Comprehensive Guide To Pinoy Cooking – Simpol Dishkarte

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Simpol DISHKARTE ni Chef Tatung Sarthou, a comprehensive guide to Pinoy cooking, is finally out!

This TagLish book will make kitchen time enjoyable and stress-free. It teaches much-needed kitchen basics, hacks, tips and tricks, easy-to-follow recipes, step-by-step photos, and illustrations so that you can have a happy & enjoyable cooking experience, whether at home for the family or a home-based business.

The book has three parts: Dish Is It, Dishkubre, and Dishkarte with Recipes.

Dish Is It

Dish Is It focuses on simple but basic cooking rules such as choosing the right ingredients, knowing what works with the dish you are cooking, using the correct knives and cookware, chopping the ingredients, defrosting tips, etc.


Dishkubre tackles basic cooking techniques like boiling, steaming, sauteing, frying, deep-frying, thickening, or thinning the sauce, preparing the ingredients, and so much more.

Dishkarte & Recipes

Dishkarte discusses the different types and parts of beef, pork, and chicken cuts. It includes lists of flavor enhancers or pampalasa, herbs and spices, noodles and rice paper, measuring units, and color-coding chopping boards for food safety.

Recipes. This part is where we put the techniques and the basic kitchen concepts into action. Sinigang na Baboy, Molo Soup, Crispy Pata, Adobo cooked four ways (with gata, puti, pula, and classic), Chicken Inasal, Laing, and different kinds of sauces from Chimichurri to Asian Barbeque Sauce to Classic Pinoy Barbeque Sauce.

Chef Tatung Sarthou, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and award-winning book author, says, “Dishkarte bridges the skill gap of home cooks to satisfy the discriminating tastes of people who frequent restaurants when served with home-cooked dishes. It is written for non-English speakers by providing technical and practical know-how in the kitchen to function in a home or even commercial setting.” Chef Tatung also confirms that “the book is a perfect primer for non-cooks who want to venture into the kitchen. Mga naghahanap ng ibang career or hanapbuhay. Suitable for entry-level or community-based food businesses.”

On a more personal note, Chef Tatung also wrote Dishkarte with his household staff in mind. “Ang hirap mag explain ng paulit-ulit, not to mention, time-consuming as there is much to cover and clarify,” says Chef Tatung. The book, initially published in 2018, is well-loved by Filipinos worldwide. It also won the Filipino Reader’s Choice Award in 2022. Simpol Dishkarte is now available in all National Bookstore and Fully Booked outlets and online on Simpol StoreShopee Simpol Store and Lazada Simpol Store

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