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Tikoy sa Latik Recipe -Tikoy with a Twist!

tikoy sa latik -tikoy recipe

The Chinese New Year is coming up again and if you’re like me, you’ll have dozens of Tikoy in the refrigerator before the end of February. We usually have them traditionally on the Chinese New Year but we have so much leftover and we have found new ways of enjoying the Tikoy. Today, I’m sharing […]

Coffee Jelly Recipe (Kremdensada Coffee Jelly Version)

Coffee Jelly Recipe

One of my favorite easy dessert recipes to make is Coffee Jelly. Jelly desserts are really easy to make and it really just mixing together and construction. What is a Coffee Jelly? Coffee jelly is a unique Filipino dessert (I think) that is made of jelly or gelatin flavored with coffee. In this recipe, I didn’t […]

HIRAYA Filipino Bean-To-Bar Artisan Chocolates

Hiraya Artisan Chocolates (4)

Get the full  experience of eating Artisan Chocolates with Hiraya Filipino Bean To Bar Chocolates from Davao! Chocolate is always a passion at our home – or cocoa rather. Our small farm produces a bit of Cocoa, enough to make and play with for tableas, chocolate projects, and cooking and baking experiments. My brother also […]

Smoked Milkfish and Bihod Pie with Croutons -Filipino Appetizer

If you landed here because you’re looking for a Filipino appetizer, this is it! Filipino Appetizers are usually pulutan or “hand food” designed for drinking but this Bihod recipe is a pre dinner appetizer, usually served for special occasions such as Christmas. This is a seafood putok batok recipe, if there’s such a thing, so be […]

How to cook Pulpog or Filipino Pork Kilawin

How to cook Pulpog or Filipino Pork Kilawin

Try this Pulpog recipe, shared by Come Forth Kitchen at the Maya Kitchen cooking class for its Top Eats edition. This Filipino grilled pork dish is perfect for a Saturday night with friends coming over for a couple of bottles of beer.  There’s a chef I know who literally gets crazy whenever someone refers to our […]

Cathedral Jelly Cake -Pinoy Christmas Recipes

Cathedral Jelly Cake -Pinoy Christmas Recipes

Are you preparing for your Christmas menu yet? Something that we Pinoys always seem to have in the table for Christmas is this Creamy Cathedral Jelly Cake. They’re beautiful and looks amazing. Sometimes, If Im feeling all the the seasons food being abit too much, I just eat this jelly and I am satisfied. I […]

Tsokolate Puto Bumbong -Pinoy Christmas Recipes

Tsokolate Puto Bumbong -Pinoy Christ,mas Recipes

For making memories, nothing beats eating puto bumbong in the early Christmas mornings after the Simbang Gabi. Whenever I think of Christmas food, it is the Pinoy native delicacies that always comes first before the Morcon, or even Kaldereta. When puto bumbong is mentioned, I have this distinct feeling of the wind in my face, and […]

Fruit Dessert for Adults -Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine

One of the things I always get impressed about in food is the ability of others to layer different kinds of food to present a new dish. This Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine for example. It’s a fruit dessert can definitely stand on its own but added to this Turon and Ice Cream, they […]

Special Banana Turon – Turones De Manila by Chef Myrna

Special Banana Turon

We are so blessed to have Saba in our country. Not the Saba fish but the banana kind. While we are blessed to have so many other banana variety, my favorite is this cooking banana -be it for turon or for banana con yelo, kalamay, banana que or simply boiled banana. I grieve for my friends […]

Filipino Salad Recipe -Young Ubod and Pomelos with Shrimp Kinilaw

Filipino Salad Recipe -Ubod and Pomelos with Shrimp Kinilaw

If you mention Filipino salad, the first to come to mind would probably be fruit salad. We very rarely serve any kind of vegetable salad on the table, except maybe ensaladang talong or ensaladang mangga. So I was happy to come by this Filipino salad recipe -shared by Chef Myrna Segismundo for the Culinary Elite […]

Beef Morcon Recipe -Morcon ala Emilia

Beef Morcon Recipe- Morcon Ala Emilia Filipino Christmas Food

This Beef Morcon Recipe, lovingly called Morcon ala Emilia is a recipe shared by Chef Myrna Segismundo at the Maya Kitchen Cooking class for the Culinary Elite Series for her December Christmas menu. Beef Morcon is a classic Filipino Christmas Food and mostly served only for the Noche Buena menu and on special occasions. Honestly, […]

Bottled Adobo Pate – Another Pinoy Bottled Gourmet for Gifts or Selling

Adobo Pate - for your Christmas Menu -Bottled Gourmet Fift

Bottled Adobo Pate I’m so glad to have discovered this recipe, courtesy of Chef Myrna Segismundo, as part of her Christmas menu, to add to my Gourmet Bottled Collection. As you might know, I am addicted to making bottled food that I share with friends and sometimes sells in the shop. I’m happy to share […]

Maya Chocolate Fudge Orange Cupcake

Maya Chocolate Fudge Orange Cupcake

This Maya Chocolate Fudge Orange Cupcake was shared by Chef Jessie’s niece at the Culinary Elite Cooking Class at The Maya Kitchen for their Filipino Christmas Table.  I love cooking and I’m a very adventurous cook. I love experimenting with food and recipes. One thing I don’t experiment with though, are cakes and cupcakes. They’re still very […]

Tiger Prawns With Laing -Ang pina sosyal na laing

Tiger Prawns with Laing

Growing up, laing is not one of my most favorite food. I grew up in Marinduque, an island province in Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines. We have an abundance of gabi – yam leaves, and coconut in our yard. Naturally, this dish is part of our diet almost weekly because it’s free. My mother […]

Kinulob Na Manok (Whole Stewed Chicken)

Kinulob na Manok

Kinulob na Manok If the Koreans have their Samgyetang or Ginseng Chicken, we have Kinulob na Manok. Kinulob in this context means forced cooking and covered tightly. This is our very own version of pressurized cooking in the olden times. This Kinulob na Manok recipe is an easy chicken recipe, more popularly cooked in the […]

Cochinillo (Roast Suckling Pig) Stuffed with Atchara Rice

roast suckling pig

A roast suckling pig is a thing of beauty. Feel free to shed a tear or 2 for this beautiful pig, only about 2 – 3 weeks old, prepared just for you! This roast suckling pig was prepared by Chef Jessie, at the Culinary Elite Series Cooking Class for her Filipino Christmas Table where she […]

Cheesy Loaded Potato Skins with Bacon

Homemade Potato Skins - Relax lang Mom Filipino Food Blog and Recipes

I dont know where I first tasted my first potato skins. I think it was a bar in Katipunan a decade ago. But it’s one of those food that brings happy memories and a warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction. I used to make them all the time for Anakin when we were on the Potato […]

How to cook Igado

How to cook igado -Igado recipe -Relax lang Mom Filipino Food Blog

Learn how to cook Igado, the lowlander watered down version. This Igado recipe only uses pork and liver instead of with hearts and innards. Still as yummy! Igado is not for the faint of hearts, because it’s made of hearts hahahhaahha. Seriously, Igado is an acquired taste. My father is an Ilocano and used to […]

Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Chef Xavier Btesh

Chocolate Mousse Recipe You have a visitor coming over for dinner. The house is clean. There’s wonderful and delicious food, but somehow, you forgot the dessert. The guests are coming but you still have roughly 3 hours before they arrive. Quick, what’s a good dessert that’s easy, quick, and no need to bake, and with […]