A popular Filipino treat with Japanese origins, haluhalo¬†consists of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix” referring to the hodgepodge of ingredients.

Haluhalo Espesyal


RECIPE: Biko (Sweetened Rice)

Biko is a sweet rice delicacy that’s traditionally served on New Year’s Eve. The essential ingredients are malagkit (glutinous or sticky rice), gata (coconut milk) and brown sugar.

BIKO Recipe for 10 servings

Biko (Filipino Rice Treat)

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Salabat is Filipino ginger tea that’s especially popular during the relatively cool month of December in the Philippines to accompany the eating of seasonal treats. The hot drink is also recommended for a sore throat.

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LONGGANISA (Filipino Sausage)

Frequently misspelled longanisa, the Filipino name comes from the Spanish word longaniza, referring to a type of spicy cold pork sausage.

You can easily buy prepared longganisa. It is tricky to make yourself because you will need a curing agent like potassium nitrate and a lot of things could go wrong. Regardless of whether you make it yourself or buy it from a reputable store, cook the sausage thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. Continue reading “LONGGANISA (Filipino Sausage)”

RECIPE: Fish Escabeche

* This recipe is provided without warranty of any kind.

Please consider it only as a guide.


one whole fleshy fish
(lapulapu, red snapper, carp or mackerel)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
some flour to dredge the fish in

1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ginger root,  cut into thin strips
1/2 cup sliced onions
1 cup red and green bell peppers, cut into strips
2 tbsp lard or oil

2 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch (dissolve in water)
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RECIPE: Pork Sarciado

In the Philippines, the word sarciado means a culinary dish is wet with a sauce, usually referring to tomato sauce. Below is a recipe for pork sarciado. Please consider it only as a guide. No guarantee that it will come out perfectly.

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RECIPE: Filipino-style Fried Pork Chops

Fried pork chops are a favorite dish accompanied with boiled white rice in the Philippines. It can be a dry combination, which is why Filipinos usually have a soup on the side or a sauce to go with it.

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RECIPE : Apritadang Manok

Apritadang Manok is Filipino Chicken Afritada.

There are many variations to this Spanish-inspired meat stew, and the broth can range from soupy to thick. Here is an afritada recipe that can serve as a guide to help you in making your own version of Filipino afritada!


2 pounds chicken
5 medium-size potatoes
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 green bellpepper
1 red bellpepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
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