My Filipino Recipes
MyFilipinoRecipes.com is a food recipe site consisting of delicious Philippine recipes. Each Filipino food recipe offers an easy to follow cooking procedure and, basically, will guide you with the basics of pinoy cooking. Pinoy, by the way, is just another term referring to the people of the Philippines.
The establishment of this site was made possible through the bayanihan effort of the food loving Filipino folks of Los Angeles, California. Its main objective is simply to share these traditional Filipino food recipes to fellow Filipinos and to anyone who loves to cook. This site is a helpful guide and a quick reference to everyday pinoy cooking.
Origin and Influences of Filipino Food RecipesMost of these Filipino food recipes are a mixture of foreign cuisines that evolved over the passage of centuries. Philippine history narrates that foreign settles,traders, and missionaries of the past brought with them their own recipes and unique ways of cooking. Centuries old cooking potteries and culinary artifacts excavated in central and southern part of the Philippines prove that the Arabs, Chinese, Malaysians, Thailanders, and Indonesians came to the Philippine archipelago and shared their ways of cooking to the native Filipino people. Filipino food recipes like Chicken with Curry, Pancit Bihon, Chopsuey, Lumpiang Shanghai, and Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls are an example of recipes brought by these foreigners.
Then came the Spaniards and they colonized the island for about 300 years. During their colony, they introduced the Roman Catholic religion, educate the native Filipino with their Spanish language, taught the native people their ways of cooking, and many other things. Filipino food recipes like Afritada, Caldereta, Estopado, Escabeche, Lechon, Longanisa, Menudo, Pochero, Picadillo, Relleno, Torta, Tonico, Spaghetti, and Guisado are just examples of dishes introduced by the Spanish colonizer.
However, prior to the arrival of these foreigners over 400 years ago, the natives already had their own ways of cooking by grilling, roasting, and boiling. Filipino food recipes like Dinakdakan, Kilawin, Dinengdeng, Inihaw na Isda, Papaitan, Bulalo, and Insarabasab are examples of the original Filipino recipes.