Cooking Filipino Food For Dinner

If you have been following my blog you know that I was born and raised in the Philippines.  We ate a lot of fish and dried fish in the Philippines, and I am happy to be able to buy some dried fish here in the US.  Cooking Filipino food for dinner in our house happens all the time, it’s because my husband and our youngest daughter love eating the dish I prepare.  The one thing that amazed and surprised me the most is them eating dried fish.  If you know what dried fish is and how it smells then you know exactly why I was amazed by my husband and daughter eating them.

Dried fish is an acquired taste and it’s also salty, but what I do every time I cook dried is I wash them first and drained to get the saltiness.  I simply just fry these dried fish using any oil, I used my deep fried and fried it outside so my house won’t stink.  Yes,  if you fry dried fish it will make your house smells funky lol, my husband doesn’t mind it when I cook dried fish in the house but I don’t like the smell of the house once it’s done the frying.

Cooking Filipino food for dinner can be fun sometimes, and most of the time it’s the most request recipe.  So on the next dish that I made is what we called “Odong with sardines”.  It’s basically using a different kind of noodles that only you can find in an Asian store.  I used two cans of sardines, 5 packs odong, ¼ cup onions, ½ cup tomatoes, 4 cloves garlic, and ⅓ cup soy sauce.  I also used 2 tablespoons oil and about 2 to 3 cups water.

Cooking Filipino food for dinner is always fun at our house because I don’t know how they will like it until I am finished cooking. It makes me happy that my husband especially is not picky when it comes to eating food. My kids aren’t picky either, so I am lucky when it comes to feeding them.

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18 thoughts on “Cooking Filipino Food For Dinner

  1. I have some Filipino family members who cook meals such as this. I love that it breaks up the monotony of the same old dinners.

  2. Fantastic! I’ve been making Filipino Lumpia this week, but I’ve been coming up dry on what to serve with it. This got the juices flowing for sure.

  3. Honestly, this is something I wouldn’t try! Not so much because it’s a Filipino dish (and I’ve never eaten Filipino food!) but more because of the fish. I’m just not big into seafood unless it’s seafood I caught myself.

    It sounds like fish is a big staple in the Filipino diet. What are other popular meats over there?

    1. Dried fish is something you can try one time. My husband dried different kind of dried fish and didn’t like it. There are only few that he likes. We eat a lot of chicken over in the Philippines, a lot of seafoods as well.

    1. My kids used to be very picky but I tried a different food for them to try. There are few that they didn’t really enjoy so I didn’t cook it for them. Then some of the food I made they really love it.

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