Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Meatloaf)

Dec 04

Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Meatloaf)

Share I prepare Embutido (otherwise known as Filipino style meatloaf) in large quantities. It’s the perfect Holiday dish to prepare for unexpected guests. One can easily freeze the embutido, slice it , heat it in the oven and serve. The embutido that I know is wrapped in sinsal (an internal pork entrail) which is ideal for steaming. Mom only...

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Hearty Patatas Riojana for media noche

Dec 01

Hearty Patatas Riojana for media noche

Share What do you usually prepare for noche buena? I know some households cook the usual arroz caldo or sopas. Chef Fernando “Fern” Aracama shares Patatas Riojana which he learned when he recently visited Spain. ” It is a relatively simple soup that has chunks of potatoes, fresh Spanish chorizo sausages, onion, garlic and Spanish paprika. This...

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Haleyang Bayabas

Nov 30

Haleyang Bayabas

Share Ilustrado, a restaurant that showcases heritage Filipino-Spanish cuisine gave everyone a glimpse of our country’s culinary history when it demonstrated well loved dishes from our heroes’ hometowns at The Maya Kitchen recently. Boni Pimentel, Ilustrado president and his chefs demonstrated many recipes last month including the Laguna inspired...

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Malunggay & Spinach Cheese dip

Nov 24

Malunggay & Spinach Cheese dip

Share Malunggay & Spinach Cheese dip is nutritious greens in a creamy, cheesy brûleé best served with crispy crostini. This is a signature appetizer in Aracama Filipino Cuisine, one of Chef Fernando “Fern” Aracama’s restaurants. I was glad he shared the recipe with us during a cooking demo at the Maya Kitchen because I have always wanted...

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Grilled Ensaimada Media Noche Style

Nov 23

Grilled Ensaimada Media Noche Style

Share During the cooking demo, Chef Fernando “Fern” Aracama shared his media noche memories from Bacolod. A very young boy walking home from midnight mass with his family is something Chef Fern remembers to this day. He took inspiration from the traditional Media Noche meal that awaited them but this time he shares recipes of dishes that are not the...

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Umbuyan, tinapa flakes wrapped in pechay leaves

Nov 22

Umbuyan, tinapa flakes wrapped in pechay leaves

Share Umbuyan is tinapa flakes sautéed in olive oil and wrapped in pechay leaves . Its origins in Manila is found in the place where Andres Bonifacio was born. When I looked for the definition of “Umbuyan”, I could only see “fish smoking house worker”, Tinapa is smoked fish so I understand the rationale behind the name of the...

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Manok ng mga Bayani

Nov 14

Manok ng mga Bayani

Share Interesting name for a Chicken dish. Manok ng mga Bayani, is chicken simmered in bold textures of dill, kamias, ground peanuts and toasted rice is inspired by no less than President Manuel Luis Quezon who hailed from Baler, Aurora. This recipe was shared by Ilustrado, the home of heritage Filipino-Spanish cuisine during a demo at Maya Kitchen....

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Paella Ilustrado

Nov 04

Paella Ilustrado

Share I have already shared some Paella recipes here: Paella a la Valenciana, Paella Filipino Style, and Paella de Cordero and I am sure you want to try other recipes. If you’ve been to the Ilustrado restaurant, you may have enjoyed feasting on Paella Ilustrado. Well, good news! Boni Pimentel, Ilustrado president and his chefs demonstrated Paella...

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Bagnet Ilustrado with KBL Sauce (kamatis, bagoong, lasona)

Nov 02

Bagnet Ilustrado with KBL Sauce (kamatis, bagoong, lasona)

Share The issue of pork is all over the news but if there is one pork that most Pinoys like , it has to be our Pork dishes. Ilustrado, the home of heritage Filipino-Spanish cuisine recently provided glimpse of our country’s culinary history as it showcased well loved dishes from our heroes’ hometowns at The Maya Kitchen. Boni Pimentel, Ilustrado...

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Okoy: Pumpkin and Shrimp Fritters

Oct 27

Okoy: Pumpkin and Shrimp Fritters

Share For those celebrating Halloween, here is a Pinoy dish , a pumpkin-inspired okoy recipe. Here it goes: Ingredients: 4 cups pumpkin, grated ½ k suaje, head on, spiny parts removed 1 pc red onion, finely sliced 1 c carrots, grated ½ c cornstarch 2 pcs eggs, beaten To taste salt and pepper Olive oil (for frying) Procedure: 1. Combine the...

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