Menu: Philippines (& Giveaway)

Yum. That’s all I can say. Slow cooked pork, crispy lumpia, and a sweet, jiggly drink… this is our little taste of the Philippines. We’re talking bold flavors and big bites. Perfect for your fall table.

All recipes and the meal review will be posted throughout the week.

Lumpia Shanghai [Recipe]
This is the long, flaky cousin to the egg roll – a shatteringly thin wrapper stuffed with ground pork, carrot, green onion, and jicama then fried to deep golden perfection.

Filipino Braised Pork Adobo [Recipe]
Pork cooked in a tangy combination of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorn. Served over rice. This is serious stuff.

Tapioca & Jello Sipper | Sago at Gulaman [Recipe]
A wiggly, jiggly drink which has variations all over Asia. This one can be found with street vendors in the Philippines, mixed with crushed ice. Super fun for kids.


UPDATE:  *Winner from this week’s Filipino Menu Giveaway was selected at random by There were so many fantastic ideas for globally-inspired baking dishes.  Congratulations to Katherine, who said:

“I would make embutido (Filipino style meatloaf) in those beautiful bowls! Also, love that this week’s cuisine is Filipino!”

Yum. Please email me by 10/8/12  to claim your handmade baker, Katherine!

Call me crazy, but I like to think of mixing bowls as flair for the kitchen. And these mixing bowls… well, they hang, they pour, and they’re fall fabulous. I mean, seriously. Look at these colors. Pure beauty. And I want you to have them.


Tell me what you’d whip up with these bowls. Filling for lumpia? A custard? How about a salad? Or maybe crepe batter?

Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win. It’s really that simple.

Bonus entries will be provided for those that tweet this giveaway with hashtag #globalgiveaway and/or share it on Pinterest and Facebook.

P.S. If we get 100 entries I’ll giveaway two, so tell a friend.

Leave your answer in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Monday Meal Review on October 1, 2012. Prize must be claimed by September 8, 2012. There are no sponsors for this giveaway. I just wanted to share some global foodie love from me, to you. Enjoy!


  1. I would make my grandma’s chocolate cake. It is so moist you don’t have to frost it! Yum…. Now I am going to have to pick up the ingredients and make it really soon!

  2. I would use them for making your midnight mocha rum cake, my family can’t seem to get enough of it……

  3. Theresa says

    I recently made my first souffle, in honor of Julia Child’s birthday. Those bowls look like they could inspire me to make another!

  4. Since it’s pumpkin season, it would have to be something with pumpkin! Batter for pumpkin bread or the filling for a pumpkin cheesecake. The possibilities are endless.

  5. Susan Ertl says

    With the varied sizes, pour spouts and handles, I could and would make everything in them! I love the colors, too!

  6. Melissa Maedgen says

    Since they have the nice pour spouts, I’d use them for pancake batter. Waffles and muffins, too!

  7. Elizabeth Behrens says

    I would whip up my filling for my million cheese stuffed mushrooms in one, and in the other two, being that it’s fall now, I would make an apple desert of some-sort. Like my bourbon apple pie, or apple pie bars, or knobby apple cake. They’d be a wonderful addition to my tiny kitchen!

  8. I would use these every single day. Pancake batter or scrambled eggs for breakfast, peeled potatoes & carrots for lunch soup (before they go in the pot), sauces or dough for supper and definitely cookie dough for dessert.

  9. elisa waller says

    These bowls would be great for freshly whipped cream and rinsed organic strawberries…anb blueberries…yay!

  10. annaclarice says

    Fresh apple cake, Swedish pancakes, and my Guiness Stout Gingerbread cake! Oh…and I Tweeted it too.

  11. It feels like fall this week, so I’d use it the bowls to mix up some Manchego Jalapeno Cornbread to go with a pot of veggie chili!

  12. I would definitely use them for preparing butter for nalesniki, or Polish pancakes as my husband and friends call them:) Salad would look great in one of those bowls as well.

  13. Those bowls are so cute! My Pyrex ones really need to be replaced soon. These would be perfect. 🙂 Our favorite thing to make in a mixing bowl right now is puffy chocolate chip cookies. My 13-year old daughter makes them whenever she wants a snack.

  14. Definitely homemade carrot cake batter in the big one. Buttermilk glaze for the cake in the middle size. And cream cheese frosting in the small one. I love pretty bowls. 🙂

  15. The first things I thought of grabbing my mixing bowls for was mixing up meatballs or for pie filling and pie crust. I would love to have pretty bowls!

  16. Leslie Litz Ryan says

    My great grandma’s 1-2-3-4 cake, it is super easy and a great crowd pleaser and makes me feel like “super chef”

  17. I’d make my husbands favorite pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting – it needs 3 bowls so these would work perfectly 🙂

  18. dutchgirl says

    Cookie dough: for ‘speculaas’ or ‘Sprits’ (both favorite in my family), meatballs, pancake batter, filling for my monchou/cherry pie (cheesecake), etc. etc.

  19. I made chicken adobo and posted about it a couple of months ago and loved it. Hope you enjoy it too! Those are beautiful bowls, I would pretty much make anything in them.

  20. Those bowls are so pretty! I would make pumpkin cookies, apple pie – pretty much any fall dessert!

  21. Those lumpia do look good, though I would have to modify the recipe to make them pork-free. I’ve been kind of overfed in the past week, what with the Jewish holidays, so I can’t really think about food too much, but extra bowls would always be helpful in the kitchen when making as much food as you need for a holiday meal.

  22. Gorgeous bowls! I’d make dumpling dough for a delicious pot of veggies and dumplings — that’s what I’m excited about this week as the weather starts to cool a bit.

  23. I would probably mix a really simple but amazingly delicious salad dressing my mom hooked me on. Only honey , olive oil, and lemon juice, season and you have something do good!

  24. Dori Chappell says

    I would use them to mix a batch of molasses cookies! They remind me of my great-grandmother.

  25. Kathrine says

    I would make embutido (Filipino style meatloaf) in those beautiful bowls! Also, love that this week’s cuisine is Filipino!

  26. 3 bowls – perfect for making “bad cookies” – it’s not that the cookies are bad, it’s that they make people do bad things to get them…

  27. Albondigas soup from Mexico , yum. Peanut sauce for Gado Gado salad from Indonesia.
    My Grandmothers Lemon Chess pie.

  28. Renee Richardson says

    Since it’s getting colder out I love having fresh baked cookies ready for the kids when they get home from school so I would love to mix them in this. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  29. Samantha says

    It’s been getting cooler out and I’ve been craving pumpkin baked goods…scones, maybe!

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