It's More Yum In The Philippines Blog Posts

  • Banana Cue - Caramelised Banana on Skewers
    on Nov 6, 2016 in Dessert Merienda Banana
    Caramelised Banana on SkewersBanana Cue or Banana Q is a popular snack food in the Philippines. However, the term banana cue is actually a bit of a misnomer. Although people might think it’s similar to a barbecue where banana is placed on bamboo...
  • Poqui Poqui - Ilocano Eggplant Frittata
    on Oct 30, 2016 in Gulay Eggs Talong Tomato
    Ilocano Eggplant FrittataPoqui Poqui, for Filipinos of non-Ilocano background, sounds an amusing name for a food dish! I could go into a long story about the name of this dish, along with others of Ilocano heritage such as warek-warek, kabatiti a...
  • Kwek Kwek - Fried Orange Quail Eggs
    on Oct 2, 2016 in Merienda Eggs
    Fried Orange Quail EggsWhenever I’m away from the Philippines I miss kwek kwek for my merienda. In the province about mid-afternoon when I’m craving a snack I can walk only about 10 metres and there is a shop selling these along with kiki...
  • Pancit Molo - Pork Dumpling Soup
    on Sep 17, 2016 in Noodle Chicken Pork
    Pork Dumpling SoupPancit molo or pork dumpling soup originated from the Molo district in Iloilo City. Influenced by the wonton soups brought in by Chinese settlers, it consists of a mixture of ground pork wrapped in molo or wonton wrappers which are...
  • Adobong Puti - White Pork Adobo
    on Sep 11, 2016 in Ulam Pork
    White Pork AdoboAdobong puti is a white version of adobo, whereas the typical adobo uses soy sauce, this uses salt instead. The taste is similar to the prevalent version, but without the strong soy sauce flavour the garlic and vinegar take center...
  • Mango Sago Pudding
    on Sep 4, 2016 in Dessert Condensed Milk Mango Sago
    Recently my partner and I had the pleasure of visiting Isabela Green Valley Farm in Barangay Sillawit, Cagayan. This idyllic farm, clad by dazzling orchids, ornamental plants and many fruit-bearing trees is definitely worth the visit. After fir...
  • Puto - Steamed Rice Cakes
    on Aug 27, 2016 in Merienda Coconut Milk Rice Flour
    Steamed Rice CakesPuto are steamed rice cakes, subtle in taste with just a hint of sweetness, they are best known to accompany dinuguan, but can also be eaten as a snack. A few weeks ago when I was last in the Philippines I ate a delicious dish of s...
  • Sinampalukang Manok - Chicken and Young Tamarind Leaf Soup
    on Aug 21, 2016 in Sopas Ulam Chicken Sitaw Tamarind
    Chicken and Young Tamarind Leaf SoupSinampalukang Manok is sour Filipino soup cooked with chicken, string beans and young tamarind leaves. It’s particularly good for cold and gloomy weather, the sourness and warmth is uplifting for the soul. S...
  • Lechon Kawali - Crispy Fried Pork Belly
    on Aug 14, 2016 in Ulam Pork
    Crispy Fried Pork BellyLechon kawali! I’m guilty as charged, I can’t help but eat lots of this delicious crispy pork belly. It tastes so good its got to be healthy right!? Kawali in tagalog means a pan or wok, so lechon kawali is pork whi...
  • Strawberry Taho - Silken Tofu with Sago and Strawberry Syrup
    on Jul 24, 2016 in Almusal Merienda Sago Strawberry Tofu
    Silken Tofu with Sago and Strawberry SyrupTahhoooo! If you’ve ever visited the Philippines, it is almost certain that you have heard this being shouted by your friendly neighbourhood taho vendor. Made of silken tofu, sago pearls and a thick s...
  • Kare-Kare - Oxtail Stew
    on Jul 17, 2016 in Ulam Beef Sitaw Talong
    Oxtail StewWow how time flies! I first sampled Kare-Kare in 2013 on my first ever trip to the Philippines. I had asked my office colleagues to educate me on Filipino cuisine, something I knew nothing about at the time, so one Friday after work w...
  • Chicken Inasal - Bacolod City's Grilled Chicken
    on Jul 10, 2016 in Ulam Annatto Chicken Tanglad
    Bacolod City's Grilled ChickenChicken Inasal is a popular recipe for Grilled Chicken from the Bacolod, the City of Smiles. It differs from chicken barbecues found elsewhere in the Philippines because of the marinade, forgoing soy sauce and including...
  • Inihaw na Pusit - Grilled Squid
    on Jul 10, 2016 in Ulam Squid Tomato
    Grilled SquidInihaw na Pusit is a dish of marinated squid stuffed with tomato and onion then grilled over hot charcoal. The best place to cook this is at the beach when you’re on holidays with the family. You’re guaranteed to find delicious and f...
  • Sopas - Creamy Chicken and Macaroni SoupCreamy Chicken and Macaroni SoupSopas is a hearty and warming Filipino soup full of shredded chicken, macaroni pasta, carrots and cabbage. This dish differs from other soups by the inclusion of evaporated milk which lends it a rich and creamy flavo...
  • Ginataang Manok - Spicy Chicken in Coconut Milk
    on Jun 24, 2016 in Ulam Chicken Coconut Milk Malunggay Patis
    Spicy Chicken in Coconut MilkGinataang Manok is a Filipino dish which starts with sautéing the typical garlic, ginger and onion. The chicken is then added and everything is stewed together in coconut milk resulting in very rich and creamy  dish a...
  • Pandesal ‘French’ Toast
    on Jun 18, 2016 in Almusal Merienda Egg Pandesal
    Pandesal French Toast, you can tell I have been experimenting again! I haven’t yet found a shop in Melbourne that sells fresh pandesal, so I was thrilled the other day when I was given some by one of my work colleagues. I quickly ate most of...
  • Ginisang Bitsuelas - Sautéed Beans with Pork
    on Jun 12, 2016 in Ulam bagoong Beans Pork
    Sautéed Beans with PorkIn Australia now the weather is cold, only topping 10C today, so when I woke up this morning I was craving a warming recipe for my lunch. Luckily I was able to think of ginisang bitsuelas! I always associate this easy dish w...
  • Ginisang Bitsuelas (Beans and Pork)
    on Jun 12, 2016 in Ulam bagoong Beans Pork
    In Australia now the weather is cold, only topping 10C today, so when I woke up this morning I was craving a warming recipe for my lunch. Luckily I was able to think of ginisang bitsuelas! I always associate this easy dish with the onset of the wet...
  • Leche Flan
    on Jun 5, 2016 in Dessert Merienda Condensed Milk Egg
    This Leche Flan recipe is delicious in its simplicity. There are only four ingredients needed which everyone should already have in their kitchen! Filipino Style Leche Flan is similar to the Spanish flan de leche, but is heavier as it contains more...
  • Tinolang Tulya - Clam Soup
    on May 28, 2016 in Sopas Luya Papaya Sili Tulya
    Clam SoupOne of the best things about living in the province is the abundance of cheap and delicious food. The tulya for this are so economical to buy from the local market. This recipe for Tinolang Tulya was our ulam last night, the taste is very d...
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