How to make Halo Halo (Filipino Shaved Ice Dessert with Mixed Fruits and Sweet Beans)

Halo-Halo is a popular and deliciously refreshing Filipino dessert made with mixed fruits, sweetened beans, milk, and shaved or crushed ice topped with either caramel flan, purple yam or ice cream! Simply mix everything in a bowl or glass before eating. The combination of all these ingredients makes Halo Halo a very yummy concoction! So popular during the hot season, this cold dessert can cool you down during summer’s scorching days!

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Ensaladang Mangga (Filipino Mango Salad)

This Filipino Mango Salad (Ensaladang Mangga) combines sweet, sour, and salty fresh flavors from mangoes (both semi-ripe and sweet), tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice and bagoong (fermented condiment). Often eaten as a snack, this also pairs well with grilled meats and seafood so it’s a great summer side dish!

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Chicken Inasal (Oven Roasted or Grilled)

This is seriously the easiest and tastiest chicken inasal recipe! Chicken Inasal is the Philippines’ famous barbecue or grilled chicken. The marinade made from vinegar, lemon and sprite permeates the entire chicken making it both tender and tasty. The basting sauce not only adds a vibrant color to the meat but also a lot of flavor that you’ll want to eat all of the chicken skin that gets so crisp and delicious! This can be roasted in the OVEN or GRILLED.

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Thai Ground (Minced) Beef or Pork Curry

With the perfect amount of heat, some hint of sweetness, and lots of savory deliciousness, this Thai Ground Beef or Pork Curry is deliciously comforting! It’s easy to make so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners!

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Easy Instant Pot Beef Rendang

Making this delicious Indonesian classic Beef Rendang in the instant pot is a breeze. Beef chunks flavored with freshly made spice paste are cooked until tender in the pressure cooker then simmered in coconut milk resulting in a caramelized, rich and tasty meat dish! Seriously, the best beef curry ever – Beef Rendang. 

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Sauteed Butternut Squash with Pork (Ginisang Kalabasa)

A classic Filipino vegetable and meat dish, this sauteed butternut squash with pork  (Ginisang Kalabasa) is so yummy and easy to make. Paired with rice, it’s such a tasty and wholesome meal! You will find this dish in any cafeteria all over the country.

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AdSiLog (Adobo, Sinangag at Itlog)

AdSiLog is a classic breakfast meal in the Philippines that you’ll often find in restaurants, mall food courts, cafeteria, and food shops. It is essentially a combination of adobo dish, fried rice (sinangag) and fried eggs (itlog) hence the name Adsilog. It is so delicious and filling that it is a hugely popular option in any breakfast or brunch menu! 

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How to Cook Chopsuey

A classic and hugely popular Filipino recipe, Chopsuey is a stir-fry dish made of mixed vegetables in a thickened and perfectly seasoned white or light brown sauce with meat like pork, chicken, and shrimp added to make it substantial. Serve with rice for a tasty, wholesome and complete meal!

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Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice

In 15 minutes or less you have a tasty fried rice full of bacon deliciousness plus spice and tang from kimchi! A flavor explosion that your tastebuds will love this Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice is perfect when you have left-over rice, some bacon and kimchi to use up.

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Travel Feature: Laki Beach, Bataan, Philippines

The Philippines has over 7,000 islands and many countless powdery white sandy beaches with the clearest and cleanest water and with the perfect temperature year-round so you can swim anytime you want! Here’s a sample of the kind of beaches we have in the Philippines – Laki Beach in Bataan, just 3 hours north of Metro Manila.

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Beef Pares Mami (Filipino Noodle Soup)

This Beef Pares Mami is the Filipino version of pho and is equally tasty. Tender pieces of beef are cooked slowly until meltingly tender in a perfectly seasoned and spiced broth. Fresh egg noodles are then added to make a mouthwateringly delicious soup that is perfect for the entire family!

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