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Make Ligo Sardines in Dishes of Filipino Families for the Christmas Season

Christmas 2018 is just a few days away! How time flies indeed during this festive holiday season and it has been busy days since holiday season kicked in last November.

We have been thinking of what’s easy to prepare for noche buena or our advance family get-together this weekend for Christmas with what we have in the house this time. As I went through my canned goods supply, I found we have many Ligo products in store. I bought many of these lately since I have been craving for sardines omelette quite a few times over the recent weeks. It makes me eat rice more though coz it really perks up my appetite even my little guy who is actually quite choosy with food and not much of a eater this year unless he really likes the viand. I have found just like me that when we cook omelette using Ligo Sardines especially the red labeled one – with chili added variant, he gets to eat more too during our meals at home.

Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce & Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added

Since it is Christmas season, this year we are making Ligo Sardines part of the “STAPLE FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON” and maybe even beyond the season, we can prepare many home made dishes using the brand product we have grown to love.

The festive season calls for a wide, varied spread that will not be complete without Ligo Sardines. Here are two recipes using Ligo Sardines for the holidays that I promise is so easy to prepare and make.

Cheesy Shell Pasta with Ligo Sardines topped with Basil


1 can of 155 grams Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce (green)
1 pack Prima Shell pasta cooked
Basil leaves for garnish/topping

Cook shell pasta according to cooking instructions on the packaging. I used Prima shell pasta and cooked it for 8-10 minutes.  Crush or mash the Ligo sardines without the tomato sauce in a separate bowl. Add the mild cheese spread. You may opt instead for mayonnaise and grated cheddar cheese or any cheese of your preference. Then add this mix to the cooked shell pasta. You can use any other pasta you prefer. Top with basil leaves.

Ligo Sardines shell pasta with basil IMG_201812_171124This was a hot with my two boys. My dear little guy loved it! Hubby appreciated it and we’re making this part of our

Sardines Spaghetti


1 can of 155 grams Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added (red)
Spaghetti pasta cooked per label instructions
Basil leaves
Sliced green olives

Cook pasta in a pan of boiling water until tender. Drain and place in a bowl. Crush the Ligo sardines in tomato sauce using a fork until properly mixed in a separate bowl or container. Pour it over the pasta and mix well.  Top with grated cheese, basil leaves and sliced green olives (optional). Viola!

Ligo Sardines spaghetti with basil and olives IMG_201812 _155837 You can add other toppings depending on your preference. I made another bowl where I added condensed milk or you may use mild cheese spread in a pack instead of grated cheddar cheese. I enjoyed this dish simply with no topping.  I guess there comes a time that you opt simple dishes as long as you share it with your loved ones this Christmas.

I will be thinking of other dishes to make with Ligo Sardines. If you have any idea, I would love to have you share it with us! I guess more and more mommies like me are opting for healthier options to add to their usual pasta dishes for noche buena or family meal gatherings this holiday season.

Enjoy the holidays!  Have a blessed Christmas and a healthier new year for all of us!  Eat well and choose healthy eats this holiday season!

God bless us all!

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

On busy days during this 2018 holiday season, I am making this baon serye on food for school snacks made with Ligo Sardines that are easy and quick to prepare.

My boys and I are already on our last week of school and we are on our exam week this week for the second grading with a miracle of having an early school vacation this year for us ahead of most schools in the city.

Before getting swept away once again with the busy holiday craze, which actually started in November, I am sharing quick and easy Ligo  sardines-infused recipes that are perfect for school or even served at home for kids and kids at heart!

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

Sardines with Mayo Sandwich

1 can of 155 grams Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce (green)
1 pack 80 ml of real mayonnaise
Quick Snack whole wheat sliced bread

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

How to make it is quick and easy:

Simply place and empty the mayonnaise into a small bowl. Open the Ligo Sardines which is already in an easy-to-open can. It is very nice  since it saves you time and effort of opening the can. Then put the sardines into the bowl.

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

I opted not to put the tomato sauce. You can pour the whole content of the tomato sauce if you like.  Mash and mix the sardines with the mayonnaise just using a fork until all ingredients are mixed well.

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

Then spread the sardines-mayo mix into the two slices of bread. Put them together.  Slice the sandwich diagonally.

Baon Serye: Food for School Snacks Made with Ligo Sardines

Wrap in a napkin or place in sandwich ziplock plastic. But if you are against using single use plastic, you can put it in a re-usable snack or sandwich container.

I recently bought the gourmet wheat bread from the Royal Breadhaus bakeshop in the city. They sell it for four big slices in a pack for about P28.00 in their stall in Abreeza Ayala Mall. I can make two sandwiches which can be good for two days for baon or snacks for my little guy at school for recess in the morning. A pair of bread slices can be sliced in half. So he has an option to finish both during morning recess or leave one for their afternoon recess. But I guess since he really liked this one I made, it will only last until morning recess! Hahaha!

I got our fave mayonnaise or if you know how to make your own, do so as you wish. You can also use other spreads or add other ingredients if you like. The more creative you are as long as your child likes what you put in it, that’s good already!

Ligo Sardines Omelette Sandwich

1 can of 155 grams Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added (red)
2 medium eggs
Salt and pepper (optional)
Slices of bread

How to make this sandwich:

Pour the sardines into the cooking pan. We used non stick pan. After a few minutes, add the beaten 2 medium eggs. Cook until the egg is done depending on your child’s preference because some kids don’t like eggs that are not well done or not cooked well.

Place the omelette in a plate and let it cool for awhile. Then place enough amount on two slices of bread.

Cut diagonally or not if you like eating it whole.  Wrap in a napkin or place in sandwich ziplock plastic. But if you are against using single use plastic, you can put it in a re-usable snack or sandwich container.

You can opt to use the non chili sardines variety. My son likes spicy sardines already so that’s why that is the variety we used for the omelette.

My little guy loved the sardines mayo sandwich so much. He finished almost all of what I prepared in no time. He even asked for more. He kept asking his dad if he wants more which actually meant he himself wanted to eat his dad’s share when we first tried preparing this at home recently. He even started singing Tom’s Odong na Lami song once again as he saw us using Ligo Sardines to make these baon dishes.

If you have recipes for baon snacks that you like to share using Ligo Sardines, do let me know! I would love to hear your recipes!

Ligo Sardines: Odong Na Lami

Inspired by the cooking of Tom Rodriguez, the singer and Kapuso actor who made the Ligo Sardines ad trending on social media a few months ago, we have been cooking our own version of the dish to get a taste of Ligo Sardine’s Odong na Lami.

Ligo Sardines Odong

This was of “Odong na lami” version of Chef Pauline of Rekado, a Filipino fusion cuisine restaurant in Davao City.


A very simple and easy to cook dish. Simple yet delicious which many Filipino families like us love to cook and share for lunch or dinner with their loved ones for many years now.


This is one of the odong na lami dish that my boys and I loved to enjoy when dining at home.

I do recall my mommy would cook this at the home I grew up at quite often when my siblings and I were much younger. My mom, a housewife, would often cook this easy to cook and an affordable dish at that. She would sometimes use misua noodles instead of odong. But the odong has been a very familiar Pinoy kind of flour noodles. For moms who are on a budget, this very affordable soup dish comes as a quick and easy to prepare dish  for the whole Filipino family to share with. Cooking this at home with my boys makes me miss home and my mom’s cooking too!

Odong is a popular soup prepared by Filipino families not only by ordinary families but I have heard of friends from well-off families who also cook and eat this popular Pinoy dish.


Odong + Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added

We’ve been using Ligo Sardines of course, thanks to Tom Rodriguez trending ad.


Instead of the regular Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce with the green label, we love using the red labeled can of Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added.


You can easily find stock of Ligo Sardines in local supermarkets and even in small groceries, convenience stores and even in sari-sari stores near your homes.


These were at the Park N’ Shop in Victoria Plaza Mall where we often have our grocery too. It’s conveniently near our place too. But I make sure now I buy a few more pieces so I have a ready stock at home especially when I crave for sardines.


One time recently as we were doing our usual grocery errand in a mall’s supermarket, I watched many people, usually couples older than us choosing odong or misua sometimes from the shelves.  I would then see them having a few cans of sardines most often Ligo Sardines brand especially since Tom’s tv ad became really popular.


IMG_20181017_193640Perhaps even before the ad, I have talked to some random women at the grocery, and learned that those I have chanced upon, their families have long been using the Ligo brand of sardines.

As I have said in my previous post, Loving Ligo Sardines with My Boys: Kaon Ta’g Ligo, Davao!

Share the love and if you love Ligo Sardines too and the odong na lami, let us know. Tag us in your social media posts as well!

Kaon na ta ug odong na lami, gigutom na pud ko!


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