Bibingkang Malagkit (Rice Cake)

Bibingkang Malagkit (Rice Cake) is a very popular dessert to make on holidays.  There are different ways of making rice cake, some mix the coconut milk during the process of cooking the rice. The process of making bibingkang malagkit is a little bit different than the normal rice cake.  On this recipe, I let the rice boiled with four cups of water and 1 can of the coconut milk (about 14 fl oz).  Cooking the rice is not hard at all, but you have to pay attention that the bottom won’t get burn.

Once the rice goes into boil adjust your heat to a medium.  Remember to stir it every now and then, if you need to add some water do so.  Usually, adjust my heat to medium, and when the liquid is gone I turn it to low.  Start making your topping, that way by the time your rice is done cooking for the second time your topping is ready. From the time it started boiling until it was cook it took about 45 minutes for the rice to cook.

Making the topping is going to take awhile, probably about 1 hour or so, depends really.  You want the topping to caramelize that way it won’t look like water down on the top of your glutinous rice. Start your time once the mixture started boiling not from the time you added to the skillet.

Mine started boiling at 10:30 then I adjusted the heat to medium. I know the process is long that’s why I don’t make this often but on some occasion only.  However, the aftermath of this cooking is going to be very delicious and you will get a lot of compliments. It took me about 55 minutes to finished making the toppings, I have leftovers which is not big deal.

In a non-stick skillet add ¼ cup of the coconut milk you set aside earlier.  Then add the glutinous rice and the white sugar and mix very well.  Let the mixture cook for about 5 minutes, mixing it constantly. Once it’s finished cooking, transfer the mixture to the pyrex, spread about 4 tablespoons of your topping mixture in the bottom of the pyrex so the glutinous rice won’t stick. Top the glutinous rice with the caramelized sauce you made, at this time you can just let this sit and serve it later.  However, you can also put this in the oven for about 3 minutes broil it. Read more

Chicken Adobo Recipe

Today I am sharing this chicken adobo recipe, which I am sure a lot of you have heard already.  Chicken adobo is a very popular dish in the Philippines, you can pretty much any meat you prefer.  Some people use chicken, beef and even the pork. There are different variation way of making chicken adobo. Some do use just the chicken breast, and some use meat with bones and the extra fat.

This recipe requires few ingredients only, and you can use the soy sauce that is gluten free if you are allergic to gluten like me.  The key to having a delicious and tender chicken adobo is to marinade the meat for 30 minutes or 2 hours.  Whenever I make adobo I marinade the meat overnight that way the flavor can soak through the meat.

Marinating this overnight give it time to really blend all the flavor through the meat.  However, if you want to have this at dinner time, 45 minutes to an hour is perfectly fine.  But remember when you do cook meat do not put your heat to high, that way the meat won’t be tough.  Chicken adobo is perfect to go over rice, the juice of this will make your rice taste even better.

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11 Food You Typically See At Filipino Party

Going to a Filipino party is a lot of fun, not only we prepare a lot of food.  But we also do karaoke and dancing, we love to eat so each party we love cooking a lot of food for our guest. Today I am sharing you 11 food you typically see at most of the Filipino party.  There’s more different food really, but today I decided to just share you this 11 food that most of my friends cook each party we have.

Each year we have a lot of party around my area, from birthday, holidays and other occasions.  And each time we always have a potluck where all the guest can bring food.  But a lot of time the hostess always end-up cooking a lot of fun that is enough for the guest to carry home.  Yes, when there is a lot of leftovers, after party the hostess will let her guest carry some food. I know it’s not a custom here in the US but in the Philippines, we always send food when our guest goes home.

My husband and kids their main favorite to eat at the party is the eggrolls.  For some reason that is always the first one, they want to eat.  And of course the chicken adobo, and oh yeah I don’t have it on my list here.  That is because I cannot find my adobo pictures, it’s odd but I know I saved it somewhere on my hard drive. Read more

Sauteed Banana Blossoms

I don’t know if you are familiar with banana blossoms as I am. But back when I was growing up, banana blossoms is our lifesaver. My mom creates different recipe variations of the banana blossoms. It’s was easier for us to get banana blossoms as part of our meal since we own a big farm that has a lot of banana trees.

I have seen my mom and grandmother cook banana blossoms is so many ways.  Sometimes my mom will add coconut milk or even make patties out of it.  Sauteed banana blossoms are very easy to make, the preparation doesn’t take that long either.  It took about 15 minutes for me to prepare everything that included soaking the banana blossoms in the water with salt.   Read more

Filipino BBQ Recipe

Today I am sharing you this Filipino BBQ Recipe, that is very popular in our country.  We always have bbq each time we have a gathering.  Filipino bbq is very easy to make and it’s sweet, we marinate the meat overnight or 1 day.  When making Filipino bbq you can use pork or chicken, it depends on what you feel like eating.  However, mixing pork and chicken bbq is delicious as well.  During my daughter 4th birthday party, I made chicken and pork bbq.   The reason I did that is that some of our guests prefer chicken.

I marinated my bbq for about two days, the meat was so tender and it was full of flavor.  The marinate contains banana ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, garlic salt powder, pepper, lemon juice, minced garlic and soda of your choice. I used about 6 boneless chicken breast cut it in a long strip. I choose to cut it into a strip that way it’s easier for me to put it on the skewer.

Marinating the meat for a long time really give it time to soak up the flavor.  The meat was very tender, for basting you I used the same ingredients like the one I used for my marinate.  I didn’t want to use the marinade I use for my meat to avoid getting sick.  I fired up my grill to 350 deg, I didn’t want the grill to be very hot that way the meat won’t be tough.

This bbq is really delicious, our guest really enjoyed it and even complimented me for it.  There are many variations on making Filipino bbq recipe, some do marinate it just for 3 hours.  If you want more recipe, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. Read more

Chicken Adobo with Crispy Garlic Bits

Chicken Adobo with Crispy Garlic Bits is another recipe that I am sharing with you today.  This is a very popular dish in the Philippines, you can find a lot of people offers this kind of food on a lot of our streets vendors.  I remembered growing up, each time my parents make chicken adobo, my brother, sister and myself feel like we just won the lottery.  With that being said, not often we eat meat growing up because the meat is pretty pricey.

My husband favorite to eat is the chicken adobo, however, I have not tried it with the crispy garlic bits.  Although, I used a lot of garlic each time I cook it never cross my mind to add it on the chicken adobo.  Chicken adobo with crispy garlic bits would be delicious on the top of the steam rice.  Read more