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 MeranoFish sauce is a complex tasting flavoring common to most Southeast Asian cuisines. Here in the Philippines, fish sauce –– or patis, as we call it -– is used most often to enhance the flavor or soups and broths. Not only does it work as a good marinade, but it’s also a dipping sauce people… The post What is Fish Sauce? appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoGinataang Mais is a sweet snack perfect for any time of the day –– morning, noon, or night. I especially love ginataang mais with malagkit, or sticky rice, which makes this dish even more filling and flavorful. This Ginataang Mais at Malagkit is something you can enjoy by yourself or in the company of your… The post Ginataang Mais at Malagkit (Sweet Corn and Glutinous Rice Porridge) appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoAdobong Pusit is a warm and comforting homemade dish that is absolutely mouthwatering. Because we live by the water, the Philippines is home to many fish and seafood dishes we commonly find at our dining table –– and adobong pusit is definitely one of them! This version of adobong pusit is similar to the regular… The post Tastylicious Adobong Pusit Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoWho doesn’t love party food? Whether it’s a dinner party with your closest friends, or a celebration for your kids’ birthday, certain plates of party food are guaranteed to be surefire crowd pleasers. Among them, of course, is the humble hotdog. Who has been to a party without catching sight of some good old fashioned… The post Tornado Franks appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoWhen it comes to working in the kitchen, some people hesitate to put that apron on because of how difficult various recipes may seem. But you can definitely create something delectable without stressing out too much with your kitchen tools. And so if you’re looking for a quick, simple, but altogether flavorful and juicy dish… The post Stir Fried Chicken Franks appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoIt may be a new year’s resolution for both kids and adults alike to start eating a bit healthier. Maybe after the holiday season you’re looking to stave off heavier meat for the meantime. Perhaps you’re on the lookout for healthier alternatives to your takeout favorites. Or, if you’re a parent with picky eaters, you’re… The post Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoA delightfully cheesy macaroni rarely ever disappoints. After all, who could say no to this rich, soft and perfectly seasoned pasta? What a lot of people also like about this dish is that it exhibits a sense of coziness— a taste that reminds us of home because of how much we get to eat this… The post No Bake Macaroni appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoMeat, egg, rice — the quintessential combination for a filling, delicious meal. All the more when the meat in question is a tasty, tender burger! Deliciously filling, the burger is a staple ulam for kids and adults alike. Kids love bringing their burgers to school and having spoonful after spoonful with delicious rice. Meanwhile, grownups… The post Loco Moco Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoWhether you’re watching a big sports match or having game night with friends, a plate of nachos is a surefire way to get people even more pumped! There’s a reason it remains to be one of the most popular appetizers across the world. There are some dishes that you’re simply willing to get your hands… The post Loaded Nachos with Corned Beef appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
- by Vanjo MeranoDo you ever crave the meaty deliciousness of longganisa, but equally long something light but flavorful? Have the hankering for something satisfying that won’t leave you in a food coma for the rest of the day? Well, you need not look any further — this longganisa pasta is the answer to all your questions! This… The post Longganisa Pasta Recipe appeared first on Panlasang Pinoy.
2. FILIPINO STYLE RECIPE
- by vangizIngredients: 1/2 kilo cooked pork bagnet (2-3 serving), chopped into serving pieces (check bagnet recipe) Mushroom Gravy Sauce: 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms 3 cups beef stock 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 tablespoon butter salt and pepper to taste Procedures: Part… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 400 grams spaghetti pasta 250 grams shrimps, peeled, tail intact and deveined 16 units of scallops 8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 large tomato, seeded, diced 1 large onion, diced 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/2 cup olive… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 500 grams linguine pasta 500 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined 100 grams sliced button mushroom 1 can evaporated milk 250 ml all purpose cream 1 can creamed of mushroom soup 1 head garlic, minced 1 onion, minced 2 tablespoons… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 6 cups unripe jackfruit(langka), sliced 1 cup coconut cream(first extract) 2 cups coconut milk(second extract) 5 cloves garlic, crushed 1 large onion, chopped 1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly 3 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped 5-7 chili hot peppers(siling labuyo),… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 8-10 pieces fresh king prawns 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and ground pepper to taste Procedures: 1. Wash and clean prawns, cut off the antennae and rostrum on the prawn’s head. 2. Using a sharp knife, make a slit… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 500 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin strips 200 shiitake mushroom slices 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 white onion, chopped 1 thumb-sized ginger, grated 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce Procedures: Part 1 1. In a bowl,… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 1 piece(2 kg) pork pata(pork hock or knuckle), cleaned 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup vinegar 1 head garlic, pounded 1 white onions, chopped 5 chili hot peppers(siling labuyo), seeded and chopped 12 pieces peppercorns 4 pieces bay leaves… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout) 200 grams chicken liver 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup butter 1 cup onion, minced 3 gloves garlic, crushed 3-4 chili hot peppers(siling labuyo), seeded and chopped 3 tablespoons soy… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 500 grams pancit canton noodles 500 grams lechon kawali, chopped (recipe) 2 pieces pork cubes 10 cups water 1/4 kilo baguio beans, slice diagonally 2 cups cabbage, sliced into strips 1 carrot, julienned 1 cup celery(kintsay), sliced 4 tablespoons… Continue Reading →
- by vangizIngredients: 1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes) 4 pieces red/yellow onion, quartered 2 pieces bell pepper, cut into square 4 pieces tomato, quartered Marinade: 1 cup soy sauce… Continue Reading →
3. PINOY FOOD
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoBy 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoMy 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoI 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoPancit 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoWhen 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoLet 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoWhen 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoNoche 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
- by Noemi Lardizabal-DadoWikipedia 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
4. KAWALING PINOY
- by Lalaine ManaloIf you like the flavors of adobo, you’ll absolutely love this Adobong Kangkong made with water spinach and pork belly. It’s a delicious and nutritious dish the whole family will love. And easy to make and budget-friendly, too! Adobo is one of the most iconic Filipino food and is considered the quintessential Philippine stew. Referred… The post Adobong Kangkong appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloPapis is a delicious stew of fork-tender beef and tendons and savory beans. It’s hearty, flavorful, and the perfect comfort meal on a chilly night! One of my favorite purchases from my trip to the Philippines last May is a cookbook called Great Regional Recipes of the Philippines. This book is a culinary gem, its… The post Papis appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloTry this scrumptious crab dish in a spicy and creamy coconut sauce with long beans and calabasa. Ginataang Alimasag recipe is so easy to prepare yet packs big flavors. Best-enjoyed kamayan-style! Ginataang Alimasag is a Filipino seafood dish where blue crabs are steamed and simmered in spiced coconut milk with string beans and squash. The… The post Ginataang Alimasag appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloSwitch up your usual Tinola! This Tinolang Manok sa Upo is mouthwateringly delicious with chicken, bottled gourd, and spinach in a savory ginger-flavored broth. It is a comforting meal that will surely pick you up. Perfect with steamed rice for a hearty and healthy meal! Tinola is one of the most popular Filipino classic dishes as… The post Tinolang Manok sa Upo appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloLechon sauce is a Filipino condiment with liver, vinegar, and spices. It’s the perfect medley of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors that pair well with crispy pork and our many favorite dishes. Mang Tomas is one of the bottles of condiments you’ll always find a good stock of in my pantry. I love it with… The post Lechon Sauce appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloLiver and Gizzard with Sweet Peas is hearty, tasty, and perfect for family dinners or gatherings. The combination of cream, quail eggs, and sweet peas gives this recipe a rich flavor the whole family will love. Growing up, I remember three things my mother always made for holiday gatherings, shrimp with oyster sauce, ginataang seafood,… The post Liver and Gizzard with Sweet Peas appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloTortang Tahong made of mussels, tomatoes, and fluffy eggs is a simple dish that’s hearty and tasty. This seafood omelet is delicious served with steamed rice and your favorite dipping sauce. Mussels are one of my favorite seafood, so I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them. I have a few… The post Tortang Tahong appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloCardillong Isda is an excellent use for leftover fish! Cooked with juicy tomatoes, onions, and fluffy eggs, it’s a filling and delicious meal perfect with steamed rice. One habit that has saved me precious time and unnecessary stress over the years is batch cooking. I like to double or triple a recipe and freeze it… The post Cardillong Isda appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
- by Lalaine ManaloUkoy na Dilis is a delicious fish fritter made with fresh anchovies. Crunchy and flavorful, they’re wonderful as an appetizer or main dish. This ukoy na dilis is the third on our list of ukoy recipes, but while the previous two use shrimp and a variety of vegetables, anchovies are the star here. If you’re… The post Ukoy na Dilis appeared first on Kawaling Pinoy.
5. THE PEACH KITCHEN
- by Peachy AdarneI’ve been wanting to try Nono’s Comfort Kitchen for the longest time now but the branches are all too far from me. Finally they opened a branch at SM City Grand Central, and one time na sinumpong lumafang ang aking sister who calls herself Anney. Ykaie asked her to treat us here and she did! […]
- by Peachy AdarneThis Blueberry Cheesecake is rich and creamy. It’s perfect to end your meal with and it’s also perfect with a hot cup of coffee… To celebrate International Women’s Month, I made Blueberry Cheesecake. If you know me, you probably know that there are two things that I love in my foodie life: soup and cheesecake. […]
- by Peachy AdarneHave you been trying to lose weight, but haven’t found the right diet or workout plan? You’ve likely come across the ketogenic (keto) diet or the liquid keto diet. This diet has become quite popular in recent years due to the high success rate the diet followers have experienced typically involves solid foods, but what […]
- by Peachy AdarneI have had a pot of tea or coffee sitting on my dining table for many years. I am used to drinking my coffee and occasionally pouring myself a cup of tea; I have never found it strange when it comes to enjoying coffee and tea together. Coffee and tea are like peanut butter and […]
- by Peachy AdarneFrom a humble North American-inspired diner to a classic restaurant that serves comfort food for generations of diners, the Home of the Classic Pancakes is turning a year older. The well-loved and proudly Philippine-made restaurant is now celebrating 49 remarkable years in the business. Pancake House started last 1974 as a family-owned business and throughout […]
- Juice Up Your Entrepreneurial Journey: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running a Juice Bar with Easeby Peachy AdarneA juice bar can bring its owner a good and stable income. The expenditures of such a business are relatively low, and the demand for healthy products is growing every year. All this creates favorable conditions for starting a juice or a smoothie bar. This guide will help you avoid disappointment and adequately plan every […]
- by Peachy AdarneBistek with lots of onions! Yan ang isa sa paborito naming ulam dito sa bahay. That is why we were super sad when the prices of onions skyrocketed a couple of months back. Imagine paying ₱720 for a kilo of onions? Ay naku, galit muna kami ng sibuyas! But now that the prices of onions […]
- by Peachy AdarneAre you a fan of Kimchi and Fried Chicken Wings like me? Pwes, pagsamahin natin sila with this KIMCHI WINGS. When it comes to chicken, wings is my favorite part. I love even the small piece na walang laman but really becomes crunchy when fried. And Kimchi? Well, I started to like Kimchi when I […]
- by Peachy AdarneOne of my favorite chocolates talaga is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and I also love overnight oats. That’s why I thought, why not combine these two and have a happy breakfast or merienda? To make overnight oats, you just need three things : oatmeal, milk, and chia seeds. All the other ingredients, you just add […]
- by Peachy AdarneYkaie saw Texas Roadhouse’s famous rolls on Tiktok and said she wanted to try it that’s why one weekend of February found us having lunch at Texas Roadhouse in Robinsons Magnolia. While waiting for our meals to be served, they served us boiled peanuts and a tray of these famous rolls and the cinnamon honey […]
- by Peachy AdarnePopcorn is a beloved snack enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s easy to make, low in calories, and can be seasoned to suit a variety of tastes. Over a period of time, it has become a very popular snack. While buttered popcorn is a classic, there are countless delicious popcorn recipes out there. In […]
- by Peachy AdarneWhen running a restaurant, you must invest in tableware for your customers before opening the doors for business. How else are you going to be able to serve your customers? Although choosing the right type of tableware can be challenging to make. You want unique dinnerware that will last long, offer easy cleanup, and have […]
- by Peachy AdarneCookies are small, sweet treats made of flour, sugar, and butter. They come in various shapes and sizes, from classic chocolate chip cookies to exotic creations like gingerbread or snickerdoodles. Bakers worldwide have been perfecting the art of making delicious cookies for centuries; today’s bakeries use specialised techniques to ensure that their cookies remain fresh […]
- by Peachy AdarneIt has been a rough two weeks for the family! Twinkle and Daddydoodledoo has been sick and our household has been upside down, topsy turvy, and hard to manage. Good thing it finally ended today — Twinkle is already well and the hubs is half recovered… And I’m back in the kitchen. So, dahil medyo […]
- by Peachy AdarneBirria is a traditional Mexican dish that has been around for centuries, and its popularity is undeniable. This comforting stew has recently gained notoriety in the United States due to its incredible flavor profile. Made with potatoes, chilies, garlic, and a variety of spices like oregano and cumin — birria can be made in many […]
- by Peachy AdarneAre you looking for simple ways to consume more protein? It’s no secret that protein is essential for a balanced diet and optimal health. From aiding in muscle repair and growth to providing your body with sustained energy throughout the day, it’s easy to see why upping your daily intake of this nutrient is beneficial. […]
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.
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.