Siopao means “steamed buns”. It has also been incorporated into Thai cuisine where it is called salapao. A popular food item in the Philippines and Thailand, siopao and salapao do not require utensils to eat and can be consumed on-the-go. There are different varieties based on stuffing: Asado or bola-bola (which may use pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or salted duck eggs).
Chicken lollipop is an appetizer or hors d’oeuvres that is made from the chicken wings cut into two segments and flesh on the segments is pushed to one end of the bone to make a lollipop, and deep fried. It takes more time and effort to prepare the lollipop but it is worth it. You can prepare and marinate it according to your taste and favorite spices.
Sopas, literally means soup in Tagalog (or Spanish sopa), a Filipino soup favorite, it is this creamy chicken soup made with elbow macaroni, milk and butter. The Filipino sopas is a sort of comfort food, perfect when you’re not feeling well or even just on a nice cold, rainy day.
The authentic Chicken Binakol uses native chicken. It is cooked with young coconut water and meat in a bamboo tube. The Visayan version of chiken binakol, also uses native chicken. It is simmered with tanglad in the coconut shell itself. The home cooked version of chicken binakol is cooked similar to tinola with the addition of fresh young coconut meat and water which adds a touch of sweetness to the broth.
Chicken asado is a Filipino chicken stew and differs from pork and beef asado due to the use of tomato sauce. It is a flavorful dish that is often served at fiestas and birthday parties and is excellent served with steamed rice
Sotanghon is the term in Filipino for Chinese vermicelli. It is thin and transparent. Compared to other noodles, sotanghon is more slippery and smoother in texture when cooked. It can also be used for cooking spring rolls (lumpia) and pancit, a dish similar to chow mien. Sotanghon soup is a popular Filipino soup dish usually taken as snacks. It is commonly served in office canteens, school canteens and carenderias.
Adobong Atay at Balunbalunan ng Manok, Chicken Gizzard and Liver Adobo. If you are buying your poultry meat at Philippine wet markets chicken gizzard and liver, including the hearth are probably more popular to Pinoys compared to the other chicken parts and innards, like chicken feet, tail, intestine ect. Of course, the best way to cooked is adobo, dry and spicy adobo. This dish is also a favorite pulutan, those of you who love sizzling dishes may have tried the sizzling version.