Suman Balintawak at Naval Central Market

Suman Balintawak Naval Central Market Biliran Sticky Rice Cake Chocolate Flavor Mango Sugar Location Taste Price Vendor Shop Time Hours Morning Ordering Sales Distance Breakfast Snack Pasalubong Suman Balintawak is one of the products that should not be missed at Naval Central Market in Biliran Province. Suman are rice cakes made with sticky rice. Naval’s suman isn’t the regular suman. Suman Balintawak has your choice of chocolate or mangoes cooked in the center of the sticky rice. No need to dip these in sugar! The suman runs out in the morning, though. If you want fresh suman to take home on the day of your flight, visit the market a day in advance and make a reservation. You can then pick up your suman on the following day, worry-free. Continue reading

Adobong Isaw

Adobo (or inadobo) has always been the most popular method of cooking among Filipinos (There is an ongoing debate that Sinigang is now the most popular and common. What can you say on this?). Almost anything from meat to vegetables can be cooked adobo style and innards such as small intestines are no exception — which is the main ingredient of this Adobong Isaw recipe. Continue reading

Tinolang Tahong

Tinolang Tahong is a mussel soup recipe with ginger and spinach. This recipe is inspired by a famous Filipino soup dish called tinolang manok or chicken tinola — which uses chicken, green papaya wedges, and chili pepper leaves. This mussel soup recipe is simple, budget-friendly, and delicious. This is also quick to prepare. Mussels are good for the health: they are excellent source of Selenium, vitamin B12, zinc, and folate. Continue reading

Kwek-Kwek

Kwek-Kwek or Orange eggs are boiled quailed eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crunchy. This could be categorized as a street food and are sold along with fish balls, squid balls, and chicken balls. Continue reading

Ginisang Ampalaya

Ginisang Ampalaya is translated as Sauteed Bitter Melon. This Filipino vegetable recipe is one of the healthiest recipes around. Bitter melon is best known for anti-diabetes effects. It includes a chemical known as insulin-like peptide which is equivalent in shape and function to animal-produced insulin. Other chemicals, including vicine, in bitter melon may also have blood-sugar reducing benefits. Continue reading

Champorado

Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge that uses sweet glutinous rice (locally known as malagkit) and cocoa powder as main ingredients. A more traditional approach would be using tableya (pure cocoa blocks) instead of cocoa powder. Continue reading

Pork Estofado

Pork Estofado is a stewed pork dish served with fried plantains. This pork recipe is comparable to pork adobo but, the use of carrots and fried plantains provide distinction to this dish. Plantains or “saging na saba” help improve the flavor of a dish and adds a little sweetness to it. Continue reading

Tortang Giniling

Tortang Giniling or Ground Meat Omelet is a type of Filipino omelet wherein ground meat (beef and pork being the most common) is sautéed with vegetables such as garlic, onions, and tomatoes then mixed directly with beaten eggs. Continue reading

Pinsec Frito

Pinsec Frito or Fried Wonton is an appetizer dish that resembles the all-time favorite Filipino-Chinese Dim Sum: Pork Siomai. Instead of steaming (which is the common way of cooking Dim Sum), Pinsec Frito is fried until the wrapper turns crispy and golden brown in color. Continue reading

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes is a type of rolled cake (sometimes referred to as jelly roll) made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling. This heavenly cake can be considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines. The light flavor of the meringue is balanced by the flavor of the rich custard filling. Continue reading