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Phillipines

Beef Steak with Onion & Bay Leaves (Bistek)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Beef Steak with Onion & Bay Leaves (Bistek)

This is not the bland, boring steak and onions you might have seen before. Instead, bay leaves, lemon juice and soy sauce lend fragrant, bright, umami-rich flavour to a succulent ribeye.

Chicken Afritada With Pineapple
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chicken Afritada With Pineapple

This Afritada features chicken and tons of vegetables simmered in a flavourful tomato sauce. Vibrant, colourful and super delicious!

Chinese Pearl Balls
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chinese Pearl Balls

Chinese pearl balls are traditionally served on Chinese New Year to symbolize reunion and togetherness. Rice grains signify abundance while pork is considered a symbol for progress.

Five Spice Pork
  • Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Five Spice Pork

This is a Filipino braised dish where pork is marinated, simmered then sliced. Serve with lots of white rice.

Mushroom Adobo
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Mushroom Adobo

This Filipino classic has all of the flavour of adobo and none of the meat. Mushrooms simmered in a thick, tangy adobo sauce.

Philippines Dining Etiquette

Philippines Dining Etiquette

Follow these simple rules to avoid embarassment by you and your host.

Pork Chicharon
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Pork Chicharon

Homemade Chicharon made of pork rinds deep-fried to golden perfection. Crunchy and tasty, these cracklings are the ultimate low-carb treat and best served with spicy vinegar dip.

Pork Tocino
  • Time: 30 minutes plus 8 hours marinating
  • Complexity: very easy

Pork Tocino

Pork Tocino is a hearty Filipino dish served for breakfast with a sunny side up eggs and garlic fried rice. Sweet and garlicky, it's sure to be a family favourite.

Shrimp Lumpia
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Shrimp Lumpia

Typically just filled with a pork mixture but these ones have a shrimp inside each one. The surf and turf  filling inside the super crisp wrapper makes every bite so delectable.

Sinuglaw (Vinegar-Cured Tuna with Grilled Pork Belly)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Sinuglaw (Vinegar-Cured Tuna with Grilled Pork Belly)

This recipe brings together rich grilled pork belly and vinegar cured tuna with cucumber, avocado, and tomatoes.
 

Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)
  • Time: 15
  • Complexity: very easy

Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)

The vinegar dipping sauce balances out the oiliness of the dish as a result of the deep frying. It also gives a sweet, sour & hot taste as the crispy batter quickly absorbs the flavour of the sauce.