How to make Ice Scramble

Apr 26

How to make Ice Scramble

It was not long ago when it was safe to buy Ice Scramble from vendors. Those were the days when water was much cleaner, without risk of Hepatitis A infection. These days, once can easily buy Ice Scramble at the Philippine malls but for those who reminisce this good ole street food treat, you can prepare one at home. One just needs to know the classic Ice Scramble...

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Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls

Apr 04

Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls

One of my favorite dish at Sentro 1771 is Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls. I am delighted that Vicky-Rose Pacheco from Sentro shared this recipe of fresh lumpia made of tinapang bangus, salted egg, mustasa, onions and tomato during a demo at the Maya Kitchen. It is the smoked tinapa that gives the tasty flavor of this all-time favorite lumpia. You will find out...

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Laing Pasta, the Pinoy Pasta Version

Mar 29

Laing Pasta, the Pinoy Pasta Version

I never tasted Laing Pasta until I had it at Goldilocks. I thought it was such a novel idea, similar to the pesto pasta that we often prepare at home. It is our own version of pinoy pasta. When I tasted it though, it wasn’t that delicious as I imagined it to be. I think the laing was too dry, lacked some meat and “keso”. I imagined eating laing...

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Beef Tapa for Breakfast

Mar 09

Beef Tapa for Breakfast

It is National Breakfast Day. What is your favorite breakfast dish? Beef tapa for breakfast is my all time favorite Filipino breakfast. Served with garlic rice, eggs and coffee is the ultimate breakfast. I often dip my tapa with vinegar before mixing it with my garlic rice. Through the years, I’ve developed my own recipe because it was getting more and more...

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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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