RECIPE ROUND UP : MUST-TRY FILIPINO RECIPES



A COLLECTION OF PINOY RECIPES FROM FOOD BLOGGERS WORLDWIDE



The month of June is a historic time for the country once known as the Pearl of the Orient. June 12th marks the celebration of the Declaration of the Philippine Independence.


In recent years, the Philippine culinary industry has been joining the celebration with the commemoration of dishes served during the signing of the Declaration of Philippine Independence. Some establishments even introduced Dr. Jose Rizal’s favorite dishes to the younger generation. Dr. Jose Rizal is the country’s National Hero who pioneered the Philippine Revolution during the 400+ years of Spanish rule.


Here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content we are highlighting Filipino cuisine for the month of June. You might not be familiar with Pinoy food if you have not been to the Philippines. You may not have tasted Filipino food if you don’t know any Filipinos at all - which is unlikely to happen since so many Filipinos either migrated to another country or opted to work abroad). You might not have heard about Filipino dishes if you don’t watch Anthony Bourdain (who visited the country twice) and from Andrew Zimmern who predicted that Filipino food is the next best thing – more on that here. You may have not encountered some iconic Filipino dishes but there are many worthy to be tasted with gusto.


So why don’t you relax, have a cup of your favorite brew and scroll down for some delicious versions of MUST-TRY FILIPINO RECIPES you can create for your family. Who knows, Filipino food might just be something you can rave about too. Here is a collection of Pinoy recipes from fellow Pinoy food bloggers and versions of Pinoy dishes from some food bloggers worldwide.
   

Here are two versions of Pandesal, the iconic Pinoy bread and a staple in every Filipino daily morning breakfast. Karen’s Kitchen Stories is a version inspired by Tara’s Multicultural Table.


Karen’s Kitchen Stories


Tara’s Multicultural Table


Pancit and Spaghetti are two dishes constantly present during birthdays. For Filipinos (inspired by Chinese traditions) noodles and pasta dishes served during birthdays means long life. Pancit and Spaghetti are also served during simple get togethers or even consumed for merienda (snacks).


Kawaling Pinoy


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Are you a pork lover? Then you have to taste some of Pinoy’s well-loved pork dishes. You have to taste them to believe how good they are.


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Kawaling Pinoy


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Amusing Maria


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Tara’s Multicultural Table


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Two versions of Lumpiang Shanghai, one from Salu-Salo Recipes and one from your’s truly – Eat To Your Heart’s Content. Lumpiang Shanghai or Spring Rolls goes well with steamed white rice or paired with Pancit or Spaghetti and often served during gatherings.


Salu-Salu Recipes


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Chicken Afrida and Adobo are two well-loved main dishes in the Philippines. Chicken Afritada is chicken dish braised in tomato sauce while Chicken Adobo is an iconic dish. Adobo has 101 versions in the Philippines. It can be cooked with chicken or pork or both. Basic ingredients are garlic, laurel leaf, peppercorns, chicken liver and the lethal combination of soy sauce and vinegar.

I pride with my own Chicken Pork Adobo recipe that I might never publish in this food blog – it’s one of those well-kept recipes you want to keep for yourself but continue to serve for your love ones. However, I am including some adobo recipe versions here shared by our fabulous foodie bloggers – Life’s Ambrosia, Pressure Cook Recipes and Scrambled Chefs.

I have to warn you, cooking adobo is no easy task. The deadly combination of soy sauce and vinegar and how you blend them well can make or break this dish. One factor to consider would be the complimenting brands of soy sauce and vinegar. Over the years, I’ve tasted quite a number of brands that would suit my palate and you have to do a lot of testing and tasting.



Salu-Salo Recipes


Life’s Ambrosia


Pressure Cook Recipes


Scrambled Chefs


These two main dishes may be a turn off to some. Squid Adobo uses the squid ink which by the way is delicious while Kare-Kare is a haven for peanut lovers but the sauce called bagoong (fermented fish) may be nauseating to first timers. Once you get the hang of this, you will definitely keep wanting for more!


Amusing Maria


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Now let’s go to one of my favorite parts of any Filipino dining - desserts and delicacies! Philippine delicacies are meticulously done. The traditional way of cooking Biko, Sapin Sapin and Cassava Cake take long hours of stirring in a large wok and shared in festivities known as fiesta.

For the homes, Maja Blanca, Sans Rival, Flan and Brazo de Mercedes are enough to satisfy a family’s dessert craving.


Bam’s Kitchen


The Unlikely Baker


The Pressure Cook Recipes


The Unlikely Baker


Bonus recipe!

This favorite Pinoy street food is made healthy. Camote Cue (or Kamote) is usually made with lots of brown sugar then deep fried.


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This is it folks! I hope you will enjoy these Filipino recipes shared by food bloggers worldwide. Even if you don’t get to visit the Philippines (just yet), you can now enjoy some comforting Pinoy dishes anytime.


If you happen to visit the Philippines for the coming TBEX Asia happening from October 13-16, 2016 or you are planning on a grand SouthEast Asian travel, don’t forget to savor authentic Filipino cuisine. Here are some tips to get you started!








Cruise around the blog for more dining discoveries in Metro Manila, Bacolod City and Boracay Island.

As another bonus, here are some of my favorite captures in various spots of the archipelago. There are 7,107 islands to explore – what are you waiting for?


Malipano Island a part of Samal Island, Davao Del Norte


Manila Bay Sunset




View of Mt. Banahaw from Majayjay, Laguna



Malapascua Island, Cebu
 


Banana Beach Resort, Tagum City


Manila Bay Sunset


 Station 1, Boracay Island






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19 comments:

  1. Ive never had Pinoy food but wow it looks amazing - Ive just started really getting out of my comfort zone and trying new food. Will definitely try this out

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    1. Oh Jessica, you have to try Pinoy food. Our cuisine is bursting with flavors with the combination of Southeast Asian spices and cooking techniques from the Spaniards. :)

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  2. I love trying international foods. I have always wanted to try the Pinoy bread. I had a friend from the Philippines and she used to talk about it all the time. Beautiful pics...my mouth is watering.

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    1. I simply love when I bumped into a fellow blogger who has been affiliated with a Filipino/Filipina, small world indeed... These dishes are but a few, if only you can taste some authentic Filipino cuisine - they are really delicious! :)

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  3. Mm.. the desserts! And the rolls, spring rolls and CRISPY SISIG. I want!
    My cousin married a Filipino man and when I used to live by them, his mom would make us the most amazing dishes. I miss that.

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    1. Tamara, you are lucky for having tasted some amazing Filipino dishes. We have so many regions with different approach to cooking, so the flavors are endless! :)

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  4. We have dear friends that are filipino but I don't think we have ever tried their cuisine. There are a lot of dishes you listed that I would enjoy.

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    1. I hope you get to try some, Maria. Filipino cuisine is underrated but once you get to taste some authentic Pinoy food, you will surely keep wanting for more. :)

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  5. I'm Filipino-American and I love all these food and the places.. oh my! It makes me want to go visit again! :)

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    1. Oh my, Jocelyn! When I saw you and your name, I had a feeling you have Filipino blood. I am so glad to bumped into you in the blogosphere. I hope you get to visit the Philippines soon :)

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  6. I see so many favorites on here! My best friend in high school was Filipino and I was lucky to enjoy many meals at her home!

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    1. I am glad to know you've enjoyed Filipino dishes, Milena. The Philippines has quite a number of stunning places and I hope more people would enjoy them, just like you :)

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  7. This looks like paradise to me. Not only the sunset but the food. So wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. Good food and a stunning sunset is really a paradise! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. This all looks so delicious!! I'm definitely trying some of those pork dishes, and those dumplings!! Thanks for the inclusion!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. This round up won't be complete without your Pandesal recipe! Thank you for sharing. Hope you enjoy some of these dishes ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Thanks for including my recipes! It's so lovely to connect with a fellow Pinoy blogger :) Have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your recipes, Jolina. A Filipino food round up wouldn't be complete without desserts. I love Brazo de Mercedes, btw... Glad to connect w/ a fellow Pinay in the blogging world! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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