messages, comments and questions left on the blog that sorta piled up over the past week. My apologies everyone, I am sorry for not replying sooner. Last week has been super crazy busy. As I mentioned here, G and I drove to Salt Lake City, Utah for a blog conference hosted by one of my ad networks, The Blogger Network. I was fortunate … [Read more...]

Calamansi Chicken

Calamansi Chicken

Guys! You won't believe where I am at right now. Salt Lake City, Utah! G and I drove 11 hours from California to attend Build Your Blog Conference, a 2-day event where bloggers from all over come to learn and get inspired. This is an awesome opportunity for me to network and find ways to grow Kawaling Pinoy. I am so pumped! This calamansi chicken was inspired by the … [Read more...]

Ginataang Bilo Bilo

Ginataang Bilo Bilo

In celebration of the Chinese New Year ahead, I'd like to share with you this sweet  and creamy ginataang bilo bilo recipe. Chinese tangyuan or what we call bilo-bilo in the Philippines, are sticky rice balls formed from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and water. They are commonly served during festivals, wedding celebrations and other family gatherings to symbolize … [Read more...]

Espasol

Espasol

When I migrated to the U.S. twenty some years ago, there were many things I missed from back home. The simple stuff like pandesal, pastillas de leche, kutsinta, espasol and pichi pichi I used to take for granted became longed-for treats.  Of course, indigenous products are more readily available these recent years but they can be outrageously expensive and at times, not … [Read more...]

Crab and Corn Soup

Crab and Corn Soup

G came back from the store this morning bringing a few cans of lump crab meat. He saw a hot crab dip recipe on Food Network last night and was excited to try it with the bag of rye crisps he's had lying around for weeks. He was about to mix the ingredients up in a bowl when he browsed through his hastily-written recipe notes again and realized he opened a can too many of … [Read more...]

Binagoongan Talong

Binagoongan Talong

I've had this binagoongan talong recipe sitting in my draft box for months as I was putting off publishing it here until I could take better photos. But with this and with that going on all the time, I just never got around to doing so. Oh well, forget better pictures, what this vegetable dish lacks in beauty it very well makes up in deliciousness. Binagoongan baboy is … [Read more...]

No-Cook Caramel Pastillas

No-Cook Caramel Pastillas

On my pastillas de leche post two weeks ago, a reader (thanks, Neil!), was kind enough to share his no-cook version which uses condensed milk and full cream milk. Pastillas without the cook time? I was duly intrigued.  These milk candies are my favorite treats and if I can enjoy a batch with less work, I am all for it. Unfortunately, the weekend I decided to try … [Read more...]

Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs

Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs

This pork giniling with quail eggs is a little different from the giniling na baboy recipe already in the archive. Along with adding quail eggs, I also used tomato sauce and a bit of banana ketchup for a slight touch of sweetness instead of fresh tomatoes I normally cook my giniling with. Both versions are equally delicious and make a satisfying, budget-friendly meal … [Read more...]

Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

I was going through Kawaling Pinoy's archive a few days ago when I realized I have over 300-plus recipes here and not one is for a good old tossed salad. What better way to correct that than with this Thai chicken salad with spicy peanut dressing? I ain't gonna lie, this is not your diet-savvy, waist-friendly salad variety. With loads of moist chicken pieces, … [Read more...]

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Superbowl is over and done with but G is yet to stop ranting about the loss of Seattle Seahawks to New England's Patriots. Two days later, he is still haunted by the coach's decision to pass from the one-yard line instead of handing off to Marshall Lynch to run it in. Yep, as you can tell, he is an impassioned football fan. I, on the other hand, barely understand the rules … [Read more...]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is a popular snack in Hawaii and is very much an integral part of the islands' food culture. Traditionally, this sushi-style treat is made with a slice of Spam grilled in a sweet soy sauce mixture and placed on top of short-grain rice packed into rectangular blocks. The rice and Spam are then wrapped with nori seaweed for portability. It is also common to … [Read more...]