Ginataang mais (pronounced GEE-nah-ta-ang MA-es) is a Filipino sweet corn dessert soup. I know this may not sound too appealing for people who haven’t tried it, but it’s one of my favorite desserts and it really brings back a lot of memories. It’s sweet enough for kids to enjoy, yet not too sweet that you couldn’t have multiple bowls in one day.
I definitely needed a hardy meal after battling through all the last minute Christmas shoppers! I’m always surprised that traditional Filipino meals are super easy to make. Somehow I always think it takes hours of marinating and cooking. This version of chicken afritada is the real deal, unlike my version using oyster sauce.
Soy-yu chicken, chicken cooked in sweet soy sauce and ginger sauce, is one of my childhood favorites. I’m fairly certain that my dad just made this recipe from scratch, but I think he was inspired Hawaiian cuisine.
Its super easy to make and all my friends who have tried it loved it!
This is a family recipe, created by my grandma on my dad’s side. My dad is the oldest of nine kids; while big families weren’t so uncommon in the Philippines a few decades ago, you can imagine it was tough feed such a large group on a limited budget. This recipe is proof that you can make a few ingredients go a long, tasty way.