Hi, My name is Babes Cagape and I manage the website Pinoy Cooking website, sort of — with the help of my husband Elmer.
Ever since I was a kid, I am fond of cooking, having learned the skills from my grandma and my mom. I used to help prepare ingredients by chopping onions or cleaning prawns. Later on, I tried doing it myself, helping my mother manage her small eatery in Davao City.
I often prepare local delicacies like pancit, lumpia, dinuguan, pinakbet, and other favorite dishes. I am also fond of preparing Filipino desserts like gulaman, ice candy, buko, and fruit juices, something we can easily source from fruit trees and other sources of ingredients found near our home.
When I moved to Hong Kong, I learned to cook Chinese dishes. No wonder you’ll find that some of the recipes included in this website are from Chinese preparations. I do hope that you find these recipes useful in preparing for your next meals.
This website is organized into seven major cooking categories: Chicken, Beef & Pork, Vegetables, Desserts, Barbecue, Rice & Noodle, and Seafood, as well as cooking tips and reminders for best results.
You’ll also find guides on Filipino food such as our cooking methods, what we usually serve during lunch, or meaning of terms used in cooking instructions. What’s more, this website is organized so it is possible to find recipes based on ingredients like broccoli, pork belly, or cornflour. You can use the search engine found above p part of every page if you’re looking for recipes, tips or ingredients. If you have questions, you can leave comments and I’ll try to respond to them as soon as I can.
Happy cooking, and remember to smile to bring out those delicious dishes!