Recipes

Recipe: Instant Pot Filipino Beef Kare Kare by Fila Manila

Kare-Kare (kah·reh kah·reh), is the Philippines’ delicious take on a hearty peanut-based stew.  Creamy peanut, tangy coconut vinegar, date nectar, garlic, onion, and mild spices unite for a rich, savory, & slightly sweet celebration of Filipino flavors. Kare-Kare is savory, peanut-based Filipino favorite served mostly during festivities. The dish has been with Filipinos for hundreds of years and hearty reputation has led it to become the star of town fiestas, family potlucks, and local Filipino restaurants.  The uniqueness of the dish comes from its' use of peanuts to create a delicious savory flavor.  Peanut-based dishes are a rarity in the world...

Recipe: Instant Pot Filipino Beef Caldereta by Fila Manila

Filipino Caldereta is a hearty tomato-based stew that’s the culinary lovechild of Philippine & Spanish cuisine.  Ripe tomatoes, red bell peppers, coconut vinegar, garlic, onion, and a pinch of chili flakes are slow cooked for zesty deliciousness.   Caldereta, which comes from the word caldera meaning cauldron, is another example of the many Spanish influences in Filipino cuisine.  This hearty & tomato-y stew is traditionally made with beef or other red meat and is usually prepared for holidays and special occasions. It's commonly served in parties and get-togethers as an appetizer to accompany beer or hard drinks. Over the years, however,...

Recipe: Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo by Fila Manila

Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo by Fila Manila

Recipe: Filipino Sizzling Sisig

The ultimate Filipino street food dish that pairs perfectly with cold beer. 

Recipe: Filipino Adobo by Fila Manila

Filipino Adobo is arguably the Philippines’ national dish, and my family’s favorite go-to comfort food.

Recipe: Filipino Caldereta by Fila Manila

A hearty tomato-based stew that’s the culinary lovechild of Philippine & Spanish cuisine. 

Recipe: Filipino Kare-Kare by Fila Manila

The Philippines’ delicious take on a hearty peanut-based stew. 

Recipe: Tangy Chilled Peanut Noodles

A delicious & refreshing peanut noodle dish that combines creamy, tangy, and crunchy.