Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

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 […]

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 […]

Seafood Tom Yum

For  #FridayFast and #NoMeatFriday, I prepared a seafood recipe that is familiar to the Filipino palate yet different. It’s familiar because it’s something like our Sinigang, it’s a sour soup. Different because the Thai ingredients gives this soup a different flavor profile. Tom Yum is a soup from Thailand and the ingredients are notoriously hard […]

Instant Fish and Chips

I wonder why they call it fish and chips when its actually fish and fries? When I first ordered this in a restaurant I was disappointed because it was not chips but rather french fries. I wonder if they do it differently in England where the dish supposedly originated? Anyway, this recipe is great to […]

Make Spicy Tawilis Sardines with your Pressure Cooker

Have some ready to eat preserved but healthy meal for anyone who’s hungry and needs to eat right now.  Tawilis sardines makes a great Filipino breakfast, you can eat it on its own with mounds of rice, or make it into a spread. You can also use it for a basic Tawilis Pasta. It’s very […]

Spaghetti Negra: Pasta in Black Squid Sauce and Aligue

Since it’s almost Halloween and I was thinking of a recipe that would inspire and give an idea for my mommy friends. I decided on Spaghetti Negra. As black as the night and your teeth when you eat it. Hahahaha. I am a fan of our Cavite squid ink pancit also called pansit pusit or […]

How to cook Niluyahang Balakwit (Seashell Soup Cooked in Ginger)

Balakwit or sikad-sikad in ginger.

What is your favorite Filipino hometown food? Food and recipes that is only available in your hometown that you miss most? In my hometown, there’s kare kare sa dugo, adobo sa dilaw, ginataang sikad sikad, mulawin berries. And a whole lot more. But this is what I miss the most. This is a simple and […]

Holy Mackerely! Mackerel fish could hold the secret to weight loss

We all know that Mackerel Fish is healthy because as an oily fish, it has Omega 3 that could help prevent heart diseases, lower risk of diabetes, and control blood pressure levels. Mackerel also has much lower in Mercury than tuna. It is high in protein, and-6 oils, vitamins A and D, and some B vitamins. […]

Crispy Ukoy Recipe -Shrimp Fritters with Sweet and Sour Sauce

The crispy Ukoy, or shrimp fritters, is usually a snack sold as a street food in the afternoon by vendors on the streets. It can serve as an appetizer or partner with a vegetable recipe like Chopsuey or Ginisang Pinakbet sa Giniling (Tagalog) and you have a whole meal. Crispy Ukoy Recipe -Shrimp Fritters with Sweet and Sour […]

Easy Meal: Crispy Squid Recipe

My family loves anything crispy and fried. This crispy squid would disappear while I’m cooking. So it’s really better to prepare lots so we can still have some to eat after I’m done cooking. Crispy Squid Recipe *This is for a big batch. Great for a family Netflix party and goes well with beer! Ingredients: […]

Shrimp and Vegetable Crispy Okoy Recipe (Chef Tatungs Version)

The crispy Okoy version that most people know is the shrimp okoy, our version of fritters. It uses small shrimps, and served as a snack with vinegar dipping sauce. My mother sometimes prepares a pure vegetable okoy too, using either togue or kalabasa. One Saturday morning, at the Maya Kitchen, Chef Tatung taught us how to cook […]

Tinapang Sisig Bangus Recipe

How to make bangus sisig. This Sisig Bangus Recipe is a very simple recipe and can be made in under 10 minutes. It’s already Tinapa and good on it’s own, why make it into sisig, you ask? A friend just came from Dagupan and brought me a lot of these Tinapang Bangus so I had […]

Chilli Crab Recipe Filipino Style

Chilli Crab Recipe Filipino Style. A seafood bestseller! #sogood #seafoodsaturday One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to go to a Seafood Paluto Market. Whenever I meet with friends, it’s no surprise that we will be meeting at either Seaside Macapagal or at Ortigas. At the Sis Restaurant, which is our designated […]

Gourmet in a Bottle: How To Cook Baby Bangus Sardines For Selling

Baby Bangus Sardines in a bottle!

  Bangus is probably one of the cheapest fish in the market. The baby bangus, you can get for about P140 per kilo as opposed to other fish that might be as high as P180. That’s why it’s a mainstay in my weekly menu. And despite bones and all, we love Bangus. It’s tasty, flavorful, […]

Gourmet in A Bottle: Gourmet Tuyo Recipe -Step by Step Guide

gourmet tuyo step by step guide

Learn how to make Gourmet Tuyo Recipe with this step by step guide for selling and home use with a step by step guide. This is also a great Pinoy Recipe for Christmas gifts! Gourmet Tuyo is a uniquely Philippine cuisine and a staple for Filipino breakfast.  Jump to recipe.  One of the many #racket #kumikitangkabuhayan […]

Steamed Cream Dory Fish Fillet Recipe (Chinese Style)

Steamed cream dory fish fillet recipe | Relax lang Mom Filipino Food Blog. Credits: whologwhy

Once in a while, I get a craving for the steamed cream dory. When I was young, my father used to take me to Chinese restaurants and among other Chinese dishes, I got to taste this kind of fish. It was unlike other fish I have tasted then and I remember thinking that it was […]

Tuna Patties with Tomatoes

One of my early memories of canned tuna is already in college. (I know! I’m always telling you about my food memories haha!) This is because having grown up in an island, it’s a scandal to be buying canned fish. Your neighbors would talk about you and you would be a pariah! Scary. Haha! Anyway, […]

Tinapa Spaghetti Bestseller

This Tinapa Spaghetti is indeed a bestseller in our family. Try it and see for yourself!   Today I’m making a Lent approved list and decided to make Tinapa Spaghetti to share the recipe. It was as awesome as I remember it. Warning: Though this is a Lent recipe, I would not venture to say that […]