REGIONAL FOOD

Have You Heard Of This Kakanin Called Bot-ong From Bacolod?

It used to be a kakanin that's eaten during All Soul's Day.
There are a lot of types of kakanin you can find all over the Philippines. We have the common suman, sapin-sapin, kutsinta, puto, pichi-pichi, biko, puto bumong, and bibingka which you can find almost everywhere, and we have the more unusual and ...

Everything You Need To Make Kakanin At Home

Stock up on a few key ingredients so you can always make your favorite kakanin in a pinch.
There are many kinds of kakanin (rice cakes) so you should be delighted to know that it's easy to make at any time if you have the ingredients handy. Here are all the ingredients you need to make it plus a few handy tips ...

All The Different Kinds Of Pancit You Can Find In Cavite

How many of these have you tried?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different kinds of pancit? This handaan, merienda, or even daily staple, finds its roots long before Spanish colonizers came. Instead, the iconic noodle dish began with the Chinese when they settled and traded ...

These Are The Different Comfort Foods In Asia

The love for good food is universal.
What’s your comfort food? The answer will differ from person to person, and especially country to country. What we tag as our comfort food is often found in our local cuisine. These are in the flavors we're most familiar with, in dishes that ...

All The Food Items You Should Bring Home From Isabela

This province is brimming with good eats!
If you find yourself in Isabela, you’ll be surprised to know that there are several dishes that should be on your food trip list. Rice, corn (both yellow and white corn), and monggo are Isabela's top crops and it’s natural that a lot of ...

How To Eat Pancit Lucban Like A Local

Lucbanins commonly don’t use any utensils.
Lucban, Quezon Province is a small municipality that prides itself for their delicious food. On any given occasion—whether it's the town’s Pahiyas Festival, a birthday celebration, or something as simple as breakfast, lunch, merienda, or dinner, Lucbanins love to eat Pancit Habhab.It's easy ...

Have You Tried Isabela's Delicious Pancit Cabagan?

It's an underrated but really tasty dish.
If you're a big pancit fan, Isabela's Pancit Cabagan should make it to your must-try list. It's a dish that locals eat every day and may be served guisado-style or with a bit more sauce than usual. You can't go wrong with ...

All The Different Kinds Of Halo-Halo You Need To Try Around the Philippines

How many of these halo-halo have you tried?
When it comes to icy treats, there’s no doubt that halo-halo is the queen of it all. It’s colorful, it’s grand, and it’s got almost everything you can ask for: tapioca pearls, sweetened beans, agar jellies, leche flan, and ube among many others ...

You Have To Try This Unique Yema Buko Pie!

Yema + buko pie in one!
Have you heard of a buko pie with a yema-flavored custard filling? Surprisingly, you can find this unique version of the buko pie in Malolos, Bulacan.A quick Google search of “Yema Buko Pie” will lead you to TLM Yema Buko Pie. Leonara ...

WATCH: This Jollibee-Style Pancit Palabok Will Be Your Favorite Noodle Dish

It's delicious enough to share.
We bet the pancit palabok is one of your favorite orders at the popular fastfood chain. Guess what? We found that it's easy enough to hack at home, as long as you have the ingredients. It's a simple recipe but the combination of flavors is what makes it delicious ...

Try Out This Kapampangan Mom's Meal Plan!

Experience what it means to eat like a Kapampangan.
According to Junie Sinio, a mom from San Fernando, Pampanga, she only began to appreciate cooking once she had her own family to feed. When she was a kid in the barrio, she used to watch her elders cook in the kitchen ...

These Substitute Fish Recipes Will Satisfy Your Tawilis Craving

Tawilis may be endangered but that doesn't mean you can't have your fish.
The tawilis is as Pinoy as tablea and bangus, so if you're devastated upon finding out that your favorite freshwater fish, the tawilis, is now on the endangered species list, be comforted that there are ways to still enjoy your favorite tawilis without actually consuming the fish. ...

6 Must-Try Recipes From Batangas

Savor the flavors of Batangas at the comfort of your own kitchen.
Batangas isn’t just a quick vacation from the metro, it’s also home to many of the dishes we all know and love. Turns out, Batangas is responsible for more than just our memories of beautiful beaches and the Taal Lake. It's also ...

Kapampangan-style Batchoy (Batsui) Recipe

Pampanga's version of the batchoy is a clear pork soup without any noodles.
Pampanga has some delicious recipes, including their versions of other dishes that others may not be more familiar with. The batchoy is one of these dishes that they made their own. What makes their version different is that it doesn't contain any noodles. It's a clear ...

Ready-To-Cook Bagnet And Chicharon Bulaklak Will Make Your Porky Dreams Come True

Plus, you don’t have to travel all the way to Ilocos Norte just to have your bagnet fix!
Chica’s Chicharronia, a small resto serving porky hits, has been serving its popular crispy bagnet, chicharon bulaklak, and other Filipino pulutan dishes since 2016. Now, you can have your pork favorites whenever the craving hits because Chica’s best-selling crispy pork now come in ...

WATCH: This Spiced Bagnet Chicharon Is Crunchy And Irresistible

We used bagnet to make chicharon, and it was so delicious, it's addictive.
Pork belly is truly a favorite amongst Pinoys. From the lechon kawali to the roast pork belly recipes, we know the preferred cut of pork is the pork belly. It's no wonder that even the chicharon made from pork belly is addictive! We used the ...

This Kakanin From Mindanao Is Served To Royalty

It’s made from coconut milk, sugar, and rice flour.
There’s a kakanin in Mindanao that is said to be a symbol of royalty. Dodol is very similar to the kalamay, pastillas, and even inutak and is cooked the same way with slight differences.What’s similar and familiar to this Maranao version are the ingredients: coconut milk or ...

WATCH: This Is How To Make The Delicious Kakanin From Taguig And Pateros

This sticky kakanin is best served with a side of ice cream!
In the city of Taguig and the tiny town of Pateros, there is a sticky and gooey kakanin that is a relative unknown to the rest of Metro Manila called inutak. Residents of these two places claim the name comes from the texture of ...

This Is What People Eat For Noche Buena Around The Philippines

What’s on their table spread this Christmas?
Noche Buena, which is Spanish for “night of goodness,” is the bountiful feast served during the eve of Christmas. The typical Noche Buena spread for most Filipino gatherings include the hamonado, embutido, baked macaroni, bringhe (local paella), and sometimes, lechon. But this isn't the same ...

These Are The Regional Pancit Dishes You Should Know About

Have you heard of the Grade 1 pancit?
Pancit is a staple dish in most Filipino celebrations–especially during birthdays as it is believed that it will give the celebrant a longer life. This delicious dish, although brought to the Philippines by the Chinese, is continuously being reinvented by Filipinos into various forms–mixing ...
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