Paella Ilustrado

Feb 14

Paella Ilustrado

I have already shared some Paella recipes here: Paella a la Valenciana, Paella Filipino Style, and Paella de Cordero and I am sure you want to try other recipes. If you’ve been to the Ilustrado restaurant, you may have enjoyed feasting on Paella Ilustrado. Well, good news! Boni Pimentel, Ilustrado president and his chefs demonstrated Paella Ilustrado, Spanish...

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Pork Sausage Pao

Feb 10

Pork Sausage Pao

Soon, we will welcome “The Year of the Sheep”. As we await this auspicious date, let’s prepare Pork Sausage Pao. This recipe is similar to the Pork Asado but what makes this special is the highly aromatic “five spice powder” . All of the five flavors – sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty – are found in five-spice powder....

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Cantonese Beef Ho Fan

Jan 21

Cantonese Beef Ho Fan

Just as we celebrated the new year 2015 , we are off to another celebration of the Chinese New Year, The Year of the Sheep. If you are planning your menu , here is Cantonese Beef Ho Fan. Beef With Ho Fun, is a very typical Cantonese recipe. Ho Fun are broad rice noodles but in this recipe, we will use cooked flat rice noodles that can easily be bought at the grocery...

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Pinoy Chicken Macaroni salad

Jan 09

Pinoy Chicken Macaroni salad

When I think of Chicken Macaroni salad, I remember myself as a teenager, assigned by mom as the salad maker. This is such a childhood memory. I stopped preparing Chicken Macaroni salad when I became a mother , simply because I thought my kids and my husband would not like it. It is so old-school. A few years ago, I decided to bring it back to the table when I had a...

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Buko Fruit Salad

Dec 31

Buko Fruit Salad

New Year’s Eve media noche must have a fruit salad on the dinner table. The most popular fruit salad is the Buko salad. The popularity of fruits during New Year’s Eve celebration is part of the tradition to bring in good luck, fortune and prosperity. Even before the New Year arrives, my children already wants to eat it. Ingredients 5 large cans of Del...

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Tasty Biko from Heirloom Violet Sticky rice of the Mountain Province

Dec 30

Tasty Biko from Heirloom Violet Sticky rice of the Mountain Province

Biko will never taste the same after using Mountain violet sticky rice (locally known as Ominio) from the Mountain Province. I never realized how tasty Mountain violet sticky rice was until I prepared Biko. Like so many other heirloom foods, the rice is very tasty and has its flavor, aroma, and texture qualities intact. I received a pack of this violet sticky rice...

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Beef Pochero aka Cocido

Dec 26

Beef Pochero aka Cocido

I have been preparing Pochero every Christmas day for the past 10 years. On Christmas eve, I serve Majestic Ham for Noche Buena. I rub the ham with brown sugar and cloves and bake it in the oven. After it has been baked, I decorate it with pineapple and cherries. What do we do with leftover ham from Christmas dinner? The solution….Pochero or cocido. I prefer...

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Turn leftovers into holiday classics: Pork Binagoongan Wraps & Breakfast Fried Rice

Dec 25

Turn leftovers into holiday classics: Pork Binagoongan Wraps & Breakfast Fried Rice

How has your Christmas day been? We have so much leftover ham and lechon from our Noche Buena and Christmas lunch. I know what to do with the lechon. I can easily cook Lechon Paksiw but there may be other ways to make use of lechon leftovers. Do you know what to do with the leftovers? Well, Chef Rolando Laudico and Sunnywood—a local rice distributor teamed up to...

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Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus

Dec 16

Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus

During the holiday season, it is a real challenge to stop oneself from eating as well as tracking the calories. Anyway , it is a once-in-a-year indulgence and a slice of that crispy lechon skin won’t do any harm. Before you know it, there is the guilty feeling of regret of “why did I eat so much?” Erase that guilt because Fisher Farms Inc., an...

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Tsokolate puto bumbong

Dec 12

Tsokolate puto bumbong

There is so much to cook this holiday season. Another favorite Pinoy delicacy is the Puto Bumbong. It is traditionally prepared from Pirurutong, a glutinous rice that is with a distinct purpose color which is then soaked in salted water and dried overnight, and then poured into bamboo tubes (bumbong) and then steamed until done. It is then served topped with...

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