During this uncertain time, it’s always best to hold true to these values – camaraderie, brotherhood and equality. Boodle Fight, a Filipino tradition of eating using bare hands (kamayan) is a symbol of them, reminding us to always fight for what is good for everyone.
Of all the fruits, Cotton Fruit or popularly known as Santol in the Philippines is the so-called the Underdog. Even among fruits, there’s a ‘bullying’ that exists. 🙂 Kidding aside, Pinoys would not agree to that. Sinantol or Santol Stew in Coconut Milk is a mouthwatering dish, that will give you a flavorful balance – a little sour, spicy and creamy – favorite in Pinoy’s cuisine.
It can be an ultimate vegan dish, without the shrimp paste. It’s a favorite dish in Bicol, a daily staple in most households being a very much affordable dish. Try our spicy and creamy Laing – dried shredded taro leaves in coconut milk!
Back then as a child we would always see a lot of Kundol or Winter Melon in our barrio especially near our Fiesta or Feast for our Saint in May. Our neighbors would prepare Sweetened Winter Melon (Kundol) with Pili Nuts and we always look forward to having this perfectly paired dessert.
Welcome to the Philippines, where most dishes are cooked with coconuts, even our desserts. Here, I feature our Ginataang Halu-Halo or root crops with ripe jack fruit and sweet corn in coconut milk. It’s sweet, tasty and carbohydrate loaded snacks!
In the Philippines, avocados are so popular as desserts. This time, I feature our avocado ice cream and our favorite Buko Salad, all-time Pinoy’s favorites. 🙂
Oftentimes, our feelings and thoughts influence our actions and even our food that we cook, hence this dish – Spicy Stir Fry Squids in Dark Sauce, which we call, Gisadong Pusit. In our place, we love chili so much, that we can’t eat without it, so, I’ll make our version, spicier than the usual.
Being on a diet doesn’t mean starving yourself. It’s about healthy eating, consuming the right food in moderation and getting physical exercise. This is a classic recipe, mouthwatering keto-friendly dish – Bicol Express.
They say, the next vegan star that has caught the attention of international market is the banana blossom/heart which can be made as veggie burger and veggie fillet. Here’s a hearty dish, that’s made of banana heart/blossom! A typical Filipino dish.
You won’t dare eat it at daylight, I’m sure. But why are Pinoys crazy over Balut? Balut is one of Pinoys’ most exotic yet well-loved and popular street food.
I would always love to go to the farm with my father and dig in on the packed flavorful dishes for us. Pinoy Farmers would always remember the taste of this wonderful plate.
My grandmother, who I can’t visit now due to the pandemic, shared with me her keepsake recipe. A favorite rice cake during fiestas and other celebrations. It’s Suman Kalabasa or Squash Rice Cake, nutritious and affordable.