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My Journey With Filipino Food

To make Filipino food at home you will need some preparation, but fear not - it is not that complicated and super tasty!

I ate at an awesome Filipino restaurant last summer and was super curious about Filipino cuisine. I decided to make some myself, and it was challenging and satisfying!

Unwrapping a Surprise - Philippine Snacks and Kitchen Staples on Amazon

Me and my husband recently discovered a treasure trove of delicious Philippine snacks and kitchen staples on Amazon. Opening each package felt like unwrapping a surprise, revealing vibrant flavors and enticing aromas that transported us to the heart of the Philippines. From crispy cassava chips to delectable dried mango slices, every snack tantalized our taste buds with its unique blend of sweet, savory, and sometimes spicy notes.

It was an extraordinary experience to share these newfound delights, savoring them together as we delved deeper into the rich tapestry of Philippine cuisine.

Our kitchen became a haven for culinary experimentation, as we incorporated these delightful products into our meals, discovering new and exciting flavors that elevated our dishes to new heights.

You can find seasonal Philippine ingredients and Philippine snacks on Amazon!


This Book is A Must if You Want to Make Filipino Dishes at Home

The book "The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook- Classic and Modern Filipino Recipes" proved to be an invaluable resource for my culinary journey. Eager to learn how to cook Filipino dishes, I stumbled upon this cookbook and decided to purchase it solely based on the rave reviews. Living in an area with limited access to Filipino cuisine, this book became my go-to guide for preparing authentic dishes that my partner, who grew up with Filipino food, frequently craved. Its clear instructions and comprehensive collection of recipes made it a highly helpful tool, allowing me to satisfy cravings and explore the rich flavors of the Filipino culinary tradition.


I Also Discovered the Time-saving Marvel -digital Pressure Cooker!

As I delved deeper into the world of Filipino cuisine, I made an exciting discovery: a significant number of Filipino recipes can be effortlessly prepared using an Electric Pressure Cooker. This realization revolutionized my cooking experience as a whole. Intrigued by the prospect of making my culinary endeavors easier, I decided to invest in a Digital Pressure Cooker. The results were nothing short of remarkable. The Electric Pressure Cooker proved to be a time-saving marvel, reducing cooking times and allowing me to enjoy the flavorsome delights of Filipino cuisine in a fraction of the usual preparation time. Its versatility and efficiency opened up a whole new realm of possibilities in the kitchen, transforming the way I approached cooking and enabling me to explore a broader range of recipes with ease. With the Electric Pressure Cooker by my side, whipping up delectable Filipino dishes became a breeze, enriching my culinary adventures and making cooking an even more enjoyable experience.

Instant Pot Pro Crisp Cooker

Helpful Review: "I bought this after looking at a dozen brands and numerous models with a number of them being a lot more expensive but I purchased this being a little skeptical that it would have enough room for large roasts as our previous cooker had an oval shaped pot that seemed huge but had a teflon coated pot. This one is GREAT, had plenty of room for large meals and the pot is stainless, and the pressure relief valve is so much better than what we previously had as well that would spit and splatter scalding water everywhere. The cooking options are clearly labeled and it's easy to put your food in, set it, and go. Clean up is easy with the stainless pot. I would definitely buy it again and recommend it to others." - Andy


Filipino Desserts - Surprisingly Delicious!

Filipino desserts offer a delightful combination of textures and natural sweetness. These are some treats I tried out at home. If you already have some ingredients, they should be pretty simple to make.

Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert meaning "mix-mix."

To make halo-halo at home:

-Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.

-Add nata de coco (coconut gel), jelly cubes, sago pearls (tapioca), sweet potato, and sliced ripe banana.

-Spoon in ube jam (purple yam) and grated coconut for added flavor.

-Drizzle evaporated milk over the top to enhance creaminess.

-Optional toppings include leche flan (caramel custard), a scoop of ice cream (traditionally ube-flavored), or purple yam jam and sweet beans.

-For extra flavor and crunch, you can add jackfruit, fried rice grains, pinipig (pounded young rice), or cereal.

-Stir all the ingredients together to mix them thoroughly.

Enjoy the refreshing medley of flavors and textures in each spoonful of halo-halo, a beloved Filipino dessert.

Bibingka is another delicious Filipino dessert made with simple ingredients.

To make bibingka at home:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish or individual ramekins.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine

1 cup of rice flour

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

1 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

  • Gradually whisk in 1 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water until you have a smooth batter.

  • Pour the batter into the greased baking dish or ramekins.

  • Optional: Top the batter with slices of salted duck eggs and sprinkle with grated cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the bibingka is set and the edges are golden brown.

  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.

Serve warm, garnished with grated coconut or coconut flakes, and enjoy the soft and slightly sweet goodness of homemade bibingka.


Filipino Cuisine - a Short History Review

Over the centuries, Filipino cuisine has been shaped by a fusion of cultural influences, long before the concept of culinary fusion emerged. From Spanish to Chinese, Indian to Indonesian, the tapestry of flavors in Filipino cooking is a testament to the country's history of cultural exchange. As an expert in this vibrant cuisine, I have discovered that Filipino food is a delightful amalgamation of ingredients and techniques from various cultures, resulting in a diverse range of dishes that cater to everyone's palate. With over 7,000 islands, each with its own unique food history and culture, the exploration of Filipino cuisine is a never-ending journey filled with countless culinary treasures waiting to be savored.

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