Tortang Talong

Philippines food
I love Tortang Talong. It is Eggplant Omlette which is one of most popular delicacy in Philippines. It consists of full-baked eggplant (outer skin is removed) and egg, sometimes onion or minced meat. Enjoy a yammy omlette for your breakfast and begin your day with energy.

Fried rice, Longganisa

Philippines food
Philippine Fried rice is a delicious dish consisting of boiled white rice mixed in a wok with stir-fry oil, black pepper and soy sauce. Sometimes Ajinomoto. In this pict, native sausage Longganisa is added to rice. If someone put garlic into a fried rice, it should not be called Fried rice but “Sinangag na kanin”.

Ginisa

Philippines food
Ginisa is also called as Guisa, Guisado, or Gisado which is one of typical Filipino stir fryed dish. This is a very simple Filipino vegetable dish and a common vegetable meal in every household. In this post, this dish is cooked with simply salt and pepper.

Afritada

Philippines food
Afritada is another one of those tomato sauce based stews that was introduced in the Philippines by the Spaniards. It is a meat and vegetable stew with tomatoes like Kaldereta but is less spicy and liver paste is not used.

Pancit

Philippines food
This is a noodle dish made with thick yellow noodles which are baked, then mixed with meat, shrimps or vegetables. The pork is very popular and it is cooked in soy sauce beforehand. It is also called as Pancit Canton. Often served with Calamansis fruits (simiral with lemon).

Balut or Balot

Philippines food
This is a favourite Filipino snack which can be purchased from street sellers and markets. A balut is a half-boiled, ready-to-hatch duck egg. Once open egg shell… we can see head, eye, hair… Eat it with salt. Enjoy!! omg

Seafood

Philippines food
Wondering what this Philippine seafood is? Since Philippines has its long coast line, Seafood is a fabulous meal throughout the archipelago. Fish, shrimps, prawns, abalone, squid, cuttlefish, crab… Here I post a picture of simply boiled Alimango (Crab in Tagalog). It was so delicious!

Arroz cardo

Philippines food
Philippines are famous for its unique culinary culture. Ruled by foreign cultures resulted in a blends of flavors with Philippine cuisine. Arroz cardo is the example. Arroz is the term for rice in Spanish, cardo is soup (chicken soup is common) as well. It is also similar with Chinese or Japanese congee (粥).

Kaldereta

Philippnes food
A traditional Filipino dish, with meat, potate and local vegetables, Kaldereta is a nutritious and flavorful main dish. This sauce is thick, gravy and zesty. It can also be eaten or served with plain rice. Liver paste and tomato (fresh, paste) is considered as an essential ingredientes for prepareing.

Nilaga

Philippines food
Nilaga means watery soup. This is a simple yet delicious bloth made with meat, fish or vegetables. Different from Sinigang, Nilaga is less/no sour.

Adobo

Philippines food
Adobo is an easy recipe. Its meat and sourness tastes incredibly good. As adobo is the spanish term for marinade, usually have meat (pork, chiken or beef is common) put in the liquid with soy sauce, vinegar and seasonings before sautee. It is usually served with rice.

Sinigang

Philippines food
Such fresh and rustic flavors. This is one of the most recognizable Filipino national dish and a wonderful soup dish with lots of local ingredientes include sourness. Put meat or fish, several kind of vegetables and something sour such as Tamalind, Calamansi, vinegar or instant Sinigang powder, then simmer. It might be everyday meal in Philippines.

Mami, Lomi

Philippines food
Love noodles? Philippine Mami and Lomi are yummy soupy noodles prepared with local vegetables. Lomi is made with viscous soup although Mami is with clear broth. Those might have been influenced by Chinese culinary method.

Ampalaya

Philippines food
Ampalaya is the word for bitter melon. It has always been a summer vegetable that has been added to fry dishes. As Philippne climate is always hot, so that people enjoy it all around the year. Well, here I post a fantastic fry dish with bitter melon and egg, tasted by salt and ajinomoto.

Suka

Philippines food
This is quite a refreshing and ubiqitous table-condiment in Philippines. Chilli pepper, ginger, black pepper, garlic or other spices are soaked in white vinegar. The flavor is quite awesome!! Suka is the term for vinegar in Tagalog.

Pinakbet

Philippines food
If you love Philippine food, then you might wanna make Pinakbet, go shopping for getting Bagoon (fermented shrimp paste) first. To sautee vegetables in a pan/wok is an easy, healthy and delicious way to simplify meals. Beside Bagoon, green beans, pumpkin, onion, pork meat, eggplant, etc are most popular ingredientes for making Pinakbet. Eat it with plain rice, enjoy!!