Ginataang Laing

25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut milk(kakang gata)
2 cups 2nd extract coconut milk(gata)
3 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo)
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a casserole, saute garlic, ginger and onions.
2. Then add the pork, continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add in the taro leaves. Pour in the coconut milk(2nd extract) but do not stir. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Add green chili pepper, red chili, shrimp and shrimp paste.
5. Season with salt and pepper then cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add the remaining coconut milk(1st extract) and continue to simmer until oil comes out.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Spicy Eggplants, Beans and Tofu

2 pieces eggplants, cut into serving pieces
200 grams firm tofu, sliced and fried
1 tablespoon precooked black beans, washed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
2-3 pieces red chili
10 pieces basil leaves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or black vinegar
2 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil saute garlic until fragrant.
2. Add eggplants then stir cook until starts to soften.
3. Add black beans, bell pepper, red chili and tofu.
4. Pour the sauce then simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Add water if necessary.
5. Add basil then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. Serve with steamed rice.

Kangkong Gising Gising

2 bunch of kangkong(water spinach), cut into small pieces
250 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
3 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute or until it’s cooked.
3. Add pork then stir cook until tender.
4. Pour coconut cream then bring to boil over low heat.
5. Add kangkong stalks and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook until the sauce is reduced and thick. Add kangkong leaves then gently stir.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve and enjoy!

Spicy Teriyaki Salmon Belly

500 grams Salmon belly, cut into serving pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons chopped spring onions(optional)

4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate salmon belly in lemon juice for 30 minutes inside the fridge. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a non-stick pan, heat oil then fry salmon belly until light brown.
2. Pour sauce mixture and chili flakes then simmer over medium heat until the sauce reduce in half.
3. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Crispy Bicol Express

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Bicol Express recipe is another variety of popular Bicol Express. Normally the pork boiled and fried until crispy. Cooked with coconut milk, shrimp paste, green chili and red chili.

1 kilo pork(1/4 fat), cut lengthwise
4 pieces long green peppers(siling pangsigang), sliced diagonally
10 pieces baguio beans or green beans, sliced diagonally
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
3 cups coconut milk
3 tablespoons shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

Part 1
1. In a pot, boil pork belly with salt for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave the pork to dry. Sprinkle with salt.

1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry pork until light brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
3. Pour coconut milk then simmer until reduced.
4. Add the baguio beans, green peppers and red chili.
5. Add sliced pork then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving bowl, then serve immediately with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Spicy Pork Salpicao

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Salpicao is another typical Filipino pork dish made of marinated pork then stir cook until brown and tender. This dish is usually serve with fried garlic.

1/2 kilo pork, cut into cubes
1/2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 green chili, slice diagonally
parsley for garnishing

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce
1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon paprika(optional)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chili flakes(optional)
1 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork and marinade then set aside for atleast 2 hours.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoons olive oil and toast the garlic until colors turn to golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir fry bell peppers and green chili until fragrant. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In the same pan, cook the pork 20-30 minutes or until brown and start to render oil. Add water if necessary.
2. Add butter then stir cook for 2 minutes. Add fried bell peppers and green chili.

Part 4.
1. Remove from heat and transfer into to serving plate then garnish with parsley
2. Sprinkle with fried garlic then serve with streamed rice.

Spicy Shrimp Fettucine

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of fettuccine pasta and shrimp cooked in spicy red sauce.

1 medium white onion,minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 pieces tomatoes, minced
2 pieces green chilies, cut diagonally
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 can shiitake mushrooms, halved
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 kilo fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
oil for sauteing
salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
2. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the chilies and mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Add the shrimps and cook until color tuns orange. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add the cooked fettuccine and mix. Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Spicy Pork and Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork and Eggplant is consist of fried eggplant and ground pork sauteed and cooked in spicy thick sauce. This simple yet mouth watering dish is usually served together with steamed rice.

2 long eggplants cut into 2 inch length and halved
1/4 kilogram ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry eggplant until soft and browned on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. On the same pan, saute garlic, chilies, and onion until fragrant and translucent.
3. Add ground pork and cook until browned. Add oyster sauce,soy sauce and water. Simmer until sauce thickens around 10 minutes. Add back the eggplants and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to preference.
5. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

Spicy Shrimp Aligue

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Aligue is a simple yet mouth-watering seafood dish. The dish is consisting of shrimp cooked in crab fat (aligue), hot sauce, chili flakes, lemon juice. Serve with kangkong.

500 grams shrimps, cleaned
2 tablespoons aligue (crab fat)
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 stalks onion leeks
1/2 lemon, juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon grind pepper
a bunch of kangkong (water spinach), trimmed

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then sauce garlic.
2. Add shrimps then stir fry until color turns to orange.
3. Add aligue, hot sauce and lemon juice then simmer for a minute.
4. Pour water, chili flakes, fish sauce and grind pepper then cook for another minute. 5. Add kangkong and cook until wilted.

Part 2.
1. In a serving plate, place wilted kangkong then place shrimps and sauce on top.
2. Garnish with remaining onion leeks. Serve.

Spicy Hoisin Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken cooked in hoisin sauce, thick sauce and spices together broccoli and carrot.

500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
110 grams shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Hoisin Mixture:
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1 cup water

Part 1
1. In bowl, marinate chicken in rice wine and cornstarch for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine hoisin mixture then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Add carrots then pre-cooked for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and boil for another minute. Drain and wash on running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushroom then stir fry until brown.
3. Add chicken then continue to stir fry until light brown.
4. Pour the hoisin mixture and chili flakes then adjust seasoning according taste.
5. Add carrot and broccoli then simmer until begins to thicken.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately with steamed rice.