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Ensaymada – Filipino Cheese Bread

Filipinos put cheese on food that North Americans don’t usually associate with cheese, most famously …. Cheese ice cream. But believe me when I tell you that these sweet cheese buns, aka ensaymada, are the best thing ever. Pillowy bread twisted around a buttery paste of sugar and grated cheese – Trust me, it’s good. …

chicken adobo nuggets

Fried Chicken Adobo

This is one of my many versions of a classic Filipino dish. And no, I’m not the first person to fry adobo, but I did want some crispy, boneless adobo chicken nuggets. And what a success! You might be thinking, is it still adobo? Well, it’s my own twist, and every Filipino family has their …


Palabok – Sauce from scratch!

Palabok is a garlic-shrimp noodle dish from the Philippines. Novices may find the orange sauce a bit daunting, but the taste is amazing! I am not a HUGE fan of packet sauces, and I’ve always wanted to make palabok sauce from scratch. After a few attempts, here is an easy, quick (for Filipino food), and …


General Tao Chicken

So, you may remember that back in 2013, my website was hacked and I lost…everything on the site. (Yes, I should have backed up my content. I know.) This was a project I started while we were living abroad in England, and it seemed too disheartening to start from scratch, so I just didn’t. I …