Bam-i, a noodle dish from Cebu

Jan 01

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Bam-i is a noodle dish that we ate as kids growing up in Cebu. It is a Visayan dish as I’ve never seen it serve here in Manila. I love the two kinds of noodles: vermicelli and the egg noodles. When my kids were growing up, they don’t really like the combination of the noodles. Thankfully, they now appreciate my favorite Cebuano dish. I think the taste...

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Pancit Bihon Guisado

Jun 14

Pancit Bihon Guisado

It seems every birthday celebration is not complete without a noodle dish. Today is my birthday and even if I won’t be having lunch and dinner at home, I still made sure pancit will be cooked today. I actually prefer the thin rice noodles as compared to pancit canton or dried Chinese noodles. This is my version. Ingredients 1/8 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon...

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Crab with Chlorohyll’s Shirataki Noodles

Feb 02

Crab with Chlorohyll’s Shirataki Noodles

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year. Will you cook? I am busy preparing for a special dish and after learning “Crab with Chlorophyll’s Shirataki Noodles” at a cooking demo in the Maya Kitchen, I decided to give it a try for tomorrow’s dinner. What is unique about this dish is the use of Shirataki noodles instead of the usual...

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Spaghetti-Buko Salad

Sep 29

Spaghetti-Buko Salad

This recipe is so Filipino! It reminds me of the parties we hosted — and memories of my mother testing recipes we loved. This one is a particular favorite but I cannot remember which cookbook this came from. This recipe is very similar to my Buko Fruit salad sans the spaghetti noodles. SPAGHETTI-BUKO SALAD 1 package pre-cut spaghetti (8...

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Pancit Molo or Filipino Wanton Soup

May 26

Pancit Molo or Filipino Wanton Soup

Pancit Molo has got to be the most requested soup dish in small gatherings at home. It’s been quite some time since I cooked Pancit Molo as it takes a lot of preparation as you will see below. But it is all worth it after you see the pleased expressions from your family members. Pancit Molo is best garnished with lots of toasted garlic. So here is the recipe...

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Pancit Palabok

Mar 08

Pancit Palabok

Ingredients 1 kilo ulo ng baboy or dila ng baboy, cut up 2 quartered onions 1 laurel leaf 1 tablespoon rock salt 1 tablespoon peppercorn 1/2 kilo shrimp 1/2 kilo squid (with ink sac removed) 1/2 cup achuete 1 cup minced onion hebe or dried shrimps 1/2 kilo ground beef 3/4 cups cornstarch 2 eggs 1/3 cup patis bihon boiled eggs sliced green onions chicharon flaked...

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Pancit Canton Using Olive Oil

Feb 03

Pancit Canton Using Olive Oil

Traditonal Pancit canton is a dish that signifies long life, can give you luck and at the same time protect you against coronary heart diseases when sauteed in olive oil. Like I mentioned in the previous Pata Tim recipe, Olive oils contain unsaturated fat that are less oxidized compared to regular cooking oil. Oxidized cholesterol from cooking oil sticks to artery...

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Pancit Canton

Oct 20

Pancit Canton

I’m back in the Philippines. Sorry I haven’t been updating. I just couldn’t find the time to blog ever since I vacationed in San Francisco. Everything has been hectic since I visited my two sisters in Northern California. The day I arrived in Manila, my husband wanted me to prepare a dish to bring over to his parents. Knowing my parent in laws...

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