Lumpia Shanghai Recipe (Crispy Filipino 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 was first introduced to this Filipino pork stew with veggies by my girlfriend’s mom, who is always juggling multiple dishes in the kitchen. Linat-ang baboy is a dish commonly eaten in Cebu. It’s a pretty simple stew with pork base (I like pork belly or ribs), flavored with garlic and onion, and loaded up with vegetables and kabocha squash.…

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