Saturday, April 4, 2015

Biryani-style Fried Rice with Tomato and Salted Egg

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Last Wednesday, I asked my friend to help me move my things from the office since I'll be working in another company.  I packed my things in a small box and left it in our security office.  Well, he hasn't give me a go signal if he would help me or not.  It was about seven in the evening and I'm almost getting my sleep when he called me and told me he would help me.
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.