Janis’s Specialties

She brings in sophistication, combined with street smart techniques that produces a tasty meal for her so-loved family’s kitchen table, whether it’s pansit recipes she’s prepapring, or her palatable Pinakbet, ginisa recipes, even her favorite Pinoy Mac & Cheese, to her turon, and many other Filipino recipes.

Although she’s busy balancing her time at work and at home, Janis always finds a way, to make sure, that every Filipino recipe she serves her family, is as authentic as they can be!

Janis’s Meat Specials

Pinoy Pork BBq, Inasal, Inihaw na Baboy

Pinoy Pork BBq, Inasal, Inihaw na Baboy

Pinoy Pork BBq or Barbecue is called in several Filipino terms, like Inihaw na Baboy or Pork Inihaw, also Inasal na Baboy, or Pork Inasal. Its common marinade sauce is usually a mixture of...

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Homemade Pinoy Mac & Cheese

Homemade Pinoy Mac & Cheese

How about a cheesy-rich, macaroni pasta that's slightly crispy on the edges, baked with a flavorful meat sauce, and topped with delicious Eden(Philippine brand) cheese, melting in your mouth while...

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Oven-Fried Chicharon Adobo

Oven-Fried Chicharon Adobo

Pinakupsan in Visayas, is also called Chicharonnes. It's a dish that is similar to Lechon Kawali, which is the most popular method. And then there's Crispy Pata, which is also a favorite. I'll call...

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Delicious Arroz Caldo

Delicious Arroz Caldo

Arroz Caldo is basically boiling kakanin or sticky sweet rice porridge, simmered with chicken and laboriously garnished with minced ginger, then topped with toasted garlic, black pepper and chopped...

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Tender & Juicy Baby Back Ribs, Pork Ribs

Tender & Juicy Baby Back Ribs, Pork Ribs

Janis’s husband, Lynley is fond of cooking. In fact, as a Pampanga native, he can be a great cook and I think it’s a mistake if we don’t share some examples of his prepared meals, which we already...

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Janis’s Pansit or Noodles Recipes

Chicken Pansit Bihon Guisado

Chicken Pansit Bihon Guisado

Pansit Bihon can sometimes be confused with Sotanghon while uncooked. To differentiate between the two noodles, Sotanghon is more translucent specially when cooked. That's the reason it's named as...

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Pansit Canton with Fish Balls & Pork

Pansit Canton with Fish Balls & Pork

Janis's Pancit recipes differ mostly in ingredients, although more time is given when cooking Bihon and Bato noodles, due to their firmer noodle texture. As with Pansit Canton, its noodle texture is...

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Pansit Canton Guisado

Pansit Canton Guisado

Pansit or Pancit is originally introduced by the Chinese immigrants to the Filipino natives, in the earlier centuries. Over time, it has become a Filipino local dish, and in fact has turned into a...

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Bicol’s Tasty Pansit Bato Recipe

Bicol’s Tasty Pansit Bato Recipe

Pansit Bato is Bicol's original Filipino noodle recipe, a saucy noodle named after a small town called "Bato" in Camarines Sur, in Bicol region. Its noodle texture is similar to Canton, but Bato is...

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Miswa Soup Recipe with Patola

Miswa Soup Recipe with Patola

Miswa or Misua is very thin type of noodle, made from wheat flour. They easily dissolve in water when cooked. They originated in a place called Fujian, in China. Filipinos cook Miswa as a soup, it's...

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Janis’s Seafood Specialties

Grilled Pampano & Mussels Soup

Grilled Pampano & Mussels Soup

Pampano is a highly valuable salt water fish in the Philippines. They are usually mistaken as Sapsap (Slipmouth fish) due to their similarities in colors and shapes. Pampanos are priced between...

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Shrimp Chop Suey w/ Quail Eggs

Shrimp Chop Suey w/ Quail Eggs

Chop Suey is originally a Chinese cuisine, but over time has become a popular dish worldwide, including the Philippines. Records tell that Chop Suey is invented by an American of Chinese descent,...

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Garlic Tuna & Sautéed Vegetables

Garlic Tuna & Sautéed Vegetables

The Philippines is one of the largest tuna exporters from Asia. Tuna or Tulingan as it is called in Tagalog, is one of the most popular seafood dishes often served for lunch or dinner in almost...

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Janis’s Vegetable Recipes

Ginisang Talong with Bagoong

Ginisang Talong with Bagoong

Eggplants are believed to have originated from India. They come in many shapes, there's one with a shape of an egg, some are large and oblong in shapes(available at any grocery store). Then there's...

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Spicy Korean Shrimp Tofu

Spicy Korean Shrimp Tofu

Having a busy professional life, while keeping up with her also, busy husband, then staying updated with her 2 munchkins' school activities, while tending to their daily needs and wants, are Janis's...

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Korean Shrimp Tofu Soup

Korean Shrimp Tofu Soup

What's different between this Korean Shrimp Tofu soup, recipe and the Spicy Korean Tofu Soup is obviously the oil seasoning. Both of their ingredients are mostly similar, except that sliced...

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Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit) sa Alimango

Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit) sa Alimango

Jackfruits are rarely available in the common US markets, but you can find them in cans at any Asian store. Fresh, ripened jackfruits are also very rare in America, but once in a while, you'll find...

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Pinakbet Ilocano, Pinakbet Liempo

Pinakbet Ilocano, Pinakbet Liempo

An authentic Filipino cuisine, originating in Ilocos (the northern region in the Philippines), Pinakbet Ilokano is cooking with a variant mixture of vegetables including bitter melon(Ampalaya),...

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Breakfast, Dessert & Snacks

Filipino Macaroni Salad

Filipino Macaroni Salad

There can only be just one original recipe, but people tend to have their own twist, preferable ingredients and method of preparation that separates one's idea from the other. That's how we...

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Pritong Daing(Dried Fish) w/ Eggs & Rice

Pritong Daing(Dried Fish) w/ Eggs & Rice

A great example of one of our favorite breakfast meals, served on every Filipino breakfast table; Daing is basically "sun-dried fish". It can be Bangus or Milkfish, Galunggong (Mackerel), Squid...

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Homemade Halo-Halo Special

Homemade Halo-Halo Special

Halo-Halo is perhaps the most popular Filipino dessert that's considered a street food. Also spelled as Halu-halo, the term basically means "mixed" in English. It's a lavish mixture of finely...

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