Hototay is a Chinese soup dish but you’ll find it in the menu of most Filipino restaurants and eateries. Even the sidealk pares stall serves it. That is how much it has become a part of Filipino cuisine. Hototay is a meat-and-vegetable soup made with slivers of pork meat, pork liver, chicken gizzards, dumplings, mushrooms and vegetables in a clear broth garnished with raw eggs.
Chicharon bulaklak is a traditional Filipino dish made from fried pork intestines. Chicharon bulaklak is crispy with a mild flavor that is accentuated when you dip it into a powerful sauce. You can purchase the pork intestines to make the chicharon bulaklak from many butchers for a relatively low cost. The rest of the ingredients are readily available from local grocers and natural food markets.
Bulanglang is a healthy vegetarian dish well known in the Philippines. The manner of preparing it varies in different regions. Very nutritious and an everyday cooking in places, where there is an abundance of local harvest. This is probably the healthiest Filipino soup because of the combination of different kinds of vegetables.
In the Philippines, tsitsaron, as it is spelled in Filipino but chicharon is now an acceptable variant term, a derivative of the Spanish word chicharron is usually eaten with vinegar or with bagoong, lechon liver sauce, or pickled papaya called atchara. Chicharon Bulaklak, made from pork mesentery, is also popular.
Most Filipinos really love sinigang (sour soup) but there are other variation of this delicious soup dish. Like using different vegetables or other kind of meat. And on this one, instead of using tamarind (sweet and sour in taste), we are going to use the native guava which gives a fruity-tasting broth.
Binatog, kinabog or the white corn kernel in english is one of the popular Filipino snack and street food. It is made of white corn kernels that have been soaked in salted water, boiled, drained, and then topped with grated coconut. You can choose if you want sugar with it or a little salt.
Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is a Filipino dish made out of eggs and eggplant. A very popular breakfast item served together with sinangag (garlic fried rice) and catsup, it’s easy to make and it’s cheap. There are two ways of making this simple meal one is boiling the eggplants and another one is grilling them. If you choose to grill don’t put out the barbecue or grilling pan as most of the Filipinos just cook it over stove top over open flame.