Pastelitos De Guayaba Y Queso (Cuban Guava & Cheese Pastries)

Guava and cheese strudels, or pastelitos de guayaba y queso, are super flaky, buttery, and packed with tangy fruit flavor. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have a taste of heaven, otherwise known as Cuban guava and cheese strudels from Porto’s Bakery in Socal, then you know how addictive these pastries can get.  I’ve seen many posts online using…

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Taho (Filipino Silken Tofu w/ Sago Pearls & Syrup)

Can you hear the taho seller in Manila streets belting out for you to try a cup of this classic Filipino merienda snack? Each cup is filled with silky and soft pieces of tofu layered between sago pearls and swimming in a sweet syrupy “arnibal” sauce. I will always remember visiting the Philippines and hearing “Tahoooo! Tahoooo!” from the taho…

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Pork Sinigang Recipe (Filipino Sinigang na Baboy)

Tangy and savory tamarind broth paired with buttery pork belly and spare ribs, acidic tomatoes, tender eggplant, earthy okra, and fresh string beans and daikon–this sinigang na baboy recipe will make you feel right at home with this famous comfort food.  Sinigang na baboy, or pork sinigang, is one of the most popular dishes in Filipino cuisine and its slightly…

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Filipino Beef Empanadas

A flakey and buttery crust filled with a sweetened, tomato-based beef center–these Filipino empanadas are super flavorful hand pies. Growing up, my mom always made empanadas frequently and they were a great on the go snack to take along whenever we had errands to run (and tiny mouths to feed).  I’m afraid to confess that I did NOT appreciate the…

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Ginataan Bilo Bilo (Rice Balls, Sweet Potato & Coconut Dessert)

Tender sweet potatoes, juicy jackfruit, and plump bilo bilo pearls swirling in a sweet and nutty coconut sauce–ginataang bilo bilo is a dessert from the Philippines that’s amazing served warm or chilled.  What’s great about ginataang bilo bilo is that it has a variety of ingredients but you can customize by adding only what you like, such as sweet potatoes,…

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Ube Crinkle Cookies (Filipino Purple Yam Cookies)

Ube crinkle cookies are so addictive: super soft, slightly chewy, and packed with the sweet and nutty flavor of ube. I dare you to only eat one. If you love ube and love fresh baked cookies rolled around in powdered sugar, these will be dangerous around you. I’ve baked dozens and dozens of ube crinkle cookies for my family and…

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Pancit Canton (Filipino Stir-Fried Noodles)

As one of the most popular noodle dishes in the Philippines, pancit canton is a house party regular. Thick and steamy noodles in a savory sauce mixed with a variety of sweet carrots, fresh string beans and cabbage, and fatty pork belly–all the makings of a delicious pancit canton dish. This recipe is easy to follow and will give you…

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Chicken Adobo (Filipino Braised Chicken)

This chicken adobo, “adobong manok,” recipe will give you bright, peppery, and savory tender chicken that feels like a warm hug–it gets even better when you mix the adobo “sabaw,” or soup, with fresh steamed rice. It’s a classic Filipino comfort food that is easy to make at home for any day of the week. It’s no wonder it’s one…

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Siopao Asado (Filipino Steamed Pork Buns)

Sweet, rich, and melt in your mouth pork asado braised to perfection wrapped in a super soft and pillowy steamed bun–this siopao asado will satisfy any hunger craving. My parents’ love language was food, so they always made sure they fed us small Filipino snacks, like siopao or beef empanadas, during our many family road trips to prevent hangry tantrums.…

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Ube Waffles (Crispy Outside & Chewy Mochi-Like Inside)

This ube waffle is extraordinary with its ultra chewy, mochi-like centers with a light and crispy crust–let’s not even get started on the sweet and nutty flavor of this traditional Filipino purple yam. If you are addicted to my pandan waffles, then you’ll love this new ube version; It’s just as easy to prep and make any time. What is…

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