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Chicken Pochero

Ilonggo Chicken Pochero is cooked without tomato sauce. It is so tasty, flavorful and just as delicious and nutritious! This Chicken Pochero recipe is the version I grew up in Iloilo City. Packed with delicious vegetables and simmered to perfection.

Chicken Binakol

Chicken Binakol is a Filipino chicken soup dish similar to Tinola. Chicken Binakol is cooked in coconut water with young coconut meat, green papaya and malunggay or chili pepper leaves unlike Chicken Tinola is cooked in water or rice washing.

Lumpiang Togue

Lumpiang Togue also known as Mung Bean Sprouts Spring Rolls is a delicious fried Filipino lumpia. This lumpia recipe is filled with togue or bean sprouts and basic vegetables then fried until golden brown and crisp.

Pinamalhan Recipe

Pinamalhan comes from the Ilonggo word "MALA" which means dry. The fish is simmered in vinegar and garlic until almost dry and topped with cooking oil.

Bulanglang na Gulay Recipe

Bulanglang is a healthy and nutritious soup dish that contains different type of vegetables. It is a soupy kind of vegetable dish so delicious and best served with hot steamed rice.

Laswa Ilonggo

What can be better after all those yummy fatty food consumed during the holidays but this stewed vegetables in shrimp. An Ilonggo dish that is my family's favorite. 

Squid Adobo Recipe

Squid Adobo or Adobong Pusit is a popular Filipino dish cooked adobo style and also my favorite. Check out simple step by step recipe below.

Filipino Fruit Salad

A mouth watering Fruit Salad recipe

Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada is a famous Filipino stew where chicken is simmered in tomato sauce with potato, carrots and bell peppers. Chicken Afritada is so easy to prepare and so simple.

Pork Estofado Recipe

Pork Estufado is one of my favorite Filipino Pork recipe. I love the tangy combination flavor of pork simmered in pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, sugar and more. This is a must try recipe for everyone to enjoy and great for special occasion.

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