Friday, December 30, 2016
I only have decent breakfast during weekends and holidays. On a normal weekdays, I usually grab a meal and eat it in the office, fast phase that is. I have to wake up early and prepare. My travel time going to the office is roughly 2 hours.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Kamias or bilimbi fruit is a sour tropical fruit common in Asian countries. It's a green fat finger-like appearance with extremely sour taste. Luckily, we have a kamias tree in our backyard so finding one is not difficult. It could bear fruits four times a year, I think.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
It's Monday tomorrow and it's the start of work week and for moms out there, I know it's really hard what your going to cook for your children's lunch or baon, right? My mom was. Tonight I decided to cook for tomorrow's pack lunch.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
It's been a while since I cooked and blogged. The hot weather is really annoying and I'm trying to avoid the kitchen as much as possible. To think it's a 'ber' month already.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
My dad has been hospitalized for a few days and undergone a non-surgical procedure. He is doing good now. Our neighbor gave him a box of cassava cake as a get well soon gift.
Cassava cake is a Filipino dessert made of cassava and other ingredients which I do not know of. I am not a big fan of cassava cake, though. Cassava cakes are selling like hot cakes here in the Philippines. You will see different stores selling different cassava cakes with various toppings. This particular brand of cassava cake has a very soft, almost like pichi-pichi texture, another Filipino rice cake dish. It is different from the traditional cassava cake with a firm chewy texture.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
I love the aroma of cinnamon. It has this distinct scent that really makes me hungry or crave. The taste, combined it with brown sugar and you can't go wrong. Cinnamon, sugar and green apple, that's heaven. The mixture of flavors are simply amazing. The sweet spiciness of cinnamon, sweetness of brown sugar and the tartness from green apples just bring all the flavors together. I love them with apple pies.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sunday and few more hours and it's going to be Monday again. Work day as usual. So what's better thing to do to end this week? Well, just enjoy it. One thing I don't usually enjoy during weekdays is breakfast. Weekend is the only time of the week when I can enjoy and savor every bite of my meal at my own leasure.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Melted cheese! Oh so gooey ang yummy. Almost everybody loves cheese. The pizza advertisements will make you drool when they lift that slice of pizza and you see this gooey string of melted cheese right? Well, I do.
Monday, September 12, 2016
It's been a very hot day today. Out of nowhere the heavy rain poured so hard. The weather today is so eratic, right? The thing is, the heavy rained does not seemed to affect the hot temperature.
Monday, August 29, 2016
My dad woke up early and went to the market to buy some ingredients for our lunch today. My mom told me that he will be cooking pork ribs and langka soup. Langka or jackfruit is a sweet delicious fruit found in tropical countries and luckily Philippines is one of them. But did you know that young jackfruit can be incorpprated into main dishes? The most common dish is the ginataang langka or jackfruit in coconut milk. I love it spicy and paired with fried fish. However, my dad being a pure blood Ilonggo likes it in soups. He cooked it with kadios and pork and its equally tasty.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Corn. Sweet satisfying treat I really enjoy. You can find vendors selling cooked corn in every street in the Philippines. There are two types of corn that I know of, the white corn, which is tasty when cooked as soup and the yellow corn or the Japanese Corn that is sweet and tasty.
When I woke up this morning, my mom asked me if it's ok if we have fried tilapia and vegetable for lunch and I said it's fine. Then, I felt that fried fish and vegetables is so common and we have it almost every week. Kind of boring right? I know it's healthy but there is still another way to enjoy both worlds, right?
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I have not yet tasted any Hainanese Chicken and only cooked this dish once about two or theee years ago. My family does not like it maybe because the chicken is boiled and we prefer our chicken fried or roasted. Few weeks ago, I saw a video in facebook on how to cook a one pot chicken Hainanese and it got me drooling. The dish is so easy to cook and in just under 30 minutes. However, the chicken, specially the skin is boiled and seems raw. As I said, I love my chicken fried or roasted.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Pancit palabok is my favorite Filipino noodle snack. I first got to taste this dish at Jollibee when they first introduced it in their menu and from that point, I fell in love with this dish. I just love its mixture of flavor with the savory taste from the pork cracklings to the pungent flavor of the tinapa or smoked fish and of course, the shrimps that comes with it. To balance everything off, a good drizzle of calamansi juice is a must.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
What's this smoking hot dish served in sizzling plate with an aroma that will really make you hungry? Yeah! It's sisig. This dish with chopped meat of who knows what is usually made of pork but variations like chicken, milkfish and anything else also exist.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
We seldom cook crab in our home, maybe a once in a quarter. However, whenever we cooked one, we usually always go hunting for that bright orange fat hiding in its shell. In my case, I eat it last as though it's my dessert. I love its rich flavorful taste. But of course, we know how high its cholesterol is, so take it in moderation.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I went to the grocery yesterday night to buy some items and for our breakfast today. I went to the canned section and these big cans with white label got my attention. It's Highlands Corned Lamb. Corned lamb? It seems every meat we know are available in corned dish.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. This Father's Day, I decided to cook buttered garlic prawns. It's so easy to cook and I don't have to stay in the kitchen that long. Though the preparation is tedious, the meal is awesome. You can add some chili if you want that added kick but in my case, just a pinch of dried chili will do. My dad does not like chili and this is his day.
This is my second Unwrapped review. I will be reviewing another SPAM flavor which is the tocino flavor. Tocino is a Filipino sweetened cured meat, usually pork. It is best serve with fried rice and egg.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Pata tim is a popular Filipino-Chinese dish. The pork hock is braised slowly in soy sauce, garlic, onion, rice wine, star anise and brown sugar to balance the savoriness of the dish. It's a typical Asian dish, sweet and savory. Pata tim also includes vegetables like baby bok choy, mushroom and in the Philippines, we add dried banana blossom.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
My mom bought a kilo pork riblets three weeks ago and I found it really lovely. It has plenty of meat and less bones. The bones come thin and small not like the regular rib bones which are chunky. But do not underestimate it's flavor. Its plus point is, it's easy to get tender.
Breakfast, as they say is the most important meal of the day. It fuels you throughout the day. Never skip breakfast. Sad to say I'm guilty of not eating breakfast on weekdays. I usually drink a mug of brewed coffee in the morning and another mug of instant coffee when I arrived at the office.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I've been busy these past few weeks and I had no time to post some recipes. The heat is really exhausting and staying in the kitchen with the stove swithed on is unbearable. I'm not kidding. A simple movement in the kitchen really makes me sweat, which I hate so much.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
My mom bought a kilo of rice flour three weeks ago because my dad asked her to cooked puto or rice cake. However, for some reason the rice flour remains as a rice flour. My mom may have forgotten she bought it. It remains untouched on our dining table for several weeks.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Only this year that I had tasted Radish Cake in Binondo. Yup, it's at Wai Ying again. I don't usually experiment tasting other Chinese dish in this restaurant but without fail, I always love their dish. One night after work, my friends and I decided to eat at Wai Ying after work. It's our way to catch-up and relieve ourselves from stress.
Friday, March 25, 2016
It's Holy Week. It's a custom here in the Philippines not to eat meat during Holy Week. To be honest, we don't observe this tradition. The fish vendors are so greedy that during this season there is a massive price hike on fish and seafoods.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
While trolling the grocery yesterday, I saw a half dozen of crispy burger made by this famous burger patty brand. A hint, they sponsored this cooking show. I haven't tried this version of their patty so I grabbed a pack and decided I will make some tortilla wrap. I also grabbed a pack of mini tortilla wrapper, lettuce and ceasar salad dressing.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
One of my favorite cuisine is Chinese food. My to-go-to place for Chinese food is in China Town in Binondo, Wai Ying. Don't get deceived by how it looks. I tell you, the foods are really good and best of all, it's affordable. I've been eating here since college, that was 10 years ago.
I love kimchi. I love to pair it with fried fish or meat. I love it cold or mix with my fried rice. I love its subtle spiciness and tanginess.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
I remember when we were young, whenever we went out with our dad, we would always eat in this food court restaurant bearing the name of my dad's province. I bet he misses the food he used to eat when he was young. He went to Manila decades ago to try his luck.
Monday, February 8, 2016
I have read pull apart bread so many times in the internet. I must admit I'm very intrigue with the new idea. However, if I cook that dish using a whole bread we might not able to consume it all since we are only three.
Monday, January 11, 2016
It's Monday and I'm lucky I got home early from work. I hitched with my officemate who's going the same way I am going. Just a few minutes walk and a tricycle ride and I'm home.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Churros is a deep fried batter or choux usually dipped in hot chocolate syrup. It was introduced to me by my friend. However, what she gave me are baked churros. I liked it since it's not greasy and the thought it's baked then it must be healthy.
Friday, January 1, 2016
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