The Happy Home Cook: Mijo's Oyster Kilaw

The Happy Home Cook: Mijo's Oyster Kilaw

Chef Enrique Moreno shares with us a recipe from his restaurant, Mijo

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The Happy Home Cook: Vegan Pancit Palabok (Gluten Free)

The Happy Home Cook: Vegan Pancit Palabok (Gluten Free)

Pancit Palabok is a Filipino dish great for potlucks, parties, and gatherings. It has a variety of texture and flavor.

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The Happy Home Cook: Strawberry Champorado

The Happy Home Cook: Strawberry Champorado

What will champorado be like without the chocolate?

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The Happy Home Cook: Oyster Mushroom Escargot

The Happy Home Cook: Oyster Mushroom Escargot

The first time I heard about Escargot was when I was a kid, probably around ten years old, dining with my family at a seafood restaurant in the Philippines. Over there, we would refer to Escargot as Ginataang Kuhol which means “Snails in Coconut Milk.”

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The Happy Home Cook: No-Churn Ube Ice Cream

The Happy Home Cook: No-Churn Ube Ice Cream

A smuggled summer treat from Budapest's Barako Kávéház

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The Happy Home Cook: Binagoongang Adobo (Adobo in Shrimp Paste)

The Happy Home Cook: Binagoongang Adobo (Adobo in Shrimp Paste)

It has never occured to me that I can enjoy two popular Filipino dishes — binagoongan and adobo — fused into what I initially thought was an odd single recipe.

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The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Pork Pata Tim

The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Pork Pata Tim

These days, in my American kitchen, I have very little time to put together a home-cooked Pinoy dish. But with the current favorite appliance, the Instant Pot, these chunks of meat cooked in less than an hour. The pork pieces were fall-off-the-bone tender and the sweet-salty, fragrant sauce swirling around was as marvelous as mom’s cooking used to be.

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The Happy Home Cook: Ampalaya [Bittermelon] Braised with Beef

The Happy Home Cook: Ampalaya [Bittermelon] Braised with Beef

Enjoy this classic bittermelon dish.

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The Happy Home Cook: Garlic Cloves Adobo With Mushroom

The Happy Home Cook: Garlic Cloves Adobo With Mushroom

If you’re familiar with Filipino cuisine, you sure have heard about and tried the adobo in all its variations: chicken, pork, squid, mushroom, peanuts,  you name it. But an adobo whose main ingredient are garlic cloves? It’s not for the faint of heart but it’s definitely good for the heart.

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The Happy Home Cook: Cabalen Maki

The Happy Home Cook: Cabalen Maki

Enjoy this Filipino fusion dish from Iceland

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