Oysters in Adobo Sauce

500 grams fresh oysters(talaba), cleaned and drained
3 tablespoons canola oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
12 pieces peppercorns
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 green chili(siling haba), sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and peppercorns.
2. Add oysters and vinegar then cook until almost dry and brownish.
3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, pour soy sauce and water then bring to boil.
2. Add green chili and simmer until liquid is reduced.
3. Put back the oysters then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Simmer for a minute then turn off the heat. Serve with steamed rice.

Ginataang Kuhol with Sitaw at Kalabasa

Filipino Style Recipe: Ginataang kuhol or suso(snail with coconut milk) is an exotic dish that you will find surprisingly delicious. Snails cooked in coconut milk that you will enjoy the richness flavor together with vegetables. You can try this dish if your looking for a mouth-watering recipe that will surely agree to your taste.

1 kilo snails(kuhol or suso)
1 kilo shredded coconut
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
2 pieces green chilli(siling haba)
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. To clean the snails, place the snails in a bowl with water and salt. set aside for a few hours.
2. Rub the shells in water to remove the residues and crack a small opening on the end of the snail.

Part 2
1. Place the shredded coconut in a mixing bowl and pour in 2 cups of hot water.
2. Separate the milk from the shredded coconut by squeezing from the mixture(Use a strainer or a clean cloth). Place in a bowl and set aside.(1st extract)
3. Repeat the procedure, place the milk(2nd extract) to another bowl.

Part 3
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Pour the coconut milk(2nd extract) then bring to boil over medium heat.
3. Add in the snails and bring to a boil once more until it almost absorbed.
4. Add the vegetables and green chili.
5. Add the coconut milk(1st extract) and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Continue cooking until the vegetables are tender but not overcooked.
7. Remove from heat. Serve hot. Enjoy!

1. In taking out the snail’s content from the shell, you can use a fork or a toothpick.

Baked Bacon Oysters

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Bacon Oysters is another easy and simple dish made of fresh oysters, steamed until the shells open then baked together with bacon and cheese.

24 fresh oysters
8 bacon strips
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
100 grams cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Part 1
1. In a pan, cook bacon over medium heat until shrunk but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.
2. Chop bacon into pieces and tidbits. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Rinse and brush oysters to remove dirt.
2. Steam oysters for 3-5 minutes or until shells open.
3. Remove top shells using a knife.

Part 3
1. Arrange oysters in a baking pan, add bacon tidbits then cover each oyster with cheese.
2. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Transfer to serving plate, top with bacon pieces then sprinkle with parsley.
4. Serve immediately.

Kalderetang Kambing

Filipino Style Recipe: Kalderetang Kambing is another tomato-based dish and commonly serve in special occasion. Normally the goat meat marinated in vinegar to lessen the unwanted odor. Boiled until tender, then cooked in tomato sauce, bell pepper, carrots and potatoes. Some may add liver spread to make the sauce thicker. This is another mouth-watering dish and one of my favorite.

500 grams goat meat, cut into chunks
1 can (85 grams)liver spread
1 large onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams tomato sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 large potatoes, cubed
2 large carrots, cubed
2 red and green bell peppers, diced
3 bay leaves
4-5 cups water or beef stock
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2-3 hot chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
1/2 cup vinegar
sugar, salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a large container, marinate meat with vinegar, salt and pepper for an hour. (This is to lessen the unwanted odor.)
2. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until golden brown.
2. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry meat until light brown. Set aside.
2. Reduce oil then saute garlic and onion. Combine with the meat then continue sauteing for 2 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce, liver spread and bay leaves, simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add water and simmer for at least 45 minutes or until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Add carrots, potatoes, bell pepper and chili. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Adjust seasoning with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and serve with steamed rice.

Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style)

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style) or Pork blood stew is a Filipino recipe or dish that consist of savory stew of blood and meat simmered in a rich, spicy gravy of pig blood, garlic, pepper and vinegar. It is recognizably thick and dark. Some use crispy pork as alternative meat and cook until the blood dry. But it makes more special when adding chicharon.

900 grams pork loin, cut into small cubes
450 grams pork innards (ear/intestine) (optional)
2 cups pork blood (some used beef blood)
2 cups pork broth
4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 small onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
2-3 long green peppers(siling haba)
2 pieces bay leaf
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. In a casserole, heat cooking oil and saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
2. Add pork innards then saute for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork and continue sauteing until color turn to brown.
4. Season with ground pepper, bay leaf and salt/fish sauce to taste, stir occasionally for 3 minutes until absorb the seasoning.
5. Add broth, bring to boil and simmer until pork becomes tender.
6. Pour pork’s blood , stirring occasionally to keep the mixture from curdling for 5 minutes.
7. Add vinegar and bring to boil without stirring.
8. Add sugar and green peppers. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
9. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring.
10. Remove from heat and serve hot with chicharon or puto.

Crispy Pork Kilawin

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy pork kilawin is another popular spicy and sour appetizer that usually served as finger food(pulutan). Normally the pork meat(usually cheek and ears) comes boiled and grilled then chop into small pieces. Mix well with onions, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 5-7 servings

1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout)
2 big red onions, chopped
2 thumb-sized gingers, minced(optional)
3 hot chili(siling labuyo), chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 pieces green chili(siling haba), slice diagonally
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a pot, Pour water, pork and salt. Bring to boil for 30-40 minutes or until soft and tender.
2. Drain and grill over hot charcoal until browned and crisp.
3. Let it cool then chopped into small pieces.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, place chopped pork and other ingredients. Toss to combine.
2. Serve! best for pulutan.

Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata or Chicken and Giblets Adobo with Coconut Milk is another variety of popular Filipino adobo. This dish has a creamy and spicy flavor similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

200 grams balunbalunan (chicken giblets), cleaned
300 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger
2. Add giblets and chicken then cover and simmer until tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil. Keep stirring.
5. Add green and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until thickens.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately together with steamed rice.


Filipino Style Recipe: Higadillo is a common Filipino stew made from pork meat and liver cook and simmer in a thicken sauce together with desired vegetables and ingredients. This can be served as main dish together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

500 grams pork, cut into strips
250 grams pork liver, cut similar to pork
2 potatoes, cut similar to pork
1 medium-sized carrots, cut similar to pork
1 cup lechon sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat oil then fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same skillet, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork liver and ginger powder then stir cook for another 3 minutes or until light brown.
4. Add soy sauce, lechon sauce and water then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.
5. Put back potatoes and carrots then add vinegar, bring to boil.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste then simmer until thickens.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

1. Alternative to lechon sauce, you may use live spread or breadcrumbs to thicken the sauce.

Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown is another delicious and mouth-watering breakfast dish. This dish is consists of corned beef and chopped potatoes cooked and sauteed together with bell peppers, garlic and onions in butter. The corned beef-potato mixture arrange and press down in ramekins or any baking pan then submerged in egg-milk mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese then baked until done

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

2 cups Corned Beef
2 cups cooked potatoes, chopped
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
2 pieces red and green bell pepper, cut into cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and melt butter then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell pepper, corned beef, and potatoes then season with salt and pepper.
3. Stir cook for 3 minutes or until light brown. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs and milk then stir well. Set aside.
2. In a ramekins, arrange and press down corned beef-potatoes mixture then sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
3. Pour egg-milk mixture then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Part 3
1. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
2. Remove from oven then serve immediately.

1. You may use quickmelt cheese as an alternative to Mozzarella cheese.


Filipino Style Recipe: “Dinuguan” has been a signature Filipino dish since time immemorial. Different regions and localities vaunt their own version of this recipe which foreigners term as “chocolated pork”. In view, no matter what variation nor modification is applied in terms of ingredients or part of meat utilized, they all boil down to: stewed pork with hog blood. Making waves currently is the presentation that contains “chicharon” (pork crackling) on top…aptly calling it “Crispy Dinuguan”.

Veering away, this recipe’s technological cooking procedure will NOT make use of “chicharon” but desired crunchiness is attained.

1 kilo pork mask, eardrums included, fully cleaned, sliced into 4 pieces

1 liter tap water
10 grams salt
3 grams cracked black pepper
10 ml. ginger juice
(This blend removes “lansa” (fishy-ness) of meat
and letting it absorb little flavor
otherwise not attained by boiling in just plain water)

30 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
6 cloves crushed fresh garlic
3 small “siling pansigang” (banana peppers or chili fingers),
de-seeded and sliced into smaller pieces.

1 kilo hog’s blood. Strain to get away from further coagulation
or lumping. Set aside.
100 ml. of leftover boiling broth mix
25 ml. cane vinegar
15 ml. soy sauce

80 ml. fresh milk or evaporated milk
10 ml. “patis” (fish sauce)
10 ml. ginger juice
4 pieces dried bay leaves
2 grams ground black pepper
3 grams MSG(optional)

Part 1
1. In a suitable casserole, blend all ingredients of boiling broth mix.
2. Add pork mask slices and boil to desired tenderness.
3. Remove boiled mask, cut into smaller pieces.
4. Set aside both pork mask pieces and the leftover boiling broth mix which will be utilized later.

Part 2
1. In frying pan, under medium setting, heat EVOO, fry garlic and sliced banana peppers for 1 minute.
2. Add pork mask pieces, tossing constantly and continue frying until they turn crispy (approx. 5-8 minutes)
3. Using slotted ladle retrieve fried mask and set aside. This meat is done.
4. In the same leftover frying/sautéing mix (oil), add in all ingredients of hog’s blood mix. Transfer to another casserole if need be.
5. CONSTANTLY STIRRING, (to avoid further blood coagulation) bring to a boil.
6. When boiling starts, add in ALL ingredients of the flavor enhancers. Continue boiling for 1 minute adding extra “patis” or black pepper or milk if so desired. DONE. This is now your “DINUGUAN” without the meat.
7. When serving, pour unto bowl, add in desired quantity of fried pork mask, mix a bit, garnish with “sili pansigang” then serve with a smile and be PROUD of your creation.