Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cashew Polvoron

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Polvoron is a Filipino milk shortbread cookie.  It is made by toasting the flour and adding sugar, milk and melted butter.  You can also add nuts, pinipig or even Oreo Cookies.  Then the mixture is pressed with polvoron molder (see above photo) and wrapped with cellophane or Japanese paper.  Today, this simple treat can be found in some bakeshops and even a business is dedicated in selling this treat, take House of Polvoron (H.O.P.) for example.
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cashew Empanada

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Empanada, a savory fried or baked bread we Filipinos love.  The bread is stuffed with beef, chicken, pork or vegetables, taking into acocunt the Vigan empanda.  In one of my visit in Binondo that my belief that empanada is a savory bread changed.  My officemates introduced me to Salazar Bakeshop in Binondo and this is where I first encountered Peanut Empanada.  The empanada is not stuffed with the usual savory meat but with sweet ground peanut.  I totally fall in love with their bite sized empanada and make it a habit to buy a box or two of this snack.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Seafoods Sotanghon Roll

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Last Friday night, my officemates and I went to Binondo to satisfy our Chinese food craving.  Our usual spot, Wai Ying at Buenavidez Street.  The place is a hole-in-the-wall but do not be deceive by ambiance beacause the food is really good and affordable.  As usual, I got a bowl of Beef Wanton Noodles and a serving of their soft and flavorful Chicken Feet.  I want to try something new and the Seafoods Sotanghon Roll got my attention.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Purple Yam Cashew Flatbread (Piaya)

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Piaya, a Filipino flatbread originating from the province of Negros.  It is a unleavened flatbread stuffed with muscovado sugar, flattened and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  I'm not a fan of this Filipino pasalubong as the bread itself is bland but the filling is too sweet.  However, when I tried this recipe, I totally fell in love with it and I did it twice in two consecutive days.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Chicken Wings Barbecue

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The night before my friend's wedding, we ate this chicken barbecue from Aristocrat's and I quickly fell in love with it.  It's juicy, sweet and savory.  The dish is priced at Php200.00++ something and comes in three pieces cued on a stick and served with java rice and atchara or pickled green papaya.  Though the priced is that of a whole chicken, the dish is so worth it.