Filipino Puto is a steamed rice cake that traditionally can be eaten with fresh grated coconut or butter. All Filipino’s grew up with this delicious commonly round shaped merienda. It is commonly served during parties, festivals and sometimes eaten for breakfast.
Ingredients needed to cook Filipino Puto Recipe:
- two cups flour or rice flour
- two tablespoons of baking powder
- one egg beaten
- half cup evaporated milk
- three tablespoons of butter or softened margarine
- one cup granulated sugar
- one and a half cup of water
Cooking procedure for Filipino Puto Recipe:
Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl and mix all ingredients together. When it’s properly mixed add the egg, evaporated milk, melted butter and water and keep mixing it until it’s smooth. Put the mixture into a mold and into a steamer for about 20 minutes without opening the steamer. The Puto will be done but if you prefer to add some toppings it’s possible to put it now and let it steam for another 3 minutes. After 3 minutes you can remove the Puto from the molds and let it cool down. You are now done with making Puto and it’s ready to be served.
Cheesy Pineapple Chicken is a variation of the traditional Filipino pineapple chicken recipe. Aside from the traditional used chicken and pineapple that are being used for this dish we also added some cheddar cheese to experiment with the taste and I must say, it tasted terrific!
Ingredients needed to make cheesy pineapple chicken:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 cloves finely chopped garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1/2 kilo boneless chicken. cut into serving size.
- 2-3 tbsp. fish sauce
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 small can pineapple chunks in syrup
- 1 medium size potato, peeled, cut into cubes
- 1 small size carrot, peeled, cut into cubes
- 1 small can evaporated milk
- 1-2 tsp. sugar
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into square
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
Cooking procedure for cheesy pineapple chicken:
In a cooking pan heat the olive oil and saute garlic and onion until fragrant. Add in the chicken and brown all sides. Add in the fish sauce and a few dash of pepper. Mix thoroughly. Add in about 3/4 cup water, the pineapple syrup, the potato and carrots then bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about half. Now increase the heat a little, add in the milk, sugar and pineapple, continue to cook until the vegetables are almost done, stirring occasionally. Add in the bell pepper and continue to cook until all the vegies are cook. Add in the cheese and continue to cook for another minute or until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened. Adjust seasoning until you get the desired taste. Serve hot.
Tapsilog is a combination of three tagalog words: Tapa which are fried beef strips, sinangag which is fried rice and itlog which means egg. Tapsilog is usually served for breakfast and can be found even in famous fastfood chains in the Philippines.
Ingredients needed to make Tapsilog
- 500 grams of beef
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper (grounded)
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of finely grated garlic
- 1 thinly sliced onion
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 3 cups of fried rice
- 3 fried eggs, sunny side up
Slice the beef into small strips and place the sliced beef pieces aside. Mix the salt, black pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and garlic in a bowl. Get a transparent plastic bag and put the sliced strips of beef inside the bag together with the mixed ingredients. Mix the beef and the ingredients well and place the mix into the refrigerator for approximately 20 hours.Step 2: preparing the beef tapa and serving the dish.
There isn’t a Filipino that didn’t grow up with this Filipino Dish. It’s sweet taste of sugar melt on your tongue when eating it. Filipino’s call it Leche Flan which originally came from the spanish word flan de leche. Leche flan can be made in different ways like over an flame or stove top and seldomly also baked. Leche Flan is often served at parties and other celebrations like Fiesta.
Ingredients needed to cook the filipino dessert Leche Flan:
- Twelve egg yolks
- One can evaporated milk
- One can condensed milk
- Brown Sugar for a syrup
Procedure to prepare this Filipino Leche Flan dessert:
Mix all twelve egg yolks the evaporated milk and the condensed milk all together. Put the mixture in a wok and let it steam for about 40 minutes or longer until the mixture becomes firm. Cool leche flan and invert it on a plate. Finally put the Leche flan syrup as described below over the mixture and it’s ready to be served.
Procedure to prepare Leche Flan Syrup:
Melt the brown sugar in a heavy pot until it’s golden brown, add some hot water to dissolve the carmelized sugar until a syrup is formed.
One of the traditional Filipino Dishes at Birthday Parties, Fiestas and other events in the Philippines is Pancit Bihon (in english Rice Noodles). Noodles originally come from China and were introduced to the Filipino’s by the Chinese. Eversince the Noodles have been a traditional dish in the Philippines and come in various variations.
Ingredients for Filipino Pancit Bihon Dish are:
- An 8 ounce pack of pancit bihon noodles
- 200 Grams of chicken breast, shredded
- 1 onion, pealed and sliced
- Two chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups of water
- 1/4 cabbage, sliced into small strips
- 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
- 1 big carrot, sliced into strips
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- a hand full of chicharo
- 3/4 cup diced celery
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 5 pieces of calamansi
Preparation for Filipino Pancit Bihon Dish:
Start by Soaking the pancit bihon noodles for about 10 minutes until it’s softened. While doing this you can put the oil in a Wok and Sautee the Onions and Garlic. When the garlic has a golden brown color you can add the dissolved chicken bouillon cubes and also the shredded chicken breast with all the vegetables until cooked. Mix everything together with the Pancit Bihon and add some soy sauce for the taste. Let is cook for another 5 minutes until the noodles are soft. Add some salt and petter to taste and serve the Filipino Bihon Dish with some sliced calamansi on the side.
Sizzling sisig is a pork recipe made of the porks ear or cheek and brain. It’s a very common recipe in the Philippines and can be bought in most restaurants. Sizzling sisig is commonly served when having a drink with friends.
Ingredients needed to prepare sizzling sisig are:
- 125 grams pork ear or cheek
- 20 grams chicken or pork liver
- 30 grams pork brain
- 1 small red onion
- 1 or 2 pieces of Calamansi
- Salt and pepper
- One egg
Cooking instructions for sizzling sisig:
Boil the pork ear, pork brain and chicken/pork liver and let it simmer until the meat is tender (Approximately one hour). When the meat in tender enough, drain the water, and let it cool down so it can be sliced into fine pieces. Mix all the pork ingredients together and grill the pork until the color becomes brownish. Add the onion some salt and pepper to taste and before serving on a sizzling plate you may opt to put an egg on top of the sizzling sisig. Finally place one or two pieces of calamansi on the plate so people can add some lemon taste to the dish.
Ingredients needed for Filipino Fish Kilawin Dish:
- Half kilo lapu lapu fillet
- Three pieces red onion, diced
- Three cloves garlic, minced
- Two pieces chili pepper, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Half cup of vinegar
Preparation for Filipino Fish Kilawin Dish:
Boil water in a pan and put the fish fillets. When the fish turns white, remove the pan from heat and let it drain.Put the fish in a bowl and add the chopped onions, garlic, the chopped chili and some salt and pepper for the taste and finally some vinegar. Make sure that the fish will stay intact when mixing it all together. Leave the mix for about an half hour so the mixed ingredients will seep into the fish.
The Filipino Dishes website wouldn’t be complete if it doesn’t contain Chicken adobo! It is the most served, eaten and famous dish in the Philippines. Adobo comes in different styles cause it can be prepared with either chicken or with pork. Adobo can also be prepared in many different ways. Below we will describe the easiest and traditional way of preparing a Filipino Chicken Adobo dish.
Ingredients needed to prepare Chicken Adobo Dish:
- 1 kilo chicken filet; cut in serving pieces
- 2 2 tablespoons of crushed garlic
- 3 pieces of laurel leaves
- 5-6 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 5-6 tablespoons of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of corn pepper
- 1 cup plain water
Cooking Instructions For Adobo Chicken:
Basically all the ingredients have to be placed together in a saucepan. Let it boil on medium fire until the chicken is tender. Let it all simmer until a saucy consistency is achieved. Put some extra soy sauce or salt accordingly to reach the desired taste.
In order to make pork adobo, just replace the chicken with pork.
Filipino Salabat is a typical Filipino drink made with ginger. The translation of the tagalog word Sabat litteraly means Tea in English. Since Ginger has many health benefits, most filipinos drink Sabat when they’re having fever, soar throat or when it’s cold.
The ingredients needed to prepare the Filipino drink Salabat are:
- 4 pieces of fresh ginger (sliced thin)
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
Find below the procedure for making the Filipino drink Salabat:
- Put all the ingredients in a small pan
- Boil the water including the ingredients for approximately 9-10 min.
- Put the Filipino Salabat in a mug and serve it while it’s hot.
Calamansi is a small lemmon from the Philippines. It is a popular fruit among Filipinos and often used because Calamansi is rich in Vitamin C, phrosphorus, Iron and Calcium and often used to prevent common sicknesses like cold, cough and flu. Typical drinks made with Calamaci are Lemonade and Calamaci Juice cause of it’s taste, aroma and flavor.
Ingredients needed for Calamansi Juice are:
- 3 calamansi
- Ice Cubes
- Cold water
- Sugar or Honey
A Typical way to prepare the Clamansi juice (drink) is:
Cut the calamansi in half and squeeze the juice out of the lemon into a glass. Try to avoid that the seeds of the calamansi will enter the glass. Add the cold water to the Calamansi and add some sugar or honey to make the taste just right. Mix it all together and finally add the ice cubes.