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Chicken Menudo

How to cook the Filipino style Chicken Menudo. A hearty tomato-based Filipino chicken dish. Made with boneless chicken thighs, hot dogs, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and raisins in a thick tomato-based sauce.

Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish is one of my favorite fish dish specially when using fresh fish. It is easy prepare and ready in no time. Healthy, delicious and a great addition to your busy weeknight meals.

Easy Mango Float

Mango Float is a delicious dessert so easy to make. This easy Mango Float recipe has layers of graham crackers, sweet cream and mango slices. Mango Float is also known as mango graham, mango supreme, mango ice box cake and more.

Paksiw na Hiwas

Here is how to cook Paksiw na Hiwas also known as Moon Fish, Bilong Bilong in Ilonggo. Paksiw is a Filipino cooking style where fish is simmered in garlic and vinegar. It is a quick and easy way to prepare a fish dish.

Filipino Chicken Barbecue

Here is how to make the Filipino-style Chicken Barbecue on a stick also known as Inihaw or Inasal na Manok. Filipino Chicken Barbecue is easy to make using simple ingredients and very delicious. Filipino Chicken Barbecue is a very popular and a favorite street food in the Philippines. It has so many version and this recipe is the easiest yet full of flavor.

Chicken Sotanghon with Quail Eggs

Chicken Sotanghon with Quail Eggs is a Filipino noodle soup. It is made with transparent noodles, also called bean thread or cellophane noodles. Chicken Sotanghon is usually made with shredded chicken but with this recipe I used ground chicken.

Creamy Chicken with Pineapple

Here is how to make Creamy Chicken with Pineapple the Filipino version also known as Pininyahang Manok with Evaporated Milk. You can also use coconut milk instead of evaporated milk if desired. Creamy Chicken with Pineapple is easy to make and delicious.

Ampalaya with Chicken and Egg

I hardly use canned food when cooking but I happen to come across this Argentina Corned Chicken in one of my supermarket visit while in Iloilo City, so I figure why not give it a try. We love ampalaya (bitter melon) because not only it's healthy but also budget friendly.

Fish Sarciado

Fish Sarciado or Sarciadong Isda is a quick and simple Filipino dish where pan-fried fish is simmered in thick tomato and egg sauce before serving. A quick and delicious protein-packed meal where you can pretty much use any kind of fish as long as it is fried. In Ilonggo, this dish is called Cardillo nga Isda.

Chicken Bistek

Here is how to make a delicious Chicken ala Bistek, the chicken version of the Filipinos favorite Bistek Tagalog recipe. Chicken Bistek is so easy to make and budget friendly. Flavorful and savory best served with steamed rice.

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