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Filipino Chicken Potato Salad

Quick Filipino Chicken Potato Salad

October 10, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Hi! Welcome to the 3rd installment of my personal Christmas challenge! This time I got this delicious, easy to prepare, and frankly addicting Filipino Chicken Potato Salad. We all know, Filipinos get crazy around Christmas time. Days before Christmas are usually filled with frenetic activities and the week interval between […]

Smooth and Luscious Leche Flan

September 26, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Our neighbor used to make and sell leche flan. Since they lived just right next to ours, I used to go to their house and watch as they steamed batches after batches of leche flan. They had these little cup sized molds and they had the traditional oblong llaneras as […]

Sweet and Creamy Buko Pandan

September 19, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read

I’m starting a new personal challenge today  — I’m pushing myself to work through a list of frequently served dishes for the Christmas (and New Year) holidays.  I figured that with the Christmas season starting in September in the Philippines (the longest in the world!), it would be neat to showcase the usual dishes that show up on the holiday menu.  The first thing that I’m crossing off my list is the easy-peasy, Buko Pandan.


Buttery Butterscotch Blondie Bars

August 3, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 4 min read

I took a break from my recent obsession with bread making. I found myself suddenly sick of bread flour, yeast, and the hours spent in resting the dough.  And what better way to shake off my bread-making doldrums than a fast and effortless recipe for butterscotch?

Filipino Pan de Coco

Seriously Soft Filipino Pan de Coco

July 14, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 4 min read

Today’s recipe is for another local bakery standby – the Pan de Coco. Pan de Coco is a soft, coconut-filled bun that is a popular snack in the Philippines. Like most Filipino breads, its name comes from Spanish and literally translates to coconut bread. It’s cool to note that other […]

Filipino Milky Cheese Bread

Crowd Favorite Milky Filipino Cheese Bread

July 2, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read

I wasn’t a big fan of breads back when I was a kid but I have always had a soft spot for some yummy Filipino Cheese Bread. I used to always go to the market with my mom to do some weekly grocery shopping and we would always stop at a bakery off the main street to buy some bread. One of the many goodies that were on display was Filipino cheese bread.

Cheese Cupcakes

Easy Cheesy Filipino Cheese Cupcakes

June 18, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read

Hi everyone! Today is going to be a short and easy recipe for Filipino Cheese Cupcakes. These cupcakes are one of those iconic and old-school snacks that were quite popular in the Philippines a few (more than a few, actually) years ago.  Nowadays, a popular Filipino snack brand sells its own version and many mothers include this in their children’s lunch boxes.  Their texture is actually more akin to muffins, but because most Filipinos are not familiar with muffins, we call them cupcakes instead.

Nilagang Baka (Filipino Boiled Beef Soup)

Nilagang Baka (Filipino Boiled Beef Soup)

June 7, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Hi! How’s everyone doing? It’s been raining here in Singapore recently and the weather’s perfect for just lounging in bed…or for eating Nilagang Baka for lunch in my balcony.

Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad

March 18, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad. In all honesty, I’m not much of a salad person. If I had to choose between a salad and another dish, 99% of the time I’d go for that other dish. This salad ranks quite low in my list of favorite Filipino salads (my top favorite is Buko Salad), but my sister requested that I make this during the holidays. It was quite a hit with the family.

Filipino Spanish Bread

Delicious Filipino Spanish Bread

June 5, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read

Welcome to the second part of this series on Filipino Breads.  Today, I’m going to share with you how to make Filipino “Spanish” Bread. Yup, you read the name right. This is one of the more popular and common breads in the neighborhood bakeries in the Philippines. Filipino Spanish Bread? […]

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