Leche Flan Recipe (Classic Filipino Style Crème Caramel)

Ultra rich and creamy custard baked in a steamy bath topped with a sweet caramel sauce–leche flan is a Filipino party favorite. This is a Filipino version of flan that is popular to serve during parties.  Growing up, one of my favorite aunts was known for her homemade leche flan. We always waited for her to arrive at a party…

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Filipino Spaghetti Recipe

Sweet and rich meat sauce swirled in al dente pieces of spaghetti and sprinkled with sharp cheddar — this Filipino spaghetti recipe strays from its Italian namesake, but it’s favored in the hearts of many Filipinos around the world.  I grew up with Filipino spaghetti and I love it so much that as an adult, I still prefer this sweet…

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Chicken Tinola Recipe (Filipino Tinolang Manok)

Tender and moist chicken, al dente chayote, fragrant ginger, and fresh malunggay leaves–this chicken tinola recipe is a comforting and delicious chicken soup when you want to curl up under a blanket. As a traditional Filipino dish, it’s loaded with familiar flavor profiles of ginger and fish sauce.  When I was growing up, my mom made a huge batch of…

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Atchara Recipe (Filipino Pickled Papaya)

Fresh and crunchy green papaya pickles in a garlicky, sweet brine—this atchara recipe is a fast and easy pickling process that anyone can make at home. I wouldn’t eat any Filipino bbq without this atchara as a side.   Over the years, my tita Grace always had a handful of jars available at any given time in her second fridge just in case…

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Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

Soft and airy vanilla flavored soufflé pancakes are more than just a trend, they’re life changing. Like crispy belgian waffles or even ube waffles, these soufflé pancakes are definitely something you should add to your breakfast line up. With this recipe, you don’t have to travel to Japan or even Korea to get soufflé pancakes at home. Although, let’s make…

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Bibingka (Filipino Baked Coconut Rice Cakes)

This soft and sweet rice cake is perfectly paired with a salty duck egg and cheese topping. Bibingka is a traditional Filipino dessert that is predominantly sold on the streets to celebrate the Christmas season, specifically after simbang gabi (or Christmas night mass).  With this Bibingka recipe, you won’t have to wait to visit the Philippines during the holiday season…

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A Better Pumpkin Spice Latte (Sorry Starbucks!)

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is a mix of warm cinnamon, spicy nutmeg, and sweet pumpkin swirling around your tastebuds. With this recipe, you won’t have to wait for Starbucks or the fall weather to enjoy a nice steaming mug of pumpkin spice.  I won’t ever forget my very first pumpkin spice latte and the perfect fall weather mood…

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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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