Chinese Recipes

Torta (Kapampangan Version)

This dish is very popular in the Pampanga area in the Philippines. People in Manila and other areas calls this dish Arroz a la Cubana, but in Pampanga it’s known as Torta. Serve with white steam rice and fried saba…

Steamed Fish

Ingredients: 1 big fish (white fish, bass, salmon)2 stalks of green onion (cut in thirds)1 big lemonsalt & pepper1 sm quarter of ginger (julliened)1/2 c water2 tbs olive oil2 tbs cooking wine (optional) Clean fish and cut 3 slits on…

Anchovies with Peanuts (Dilis)

This is a very popular dish in Taiwan. People usually eat this dish with a cold beer or two. Ingredients: 80 g dried anchovies (dilis)100 g cooked peanuts (without skin)2 c oil2 large green or red chilies (julienned)2 cloves of…

Bistek

Ingredients: 1 lb pound beef (cut thinly)4-5 calamansi2 tbs soy sauce1 tsp ground pepper2 big onions (cut in rings)3 tbs cooking oil Place meat in a marinade pan. Add calamansi, soy sauce, and ground black pepper. Marinade for about 2…

Pancit Bihon

Ingredients 1 pck rice noodles (bihon)1/2 lb chicken (cut in sm pieces)4 cloves of garlic (crushed)1 head of green onion (chopped)2-3 eggs (boiled and cut in wedges)2 sm carrots (julliened)1/2 head of cabbage (shredded coarsely)1 sm onion (sliced thinly)3 tbs…

Tinolang Manuk

Ingredients: 1 lb whole chicken (cut in small pieces)2 tbs cooking oil1 sm piece of ginger (thinly sliced)1 sm onion (thinly sliced)1 medium sized green papaya (peeled, seeded, cut into cubes)3 tbs patis (fish sauce)4-5 c rice water/plain water1 c…

Batchoy

Ingredients: 1 c pork (diced)1/2 c pork/beef liver (diced)1/4 c pork/beef kidney (diced)4-5 c broth (or water)1 medium onion (thinly sliced)1/2 inch ginger root (thinly sliced)1 tbs patis (fish sauce)black pepper to taste1 c pepper leaves or 2 green onion…

Puto

Ingredients: 4 1/2 c flour2 1/4 c white sugar3 1/2 tbs baking powder3 c milk2 1/4 c water4 eggs3 tsp vanilla Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients…

Meat Loaf

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c slice white bread (crumbed or cut in small pieces)1 1/2 lb ground beef1/2 c chopped onion1/2 c chopped green bell pepper1/4 tsp dry mustard1/2 tsp ground thyme1 tsp salt1/4 tsp ground black pepper1/8 tsp nutmeg1 can…

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs potatoes1 tsp salt2 oz butter4 tbs whole milk2 tbs sour creamsalt and pepper to taste1 tsp paprika Peel and quarter potatoes. Put potatoes in a steamer and sprinkle with salt. Cover and steam until tender (about 20-25…

Paella

This is a famous Spanish dish very popular in the Philippines. The recipe below is the way most Spanish cooks prepare the dish. I’m not sure how Filipinos prepare this dish, but the way I prepare it, I use one…