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  • 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. 🙂

  • House of Polvoron: Choco Covered
    House of Polvoron
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    House of Polvoron (HOP) is one of the most prominent brands of pulburon in the Philippines. The company describes pulburon on the product packaging as “powdered-milk candies” and has the tagline: “What POLVORON should BE.”

  • Bibingka topped with grated coconut
    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.

  • 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.

  • Goldilocks Polvoron and Fudgy Brownie
    Posted in: Companies

    Goldilocks is a Philippine company with bakeshop locations throughout its home country and overseas.

    The company has been around for more than four decades and is considered a Philippine institution.

  • 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.