Cheezy Beef Patatas & recipe ideas using Frozen Potatoes from the United States Potato Board #USPBPh

Jun 24

Cheezy Beef Patatas & recipe ideas using Frozen Potatoes from the United States Potato Board #USPBPh

Follow Share My kids love to snack on French fries, whether it be from their favorite fast food chain or lovingly prepared at home.  The latter takes time to prepare as I cut potatoes into slices. Well, did you know that the best quality frozen potatoes are from the United States Potato Board (USPB)? They come in straight-cut, wedges, natural crisp (chips),...

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Paella a la Valenciana

Jun 21

Paella a la Valenciana

Follow Share I very rarely prepare Paella because it entails so much preparation. Twenty five years ago, my sister shared me this Paella, Filipino Style recipe and it seemed simple to prepare. Until a year ago, that’s the only Paella recipe I ever cook. Apparently, the recipe is just similar to Paella a la Valenciana, the difference is in some...

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Pateros Express: mixed sautéed seafood in salted egg sauce.

Jun 11

Pateros Express: mixed sautéed seafood in salted egg sauce.

Follow Share An XO46 original dish of mixed sautéed seafood in salted egg sauce. Bicol Express is not alone. There is an original dish called “Pateros Express” from XO46 XO 46 Bistro Filipino. The dish is made of mixed sautéed seafood like shrimps, squid and fish in salted duck egg sauce. The dish was recently featured in The Maya Kitchen’s...

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Chicken Halang-halang: A Visayan staple of chicken with coconut milk and turmeric.

Jun 07

Chicken Halang-halang: A Visayan staple of chicken with coconut milk and turmeric.

Follow Share Growing up in Cebu, Halang-halang is a Visayan dish my mother prepared as part of our regular menu. For Tagalogs, the halang halang tastes similar to a Chicken Tinola but the difference is coconut milk is added and the broth is reduced to a sauce consistency. Halang means spicy so expect this recipe to be spicy since red siling labuyo will be...

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Humba, a Visayan staple dish of stewed pork in soy sauce, vinegar & sugar.

Jun 03

Humba, a Visayan staple dish of stewed pork in soy sauce, vinegar & sugar.

Follow Share Remember my Humba recipe? Humba is a Visayan staple dish of stewed pork in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. My sister has her own Humba version in the US which is basically Americanized. This time, let me share to a Humba recipe from XO46 Heritage Bistro, the brainchild of husband and wife restaurateurs Andrew Masigan and Sandee Siytangco-Masigan, as...

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Korean Beef Stew

Jun 02

Korean Beef Stew

Follow Share I first ate Korean Beef Stew at the old Kimchi Korean Fastfood in the mid-seventies. My love for Korean beef stew inspired me to make my own version similar to the Kimchi Korean beef Stew. Here is my version that is a hit with my guests. Korean Beef Stew 1k beef ribs (half kilo is lean and half kilo are beef shanks or short ribs) 1/2 cup sugar 2...

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Tamales or bobotu to Kapampangans

May 23

Tamales or bobotu to Kapampangans

Follow Share Tamales is a comfort food. My mother served Tamales during special occasion and loved the flavor bursting goodness .  It is a complete meal in itself without the veggies. Surprisingly, Tamale, is a favorite comfort food in Mexico, eaten as both breakfast and dinner, and often accompanied by hot atole or champurrado and arroz con leche (rice...

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Filipino Style Spaghetti

May 15

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Follow Share Before Jollibee or even Tropical Hut came out with the Filipino version of the Italian Spaghetti, there was Makati Supermarket’s spaghetti sold in their coffee shop in the early sixties. This is probably how the sweetish Filipino spaghetti evolved. A popular American blogger once commented that our Jollibee spaghetti tasted horrible. It must...

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Tuna Royale Carbonara using Clara Ole ‘s Carbonara pasta sauce #ClaraOlePotluck

May 01

Tuna Royale Carbonara using Clara Ole ‘s Carbonara pasta sauce #ClaraOlePotluck

Follow Share Who has time to cook? Well, I have time to cook but there are times when I receive surprise visitors and I find that having prepared sauces are useful. One of my favorite dish is Carbonara and I usually prepare it from scratch like my Spaghetti Carbonara and Carbonara in an instant. Good thing I discovered Clara Ole wide array of convenient food...

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How to make Ice Scramble

Apr 26

How to make Ice Scramble

Follow Share 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...

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