Apan-apan: The Dish Reflective of the Tradition of Ilonggo Farmers

Generally known as adobong kangkong in the Philippines, some regions in the country have different versions and name for the dish. In the Visayas region, adobong kangkong is called “apan-apan“. apan-apan; photo courtesy of Joy Perono In the Ilonggo and Hiligaynon dialect, “apan” means grasshopper. During the days when rice fields were still pesticide free,…

Barquillos And Barquiron: Spanish-Inspired Ilonggo Snacks That Filipinos Love

Barquillos is an all-time Filipino favorite crunchy wafer roll. A Spanish invention, the crunchy rolled stick has many different versions around the world. However, locally, the Spanish-inspired snack has been a well-loved pasalubong by Filipinos. Want to make your very own barquillos? You can try the recipe below: Barquillos Ingredients 5 large egg yolks, lightly…

4 Must-Eat K’Gan Muslim Desserts

Special occasions call for special dishes. After the Ramadan and other occasions, our brother and sister Muslims break their fast and feast on special delicacies. The K’Gans of Tagum City prepare delicious halal food for viands and desserts such as amik, daral, jampok, and panyalam for their feast. 1) Amik AMIK is made from high-quality ground rice and…

Piaya — A Sweet Negrense Delicacy

A sweet Negrense treat from the “Sugar Capital of the Philippines” Piaya — flat unleavened bread filled with muscovado sugar. It is a famous delicacy in the “sugar capital” of the country, Negros Occidental. Aside from the plain traditional taste, flavored piayas such as ube (purple yam), mango, rum and more are also now available.…

A Big Warm Bowl of Flavorful Molo

Bring back some childhood memories by sipping a big bowl of warm molo soup. Pancit Molo is another Filipino soup perfect for the rainy days and cold months. It originated from a town called Molo in Iloilo. This Filipino pork wonton soup is made of ground pork enclosed in wonton or siomai wrapper cooked in…

Kumukunsi

Mapiya i nanam! Masarap! This curious looking delicacy from Maguindanao is really delicious! Kumukunsi is a Maguindanaoan delicacy made with rice flour, sugar and duck eggs, which are then deep fried in spiral shapes until golden brown. They taste like pancakes but much creamier and more flavorful. They sell for P5.00 each and are best eaten…