Brazo de Mais

Feb 04

Brazo de Mais

I am more familiar with Brazo de Mercedes which my mom often baked but Chef Sau del Rosario shared a different twist to this all time favorite dessert at a recent cooking demo for The Maya Kitchen’s Elite Culinary Series. The “corn-like look” of the meringue is a delight but wait till you taste the filling. Try this recipe Ingredients For the Meringue: 8 egg...

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Lechon Sisig

Jan 09

Lechon Sisig

Remember the Lechon Sinigang from our lechon leftovers? Well, this time around, I prepared the Lechon Sisig from leftover lechon head. Please be aware that this dish is high in cholesterol. My Lechon Sisig version is similar to the sisig of Trellis which I first tasted over 30 years ago. Trellis is known to be the first to develop Sisig in Manila. Here is my...

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Sinigang na Lechon

Dec 29

Sinigang na Lechon

Christmas lunch is not complete without a lechon. My husband orders the Lechon Paella from Lydia’s lechon. It is really yummy. Unfortunately , we cannot consume all of it. I normally love Paksiw lechon but this time around, I used the Lechon leftovers for Sinigang na Lechon. You can use your usual sinigang recipe or use the following recipe: Ingredients: 2...

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10 ways to prepare noche buena dishes with California Cheese

Dec 19

10 ways to prepare noche buena dishes with California Cheese

Will you be using cheese for your Christmas dinner? I will be preparing Chicken Cannelloni and fondue for our dinner and lunch menu. If you want ideas for a noche buena with cheese as an ingredient, here are some of my recipes. Click on each link. 1. Filipino style spaghetti 2. Cheezy beef patatas 3. A Raclette dinner 4. Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce 5. Chicken...

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Free-range Chicken Galantina Roulade

Dec 15

Free-range Chicken Galantina Roulade

It was generous of Chef Sau del Rosario to share the recipe of Free-range Chicken Galantina Roulade. We are all familiar with the Chicken Galantina for noche buena but Chef Sau shares something a bit different , the Free-range Chicken Galantina Roulade. It is a festive delight for your dinner table. Here is the recipe Ingredients: 1 kilogram breast or thigh fillet,...

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Paksiw na Pata (Braised Pork)

Nov 16

Paksiw na Pata (Braised Pork)

Paksiw na Pata is a simple Pinoy dish that my husband loves to eat on a regular basis. I add saba to the mixture aside from banana blossoms to add more color to the dull brown colors of the Paksiw. Here is the Paksiw na Pata recipe: Ingredients 1 large pata or pig’s feet (around 1 kilo) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 head garlic, crushed 1/2 cup soy...

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Chicken Lemon Grass

Nov 03

Chicken Lemon Grass

My batchmates at BS Food Technology UP Diliman class 1978 often meet up for mini-reunions. It took quite some time for them to find me and I am glad they did. One of my classmates, Imelda shared this recipe to me. I am just crazy over anything Lemon grass be it Lemon grass lotion, shampoo and especially when added to food! This Chicken Lemon Grass is not necessarily...

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Two Delectable Ways with Menudo

Oct 23

Two Delectable Ways with Menudo

Menudo has been a mainstay in any Filipino dinner table. This rich dish of cubed pork, liver, potatoes, with a tomato base comes in as many variations as there are ingredients available to the adventurous cook. I am sure each of us have different way of cooking menudo. Chef Jill Sandique shares two exceptional versions of Menudo, by using with my favorite sauce Lea...

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Pistu, a traditional Pampango special occasion dish for breakfast

Sep 27

Pistu, a traditional Pampango  special occasion dish for breakfast

Have you heard of Pistu? I only heard of this Pampango dish when Chef Claude Tayag gave a cooking demo at the Maya Kitchen. I am sure you are familiar with Picadillo or Arroz a la cubana . They are all similar to the Pistu but with a variation. Chef Tayag best describes Pitsu as a traditional Pampango morning special occasion dish. You can also call it an “over...

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‘Cuick’ Clam Chowder

Sep 08

‘Cuick’ Clam Chowder

“Anything tastes better with bacon!” How true, I often add bacon to pastas and soups. TV Chef Sharwin Tee shares his Clam Chowder recipe during his cooking demonstration for The Maya Kitchen’s Culinary Elite Series. My family loves Clam Chowder and it is perfect for those cold rainy days. There are so many variants of Clam Chowder. I like thick soup. In...

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