Adobong Manok sa Gata

Oct 16

Adobong Manok sa Gata

This boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk is my favorite adobo of all time. Yes, there are a 100 ways to cook adobo and this is one variation that reminds me of my childhood. Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously this recipe that dates back several...

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Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream

Oct 04

Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream

Let me share this unique recipe from Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa at The Maya Kitchen cooking demo. Amy Besa relates the origins of Kulawong Talong. “My first introduction to the concept of a kulawo was in 2003, when I visited Ugu Bigyan’s home and pottery studio in Tiaong, Quezon. Visitors could call ahead and arrange to have...

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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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Tagalog Chicken and Pork Adobo

Oct 22

Tagalog Chicken and Pork Adobo

I am the only one in the family who loves dishes cooked in coconut milk. It isn’t often that I cook this but I like variety in our weekly set of dishes. I’ve shared Chicken Adobo with Coconut Cream that I often ate as a little girl in my hometown Cebu. I thought it was a Cebuano dish. What I didn’t know was that the Tagalog Chicken and Pork Adobo...

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Chicken Adobo in Coconut Cream

Aug 31

Chicken Adobo in Coconut Cream

Chicken Adobo in Coconut cream is my favorite adobo of all time. It’s actually a comfort food, a childhood memory. Sadly, I don’t often cook this because two family members don’t really like dishes with coconut milk. This is actually simple to cook. If you don’t have time to prepare coconut milk, just use the ready to mix coconut milk powder...

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Bicol Laing – Gabi/Taro Leaves Cooked in Coconut Milk

Apr 05

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I never got to appreciate laing until I came here to Manila and got exposed to all sorts of food from the various regions of the Philippines. Dishes cooked with coconut milk is my all time favorite dish. No wonder, laing then became one of my favorite dishes. I loved the hotness and the coconut milk mixture. I am sure you will too. Ingredients 15-20 pieces wilted...

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Guinataang Hipon: Shrimps in Coconut Milk

Aug 10

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I love coconut milk recipes and they taste really great with seafoods especially shrimps. Whenever a relative gives us kilos and kilos of shrimps, we prepare Guinataang Hipon as the shrimp flavors seep in to the coconut milk preparation. Ingredients 1/2 kg fresh shrimps, medium to large sized Shrimps 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon garlic 1/2 cup coconut milk...

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Ginataang Hipon at Gulay (Vegetables in Coconut Milk)

Apr 25

Ginataang Hipon at Gulay (Vegetables in Coconut Milk)

I am not too fond of vegetables but when “gata” or coconut milk/cream and ginger is added, it just gives a tasty flavor to it. “Ginataang Hipon at Gulay ” is of course your ordinary simple vegetable fare but adds a touch of color when adobo is served with it. I don’t understand why my kids don’t like anything with coconut milk in...

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Laing Pasta, the Pinoy Pasta Version

Sep 02

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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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