Lasagna pinoy, or Filipino lasagna, is a sweet and cheesy white sauce-based casserole dish commonly served for lunch or dinner. In contrast to the well-known Italian variety, lasagna pinoy uses diced hot dog within the meat mixture and large amounts of cheddar cheese. The type of cheddar cheese you select will affect the flavor of the lasagna pinoy, and sharp cheddar provides the strongest flavor.
The dish is referred to as Filipino Spaghetti to differentiate it from the traditional Italian Spaghetti. Filipino Spaghetti recipe has ground meat sauce instead of meatballs, sometimes come with slices of hotdogs or beef franks, and a little on the sweet side and not as tart as the Italian Spaghetti.
The Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad is distinct from the other recipes because boiled chicken is added. It is also mildly sweet, with a generous helping of mayonnaise. To add to its uniqueness is the addition of hardboiled eggs, cheese and chopped fruits and vegetables, like raw onions, raisins, pineapples, carrots and pickle relish.
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.