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JOSH CULLENary Love Letter: Filipino Recipes for Mother's Day

JOSH CULLENary Love Letter: Filipino Recipes for Mother's Day



  • Celebrate Mother's Day with Josh Cullen as he cooks with his mom and shows how Hanabishi appliances can help create delicious Filipino dishes.
  • Try out Josh’s favorite spaghetti, garlic bread, and pork barbecue recipes, all prepared with easy-to-use kitchen appliances.
  • Cook up some delicious Filipino food with your mom and make memories that both of you will truly cherish.

Craving some heartwarming Mother’s Day content? Check out "Hanabishi CULLENary 101" featuring Josh Cullen. This fun vlog shows Josh whipping up his favorite family dishes with his special guest, Mommy Aldrene. It's a great watch for fans who want to see a different side of Josh and maybe even learn a new recipe.

This special cooking video, created by the Philippines’ leading appliance brand Hanabishi, shows how user-friendly appliances can help you make delicious Mother’s Day Filipino recipes. Try creating the dishes yourself – they're sure to be a hit.

“Ancestors” Spaghetti

“Ancestors” Spaghetti

The sweet and savory Filipino spaghetti is a party on a plate, perfect for celebrations or a comforting weeknight meal.


  • 350g (12 oz) spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, diced
  • 500g ground pork
  • 500g tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup banana catsup
  • 1 pork cube
  • 2 dried bay or laurel leaves
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons oregano to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon basil to taste
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder to taste
  • Cheddar cheese, grated

How To:

For the Sauce

  1. Place a large skillet on a Hanabishi induction cooker.
  2. In the skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and onions, then saute until softened and fragrant.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and continue cooking over low heat.
  5. Add the ground pork, breaking it up with a spoon. Cook until light brown.
  6. Add one laurel leaf, water, salt, and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove the cover, then add the tomato sauce, banana catsup, and pork cube. Stir well to combine.
  9. Add the other laurel leaf, then season the sauce with pepper, oregano, basil, and chili powder.
  10. Cover the skillet and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to allow the flavors to meld together and for the sauce to thicken.
  11. Remove the laurel leaves from the sauce before serving. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
  12. Garnish with parsley and grated cheddar cheese.

For the Spaghetti

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions until al dente.
  3. Drain and set aside.

“Spread Spread” Garlic Bread

“Spread Spread” Garlic Bread

For the ultimate Pinoy comfort food experience, pair your spaghetti with hot, garlicky bread – perfect for soaking up all those delicious flavors.


  • 1 loaf of pre-sliced white bread
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Parsley, finely chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • Salted egg powder

How To:

  1. Take a slice of bread and generously spread the butter on one side. Do this for all of the bread slices.
  2. Add two to three dashes of garlic powder on top of the bread slices.
  3. Next, add one to two dashes of salted egg powder.
  4. Lastly, top the seasoned garlic bread slices with parsley.
  5. Place the garlic bread slices in a Hanabishi electric oven toaster and toast for about 5-8 minutes or until the edges are crispy and golden brown.
  6. Serve hot.

“Josh Ko Po” BBQ

“Josh Ko Po” BBQ

Filipino BBQ's smoky, savory goodness is a crowd-pleaser. It’s perfect for any occasion, from family get-togethers to festive celebrations.


  • 4 lbs pork shoulder, sliced into cubes
  • Bamboo skewers

For the Marinade

  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup banana ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder or 1 cup garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup oyster sauce
  • ¾ cup Sprite or 7-Up

For the Glaze

  • ¼ cup banana ketchup
  • ⅛ cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

How To:

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in an air-tight container.
  2. Place the pork shoulder into the marinade then cover.
  3. Put the marinated pork into the fridge for at least 4 hours but no more than 8 hours.
  4. Mix the glaze ingredients and set aside.
  5. Remove the marinated pork from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, soak the bamboo skewers in water for 15-30 minutes to prevent them from burning when grilling.
  7. To start assembling the BBQ, thread 3-5 pork slices onto each skewer.
  8. Preheat the Hanabishi indoor grill to medium-high heat.
  9. Arrange the BBQ sticks on the grill, then cook for 4-5 minutes per side or as pleased.
  10. Use a brush and glaze the BBQ sticks as you flip it from one side to the other.

Key Takeaway

Cooking with Mom goes beyond following recipes and prepping meals. It's about creating lasting memories filled with laughter and love. Turn these Mother’s Day Filipino recipes into a heartfelt gift by sharing the joy of cooking together. It's a special experience that Mom will treasure.

Want to recreate the fun Josh Cullen and Mommy Aldrene had in the kitchen? Hanabishi makes it easy as we have a special promo for all of you. Enjoy 5% off of our selected appliances by using this code "CULLENARY101" when you shop on our website. Follow us on TikTok for more recipe inspiration and tips!

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