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  • Filipino bittergourd dish
    Ginisang Ampalaya
    Posted in: Recipes

    Featured photo of Ginisang Ampalaya by Mayette Garcia

    Ampalaya is the Tagalog word for “bitter gourd” or “bitter melon.” Ginisa means “sautéed.” Here is a simple recipe for sautéed bitter gourd in Philippine cuisine.

  • Filipino hotdogs in giniling
    Filipino Hotdogs
    Posted in: Meat

    Giniling na baboy (ground pork) with sliced Filipino hotdogs by John Braza… What distinguishes Filipino hotdogs? Most prominently perhaps it’s the bright red color. And yes, it’s artificial color! Popular brands: San Miguel Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs and RFM Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs.

  • Lokot-Lokot
    Lokot-Lokot
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Also known as Zambo Rolls — from the Zamboanga peninsula of the large island of Mindanao in southern Philippines!

    Lokot-lokot is a crunchy, golden brown delicacy produced and served during special occasions.

  • Pitsi-Pitsi
    Pitchi Pitchi
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Colorful Pichi Pichi by Aizel_77.

    Pitsi-Pitsi is a native Filipino snack made from cassava and sugar. It often is naturally light golden-brown, but you can add food coloring to liven it up, as you can see in the photo.

  • Kaong
    Kaong
    Posted in: Fruits

    Kaong is the fruit of the sugar palm tree whose scientific name is Arenga pinnata. Translucently white in color and chewy in texture, the cute-sized fruits of the kaong are a popular ingredient in haluhalo, together with macapuno and nata de coco.

  • Fried Sesame Balls
    Buchi
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Balls of glutinous-rice flour deep-fried and then covered with sesame seeds.

  • Chicken adobo with rice, and salted egg on banana leaf.
    Chicken Adobo
    Posted in: Meat

    Photo by Jeric Travis of chicken adobo with rice and salted egg on banana leaf. Adobong manok na may kasamang itlog na maalat at kanin. Nakahain sa dahon ng saging. Recipe to be posted soon!

  • Media Noche Philippines
    Media Noche
    Posted in: General Info

    Featured photo by Angie Pastor.

    Media Noche in the Philippines is New Year’s Eve, during which everyone looks forward to the large spread of food to feast on. 🙂

  • Bibingka topped with grated coconut
    Bibingka
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Bibingka is a flat but thick yellow rice cake that was once a mainstay only during the “cold” months of the Christmas season in the Philippines. It is traditionally cooked (“baked”) in a mold lined with banana leaves and then served with a topping of grated coconut.