We have compiled Filipino Ulam ideas from the best Filipino food bloggers, including Panlansang Pinoy, Kawaling Pinoy, and Ate Peachy. Ulam, which translates to “main dish” in Filipino, can also imply a primary dish or staple food. Every Filipino meal revolves around it, and it also forms the foundation of Filipino culture.

In order to provide you with the most recent information about new Filipino dishes, we regularly search the web for fresh and interesting recipe blogs and articles about Filipino cuisine. Bookmark this page and return whenever you run out of Ulam ideas. As soon as the blog owners contribute fresh recipes, the ulam suggestions will be updated here promptly.

1. PANLASANG PINOY

  • by Vanjo Merano
    It may sound strange to eat chicken gizzard, but this is something a lot of Filipinos are familiar with. But it is also quite likely that you’ve only tasted this nifty ingredient in street food. Once you’ve tried my Chicken Gizzard Ginataan recipe, however, you may end up getting more and more balun-balunan in the… The post Chicken Gizzard Ginataan appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. Not to be mistaken with Mexican adobo, this dish is uniquely prepared by stewing chicken in vinegar and soy sauce. Several sources who are experts in Asian food history say that the Filipinos were already cooking adobo even before Spanish colonization. According to them, cooking with vinegar preserves the meat. This method is also considered as one of the earliest food preservation practice. The post Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    It’s no secret that vinegar can make for a magical addition to most recipes including meat. That sharpness in flavor is something we can count on from this essential component. Of course, us Filipinos have learned to take advantage of this. And we can see that clearly in the simply delicious Pork Kilawin dish! What… The post Pork Kilawin appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Filipinos are no stranger to the sweet and savory combination in food. A number of salty dishes from overseas have their own fun Pinoy versions that are usually a bit more honeyed and saccharine. Ever heard of Filipino spaghetti? But the beauty of this culinary flavor duo can be seen in various recipes that came… The post Pork Hamonado Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    There really is no limit to what you can do with the mighty pork belly. This juicy, succulent ingredient makes for a perfect hero of numerous recipes because of how much better it gets with the right set of sauces and seasonings. But one way to really get the best texture out of this– unforgettably… The post Braised Pork Belly with Potato and Peppers appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Sometimes the best way to make a healthy dish more appealing is by adding some crispiness! That’s why we have the likes of Fried Eggplant, which you could also call Crispy Fritters. We can also refer to this as Eggplant Fritters. And as you may have predicted, at the center of this recipe are eggplants,… The post Fried Eggplant (Crispy Fritters) appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Got some eggplant at home? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck because there are plenty of recipes you could whip up with this vibrant and delicious ingredient. There’s just something about the uniquely tender texture of eggplant that makes it perfect for various cooking methods. You can grill it, bake it, and of… The post Stir Fry Eggplant Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    I have a suggestion on what to do with your leftover ham that can start your day on the right track. Admittedly, it can be tough to get out of bed in the morning. But when you know you are in for a tasty breakfast treat, you are bound to be up and at it… The post Ham Fried Rice appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Still thinking about what to bring to that next big gathering? Look no further, and whip up these yummy Crispy Pancit Canton Noodles with me! Numerous Filipinos are able to have their pancit canton dishes occasionally because of the popularity of the ingredient. But if, like me, you are curious about how good they’d taste… The post Crispy Pancit Canton Noodles Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
  • by Vanjo Merano
    Struggling to make healthy, savory and filling meals at home? It can be difficult to whip up Filipino dishes at home, but you do not need a long list of complicated steps to create something amazing. Don’t believe me? Just have a taste of this Easy Pork Afritada!  What is Easy Pork Afritada? Afritada is… The post Easy Pork Afritada appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.

2. FILIPINO STYLE RECIPE

  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces 2 tablespoons oil 1 head garlic, peeled and chopped Marinade: 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoon peppercorns 1 cup cide vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 2… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilogram fresh squid, clean and cut into rings 3-4 large eggs, beaten 1 cup flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste 2 cups vegetable oil… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 cup fresh crab meat 1 cup cream-style corn 1 egg, beaten 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 seafood bouillon cube 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups water 2 tablespoons fish sauce salt and pepper to… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo chicken, cleaned and cut into serving pieces 4 cups flour cooking oil for frying For Chicken Marinade: 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 teaspoon chicken powder 1 teaspoon custard powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspooon salt 1/4… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo ox tongue(lengua) 1 can(large) cream of mushroom 1 can(small) sliced button mushrooms 4 cups water 1 piece beef cube 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped salt and ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup cooking oil 2… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 2 kilo pork belly, wash and clean Brine: 5 cups water 1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad), chopped 2 pieces bay leaves 5 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon peppercorn 3 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons rock salt Chili Paste Mixture: 5… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 2 pork chops 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pounded 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley 1 tablespoon butter Procedures: Part 1 1. Season pork chops with a paprika, salt and… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo oysters 5 gloves garlic, minced 3 onions, chopped 3-5 red hot chili(labuyo), chopped 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 raw egg, beaten 1/2 cup butter salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid seasoning 1 small… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo large shrimps, cleaned 1/2 cup butter 12 medium cloves garlic, pounded and chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 raw egg, beaten 1/2 cup cornstarch 3 cups vegetable oil salt and pepper to… Continue Reading →
  • by vangiz
    Ingredients: 1 kilo tahong (mussels) 1 thumb-sized ginger 2 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup quickmelt cheese, grated Procedures: Part 1 1. In a pan, place ginger and mussels with enough water. Bring to boil until the shells… Continue Reading →

3. PINOY FOOD

  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    By Lorna Lardizabal DietzSan Francisco Unified Lions Club This recipe was submitted to the Lions Club International by my sister, Lorna Lardizabal Dietz A very popular main dish from Cebu in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines has its owncult following. I’ve taken the influences from Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and American homekitchens to createRead More The post Humba: Braised Pork Hocks appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    Bam-i is a noodle dish that we ate as kids growing up in Cebu. It is a Visayan dish as I’ve never seen it serve here in Manila. I love the two kinds of noodles: vermicelli and the egg noodles. When my kids were growing up, they don’t really like the combination of the noodles.Read More The post Bam-i, a noodle dish from Cebu appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    My husband is fond of buying me recipe books or any books about food. One such book is The Adobo Book (Traditional & Jazzed Up Recipes) by Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro and Nancy Reyes-Lumen. Not only do you get recipes of various authors but trivia and essays on adobo. The Personal Styles reflect the cook’s preferences.Read More The post Tips in Cooking Adobo appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    I always prepare my basic pork adobo recipe whenever my husband and I travel to visit our coffee farm 10 hours away. As you might know, Adobo keeps well and is best served after a day. Now, there are 101 ways of cooking adobo and we all have our own recipe. I am sharing thisRead More The post Look: my basic adobo recipe with cooking tips appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    Pancit Molo has got to be the most requested soup dish in small gatherings at home. It’s been quite some time since I cooked Pancit Molo as it takes a lot of preparation as you will see below. But it is all worth it after you see the pleased expressions from your family members. PancitRead More The post Pancit Molo or Filipino Wonton Soup appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    When I think of raisins, I remember my mom’s bakeshop. Mom added raisins on her Bread pudding. fruitcake, and cupcakes , Upside down cake and many more. The smell of raisins is such a comfort thinking of the good old days at mom’s kitchen. I also add raisins to some of my recipes here such as:Read More The post Using Californina raisins in your favorite recipes appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    Let me share this unique recipe from Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa at The Maya Kitchen cooking demo. Amy Besa relates the origins of Kulawong Talong. “My first introduction to the concept of a kulawo was in 2003, when I visited Ugu Bigyan’s home and pottery studio in Tiaong, Quezon. Visitors couldRead More The post Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    When I think of Chicken Macaroni salad, I remember myself as a teenager, assigned by mom as the salad maker. This is such a childhood memory. I stopped preparing Chicken Macaroni salad when I became a mother , simply because I thought my kids and my husband would not like it. It is so old-school.Read More The post Pinoy Chicken Macaroni salad appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    Noche buena is a Spanish word referring to the night of Christmas Eve and celebrated on December 24 every year. For me, Noche Buena is the most exciting time of the Holiday season so I prepare weeks ahead to make sure my family enjoys the meal. It is literally “the Good Night” especially since IRead More The post 20 plus recipe ideas for Noche Buena appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.
  • by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    Wikipedia says that Arroz a la cubana, means Cuban-style rice. Maybe the Philippines version came from our Spanish ancestors. The Philippine version consists of rice; ground beef sauteed with onions, garlic, tomato sauce, diced potatoes and diced carrots; a fried egg and a native plantain (saba), sliced length-wise and fried. I love dishes with anythingRead More The post Arroz a la Cubana appeared first on Pinoy Food Recipes.

4. KAWALING PINOY

  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is easy to make with simple ingredients and takes under 30 minutes to prepare. Perfectly sweet, tangy, and creamy, it's a great side dish for backyard BBQs, potlucks, or holidays. I like to showcase party-worthy recipes to help you plan your holiday and special occasion menu. So far, we have slow cooker… The post Hawaiian Macaroni Salad appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Kutsinta (cuchinta) are Filipino steamed cakes made with flour, tapioca flour, and brown sugar. Soft, chewy, and topped with grated coconut, they're a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert. I've been looking for a good recipe for kutsinta or cuchinta since forever, but my search and kitchen experiments have been sorely disappointing. That was until last… The post Kutsinta appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    This is a sponsored post by Maggi. All opinions are mine alone. Level up your ginisang upo with this tasty Batso Ilocano recipe! It's delicious, nutritious, easy to make, and budget-friendly. This mouthwatering vegetable dish is perfect with your favorite grilled meat or fried fish! Bottle gourd, known as calabash or locally as upo, is… The post Batso nga Tabungaw appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Looking for the ultimate Filipino comfort food? Chicken and Pork Adobo combines two classics into one delectable dish. Braised low and slow in vinegar, soy sauce, and spices, it's bursting with savory, garlicky flavors that will surely hit the spot! Two of the most popular meats in adobo are chicken and pork; our recipe here… The post Chicken and Pork Adobo appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Pinangat na Pompano, stewed in tomatoes and tamarind, is an easy one-pan meal the whole family will love. This Filipino dish with plump fish and tangy sauce is delicious with steamed rice. Although I cook all sorts of fish throughout the week, golden pampano is what I enjoy best. It's relatively inexpensive, and its plump,… The post Pinangat na Pompano appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Pata Tim is braised low and slow in a sweet and savory sauce with bok choy and mushrooms. It is melt-in-your-mouth tender, flavorful, and amazing with steamed rice! Like pata hamonado, pata tim is a pork leg cooked low and slow in a sweet and savory sauce. While pineapple juice is the base ingredient for… The post Pata Tim appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Sinanglay na Tilapia stuffed with onions and tomatoes, wrapped in pechay leaves, and cooked in coconut milk is a Bicolano dish that's sure to be a dinner favorite. It's moist, flavorful, and best served with steamed rice. Guys, get ready to rock your taste buds, as this stuffed tilapia stewed in coconut milk is a… The post Sinanglay na Tilapia appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Turn your day-old rice into a complete one-pot meal! This Hawaiian Fried Rice loaded with ham, bacon, pineapple, eggs, and veggies is ready in minutes yet so hearty and tasty. It's a guaranteed family favorite! I love cooking, but I'm all for it if I can be out of the kitchen half the time. One… The post Hawaiian Fried Rice appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
  • by Lalaine Manalo
    Juicy pineapples add a tropical twist to a classic side dish. Pineapple Coleslaw is a delicious medley of sweet, creamy, and tangy. It's great for potlucks or BBQ parties! G and I went to Jollibee for lunch a few days ago. I headed to the counter to order while he found us a table. When… The post Pineapple Coleslaw appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.

5. THE PEACH KITCHEN

  • by Peachy Adarne
    Fong Wei Wu is a gem in Banawe serving authentic Taiwanese comfort food Nestled on a corner in Banawe, Quezon City, lies Fong Wei Wu, a beloved neighborhood restaurant that’s been a local favorite for over two decades. This spot is like a hidden gem, serving up delicious and authentic Taiwanese eats right in Quezon […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    My Pinakbet craving is strong the past few days — so kahit hindi masyado bet ng kids ang Pinakbet ay gora ang Mommy Peach nyo to cook. And because I don’t want to put pork, I opted to cook Pinakbet with Shrimp. To my non-Filipino friends, Pinakbet is the beloved vegetable stew from the Ilocos […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Weekends are for Sinigang! And when it comes to Sinigang, our favorite is Sinigang na Buntot ng Baboy wherein we use the pig’s tail. This is what we had for Sunday lunch as requested by everybody — Daddydoodledoo, Ykaie, and Twinkle. If you’re gonna ask me why pig tail is our favorite part to cook […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Finding joy in a balanced lunch during a busy workday can be a delightful break. It’s about more than just eating; it’s about taking a moment for yourself, enjoying a variety of flavours, and feeling satisfied until dinner. Finding joy in a balanced lunch during a busy workday can be a delightful break. It’s about […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hotpot Takes Unlimited Japanese Hotpot to the Next Level with New Menu Additions! I always look forward to weekdays when Daddydoodledoo is off from work. That means Ykaie and Twinkle are in school and we get to have some alone time. And instead of date nights, we get to have lunch […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    When you order something from anywhere, you either pick it up yourself or have it delivered. It is most convenient to have your groceries, food, or package delivered right to your doorstep. Businesses now offer delivery services along with the products they sell as a strategy to keep consumers coming back. This is why you […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    I love coffee but Iced Ube Latte is something I didn’t know I’d like. I didn’t think ube would go well with coffee until we had that leftover Halaya. The Halaya was turned into Ube Sauce and mixed with my coffee — it turned out so good! Ube: Nature’s Candy Ube, also known as purple […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    This easy Chicken Stroganoff recipe is a comfort food classic with a tangy sour cream sauce, juicy chicken pieces and plenty of mushrooms, and It’s ready in just 30 minutes! If you’re like me and you love Beef Stroganoff, chances are that you’ll devour this irresistible version with juicy bites of chicken. It’s one of those ultra […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    In the fast-paced world of gaming, every move counts. Whether you’re competing in intense multiplayer battles or embarking on epic solo quests, focus and energy are paramount to success. As seasoned gamers ourselves, we understand the importance of maintaining peak performance during those crucial gaming sessions. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the top […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Twinkle loves Calamari. Whenever she sees it in the menu, that’s what she wants to order just like when we were at Chili’s and at Olive Garden. So when friends from The fat Butcher sent over frozen squid rings, I decided to cook Garlic Parmesan calamari for her. Syempre, ulam na rin namin. It was […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Is it possible to combine the simplicity of delivery with the ancient diet known as Paleo? You’ve likely heard about the possible benefits, including weight loss and better health. However, making these meals can be challenging with a busy schedule.  Picture this: having Paleo meals delivered straight to your door, ready to be heated and […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    The first mechanical slot machine made its debut back in 1895. It was called Liberty Bell and it had three reels that featured images of playing card suits along with a cracked Liberty Bell. It didn’t take long for vintage slots to start featuring other images. In particular, they started to use fruit symbols like […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Have you ever craved the satisfaction of baking your own treats, but felt intimidated by the whole process? Well, fret no more! My daughters and I recently embarked on a delightful journey at the newly opened IDIM DIY Bakery SM North EDSA. Let me tell you, it was an experience filled with flour-dusted fun and, […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    It’s so convenient to have ready to use fresh minced garlic on hand whenever you’re cooking. I’m sure you’ll agree that GARLIC makes everything smell and taste better. But it takes time to peel and chop them that’s why so many people hate doing it. Kaya naman, siguradong sisipagin ka magluto, if you have a […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    Table of Contents Key Takeaways For many teenagers, prom night is the pinnacle of the high school experience, a night filled with expectations and memories in the making. In the quest to ensure it is as perfect as can be, one’s attire plays a key role. It’s about looking sharp and feeling at ease in […]
  • by Peachy Adarne
    These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies will take the stress of your week away with big chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy walnuts! I should do a lot more baking. That’s what I thought as I made these yummy cookies last Friday. After taking these babies out of the oven, Twinkle already ate one. After I’ve […]

This list will definitely help you find new blogs to read. Plus, it will save you a lot of time and keep you from wasting your precious time on food blogs that aren’t all that good. Try these out for a change.

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Although we’ve provided Ulam dishes that you can copy here, the best way to learn more is to visit the websites of some of these food bloggers. Along with recipes and general advice on Filipino cooking, they’ll give you a thorough run-down on how to make these delectable dishes at home.

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