Recipes

Paksiw na Lechon

Paksiw na Lechon

Paksiw na Lechon made with chopped roast pork stewed in vinegar, liver sauce, and spices. Perfectly sweet and tangy, it’s a mouthwatering dish you’ll love with steamed rice. Great use of lechon leftovers! If there is one thing we, Filipinos, go overboard during the holidays is the food. Our Noche …

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Adobong Manok sa Patis

Adobong Manok sa Patis

Adobong Manok sa Patis is an adobo version seasoned with vinegar, fish sauce, and spices. It’s simple to make yet full of flavor you’ll love with steamed rice. I am not a very organized shopper. I’ll go into a store and come out with a thousand things other than what …

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Chicken Caldereta

Chicken Caldereta simmered to perfect tenderness in a spicy tomato sauce with potatoes, bell peppers, and green olives. It’s simple to make and budget-friendly yet hearty and tasty. Perfect for family dinners and special occasions. Caldereta is a Filipino tomato-based stew traditionally made of goat meat and served for fiestas, …

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Miswa at Patola Soup

Miswa at Patola Soup

Miswa at Patola Soup is a delicious Filipino dish made of sponge gourd, ground pork, and Chinese vermicelli. It’s hearty and tasty on its own or as a side dish. If you’re craving the hearty flavors of Almondigas soup but are pressed for time, this patola with misua is a …

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Maja Blanca Espesyal

Maja Blanca Espesyal is a Filipino-style coconut pudding made extra delicious with evaporated and condensed milk. Sweet, creamy, and topped with latik, it’s delicious as a snack or dessert. One of the first recipes I posted here on Kawaling Pinoy is a simple version of maja blanca made of coconut milk, cornstarch, …

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Marikina Everlasting

Everlasting made of ground pork, hotdogs, pineapple tidbits, and cheese. Delicious as it is festive, this Marikina-style steamed meatloaf is perfect for fiestas, holidays, and special occasions. If you’re looking for an easy Noche Buena dish that’s sure to impress, Marikina’s everlasting is your answer. This Filipino-style steamed meatloaf is …

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Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls are a fun, tasty treat kids and adults alike will love.  They’re delicious as snacks or appetizers and perfect for feeding a crowd! I don’t know what pit I’ve been holed up in this last half-century because for the life of me, I’ve never heard …

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Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers are the perfect grill fare! Moist and juicy and bursting with fruity and savory flavors, they’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Barbecues are a popular Filipino tradition, especially on New Year’s Eve when families and friends gather around a smoldering charcoal pit while awaiting the coming …

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Christmas Fruitcake

Christmas Fruitcake

This Christmas Fruitcake is a dense yet moist cake chockful of dried fruits and nuts laced with liquor. It’s a festive baked treat that’s delicious as a dessert and perfect for holiday gift-giving! Although I try to visit my mom in the Philippines at least twice a year, I am …

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Ginisang Upo at Hipon

Ginisang Upo at Hipon is the ultimate vegetable side dish! Made of bottle gourd and shrimp, it’s nutritious as it is delicious. Perfect with steamed rice and grilled meat or fried fish. Bottle gourd, or what we locally know as upo, has to be the easiest Asian vegetable to prepare. …

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