Filipino Recipes That Makes You Want To Taste More Of It


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While traveling to a new place, everyone likes to relish the culinary delights of the place. And when in the Philippines, one of the things you must do is get a taste of their traditional cuisine. The Philippines ’ food and culture are very rich and diverse, influenced by Spanish, Chinese, Indian, and the Malay Kingdom’s cuisines. Indulging yourself in various Filipino recipes is an experience in itself. These Filipino recipes showcase some of the sour, sweet, and deeply savory characteristic taste of the country’s cuisine.

Filipino Recipes

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Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

Ingredients:

Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Onion- 1, diced

Garlic cloves- 2, crushed

Fresh ginger- 1 piece (2 inches), peeled and thinly sliced

Chicken wings- 2 ¼ pounds, split and tips discarded

Fish sauce- 1 tbsp (optional)

Chicken broth- 5 ¼ cups

Glutinous sweet rice- 1 cup

Salt and pepper to taste

Green onion- 1, chopped

Lemon- 1, sliced (optional)

Instructions:

In a large pot and over medium flame, heat the olive oil. Add onion, ginger, and garlic and cook it in the hot oil until fragrant, preferably for about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken wings and cook them together for 1 minute. Stir the fish sauce in the pot, cover it, and cook it for another 2 minutes.

Then, pour the chicken broth into the pot and then add the sweet rice. Cover it and cook it for about 10 minutes and bring the mixture to a boil. Make sure to stir occasionally to ensure the rice is not sticking to the bottom of the pot. Season with pepper and salt. Garnish with green onion and serve with additional fish sauce and lemon, if desired.

Calamansi Juice

Ingredients:

Calamansi- 3

Ice cubes

Coldwater

Sugar or honey

Instructions:

Cut the calamansi in half, squeeze the juice into a glass.

Add cold water, some sugar or honey to the calamansi.

Mix it all together and finally serve with ice cubes.

Filipino Recipes – Filipino Coconut Dessert

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Ingredients:

Uncooked glutinous white rice- 4 cups

Coldwater- 6 cups

Coconut milk- 1 can (14 ounces)

White sugar- 1 1/3 cups

Brown sugar- 1 1/3 cups

Coconut preserves- 3 tbsp

Instructions:

Soak the white rice overnight in water.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175℃). Grease a baking pan that is of 9×13 inches.

In a saucepan, cook the soaked rice over medium heat with soaking water, white sugar, and 1/2 can of coconut milk. Stir it constantly for 20 minutes until tender and thickened. Pour it into the prepared baking pan.

In a small saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, coconut preserves, and remaining 1/2 can of coconut milk. Bring it to a boil and pour over the rice.

Bake in the oven until the topping thickens, about 25 minutes. Let it cool and cut into squares.

Conclusion

The food of the Philippines is full of so many diverse and delicious flavors to discover. The variety of food speaks so much about the country’s rich history and with these recipes, you can prepare some great dishes right in your home.

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