Mark’s Specialties

From his pork adobo, to Igado, his menudo to his inihaw recipes, from pansit recipes to his miriendas, Mark introduces an all-authentic Bicol recipes made from scratch! His cooking reveals aromatic meals that bring nostalgic memories of an old town we grew up in. And yes…it’s all about the taste, always!

His brothers and sisters all know how to cook, but his natural talent in food creations is perhaps brought upon by what he learned from his father. Even when using simple ingredients, Mark’s cooking results to appetizingly palatable meals. Whenever there’s request for a party meal, he leads the kitchen cooking tirelessly!

Mark’s Meat & Seafood Recipes

Garlic-Fried Pork Adobo

Garlic-Fried Pork Adobo

Mark's wife Miles, is also a great cook. She has her way of preparing her Pork Adobo. Miles cooked it with an extra garlicky flavor. This Garlic Fried Pork Adobo recipe is slightly dry, but...

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Igado Recipe

Igado Recipe

Igado or Higado in Tagalog, is a popular Filipino delicacy in which a combination of pork or beef liver and & other internal pork organs are sautéed & stewed in vinegar, soy sauce and a list...

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Homemade Fried Chicken

Homemade Fried Chicken

Simply made from scratch, Mark's Homemade Fried Chicken is easy to prepare. Using chicken legs and thighs, marinated in citrus or vinegar and spices, then deep-fried until they're crispy golden...

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Itlog Maalat(Salted Eggs) Salad Recipe

Itlog Maalat(Salted Eggs) Salad Recipe

Itlog Maalat means salted duck or chicken eggs. It's one of many Filipino delicacies which in the old days, eggs are brined into the mud made of part clay, part salt moistened with water. Eggs are...

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Adobong Manok(Chicken Adobo)

Adobong Manok(Chicken Adobo)

Although most of us use either pork or chicken for Adobo, some of us also prepare it with vegetables. Adobong Kangkong is one dish, for example. Most of us add boiled eggs on our adobo recipe, but...

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Yummy Pork Belly Sisig Recipe

Yummy Pork Belly Sisig Recipe

Considered as a Pinoy delicacy, yummy Pork Sisig is a popular Filipino dish, originally made with minced pork meat, ears and face, with added chicken liver. A great amount of Filipino chili...

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Isaw(Grilled Chicken Intestine)

Isaw(Grilled Chicken Intestine)

Truly another Filipino delicacy. Isaw is marinating chicken or pig intestine and then grilling them on sticks or skewers. This dish a popular street food, sold in almost every street corner in the...

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Lumpia Giniling(Ground Pork Lumpia)

Lumpia Giniling(Ground Pork Lumpia)

We all prepare each of our own Lumpia recipes differently. Mark's Lumpia Giniling recipe preparation is quite similar to my Lumpia Shanghai. The difference with his Ground Pork Lumpia recipe, is...

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Adobong Baboy(Pork Adobo) with Chayote

Adobong Baboy(Pork Adobo) with Chayote

Another winning recipe for you. Pork Adobo or Adobong Baboy is perhaps the most popular Filipino dish and highly known worldwide. Adobo is indigenous to the Philippines, and was first introduced to...

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Mark’s Vegetables & Noodle Recipes

Ginataang Lubi-Lubi, Linagang Lubi Lubi

Ginataang Lubi-Lubi, Linagang Lubi Lubi

Lubi-Lubi as it is called in Bicol, is native to the Philippines. It's commonly grown in many parts Luzon and everywhere in the Bicol region. I don't believe it's widely known globally, but it is...

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Ginataang Mustasa(Mustard) Leaves

Ginataang Mustasa(Mustard) Leaves

According to health records, Mustasa or Mustard leaves are a good source for calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones, and beta-carotene for your eyesight, and other vitamins and minerals. For...

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Pansit Lomi Guisado, Filipino Chow Mein

Pansit Lomi Guisado, Filipino Chow Mein

Pansit Guisado is another way of making Filipino noodle recipe using egg noodles and your choice of either pork belly or chicken. It’s sautéed with several types of vegetables including cabbage,...

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Sotanghon(Vermicelli) Guisado

Sotanghon(Vermicelli) Guisado

Filipinos cook Sotanghon(vermicelli) or glass noodles either as a soup or guisado(sautéed). Shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots and spices, topped with crushed black peppers, roasted garlic and...

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Pansit Bato Guisado with Pechay(Bok Choy)

Pansit Bato Guisado with Pechay(Bok Choy)

A standard Bicolano Filipino chow mien, Pansit Bato Guisado with Pechay recipe is usually cooked without tomatoes in the mix, but that's how Mark made one of his Pansit recipes. Along with it, are...

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Stir-Fried Green Beans, Ginisang Sitaw

Stir-Fried Green Beans, Ginisang Sitaw

Every time a Ginisa recipe or Sautéed recipe is made in the Filipino world of cuisines, garlic, onions, tomatoes and some kind of sauce like soy sauce and oyster sauce are involved. This is Mark's...

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Ginataang Dahon ng Kamoteng Kahoy

Ginataang Dahon ng Kamoteng Kahoy

"Ginataang Dahon ng Kamoteng Kahoy" in Tagalog, or "Linagang Dawn Balingoy" as Bicolanos call it. Translating it in English, will come out as Young Yucca Leaves in Coconut Milk. Easy to prepare....

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Ginataang Laing(Taro Leaves) Recipe

Ginataang Laing(Taro Leaves) Recipe

Ginataang Laing as it's called in Tagalog. We call it "Linagang Katnga", meaning taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. Laing is termed for dried leaves in Tagalog. It's one of Bicol's pride, since...

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Mark’s Breakfast & Mirienda

Yummy Sinapot (Maruya)

Yummy Sinapot (Maruya)

Maruya in Tagalog, or Sinapot in Bicol, has an identical cooking preparation with Kalingking. The only difference is obviously its main ingredient, which in this case, happens to be Saba...

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Kalingking

Kalingking

A Kalingking dish is when skinned, julienned sweet yams, are coated with sweetened, moist rice flour mix, immerged into a boiling hot coconut oil, and deep-fried in layered batches, until they're...

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Turon (Banana Fritter)

Turon (Banana Fritter)

A popular Filipino snack that's sweet, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Turon or Banana Fritters are made with boiled Saba bananas, coated in brown or white sugar, rolled in lumpia wrappers...

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