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Braised Pork Belly in Honey-Tamarind Sauce

While watching these slabs of pork belly boiling in the pan, I envisioned it smothered in thick sauce. So an on-the-spot recipe was born!. I proceeded to brown the pork belly then Googled a recipe for a tamarind-based sauce. Inspired by the recipe I found, I made some twist by adding ingredients my eyes laid on in the fridge and in the cupboard. Not bad for an experimental recipe...


So here's my Braised Pork in Honey-Tamarind Sauce

Kinilaw na Pasayan (Shrimps)

Kinilaw is the Philippine version of ceviche, a popular dish in the American continent especially in the Spanish areas of Central and South America. It is called differently but basically it still is teh same style of cooking as the Philippines was a former colony. While fish, is the most popular kinilaw, other seafood are made kinilaw as well like oysters and shrimps, among others

Here's a simple recipe for Shrimps Kinilaw

Garlicky Fried Pork Adobo

There are many ways of cooking adobo - be it pork, chicken or vegetables. And the recipes varies from region to region and even household to household. The most common is pork adobo and this alone has many variations including my favorite - garlicky fried pork adobo. And it's like cooking the usual pork adobo just with more garlic and frying the pork to a crisp!

Here's a simple Garlicky Fried Adobo Recipe

Bangus Sinigang with Puso ng Saging


I love puso ng saging, be it kinilaw or adobo but my ultimate favorite is when it is made of part of sinigang na bangus. It's a really simple dish - just cook like the way you make sinigang and instead of radish, okra and other sinigang veggies, just use puso ng saging.
Here's the recipe for Sinigang na Bangus with Puso ng Saging.

Laswa

Mention laswa and a merry mix of vegetables would come to mind. This is a perfect "realization" of the Filipino folk song "Bahay Kubo" which narrates an abundance of vegetables beside the traditional Filipino hut. Laswa has no definite list of ingredients nor way or cooking as it is just "stewing" available vegetables, not only from the garden, but what's inside your fridge or you bought from the market.It ranges from the simple all vegetable dish to ones having seafood like shrimps, crabs and more. But in the end it all boils (pun intended) down to what you prefer at the same time, what is available.
Here's a simple recipe for Laswa

Tahong

There are many ways of cooking tahong or green shells. Grilled, baked with cheese, as a soup - just name it, you can cook have it.  The simplest of course, is just steaming it or making it into a soup since it's just  boiling it with some spices and voila - a simple yet delicious dish is born! 
Here's a simple way to cook Tahong.