HALUHALO INGREDIENTS

A popular Filipino treat with Japanese origins, haluhalo┬áconsists of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix” referring to the hodgepodge of ingredients.

Haluhalo Espesyal


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RECIPE: Pinakbet (Pakbet)

Pinakbet (also called pakbet) is a popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. Pork is often added for flavor, but it is omitted during Catholic meatless days such as on Holy Week.

Pinakbet Ingredients
Pinakbet / Pakbet: Nutritious Filipino Dish

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RECIPE: Pork Sarciado

In the Philippines, the word sarciado means a culinary dish is wet with a sauce, usually referring to tomato sauce. Below is a recipe for pork sarciado. Please consider it only as a guide. No guarantee that it will come out perfectly.

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RECIPE : Apritadang Manok

Apritadang Manok is Filipino Chicken Afritada.

There are many variations to this Spanish-inspired meat stew, and the broth can range from soupy to thick. Here is an afritada recipe that can serve as a guide to help you in making your own version of Filipino afritada!

INGREDIENTS FOR APRITADANG MANOK

2 pounds chicken
5 medium-size potatoes
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 green bellpepper
1 red bellpepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
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RECIPE : Espasol

Espasol is a Filipino rice-flour treat in the shape of a slender tube. It is distinguished not only for having glutinous (sticky) rice as a main flour, but also for being finished with a dusting of rice flour.

This simple espasol recipe yields 4 servings.

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SALABAT RECIPE

Salabat is Filipino ginger tea that’s especially popular during the relatively cool month of December in the Philippines to accompany the eating of seasonal treats. The hot drink is also recommended for a sore throat.

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RECIPE : Puto Maya

Puto is the classic Filipino rice cake traditionally made by steaming. But since it is intensive work, Filipinos came up with an easy version based on using rice from a regular cooker or pot.

The Tagalog phrase gaya-gaya puto maya is used to mock someone who is trying to copy someone else (gaya means “to imitate”). The inclusion of the phrase putomaya is not only a rhyme; it could also be an allusion to the fact that puto maya is trying to be a replacement for real puto.

This recipe for Puto Maya yields 12 servings.

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Recipe for LECHE FLAN

Leche flan is a rich milk custard that Filipinos enjoy eating year-round. It is slightly denser than the Mexican or Spanish flan that Americans are familiar with. In the Philippines, leche flan has traditionally been cooked in oval-shaped metal molds. There are now countless variations on this Filipino favorite.

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