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Ginataang Langka at Hipon

Ginataang Langka at Hipon or green or unripe jack fruit cooked in coconut milk with shrimp is a simple Filipino stew so delicious and best eaten with steamed rice.

Chicken Curry

Here is how to make a creamy and delicious Chicken Curry. Easy to make in less than 30 minutes using tender chicken breast cooked in coconut milk and flavorful spices. Chicken Curry is a creamy stew with a mild curry flavor that is best when served over steamed rice.

Leche Flan

Leche Flan is a popular Filipino dessert that is always present during special occasions and holidays, and the crowds favorite. This delicious dessert is the Filipino version of French creme caramel. It is made up of only four ingredients; egg yolks, milk, vanilla and sugar.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Here is a simple way on how to cook Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Quail Eggs. So easy to make in less than 30 minutes total time using basic ingredients. Delicious and healthy with perfect tender-crisp vegetables.

Give this colorful and delicious Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry dish today. A quick and healthy meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight! The beauty of this Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry is you can customize it to your own taste using your favorite vegetable.

No Fry Lechon Belly

Lechon Belly also known as Lechon Kawali is a well-loved Filipino pork dish. Traditionally, Lechon Belly or Lechon Kawali is deep fried until crispy but not with this No Fry Lechon Belly recipe. With this lechon belly kawali recipe, pork belly is seasoned and boiled in water until meat is tender then broiled using a turbo broiler. See oven direction below.

Guisadong Upo

Here is how to cook Guisadong Upo also known as sauteed bottle gourd with shrimp or ginisang upo. Guisadong Upo is a simple Filipino dish that everyone can make. A very simple dish and can be done in less than 30 minutes.

Pork Embutido

Pork Embutido is a Filipino meatloaf commonly prepared during fiestas, holidays and special occasions. Embutido can be served hot or chilled with banana ketchup.

Paksiw na Pata

Here is how to cook Paksiw na Pata also known as Pork Hock Stew with banana blossoms. Paksiw na Pata is a traditional Filipino dish that is very easy to make and so delicious! It is cooked similar to adobo but with the addition of banana blossoms.

Cassava Suman (Ilonggo Alupi)

Here is how to make the Ilonggo version Cassava Suman also known as Alupi. A great snack anytime of the day, made with grated cassava, sugar and young coconut wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. 

Lumpiang Gulay

Lumpiang Gulay or Vegetable Lumpia is a Filipino favorite snack or appetizer. Vegetable Lumpia is the Filipino version of the famous Chinese egg rolls or spring rolls. The classic lumpiang gulay consist mainly with assorted vegetables but protein can also be added like ground meat, seafood and tofu.
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