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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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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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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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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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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Ifugao Diket Rice Pudding

Nov 29

Ifugao Diket Rice Pudding

It is good to know that there are corporations that help in fair trade. Sunnywood Superfoods Corporation started operating as a single proprietorship in September of 1997 supplying branded rice to consumers in the supermarkets. Through the years, the company has grown from a beginning where only nine items were sold in the markets, to one that supplies a wide range...

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