12 Filipino recipes for Independence Day


Posted at Jun 11 2014 05:57 PM | Updated as of Jun 13 2014 08:33 PM

MANILA – Express your love for country this coming Independence Day by serving Filipino dishes at your dining table.

Here is a compilation of cooking videos to help you prepare your favorite Filipino dish at home this June 12.

Batangas-style beef caldereta

Usually served during fiestas, birthdays and other special occasions, caldereta is a hearty stew that usually includes beef or goat meat. This version from Batangas uses liver spread as base instead of the usual tomato sauce.

Bicol Express

This spicy dish from Bicol contains pork cooked in coconut milk with shrimp paste and chili, and is ideal for those who are looking for a some heat in their meal.

Chicken galantina

A popular holiday dish, chicken galantina is chicken stuffed with ground meat, ham, sausage, bell peppers, pickles, bread crumbs and egg.


This recipe, which translates to “wake up-wake up” in English, will surely wake up your taste buds. Gising-gising is usually made up of ground pork and green beans cooked in coconut milk, but this version also includes tinapa flakes for that added flavor.

Paella tinola

This dish by the late celebrity chef Ed Quimson of Via Mare and La Tasca, combines two Filipino favorites – paella and tinola.

Paksiw na pla-pla

Healthy yet delicious, paksiw na pla-pla is a good alternative to those who want to skip eating meat.

Pancit alanganin

Popular in Bocaue, Bulacan, pancit alanganin is a cross between stir-fried noodles and sopas (noodle soup). It contains egg, pork liver, pork crackling, chayote, patola and onions, among others.

Pancit batil patung

This well-loved noodle dish from Cagayan contains carabao meat, pork liver, pork crackling, eggs, soy sauce, garlic, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, onions and calamansi.

Pinakbet with bagnet

Chef and “MasterChef Pinoy Edition” judge Jayps Anglo combines the Filipino dishes bagnet and pinakbet in this recipe.

Pork hamonado

Usually served during Christmas and other special occasions, hamonado consists of pork cooked in pineapple juice.

Sinigang na corned beef

Add a unique spin to the classic Filipino sour soup dish sinigang by using corned beef, which you can also prepare in your own kitchen.

Tininghing hipon

A favorite dish in Mauban, Quezon, tininghing hipon uses freshwater shrimps, coconut milk and grated coconut, among others.