Filipino BBQ Pork Skewers

Tender pieces of flavorful pork glazed with a sweet and savory sauce and fresh off the grill–these pork BBQ skewers are so mouth-watering that you’ll want to hoard them all on your plate. It’s no wonder these are a Filipino delicacy.  What pork and BBQ means to Filipinos BBQ and grilling in the Philippines is a large part of cooking…

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Halo-Halo Recipe (w/ Leche Flan)

Razon’s style of halo-halo is different than the traditional–and it is DELICIOUS. It’s a collaboration of sweet and icy layers of caramelized banana sauce, rich coconut strings of macapuno jam, refreshing shaved ice, sweetened evaporated milk, and topped with slices of creamy leche flan. Halo-halo in Tagalog means “mix mix” as in this dessert is meant to be mixed together…

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Biko Recipe (Filipino Sweet Rice Cake w/ Latik Topping)

There are many variations on biko, but this biko recipe will give you a sweet dark brown-sugared sticky rice cake topped with a caramelized coconut sauce and latik (crispy coconut curds). Each decadent bite of this traditionally Filipino dessert is filled with flavors of palm sugar, dark brown sugar, and rich coconut.  Glutinous rice vs. jasmine rice Like Vietnamese Chè…

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Crispy Lumpia (Filipino Lumpiang Shanghai Spring Rolls)

Hot and crispy fried spring rolls filled with seasoned ground pork and dipped into a sweet and sour sauce–lumpiang Shanghai, or lumpia, is my go to snack at any Filipino party and it never disappoints.  What is lumpia?  My girlfriend’s family throws a lot of parties (par for the course with many Filipino families though) and lumpia is always the…

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Cassava Cake Recipe

Also known as cassava bibingka, this cassava cake has a thick, but tender layer of fresh cassava root, condensed milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and coconut cream with an extra topping of silky custard. And it’s allllmost flourless, except for two tbsp for the topping! After eating cassava cakes at many Filipino restaurants and family parties throughout the years, I’ve come…

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Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding) Recipe

Champorado is a delicious kind of chocolate rice pudding eaten in the Philippines. This is not to be confused with the Mexican champurrado, which is more of a hot chocolate drink. I had a roommate a while back that was freaking out with excitement when she discovered a pot of this was cooking up in the kitchen. It’s a rare treat around…

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Filipino Pork Stew w/ Mixed Vegetables (Linat-Ang Baboy)

I found out from having meals with my girlfriend and her family that I ate soups and stews a bit differently than they do. I tend to go heavier on the broths in my bowl  and even have spoonfuls without rice. However all the other Cebuanos at the table merely used the broth to soak the rice on their plate. I was…

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