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Poqui Poqui

Poqui Poqui


This dish looks funny and even sounds funny (for Filipino’s it even sounds funnier) but don’t be deceived by its looks as this is one amazing eggplant recipe, it’s simple but it rocks! It’s not a really popular Filipino dish but I had the chance trying it when I lived in Baguio City during the … Continue reading

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Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)

Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)


One of my favourite aroma is when eggplants is being shallow fried in a pan, it’s such a light pleasant smell that triggers your appetite. When I was younger I was always tempted with this aroma, for me it’s comparable to bacon or freshly baked cinnamon rolls but I never liked eating them like most … Continue reading

Cebu Style Steamed Rice

Cebu Style Steamed Rice


I recently saw this rice topping in Facebook when a friend of mine shared this drool worthy recipe from Certified Foodies, I was so intrigued as I haven’t tried them yet but it looks so good hence I did my own research in the hope of recreating it at home. After reading handful of recipes … Continue reading

Hototay

Hototay


I know it’s getting warm and beautiful now on the other side of the world, but to where I am it’s the other way around as temperature is dropping off so fast. Winter season is near and what could be better than a bowl of hot soup on a chilly, rainy or windy kind of … Continue reading

Mechado

Mechado


Mechado is a popular dish Philippines that is made out of slowly braised beef and tomatoes, it might look like the other popular Philippine tomato sauce based dishes like Afritada, Kaldereta or Codico but due to the addition of vinegar/lemon juice and soy sauce this gives it a distinct flavour compared to the others. You … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Ice Cream


I had posted several uniquely flavoured Filipino ice creams in the past like the cheese ice cream and purple yam but it does not stop there as there are a lot of unusual flavours that we can use like this sweet corn ice cream. I know for most corn does not equate to something sweet … Continue reading

Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit Curry)

Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit Curry)


My mom was from a province in the Philippines where they used coconut milk and chillies in every dish they make like Bicol Express, Laing and Ginataang Kalabasa to name some. Those ingredients is what the Bicol cuisine is famous for, fiery hot and creamy. This dish is no different, it uses the same ingredients to … Continue reading

Sago Samalamig

Sago Samalamig


Sago or tapioca pearls is a starch extracted from tapioca formed into small shaped balls commonly used as a food ingredient in Asian countries like China, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Usually used in dessert or beverages such as milk tea or this popular beverage in the Philippines made out of vanilla and brown sugar. I … Continue reading

Batchoy Tagalog

Batchoy Tagalog


Batchoy Tagalog is one of the variants of the famous Filipino soup dish called Batchoy, the difference is that meats and offal used in this version are smoked and sometimes it uses a misua as its noodles. Pork blood is also added in this dish where it can be coagulated or poured directly on the … Continue reading

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue


Barbecue in the Philippines is nothing compared to the usual barbecue we all know of, while we have the normal ones like the pork in skewers and chicken barbecue we have more to offer and most of it will be disgusting for non-Filipinos which make a visit to a street vendor would look like an episode from … Continue reading

Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks


When me and my wife were not yet married this was one of our favourite street food, we always buy them outside the church we usually visit together with kwek kwek and deep fried squid balls. This street food is quite new compared to the others as I never saw this when I was younger and … Continue reading

Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce

Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce


Fishballs might be one of the most common street food across Asian countries but in the Philippines its quite different as it is a low cost rendition of the Asian fish balls hence it does not retain a ball shape once it is served and deflates easily after cooking. It is also served with a … Continue reading

Kwek Kwek

Kwek Kwek


Day two of the street food week and for today we will be sharing a food with a funny name, Kwek Kwek. Kwek-Kwek is another famous Filipino street food which is made out of deep fried battered hard boiled quail eggs served with dips like spiced vinegar or sweet gravy sauce. Another food similar to … Continue reading

Adobong Mani

Adobong Mani


Last January we hosted a Filipino Street Food Party at our home with our friends, it was a really good idea as most us do miss Philippines and haven’t been back to our home country for quite sometime. So to bring a part of our culture to New Zealand we had this party and it … Continue reading