With all the news about colon cancers, we think of switching to vegetarian diets. Maybe we can try this dinengdeng recipe. This is an Ilocano recipe as vegetables abound in the backyards of the Ilocanos. Save Print Dinengdeng   Ingredients 1 cup water 1 pc grilled fish, sliced 2 tbsps bagoong Balayan, strained 2 tbsps … Read more

Arroz a la Valenciana (Rice Casserole)

This recipe is a local version of the Spanish dish “paella”. Arroz a la Valenciana is great for fiestas, birthdays, and family get-together after the Sunday mass. It’s a complete meal, a one-dish meal of meat, rice and vegetables. It’s healthy, too. I don’t actually cook this dish but I tasted one that really made … Read more

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Muffins

Here’s the recipe for that melt-in-your-mouth muffins. You’ve got to try it one weekend, then tell me what you think! Save Print Melt-in-Your-Mouth Muffins   Ingredients 2¾ cups Muffin Pre-Mix 1 egg — beaten 1 cup milk ½ cup butter or margarine -melted or ½ cup vegetable oil Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin … Read more

Peanut Sauce for Fresh Lumpia

Here’s our very own peanut sauce recipe for fresh lumpia. I especially love it with garlicky peanut dipping over the crepe.

Fresh Lumpia

You, too, can enjoy delicious fresh lumpia right in your own home. Just follow this fresh lumpia recipe. By the way, fresh lumpia is Filipino for spring rolls. This recipe yields 10 servings.


For most Filipinos, embutido is one of the mainstay dishes at the Christmas dinner table. If you’re looking for Christmas dishes to prepare, you should definitely include embutido. Here’s our very own Filipino embutido recipe.


Many other regions in the Philippines have their own versions of the pinakbet. But, of course, the Ilocanos still make the best pinakbet. Here’s an Ilocano Pinakbet recipe.

Lechon Paksiw

Lechon paksiw is usually cooked a day or two after a big feast. It’s a pork recipe and the main ingredient is the head of a roasted suckling pig (lechon) or what was left of it. This lechon paksiw recipe is easy to cook. And once you’ve tasted it, you’ll definitely want another serving.

Leche Flan (Milk Flan)

Milk and eggs combined makes a delicious dessert for the children. This leche flan recipe is really yummy! Save Print Leche Flan (Milk Flan)   Ingredients 10 egg yolks 1 can (390g) condensed milk 1 can (390g) evaporated milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon essence For the caramel 1 cup sugar ¾ cup … Read more


Kare-kare is a famous Filipino dish from the province of Pampanga. Kare-kare is a Philippine dish that is rich in with carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and protein. It is one of the dishes that are typically served at fiestas.