Binagoongang Manok

Filipino Style Recipe: binagoongang manok or chicken sauteed in shrimp paste is similar to binagoongang baboy. Normally the chicken sauteed until light brown then cooked in shrimp paste and chili. This is usually serve together with fried eggplants. Some adds coconut milk for more flavor and creamy taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

1/2 kilo chicken, cut into seving pieces
2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste)
1 large eggplant, cut into slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
5 pieces calamansi, juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 pieces bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 pieces green chili(siling haba)(optional)
1 teaspoon dried rosemary(optional)

Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate chicken in calamansi juice and dried rosemary for 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, fry eggplants until color turn to brown. Put in the strainer and set aside.

Part 3
1. In the pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add chicken and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and shrimp paste then simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add brown sugar, green chili and red chili then continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes in low fire.
5. Add fried eggplant then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

1. You may also add coconut milk if you want a creamy taste for binagoongang manok.


Filipino Style Recipe: Tupig is another popular Filipino delicacy and pasalubong from northern part of Luzon specially in Ilocos and Pangasinan Region. This tupig was from Pangasinan, because we went there to visit my grandparents. Although this was a little bit smaller compare to another Region, tupig from Pangasinan had a lot of coconut strips and slightly sweeter. Tupig is almost similar to suman, only that is made from rice flour and coconut strips then grilled in hot charcoal.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes

2 cups rice flour(malagkit)
1 cup young coconut strips
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
wilted banana leaves for wrapping, about 3 inch width

1. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, coconut strips, coconut milk, and brown sugar. Mix well until dough like.
2. In a banana leaf, put a tablespoon of mixture then spread evenly and wrap.
3. Grill over hot charcoal for 15-20 minutes or until done. Turn frequently.