Happy Filipino Heritage Month!

I tried to do this thing last year where all my posts for October would be focused on Filipino cuisine for Filipino Heritage Month. Cool idea, right? However, I think dedicating a whole month put a lot of pressure on me and I only ended up putting out a few recipes.

This time for Filipino Heritage Month, I think I’m going to release 2 to 3 recipes a week that are focused on Filipino cuisine. It puts less pressure on me and I think I should be able to keep up with sharing that much.

Filipino Heritage Month

Last year, during Filipino Heritage Month, I wrote mostly about myself. If you’re new here, I’ve linked the original blog post below. I’ll still talk about myself briefly here, but if you want more detail, I would definitely check out the blog post linked below. I would hate to just copy and paste information about myself, so I’ll think hard and try to provide new facts about me. After all, I would love for you to get to know me.

Just A Brief Origin

So just a quick recap on who I am, before I dive into the good stuff. My name is Melody and I’m a Filipino-American. My parents are from the Philippines. More specifically, my dad is from San Manuel Pangasinan and my mom is from Ango Pangasinan. My grandparents, dad’s parents, are from Pangasinan.

Pangasinan is known for being a major maker of salt. Two widely popular products come from there as well. You may or may not have heard of them: bagoong, which is shrimp paste and alamang, krill. Both products are used to give extra flavoring to Filipino dishes.

I started Chow With Melody to share my love of food. I’ll be honest, this whole process of blogging, testing recipes, and trying to grow on Instagram has not been an easy process at all. In fact, it’s been extremely challenging. Whoever said social media is easy has absolutely NO idea what they’re talking about because it is super tough. Haha.

Anyway. I hope that you enjoyed this read as much I had fun writing it. If you try any of the recipes below, please feel free to leave comments to let me know what you think! I would love to know.

Ciao for now!

With Love

Filipino Heritage Month Recipes

Here is a list of Filipino related recipes that I’ve made. I’ll try to update this article as the month goes along so everything can be found in one place, but no promises. Even if you don’t use my recipes, I would definitely try to find a Filipino restaurant and try the cuisine that way. Or you know, take a trip down to the Philippines and get immersed in the culture that way. Hehe.

Chicken Adobo – One of my favorites, super popular, and super comforting.

Chicken Asado – It’s a chicken and potato recipe, but with a delicious and comforting tomato base. Also very good with some steamed rice.

Filipino Picadillo – There are different ways to make this dish, but this is how I like it.

Filipino Spaghetti – This is a real treat. If you’re a fan of spaghetti, you’ll love this too. Surprise, the sauce is a little on the sweeter side.

Beef Mechado – Stew with beef, and vegetables. Love to have this dish during cold months. Of course with rice, but it’s just as good without.

Chicken Pancit – This is the classic noodle dish of the Philippines. So many different variations based on noodles, origin, and ingredients.

Garlic Fried Rice – If you love garlic, you’ll love this. Plus when you’re cooking this, it makes your house smell amazing.

Filipino Pandesal – If you’re a fan of bread, you definitely need to check this recipe out. It does take a while, but it’s so worth it.

The First Try – This is what I wrote about last year for Filipino Heritage Month. I took the time to introduce myself, in greater detail, if you want to learn more about me.

Comfort Foods – I just wanted to throw this blog post in the mix. It also allows you to get to know me a little better. I talk about what my favorite comfort foods are and I would love to know yours as well.