Friday, August 27, 2010

Pork Afritada

Pork Afritada is one of the many popular dishes from the Philippines. I have made my Pork Afritada earlier this evening for our dinner and was a success. Below is the complete list of the ingredients.


2 lbs pork, bite size
1 big potato, cut into wedges
1 big carrot, cut into wedges
dried bay leaves (optional)
2 can tomato sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 ½ cups pork broth
1 big bell pepper, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tbsp cooking oil


1. Heat the cooking oil and sauté the garlic and onions
2. Add the pork and sauté until the outer parts are cooked about five minutes or so
3. Add the bay leaves and tomato sauce then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes
4. Add the ground black pepper then pour-in the pork broth. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the meat is tender and cooked
5. Put the potato and carrots then simmer for another 7 minutes
6. Add the bell pepper and simmer it for another 3 minutes
7. Add salt to taste (optional)
8. Serve with rice or any side dishes of your choice.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bistek Tagalog

 My first attempt to cook the Bistek Tagalog was a success. I would like to thank Panlasang Pinoy for the great recipe you share online to all the Filipino out there like me. Below are the ingredients that you need if you are interested in cooking this delicious dish.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 lb beef sirloin, slice thinly
  • 1 piece lemon or 3 pieces limes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, (slice into rings)
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt (if needed)

  1. Marinade beef in soy sauce, lemon (or limes), and ground black pepper for at least 1 hour. I marinade mine for 2 hours
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a pan then stir fry the onion rings until the texture becomes soft. Set aside
  3. In the same pan where the onions were fried, fry the marinated beef (without the marinade) until color turns brown. Set aside
  4. Saute the garlic  for a few minutes
  5. Pour the marinade back to the pan and let it boil
  6. Put the fried beef and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender. 
  7. Add water as needed
  8. Add the fried onions and some salt to taste (if needed)
  9. Serve hot with rice

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Humba is a popular dish that most Filipinos cook during special occasions such as fiesta, Christmas, birthdays, New Year and more. Listed below are the ingredients that you will need to have when you make this delicious meal called humba.


2 lbs pork belly
1 cup Pineapple juice
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons salted black beans
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
2 pieces dried bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
dried banana blossom (optional)


  • Heat the cooking pot then brown the pork belly
  •  Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are soft
  • Put-in the soy sauce, peppercorn, bay leaves
  • Pour-in the pineapple juice and let boil. Simmer until the pork is tender. You can also add water as needed.
  •  Add the vinegar and wait for the mixture to re-boil. Simmer for 3 minutes
  • Spoon-in the salted black beans and brown sugar then simmer for 5 minutes
  •  Add the dried banana blossoms and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes (optional)
  •   Transfer to a serving plate and serve with steam rice.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ginataang Manok Sa Piña

 Actually this is my first try to cook Ginataang Manok sa Pina ( Chicken with Coconut Milk and Pineapple). I really love the result and I got the recipe from Kitchenomics.

Here are the lists of ingredients that you will need:

  • 1 piece large chicken, cut into bite size serving
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (reserve the syrup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 laurel left
  • 1 piece green papaya
  • 1 medium bell pepper, cut into stripes
  • 1 cup coconut cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Marinate chicken in a mixture of pineapple syrup, garlic, onion, laurel left and 1/2 tsp iodized fine salt for at least 10 minutes. Place in a casserole or a pot. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the  papaya, bell pepper, Pineapple Chunks and coconut cream. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot or pair it with steam rice