Puto (Filipino Steamed Rice Cakes)

This puto recipe will give you airy, light and slightly sweet steamed rice cakes which are a Filipino classic. As a kid, there was always puto served on the dessert table at our family parties and they were always the perfect bite-sized pieces to sneak before dinner would start.  While there are plenty of premade puto cake mix boxes you…

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Pork Adobo (Filipino Stewed Pork Belly & Eggs)

Super tender and rich chunks of pork belly braised in a tangy and savory sauce–this traditional Filipino pork adobo recipe is easier to follow than you would imagine! If you love salt & vinegar chips where the flavor just punches you in the mouth, then you’ll love the flavor of this pork adobo which, much like chicken adobo, unsurprisingly goes…

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Chicken Inasal (Filipino Grilled Chicken)

Chicken inasal is the perfect balance of smoky, peppery, and citrus flavored chicken legs marinated to tender perfection and traditionally charcoal grilled. This chicken is served with steamed rice, a salty soy and vinegar dipping sauce, and goes great with some Filipino pickles too. This is an easy and delicious Filipino barbecue idea for your next grilling party! Background This…

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Sizzling Pork Sisig (Charcoal Grilled)

Hot and sizzling, fatty pieces of pork with crunchy, sweet purple onions mixed in tangy lime juice and savory soy sauce dressing–this sisig recipe will make your mouth water. None other than the late Anthony Bourdain claims sisig is the best drinking food, while others will fight with you that nothing beats Korean Fried Chicken for that seat. But in…

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Pandesal (Soft & Fluffy Filipino Bread Rolls)

Piping hot right out of the oven, these pandesal rolls fill your mouth with buttery and slightly sweet flavors. Its fluffy center combined with the crisp outer layer of bread crumbs make every bite heavenly. Like many Filipino breakfast staples (such as Filipino garlic fried rice), it’s so good you’ll want to make this pandesal recipe for every meal! Background…

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Kare Kare (Filipino Oxtail, Vegetable & Peanut Sauce Stew)

Kare kare is a rich and peanut buttery oxtail and beef stew that is braised for over two hours, includes a cornucopia of tender vegetables, and served with a side of steaming white rice Like sinigang na baboy, kare kare is a classic Filipino stew that makes it the perfect comfort food. This hearty dish is definitely a labor of…

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Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag Filipino)

Savory and crispy fried garlic pieces covered in plump and steamy rice–smelling garlic rice in the air is how I always want to wake up. Sinangag is garlic fried rice and, most importantly, it’s also a Filipino breakfast staple. Every weekend, my mom made sure to always make a big batch of sinangag with our pork tocino and longanisa to…

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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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