Mango Papaya Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Papaya Smoothie is another healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of mango, papaya, sugar and crushed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

1 ripe mango
1 1/2 cup ripe papaya
4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups crushed ice

1. Put the ripe mango and papaya in the blender and pulse 4 times.
2. Add the sugar and crushed ice and water.Mix in the blender until all ingredients are smooth.
3. Pour on glass, serve and enjoy!


Filipino Style Recipe: atchara, achara or atsara is a popular Filipino side dish made of grated green papaya. This is usually serve as side dish together with grilled or fried food such as fish, pork or beef. The grated papaya is squeeze out then combine with carrots, bell pepper, onion and raisins. The vegetables store and refrigerate in a sealed bottle with salt, sugar and vinegar for at least a week to maintain its sweet and sour taste.

2 pieces medium-size green papaya(unripe), peeled and grated
1/2 cup salt
1 piece carrots, julienne
1 piece red bell pepper, julienne
1 large white onion, sliced
1 piece thumb-size ginger, julienne
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon peppercorn

Atchara Syrup:
4 cups white vinegar
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon Salt

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine shredded papaya and salt then mix well. Set aside for at least an hour.
2. Pour 1 cup water and place in clean cloth then squeeze out all the juices. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar and salt then bring to boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, combine the papaya and the rest of the ingredients then mix well.
2. In a large bottle, place the combined vegetables then pour over the vinegar mixture.
3. Seal tight the bottle then refrigerate for at least 7 days before serving. Enjoy:)

Ginataang Papaya

Filipino Style Recipe: ginataang papaya or papaya with coconut milk is normally the green papaya cooked with coconut milk and shredded dried salted fish.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

1 medium-sized papaya, cut into serving pieces
2 cups coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, thinly sliced
1 piece dried salted fish(daing or tinapa), shredded
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
1 piece chili finger(siling labuyo), chopped(optional)
1 bunch malunggay leaves(optional)

1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil.
3. Add papaya, fish sauce and pepper and simmer on low heat until half-cooked.
4. Add dried salted fish, chili finger and simmer until papaya is soft.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Add malunggay leaves and simmer for 1 minute.
6. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.

Chicken Adobo with Coconut Milk


Filipino Style Recipe: chicken adobo with coconut milk or adobong manok sa gata is a popular dish in Bicol Region. Normally the chicken sauteed and cooked with vinegar and coconut milk.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

1 kilo chicken, cut in serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 tablespoon peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt to taste

1 chicken broth cubes(optional)
2 pieces chili finger(siling labuyo)(optional)
6 stalks lemon grass, pounded(optional)

Part 1
1. In a stock pot, add chicken and lemon grass. Bring to boil until chicken is tender.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add chicken pieces then pour vinegar. Simmer for 1 minute.
3. Add peppercorns and bay leaves.
4. Pour 1 cup of coconut milk, chili finger and chicken broth cubes.
5. Simmer until the coconut milk is half absorbed. Stir occasionally.
6. Pour another cup of coconut milk and bring to boil until thickens.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve hot with rice.

1. You may also add chayote or green papaya if desired.