Experimenting with recipes is one of the major interests of new and experienced cooks alike. Any Filipino or non-Filipino can not experiment with famous Filipino food or pagkaing Pinoy because these can be easily and quickly accessed and downloaded online from the lutong bahay website. The Filipino food are available from any country in the world with an internet connection. It should be clarified, though, that the lutong bahay website is not the same as lutong pinoy.
Filipino lutong bahay foods classified into Pinoy breakfast recipes, viands or lutong ulam recipes, and snacks or merienda recipes are showcased at the lutong bahay website, with the free recipes shown with pictures from the Philippines. Pilipino cuisine is well represented, from everyday dishes to special dishes for festivities.
One can find hundreds of Filipino dishes in Filipino or Pinoy cooking. These Philippine or Pilipino foods recipes are made up of very old and very new dishes, with many intermediate dishes in between. This is so because the oldest traditional recipes dating back to early Philippine history and influenced by the Malay, Chinese, Spanish and American cultures are still being prepared and served today. At the same time, these recipes have also produced so many variations as each generation of each family seems to have created their own versions of old time favorites. A good example is the Philippine adobo which has several cookbooks worth of variations. Alongside these old recipes and their variations are also the newly created original recipes that Filipino cooks continue to produce.
Very common topics of conversation among Filipinos are mga lutong Pinoy or lutong Pilipino or Filipino cooking, and mga lutong bahay or lutuing bahay or home cooked food. Whenever there is a source of lutong Pinoy or lutong bahay free recipes from the Philippines available online, the word spreads and it is immediately perused for the best healthy and easy Filipino foods to try out. Since many of the Filipinos today have hectic lifestyles, the Mama Sita recipes have become popular for using ready mixes to make the preparation of traditional Filipino recipes much more convenient, with no need for a palayok or clay pot.
It is possible to craft a purely lutong Pinoy menu to cover even a year or more. There are enough dishes in the regional cuisines to mix and match, including Ilocano, Pampanga, Tagalog and Visayan foods, dishes and recipes, and more. Very prominent are the Batangas bulalo recipe from Batangas province; the pancit chami of Lucena, Quezon; the pigar pigar using carabao beef from Dagupan, Pangasinan; and the saluyot of Ilocos. Common vegetable or soup recipes are ginisang togue, sinigang sa bayabas, and sinigang sa miso. Filipino food for fish and seafood will be expected and may include the seafood kare kare, the sweet and sour lapu – lapu, the Spanish sardines, the rellenong pusit, the crab Maritess and the ginataang tilapia.
Also available for experimentation from lutong bahay website are other free Filipino recipes like Jollibee style spaghetti recipe, siopao sauce recipe, hopia recipe, sylvanas recipe and best ube chiffon cake recipe. Food articles can be read online, such as the Lanzones Festival 2010.
The Lutong Bahay Website is an interactive cooking portal site that highlights regional Filipino food recipes.