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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.

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.

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.