Monggo Car-Car Style

Mongo beans are rich in minerals like calcium, iron and potassium. With very low fat content, mongo beans is good foir reducing weight. Here’s a delicious mongo beans recipe to try. Save Print Monggo Car-Car Style   Ingredients 1¼ cup yellow or green monggo (mung bean) ¼ cup dried squid, sliced into matchsticks 1 tbsp pork … Read more

Paksiw na Saluyot

Here’s another paksiw recipe that you will really enjoy. Save Print Paksiw na Saluyot   Ingredients 3 bundles saluyot leaves 1¾ tbsps. vinegar 1½ tsps. garlic, chopped and pounded 1½ tbsps. Bagoong balayan 3 tbsps. Water or stock salt and pepper Instructions Dissolve bagoong Balayan in water. Set aside. Heat pan with a little water and … Read more

Sauteed Radish

Sauteed radish (or kilawin labanos in Filipino) is one of my favorite Philippine vegetable dishes. Its tinge of sourness reminds me of sinigang, without all the soup.

Squash Blossoms in Coconut Milk

Try this delicious squash blossoms in coconut milk recipe, known in the Philippines as “guinataang bulaklak ng kalabasa”.

Chicken Cocido

Chicken minus its skin is a healthy meat option. Most dishes served to the family include chicken. Cook up something new like this chicken cocido recipe. And just in case you’re wondering, cocido is Spanish for stew.


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

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.


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.

Laing or Taro Leaves in Cocomilk (Bicol's Pride)

Bicolanos are known for the vegetable dish “laing”. There’s “something” in the way they cook the dish that makes it all the more appetizing, aside from the chili pepper of course. It isn’t “itchy”. Here’s the secret to this delicious and nutritious vegetable dish without the itch…take it from a laing expert. 🙂 Save Print … Read more