Binignit, the Cebuano version of the Ginataan

Apr 18

Binignit, the Cebuano version of the  Ginataan

Share In my Cebu hometown, Binignit is “traditionally eaten as a snack on Good Friday: Binignit originated from Cebu province. Binignit is a warm root crop and fruit stew consisting of a thick mixture of tubers such as taro, purple yam, sweet potato, as well as bananas, jackfruit, sago, tapioca pearls and sugar, cooked in coconut milk and thickened...

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Suman Luya (Suman Flavored with Ginger)

Dec 29

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Share These days, traditional suman has moved on to many flavors. I still stick to my childhood memories of Suman Luya dating back to Christmas Eve. My mom would cook the sticky rice in a big kawali in the dirty kitchen. Suman Luya is extremely smooth tasting with the right amount of sweetness. It’s perfect for hot chocolate drink during the noche...

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Cassava Cake Recipe (for US bought ingredients)

May 01

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Share Even if you’re located in the US, you can still make Cassava Cake. Just buy the ingredients at the Filipino Store. This cassava cake recipe is from my sister in San Francisco. It’s been tested and eaten with gusto by her family. Ingredients: 2 packages grated cassava 1 can coconut milk 1 bottle macapuno strips 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 can...

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Suman na Mongo

Feb 10

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Share I first learned how to cook suman from Prof. Matilde Guzman Food Preparation class. I love the combination of mongo and coconut-flavored sweet sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1 cup malagkit (glutinous rice) 1 cup mongo 1-1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cups coco milk coco cream from 1 grated coconut Ingredients 1. Soak,...

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Sapin-Sapin Recipe (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding)

Aug 01

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Share I am not an expert when it comes to making kakanin. I rely a lot of my knowledge from my Food Preparation class back in college. The most basic of which is How to Extract Coconut Cream. However, there are packs of coconut cream that I’ve tested out for maja blanca. Sapin-sapin is a number one request from most of my readers and it took me quite...

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Kutsinta or Cuchinta

Jul 25

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Share Kutsinta will forever have special place in my heart. It was the first product that inspired my mom’s Sally’s Bake Shop in 1966. She had seen mothers buying kutsinta after a movie. An idea soon hit her. Why not make my own kutsinta? Here is a kutsinta recipe similar to mom’s. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups rice flour (substitute with...

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Puto Recipe – Steamed Muffins with Aniseed

May 19

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Share What do you associate puto with? When pork was still part of my diet, I associated puto with diniguan. I dunk the puto on the thick sauce, then eat it together with the pork pieces. Another puto memory is pairing it with hot chocolate drink. Puto is a great pairing food with many of our Filipino dishes. Puto is very easy to make. You can even use...

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Suman sa Ibus- Sticky Rice in Coconut Leaves

May 05

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Share Preparing Suman sa Ibus is so easy. It’s the wrapping of the rice mixture which takes so much time. Yet it is all worth it. How I love the mild flavor of the suman. The delightful combination with ripe yellow mangoes and hot tsokolate is heavenly. Ingredients 4 cups sticky rice or malagkit 3 cups thick coconut cream (here’s how to...

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Cassava Cake Recipe for US-based Filipinos

Jan 06

Cassava Cake Recipe for US-based Filipinos

Share My friend from the USA sent me this recipe on how she makes cassava cake. When I saw that she used frozen cassava, I was surprised. It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to a Filipino grocery in the states. I am sure a lot of Filipinos can still come up with our native delicacies as long as the Filipino stores carry these ingredients. So here...

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Puto

Sep 01

Puto

Share There is nothing like freshly baked puto right out of your steamer I always thought puto has to be made always with rice flour. The best texture and taste is using rice flour but I am sure some of my readers overseas appreciate a puto recipe without using rice flour but instead just the plain all-purpose flour. However, you can use rice flour if...

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