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  • Pinakbet Ilocano
    Pinakbet
    Posted in: Recipes

    Cooked, Styled & Photographed by Mayette Garcia.

    Pinakbet (also known as pakbet) is a popular vegetable-rich Filipino dish associated wih the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.”

  • BEANUGUAN
    Posted in: General Info

    Glossary word for the day! Beanuguan is a recently coined word for a vegan version of dinuguan.

  • Mechadong Manok at Baboy
    Traditional Mechado
    Posted in: Recipes

    Today, the term mechado is used in the Philippines to refer to any stew (usually beef) with potatoes, tomatoes, bay leaf and soy sauce.

    The traditional dish mechado uses a Spanish culinary practice of threading strips of pork back-fat through thick pieces of cheaper lean beef to render them more tender and less dry.

  • Pile of Jicama (Singkamas)
    Singkamas
    Posted in: Fruits

    Singkamas is known as jicama to most non-Filipinos in the United States.

  • Upo (Bottle Gourd)
    Upo
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Upo is called a bottle gourd in English because of its elongated shape. The plant has the scientific name Lagenaria siceraria. Its fruit is a very popular vegetable in the Philippines.

  • Atis Fruit on Tree Branch
    Atis
    Posted in: Fruits

    Custard apple, sweetsop, sugar-apple…

    Atis is a very popular fruit in the Philippines, as well as in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand.

  • Ginisang Munggo
    Ginisang Munggo
    Posted in: General Info

    Ginisang Munggo by Jeric Travis… Sauteed mung beans is a popular dish in the Philippines. It can be flavored with pork or shrimp, and topped or mixed with some crushed chicharon.

  • Halayang Ube
    Ube Halaya
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Ube Halaya by Aizel_77.

    Also called halayang ube, this is a jam made from the Philippines’ favorite root crop, the purple yam locally called ube.