Filipino Food Recipe: Kilawin na Isda or Kinilaw

Filipino Food Recipe: Kilawin na Isda or Kinilaw
Filipino Food Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo tuna or lapu-lapu fillets cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream (check Extract coco milk)
  • 1/2 cup kalamansi juice
  • 1 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 slices of ginger, sliced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into squares
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into squares
  • 3 chili peppers, sliced into halves
  • salt and pepper


1. Cut the fillets into 1 inch cubes. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Add the vinegar and chill for a 2 to 4 hours.
3. Drain the fish.
4. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, bell pepper, chili pepper, onions and calamansi juice. Mix well.
5. Add the coconut cream. The Filipino food is ready to serve cold….enjoy it !

Filipino Assorted Vegetables, Chinese style
A great Filipino food recipe to try !

  • 1/3 cup lean pork, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup carrot strips (julienne or matchstick-sized)
  • 1/2 cup ubod, juilienne strips (substitute with canned heart of palm, a.k.a. palm heart, palmito, chonta or swamp cabbage)
  • 1/3 cup green peas
  • 2 pieces of mushrooms (tenga ng daga or crimini, soaked to soften; then cut into strips; drain water)
  • 1/3 cup cashew nuts (or use walnuts, pili nuts; it’s your choice)
  • 1/4 cup green onions or spring onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • cooking oil (I use extra-virgin olive oil)

The seasoning: Mix until well-blended.

  • 1/4 tsp. rock salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsps. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cold water

The sauce:

  • 1/4 tsp. fine salt (iodized salt is good)
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsps. cornstarch
  • 2 tsps. soy sauce
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup water (cold water)
  • 1/2 tsp. MSG (optional)

1. Marinate the pork slices with the blended seasoning mix.

2. Blanch the carrots, green peas, and ubod for around two to three minutes, adding a little salt for flavor. Drain the contents in a strainer or colander.

3. In oil, saute the seasoned pork until 3/4’s done. Add the nuts and mushrooms.

4. Add the rest of the vegetables and the sauce mixture. Cook until the sauce thickens and attains a glossy sheen. Cook for one more minute. The Filipino food recipe of assorted vegetables is ready to serve hot…enjoy it !