Pork Bistek

One of my all time favorite ulam is pork or beef steak, and it’s sooo easy to make! For this meal, I marinated several pork chops in soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper and a bit of Aquarius (it’s a carbonated enery water similar to Sprite or 7-up). I left it overnight in the fridge. The next day,…

Ginataang Kalabasa and Black Rice

Who would not love ginataang kalabasa and malunggay? It’s like a staple Filipino ulam and comfort food. I love the creaminess of the coconut milk and the sweet softness of kalabasa paired with the health benefits of malunggay — and of course black rice! Not to mention how easy it is to make this. For…

Filipino Breakfast

One of my favorite Filipino breakfast is the staple dilis or Philippine Anchovy. Normally dried and fried, it gives a salty crunchy texture. If you are not Filipino, it will take some getting used to with the smell and the taste but it’s so good especially paired with tomato and spicy vinegar, fried (red) rice, and…