Papaitan Baka


Ingredients:
1 kilo beef innards(tripe, intestines, liver, kidney)
1/2 cup diluted beef bile
2 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
1 head garlic, chopped
2 medium-sized onion, chopped
5 pieces green chili(siling haba)
8 pieces calamansi
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil enough water with 1 tablespoon salt.
2. Add beef innards and simmer for 30-50 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain and let it cool. Slice into small pieces then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. add beef innards and continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Pour 4 cups of water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add water if needed.
4. Pour bile and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Add green chili, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. Simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat then serve hot.

Mussels in Ginger Soup


Ingredients:
500 grams fresh mussels(tahong)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
2 thumb-sized ginger, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 to 6 cups water, add more water if necessary
patis (fish sauce) to taste
ground black pepper to taste
chili leaves(dahon ng sili)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash the mussel thoroughly and drain.
2. Place the mussel in a bowl with water and salt.
3. Cover for several hours or overnight. This will allow the clams to expel sand.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute ginger, union and garlic.
2. Pour water then bring to boil. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Add mussels then simmer for another 3 minutes or until shells are opened. Discard shells that did not open.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add chili leaves and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then serve.

Chop Suey


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small cubes
1/4 kilo chicken liver and gizzard, sliced to small pieces(optional)
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 dozen quail eggs, boiled and shelled
12 pieces baby corn, sliced diagonally in half
100 grams snow peas(sitsaro)
1 piece medium carrot, sliced thinly
1/4 kilo cabbage, chopped 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 kilo broccoli or cauliflower, break into flowerettes
2-3 stalks leeks(kutsay), chopped 2″ long(optional)
2-3 stalks celery(kinchay), chopped 1″ long
1 piece red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 piece green bell pepper. cut in strips
2 to 3 tablespoons corn oil or vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, minced
2 cups meat broth(Pork or Chicken stock)
1 teaspoon soy sauce or fish sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 teaspoons sesame seed oil(optional)
2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, as needed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Simmer pork and remove scum that rises to the surface. Save the broth and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute the garlic and onion.
2. Add the pork, chicken liver and gizzard.
3. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Continue sauteing until pork and chicken giblets is slightly brown.
5. Add 1 cup meat broth, simmer for 15 minutes or pork and chicken giblets are cooked.

Part 3
While waiting, prepare the sauce:
1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, cornstarch and sugar.
2. Add the remaining cup of meat broth and dissolve the cornstarch.

Part 4
1. When the pork and chicken giblets is tender, add the shrimp and quail eggs.
2. Add the carrot, baby corn and then all the vegetables.
3. Add the sauce, stirring until it thickens.
4. Cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are done.
5. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Serve hot with rice.

Pork Binagoongan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(cut into chunk cubes)
2 tablespoons pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 large size onion, chopped
2 large size tomatoes, chopped
4 chili peppers(labuyo), chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup water
1 large eggplant; cut in slices
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the frying pan, fry eggplants until color turn to brown. Put in the strainer and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, place pork and stir fry until start to render oil and color turns to light brown.
2. Add garlic, onion, chili peppers and tomatoes then saute until softened.
3. Add shrimp paste then stir cook for a minute.
4. Add vinegar and brown sugar then continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
5. Add water, cover and simmer over low heat until pork is tender. Add more water if needed.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Add fried eggplants then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice

Ginataang Atay at Balunbalunan ng Manok


Ingredients:
350 grams chicken giblets and heart, cleaned
150 grams chicken liver, cleaned
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
salt and ground pepper to taste

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

Ginataang Seafood


Ingredients:
5 pieces crabs, halves
1/2 kilo Mussels
1/2 kilo clams
1/2 kilo shrimp
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
2 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
1 head garlic, crushed
2 thumb-sized ginger,pounded
2 onions, chopped
2-3 tablespoons shrimp paste
2-3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add shrimp paste and stir cook.
3. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil for 5 minutes or until reduced.
4. Add crabs and cook until color changes.
5. Add clams and mussels then cook until shells open.
6. Pour coconut cream then add shrimp and green chili. Cook until color turns to pink.
7. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
8. Simmer for a few minutes until reduced then serve hot.

Chicken Bopis


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken gizzard and heart, cleaned
5 gloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 1/2 cups water
3 pieces dried bay leaves(laurel)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into small cubes
2 medium carrots, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup green peas
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
4 red chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
4 tablespoons annatto oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, pour enough water then add gizzard and heart. Boil for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and let it cool. Chop into small pieces and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat annatto oil then saute ginger, garlic and onions.
2. Add chopped gizzard and heart then saute to 2 minutes.
3. Add chili and bay leaves then pour soy sauce. Stir cook.
4. Pour water then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Pour vinegar and bring to boil.
6. Add vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender.
7. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Ginataang Langka with Lechon


Ingredients:
6 cups unripe jackfruit(langka), sliced
1 cup coconut cream(first extract)
2 cups coconut milk(second extract)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped
200 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Add langka, stir and saute for a few minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk(second extract), simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
4. When the sauce is almost absorb, pour coconut cream(first extract) and season with salt and pepper.
5. Cook for another 10 minutes or until langka is tender. Stir occasionally to avoid curdling.
6. Add lechon and green chili, simmer until sauce is thickens and oily.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Butterfly Squid


Ingredients:
4 pieces Giant Squid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
bamboo skewers

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. Prepare beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Part 2
1. Clean the squid and remove the skin.
2. slit a long horizontal line on topside then press to flatten.
3. Slice 2 inch apart on both sides of the squid.
4. Skewered each squid then season with salt and pepper.
5. Dredge squid into dry mixture then shake off to remove excess mixture.
6. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge again into dry mixture to coat all sides.
7. Repeat the steps for the remaining squid. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each squid for a minute or until golden brown.
2. Drain then serve with dipping sauce.

Minatamis na Saging


Ingredients:
6 plantains(saging na saba), peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedures:
1. In a cooking pot, boil water then add brown sugar. Keep stirring until dissolved.
2. Add vanilla extract and salt then stir well.
3. Put-in the plantains and simmer in a low heat for 15 minutes or until soft.
4. Let it cool then transfer into serving bowl. Serve with ice and milk.