My Favorite Filipino Comfort Food

My Favorite Filipino Comfort Food

– My comfort food is a
cheese dog, corned beef, garlic rice with egg. Let’s cook it. (upbeat music) I learned how to cook
this meal, on my own, growing up in the Philippines. Probably around 8 to 10 years old. I learned from just watching
family and relatives cook. It gives me joy because it
reminds me of the simpler times. So, we got hot dogs,
looking for the cheese dogs. I don’t know if this is right one, cause this one looks weird. But it says its got cheese in it, so. Corned beef, I used to think corned beef had some corn in it. We got rice, whole lot of rice. You could feed a whole family with this. We got eggs, garlic, and onions for the rice and corned beef. Of course, the secret
sauce, banana ketchup. First things first, rice. You wash it because sometimes
it’s a little dirty. If you wanna measure it,
you just need your finger. You measure the rice
first, and then after that, you measure from the top
of the rice and the water level should basically be
twice the height of the rice. Does that make sense? That’s it, and then you put it in here. Turn it on, and we wait, it’s like magic. (yells) It’s for snaking a drain, I think. C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, get it. (laughing) (victorious fanfare) – [Jake] You didn’t
even start cooking yet. – Chop the onions. Yeah. It’s getting into my eyes. Garlic. The corned beef, I like these cans cause, you just use a key and twist it. Looks kinda nasty but it tastes great. I’ll pick this one. So, I’m gonna put my corned beef. Look at that. Just drop that in there, that’s
too much, go back in there. Smush it up. What’s in this? Just gonna put a couple for a meal. This is too big of a pan for this hot dog. (rice cooker beeps) Looks like rice. In the Philippines, we have rice as the base for any kind of meal. And everything else that you put on top of rice is called, ulam. Which is, the english
word for it is viand. I don’t know what it means. – [Jake] What is it? – It’s called viand, in Tagalog, it’s called ulam, which is everything else that you put on top of rice. Put these aside. Hot dog. One hand. Oh mother, oh. Still full, that was lucky,
oh wait, this isn’t on. Garlic, so now I’m gonna scoop some rice. Oh (bleep) that’s hot. (sink running) And that’s about it. (harmonic singing) When I eat my comfort food,
I love to sit on the floor, by this coffee table on the edge, cause I can just lean on this
couch and watch the TV. You know when you have
that spot on the couch? I have a spot on the floor. Try it. Here’s the thing, I don’t
know if that’s a cheese dog. – Good corned beef hash. – See if there’s cheese inside. God (beep) it. – I don’t see cheese in there. – Wait, I was looking for
a hot dog with cheese, little cheese dripping
down from the inside of it but, I chose the wrong one. You like it? – I can see why it’s comfort food, very all comforting flavors. – You haven’t tried it with
the banana ketchup, so this is. – I’ve never had banana ketchup. – Just try it. How it it? – It’s like ketchup but
a little more acidic. – And sweet. – Sweet. – It’s not what you
would think with banana. – It’s not normal.
– Yeah. – I like banana ketchup. – Right, I love banana ketchup. You want it? What this reminds me of, is my childhood and part of it is friends and relatives back in the Philippines, where we used to just run around, play outside. And also having to pray before every single meal with my family.


  1. My Filipino comfort food is rice with hotdog and egg mixed to it.

    When I feel lazy, pansit canton is more than enough!

  2. my comfort food would always have to be ARROZ CALDO. especially when i get sick, it automatically triggers my craving.

  3. FILIPINO SQUAD!!!!!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love lucky me noodlesโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

  4. My comfort food is lumpia and pancit, classic filipino dish. Anyone who is Filipino knows both of these dishes.

  5. For me.. egg and hotdog then fried rice but the banana ketchup is mixed in rice so i put some spice and everthing nice lolol ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Its already 5:52 am here in manila… Im starving men ๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. My Comfort Food Bacon With Beef (Something like Pork Or Corned Beef) / Spam With Poached/ Sunny Side Egg (Raw Yolk) With Garlic Fried Rice With A Side Dish Of Mashed Potato, Buttered Corn, And Some BBQ
    (Add All With Banana Ketchup)
    Like If You Want Some!!!!

  7. My favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes with sauteed onions polish style, a sunny side up egg, and a polish cucumber and sour cream salad called mizeria. I feel like every bodies favorite comfort foods are ones they grew up with.

  8. Lmao i didnt know the water level was supposed to be twice ive been cooking rice with the same amount of water as rice omg

  9. Cookies, but if I were to show my Filipino side..
    Sky Flakes (nothing tastes better than slightly flavorful nothing)
    (Also, Sinigang Rocks)

  10. My favorite comfort food is sweet pilipino spaghetti, with banana ketchup and lots of hotdogs and lot of cheese!

  11. My Lola's Mechado with big chunks of potato and hard boiled egg ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญor my mom's Sinigang for whenever I'm sick. I miss corned beef pan de sal from jollibee ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” they don't sell it anymore

  12. Filipino comfort food for me is the adobo and pancit bihon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ pork barbeque..

  13. This is almost insulting as almost none of this is actual Filipino food…garlic rice is a thing but thatโ€™s it. I expected more from the title but was VERY disappointed at what this video actually was

  14. My comfort food is actually rice with Longganisa. Any longganisa, my goal is to taste all different versions of the longganisa.

  15. Mahilig ako magkain ng halo-halo o fried chicken at Kanin sa jollibee (in English) I like to eat halo-halo or friend chicken and rice from jolliebee

  16. we are witnessing the beginning of this man's culinary journey. In a few years time he will be casually putting together high end avant garde dishes in his kitchen

  17. My comfort food would be Nukos but i much prefer with dinuguan or pancit canton chili-mansi ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡

  18. Originally, Most Foods are Cooked from CLAY POTS, Not Metallic "Kaldero", and one of the most useful animal in the Philippines is Chicken, because we can MOST of the parts.
    (From the Head, Intestines, the Wings and Thighs and the "Pecho" and Lastly, Feet) oh, also it's Blood. we call it Betamax

  19. Tocino, Leche Flan, Empanada, Lechong Kawali and Sorbetes are ALL adopted from our first Invaders, Spaniards. Their the ones that teach and passed us this food. Even the Clothing, (Barong Tagalong and Baro't Says) our Religion, (Katoliko Romano) even beliefs. Like they said that if you sweep the dirt and dust from your house, you sweep away the Lord's Blessings, and "Maรฑana Habit" , Ningas Kugon at Siesta

  20. This was the comfort food that you would make when your left alone in the house and nanay doesn't have left over
    No,just me?

  21. That bit is good and im proud filipino doing the normal filipino dish. Not the fake arroz caldo bish…. Hers is just not the quite one… Caldo means soup hahaha

  22. My two favorite comfort food as a filipino, is:

    Fried spam/maling with rice and egg

    Tuyo and sinangag with fried egg


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