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Best of Filipino Food Vol. 1 - Cooking DVD
Best of Filipino Food Vol 1 - Cooking DVD
Actor: Various
Director: DC Entertainment
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2008     2hr 30min

The Best of Filipino Food Vol. 1 - Cooking DVD introduces the world to Filipino food at its finest. Feast your eyes and satisfy your palates while you learn how to prepare and cook a selected array of popular dishes in the...  more »


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Actor: Various
Director: DC Entertainment
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Health, Cooking & Beverages, Home & Garden, Educational, Documentary
Studio: DC Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Best of
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Wonderful-definitely one you should buy
Shaz | Bradford, MA USA | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a first generation Filipina-American, this is a wonderful dvd. This dvd makes you feel like you are cooking with your Lola/Tita (Grandmother or Aunt). Cookbooks are good but it is even better to actually see the dishes being prepared. I anxiously await the next volume!"
A cooking instructional DVD that walks viewers through the c
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 01/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best of Filipino Food, Volume 1 is a cooking instructional DVD that walks viewers through the creation of some of the most popular regional cuisine of the Philippines. From Kare-Kare to Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Pinkabet, Leche Flan, and more, Best of Filipino Food Volume 1 covers a wide array of meat and seafood dishes, as well as a few vegetable dishes, snacks, and desserts. Highly recommended for cooks of all skill and experience levels who are interested in making and sampling Philippine delicacies, and a welcome addition to public library DVD shelves. 150 minutes.
Great DVD for cooking Filipino Food
imagineer586 | Lakewood, CA USA | 06/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found the "Best of Filipino Food Vol. 1" was an excellent introduction to cooking Filipino Food. It reminded me of my favorite Filipino dishes that my Mother, Father, aunts and uncles cooked during my childhood.

Unfortunately, the DVD did not include a recipe booklet. So I had to pause the video to write down the ingredients list then write down the cooking instructions as I watched the video, but the resulting dishes always turned out great.

I'm really hoping there is a "Best of Filipino Food Vol. 2" coming out soon!

Recipes Included:

Beef recipes:
Nilagang Baka (Beef Soup)
Caldereta (Beef Stew)
Kare-Kare (Ox Tail Stew in Peanut Butter Sauce)
Bistek (Beef Steak)

Pork recipies:
Sinigang (A soup eaten as a stew combine with rice)
Lumpiang Shanghai (Fried Egg Roll with Sweet and Sour Sauce)
Pork BBQ

Chicken recipes:
Ground Chicken with Bell Peppers

Seafood recipes:
Shrimp in Coconut Milk
Sarsiadong Tilapia (Tilapia in Tomato Sauce)
Nilagang Hito (Catfish Soup)

Vegetables recipes:
Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Roll)
Monggo (Healthy Vegetarian Stew)
Pinakbet (Clay Pot Braised Vegetables)

Snacks and Desserts:
Arroz Caldo w Pork & Tofu (Spanish / Chinese Saffron Rice)
Pancit Canton (Cantonese - Chinese Lo Mein)
Polvoron (Andalusian Shortbread)
Leche Flan (Creme Caramel)

Bonus Features:
Recipe for Steamed Rice & Garlic Fried Rice
How to Cut a Whole Chicken
Food Bits - History and details about the recipes on this DVD
Excellent!!!!! :) a must-have dvd for all filipinos, filipin
pbnjammy | Lafayette, CO United States | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i was born in the philippines and grew up in the usa with my family and friends who were all phenomenal cooks... the quality of these recipes and their presentation makes this dvd one of my all time Top Ten DVDs. i love everyone's accents as well. :) this makes me feel like i'm sitting just a few feet away from them, learning just as i did when i was little. :)

you get a great variety of regional dishes and an intimate look at the contents of a typical filipino pantry. i love all the recipes and have noticed the small differences in how each family prepares each dish. for example, the chicken adobo dish is our national dish.. but one of my grandmas (lola) liked hers with lots of sauce/gravy (sabaw) while the other lola liked hers more dry with the sauce being reduced all the way to almost nothing but with all the flavor going into the chicken.

this is a great dvd but know that you can feel free to tweak your own creations to taste. :) have fun making these recipes your own! :)"