Binignit, the Cebuano version of the Ginataan

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 coconutRead More

Crepe Covered Embutido

I like how this Crepe Covered Embutido recipe is both traditional and modern. This Christmas, some Pinoy families will either cook the traditional Embutido or Chicken Relleno. If you are feeling adventurous, you can try this well-loved Embutido recipe with modern twist. I never knew you could make crepes out of a hotcake mix. CrepeRead More

Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Meatloaf)

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 forRead More

Hearty Patatas Riojana for media noche

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.Read More

Bam-i, a noodle dish from Cebu

Bam-i is a noodle dish that we ate as kids growing up in Cebu. It is a Visayan dish as I’ve never seen it serve here in Manila. I love the two kinds of noodles: vermicelli and the egg noodles. When my kids were growing up, they don’t really like the combination of the noodles.Read More