Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red

Thanks to Jollibee and millions of OFWs, the world knows about Filipino spaghetti. This pasta isn’t just our version of bolognese, it’s a dish that’s embedded in our culture—a symbol of celebration. Every household has its own version. Some people make it with a unique combination of ingredients; while others whip everything up using ready-made… Continue reading Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red

Best Chicken Tinola Recipe: Clear, Flavorful, Gingery Chicken Soup

Though it is a Filipino household staple, there are people who don’t like chicken tinola. To them, it’s flavorless, watery chicken soup. Well, these people have obviously not had good tinola. The simple soup should be clean and gingery, with a detectable savoriness that you get from chicken broth. That said we get why people end… Continue reading Best Chicken Tinola Recipe: Clear, Flavorful, Gingery Chicken Soup

Pepper’s Best Gising-Gising Recipe: Veggies in Spicy Coconut Sauce

Gising-gising has a purpose—to wake you up. Its name literally translates to “wake up,” repeated for emphasis. The Nueva Ecija- and Pampanga-borne dish is made using coconut milk and chilies. This is why it’s often compared to Bicol Express; except Bicol Express is made of pork cubes while gising-gising is made of sigarilyas (winged beans) plus… Continue reading Pepper’s Best Gising-Gising Recipe: Veggies in Spicy Coconut Sauce

Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz

There’s a special place for turon in the realm of banana recipes. Not only is it delicious—with its sweet banana-langka filling, crunchy exterior, and caramel coating; it’s also very simple to make. At its most straightforward, you just roll a piece of saba and langka into a lumpia wrapper, then fry that in sugary oil. But… Continue reading Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz