Category Archive: Filipino Dishes

Gifting Delicious Goodies for the Holidays

It’s that wonderful time of the year again and we are all very busy thinking, planning, and shopping for the holiday festivities. The holiday season in the Philippines happens a week before Christmas,… Continue reading

Lengua in Creamy White Sauce

The original kitchen invader (my sister) has done it again! When she invades the kitchen, it becomes her realm. This time, she whipped up an elegant ‘ulam’ that’s only usually served during holidays… Continue reading


  Pork kulao is also known as pork kinilaw, and it is said to be a dish which originated from Cavite. At home, we cook this dish usually on a weekend whenever my… Continue reading


  Ah, the rainy days are here and it’s time to enjoy those hot, steaming bowl of soups with the usual lunch menus at home. One of our favorites is almondigas (patola and miswa… Continue reading

Morcon Recipe

Morcon is always a staple during the holidays and special occasions like fiestas and weddings. At home, we usually have morcon during the holiday season and we cook it for the entire family… Continue reading

Our Holiday 2014 Menu

Merry Christmas to all! Here’s to a great year and a lot of cooking in the kitchen. Our Holiday menu is for two days and we’ve been cooking since the 22nd of December.… Continue reading


Who doesn’t like hamonado? This Filipino dish is probably influenced by the Spaniards or was invented by our ancient ancestors as a local twist to the foreign ham. Needless to say, this dish… Continue reading

What’s New on The Kitchen Invader…

Hello! Yours truly have been very busy due to work. But we still have time to cook, we just don’t have enough time to blog. However, we’ve just managed to organize a couple… Continue reading

Pinoy-Style Paella

One of our many favorites that our mom cooks during the holidays and special occasions is the Pinoy version of Paella. This particular Paella was a special order of my aunt because it… Continue reading

Steamed Lapu-lapu – All Dressed Up and Ready to Go!

If there is a party or fiesta food that resonates the most, it is the steamed lapu-lapu (grouper) that always comes to mind. Well, not everyone may agree with me, but for our… Continue reading

Nanay’s Pancit Palabok

Filipinos love cooking and eating pansit (or pancit). We have inherited this love for rice noodle dishes from our Chinese ancestors and because of the varying ingredients, style of cooking, and serving, we… Continue reading

Ube Halaya – The Back-breaking Native Dessert

Ube halaya is a delectable Filipino dessert that’s commonly served during the holidays and fiestas. You can also find this as a topping for halo-halo.

One of Our Family’s Favorite Vegetable Dish – Laing

I’ve granted guest post authors to contribute on several occasions. These ladies who shared their stories and recipes have helped this blog a lot in terms of having fresh material and information for… Continue reading

The Insulted Siomai (Shumai)

This post is dedicated to my mom’s home-made ‘siomai‘ or shumai. However, you might find the title a little confusing because it is indeed one of the very few insulted food items that… Continue reading

Lumpiang Sariwa

Lumpiang sariwa is a vegetable dish that’s often served during the Holy Week and other holidays. Like any lumpia recipe, it is derived from the Chinese version of spring roll only that this recipe… Continue reading

Pancit Canton – A Festive Treat For Any Day

   Pancit is among the favorite Filipino dishes inspired by the Chinese. It is an ubiquitous dish in this country of ours – may it be in homes, karinderia, or restaurants, this is… Continue reading

A Glimpse of Our Holiday

Hello my friends. It’s been three weeks since my last post. Been busy at work, but we never fail to get busy in the kitchen especially last Christmas and New Year celebrations. A… Continue reading

Chinese-influenced Dishes

I used to shy away from tofu because it looks bland and tastes bland when eaten as is. But like a blank canvass, it can taste and look great when you add flavorings… Continue reading

Okoy – Crispy Shrimp Fritters

Hello, okoy! We meet again. We’ve missed this Filipino dish because it’s been a while since my mom cooked a few batches of these crispy treats. Ukoy or okoy is believed to have originated… Continue reading

Home-made Atchara

The ideal partner for tinapang bangus [and anything fried, broiled, and barbecued] is indeed the atchara. This is a pickled side dish made of green papaya and other vegetables. Some call it green… Continue reading

Kare-kare: My comfort food

One of the best Filipino dishes for me is Kare-kare. It is also the dish that reminds me most of home for my mom makes the best kare-kare you will ever taste. It… Continue reading

Sunday Lunch: Sisig and Ginisang Baka

It’s Sunday again, time to whip up something special for lunch. Mom and dad bought some fresh tuna and beef this morning. My plan was to make the tuna into kinilaw but I… Continue reading