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  • grilled bananas
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Binanging Saging is “Inihaw na Saging” (grilled banana). The banana used is often the fat saba variety.

  • Halabos
    Posted in: General Info

    The Tagalog word halabos means to cook in salt and water by boiling until all the liquid has evaporated.

  • Galantina
    Posted in: Meat

    Galantina is boned poultry, sometimes meat, stuffed and shaped into a roll and cooked in a gelatin stock.

  • Filipino Morcon from Bataan
    Posted in: Meat, Recipes

    Featured photo is of Morcon made in Bataan in February 2016.

    Morcon (Murkon in Tagalog orthography) is a popular holiday dish during the Christmas season in the Philippines. It is a meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg.

  • Ampalaya Leaves
    Dahon ng Ampalaya
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Photo by Angie Pastor of Dahon ng Ampalaya (Bitter-Gourd Leaves).

    Can be used in chicken tinola or sauteed with other ingredients, such as with mung beans.

  • Pangat na Kitang
    Pinangat na Kitang
    Posted in: Fish

    Pinangat na Kitang by Leon Natalie.

    In Philippine cuisine, kitang is the name of a fish, while pinangat is the method of cooking by simmering with vinegar.

  • Sapsap na Pinangat sa Kamias
    Posted in: Fish

    Featured photo by ohlanv235.

    The fish called sapsap in Tagalog belongs to the family Leiognathidae. It is often identified by the scientific name Gazza achlamys.

    In English, it’s been called slipmouth fish or ponyfish.