Leche Flan Recipe

Jun 22

Leche Flan Recipe

The original leche flan recipe was from my Mom but my sister Lorna reconfigured it to fit her tastes. The perfect flan is such that when you slice through it, it barely quivers like jello. There is very little syneresis, that is, no weeping (or lots of holes in it!). I am sharing this precious recipe so you may prepare it for your family. 5 eggyolks 2 eggs 1 can...

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How to make Ice Scramble

May 19

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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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Binignit, the Cebuano version of the Ginataan

Apr 18

Binignit, the Cebuano version of the  Ginataan

In my Cebu hometown, Binignit is “traditionally eaten as a snack on Good Friday: Binignit originated from Cebu province. Binignit is a warm root crop and fruit stew consisting of a thick mixture of tubers such as taro, purple yam, sweet potato, as well as bananas, jackfruit, sago, tapioca pearls and sugar, cooked in coconut milk and thickened with milled...

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Tasty Biko from Heirloom Violet Sticky rice of the Mountain Province

Aug 02

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...

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Ginataang Mongo or Guinataan Rice with Mongo

Jul 24

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I am sure all of you enjoy feasting on comfort food. One of my fondest childhood memory is eating Ginataang Mongo. The flavor of toasted mongo and the malagkit is quite distinct. With the rainy season upon us, a hot bowl of ginataang mongo is dish that truly delights my children. Here is my recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup malagkit rice 1/2 cup mongo 1 1/2 cups diluted...

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Cassava Cake Recipe (for US bought ingredients)

May 01

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Even if you’re located in the US, you can still make Cassava Cake. Just buy the ingredients at the Filipino Store. This cassava cake recipe is from my sister in San Francisco. It’s been tested and eaten with gusto by her family. Ingredients: 2 packages grated cassava 1 can coconut milk 1 bottle macapuno strips 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 can condensed...

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Buko Pandan dessert

Apr 17

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This is the buko pandan that I ate at my cousin’s birthday party. The taste of Buko pandan dessert never fails to tempt me. The green and white colors lures you to take a bite. Here is a buko pandan recipe . Buko Pandan Salad Ingredients 8 leaves of Pandan – cleaned well 5 Buko (Coconut)not too hard, not too soft- Grated to strips Water from 5 Buko...

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Puto Bumbong After Misa de Gallo

Dec 16

Puto Bumbong After Misa de Gallo

It’s December 16 and the first day of the Misa de Gallo. For nine consecutive early mornings before Christmas Day, Catholic Churches throughout the Philippines ring their bells around 3 am to invite the faithful to worship and announce the start of this holiday custom. After the mass, the parishoners including myself headed off to the Puto Bumbong stand...

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Puto Bumbong at SM Mall of Asia

Dec 05

Puto Bumbong at SM Mall of Asia

If you are a balikbayan or returning Filipino this Christmas season, you don’t have to wake up during the misa de gallo just to taste Puto Bumbong. There is a stall inside the Taste Asia, of SM Mall of Asia or in their branch in Frontera Verde. For 26 pesos per serving, you will get to eat piping hot puto bumbong served on banana leaves. They cook Puto Bumbong...

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