Filipino Recipes

TIKOY RECIPE

Tikoy or Nian gao is a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice flour and considered as centerpiece during chinese new year. This is also popularly known as Chinese New Year Pudding. INGREDIENTS:3 cups glutinous rice flour1 1/2 warm…

MAJA BLANCA

Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch and sugar. Often called coconut pudding, This luscious dessert is easy make and the ingredients are very common. Unknown to many, the original maja blance recipe does not include…

Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpiang Shanghai (Fried Egg Rolls with Pork)[LOOM-pee-ang]Similar to a Chinese egg roll, Lumpiang Shanghai, is a great Filipino finger food that is mainly filled with meat, either pork or beef or both. This dish can be made in advance of…

Beef Empanada

Beef Empanada (Sweet stuffed pastry) The Filipino empanada was introduced by the Spaniards made by folding a sweet pastry dough around filling that usually contains ground beef or pork, chopped onion and raisins. Baked and flaky fried versions of empanadas…

Gỏi Cuốn (Summer or Fresh Roll)

Summer or Fresh RollVietnamese summer rolls served cold are refreshing appetizers on those hot summer days (here’s hoping we get some soon!). The rolls hold fillings that typically consist of shrimp, chicken, pork, fruit, herbs and vermicelli rice noodles all…

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo (Braised Chicken) Chicken Adobo is viewed as the national dish of the Philippines. Adobo is both a specific dish and a method of braising meat, seafood or vegetables in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, crushed garlic and peppercorns.…

Humba

1 kilo pork pigue or pork kasim, whole2 cloves garlic, minced1 cup water2 tbsp. soy sauce2 tbsp. brown sugar1 tsp. salt½ cup vinegar1 spring oregano½ bay leaf (laurel)1 heaping tbsp. tausi (salted black beans)2 tbsp. fat Mix all ingredients and…

Fish Cardillo

1 kilo whole fish (or fish steak), cleaned1 tsp. saltcooking oil for frying2 cloves garlic, crushed2 medium-sized onions, diced (¾ cup)2 pcs. eggs, slightly beaten1 cup waterSalt and pepper to taste Clean fish; cut crosswise into serving pieces if desired…

Fish Curry

1 kilo fillet of fish (lapu-lapu or any white fish)¼ tsp.  turmeric powder½ tsp.  shrimp paste (bagoong)¼ tsp.  salt3 tbsp.  fish sauce (patis)½ cup  oil1 cup onions, chopped or minced2 cloves garlic, crushed1 tsp.  ginger, crushed1 tbsp.  paprika powder½ tsp.…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

300 grams  crab meat8 medium sized  shrimps cut into strips⅔ cup  ground pork½ cup  soy bean noodles, (bead thread)2 pcs.  Chinese mushrooms (soaked in water for 1 hour), sliced very thinly1 egg½ of a big onion, choppedWhite part of green…

Leche Flan

Leche flan1¼  cups evaporated milk¾ cups  water8 egg yolks1 tsp. lemon rind or vanilla½ cup caramel syrup * Scald the evaporated milk and water in double-boiler for 15 minutes.  Beat egg yolks.  Add sugar, milk and flavoring.  Pour into 1…