Salu Salo Recipes

My name is Liza and I love to cook and eat. Salu-salo is a Tagalog word for gathering and eating together, which my family loves to do during birthdays and holidays. I am not a cook by profession, but I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking for my family.

n 1992, my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada from the Philippines. At first, it was a challenge to cook authentic Filipino food due to unavailability of some ingredients. However, from the help of others in the Filipino community and through my own experimentation, I have adapted some Filipino recipes to use locally available ingredients. Most of the dishes that I like to cook come from my own childhood and are influenced by my birthplace,Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. My food has also been influenced by my part-Chinese heritage.

My goal is to share recipes that are simple to cook, use ingredients that are easy to find, and are, of course, delicious. 

Vegetable Tofu Soup

It’s been raining and gloomy here in Vancouver these past few days. If not at work, my family and I have been staying indoors and keeping warm with bowls of comforting soup. Some of the soups that I have cooked and enjoyed by all were chicken and mushroom soup, ham bone and spinach soup, and.. ....more

7 up Marinated Pork Chop

7 up Marinated Pork Chop is one of those dishes my siblings and I would always have when we were growing up. My mom would always buy pork chops every time she goes to the market. ...more

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

This shrimp...more

Pineapple Glazed Ham

As a child, our family would have a special type of ham every Christmas. Now with a family of my own and in a different country, I have tried over the years to recreate the ham that I had as a child....more

Munggo Guisado

Munggo guisado is one of my husband’s favorite dishes....more

Chicken Adobo with Coconut Milk

Adobo is my go to dish whenever I am pressed for time. It is such an easy dish to make and...more

Chicken Pastel

Chicken Pastel is a Filipino style chicken and vegetable dish with a thick and creamy sauce. In the original recipe, the chicken and vegetables are cooked separately and put together in a casserole, covered with a pie crust and then baked in the oven....more

Fish Soup

Fish soup is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. He was sick for couple of days and was on crackers/congee diet. The first dish he wanted to have when he felt better was fish soup ....more

Steamed Rock Cod

Steamed rock cod with green onions and ginger is my favorite dish whenever I attend any Chinese banquets. ...more

Mini Blueberry Dutch Babies

Last week, I shared these mini lasagnas...more