How do you make lutong bahay?


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Because "lutong bahay" is a Filipino phrase that translates to "homemade," any traditional Filipino meal made at home may be considered lutong bahay. The website LutongBahay.com offers a variety of recipes for traditional Filipino dishes.

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One popular Filipino dish that may be prepared as a lutong bahay dish is pork adobo. To make pork adobo, marinate 2 pounds of pork belly in 1/2 cup of soy sauce with 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. Allow it to marinate for at least one hour, and then begin cooking the pork belly in a heated pot. After a few minutes, add 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of whole peppercorns and 5 dried bay leaves.

Allow the pork to simmer for between 40 and 60 minutes, and then add 4 tablespoons of vinegar. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes. Add salt to taste, and serve hot.

Another popular Filipino dish is batchoy, a type of pork soup. To make batchoy, bring 7 cups of water to a boil, and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of shrimp paste. Add 1 pound of pork to the boiling water, and continue cooking for 30 to 45 minutes. Then add 1 pound of pig intestines and 1/4 pound of pig liver, and boil for six to 10 minutes.

When it is finished cooking, remove all of the meat from the soup, and cut the pork into thin strips. Arrange the strips of meat, intestines and liver on top of cooked noodles in a bowl. Pour the broth over the noodles and meat, and then serve immediately.

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