Baked Beans with Chorizo Bilbao

Feb 03

I am sure most of you are familiar with Chili Con Carne. It’s a spicy and hot dish which my children just love to devour with hot steaming rice . There is another bean dish that is quite the opposite of the Chili Con Carne. It has a sweet taste to it. With ingredients like chorizo bilbao, bacon and pata, you can just imagine the combination of these yummy...

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Kiam Pung: Chinese traditional salted rice with mustard

Jan 30

Kiam Pung: Chinese traditional salted rice with mustard

If you like to cook paella, you will love Kiam Pung. The Kiam Pung looks interesting to me because of its similarity to Paella which I love to prepare. The green mustard leaves adds color to the otherwise drab brown colors of the adobo-looking mixture. The Japanese rice is much better than the malagkit rice that some recipes call for in paella. Remember, the...

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Pasta Al Adobo

Jan 21

Pasta Al Adobo

I once attended a cooking demonstration of Chef Patron Gen Capati, from the famous Cookbook Kitchen (CBK). He cooked some of his restaurant’s most popular dishes like CBK Stuffed Spring Chicken brimming with cheese, ham and basil; Boston Poached Fish is fish fillet poached in white wine and grapes along with crowd favorites Meaty Herbed Eggplant, Pasta al Adobo...

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Barbecued baby back ribs: “The only rib recipe you will ever use again”

Jan 18

Barbecued baby back ribs: “The only rib recipe you will ever use again”

“The only rib recipe you will ever use again” caught my attention. I saw that caption on my friend’s Facebook wall and clicked the photo. Since my family loves eating grilled baby back ribs, I decided to check out the recipe. Just looking at the ingredients , I knew it will turn out yummy. The recipe calls for Coca Cola soda but I guess you can...

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Beef Mechado Recipe

Jan 17

Beef Mechado Recipe

I already posted a Beef Mechado recipe but that version used vinegar. The one featured here will use calamansi. It was supposed to have no tomato too. There are other versions of mechado that doesn’t use tomato but I prefer my mechado to have tomato. I just like my beef to have that tomato goodness in it. However, you can choose to remove the tomato. So here...

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Crispy Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Jan 14

Crispy  Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Crispy Dinuguan? I first tasted Crispy Dinuguan in Kanin Club at the Paseo de Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Laguna. It’s located near our country home, just after the Laguna Technopark, along the Santa Rosa road that leads up to Tagaytay. This is dinuguan with a twist and thought I’d recreate this dish for the family. Crispy Dinuguan tastes like your...

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Inihaw na Manok

Jan 09

Inihaw na Manok

My family cooks grilled dishes every Sunday, maybe because my husband is home and is eager to cook for us. Sundays is spent trying all sorts of grill dishes. The favorite is pork barbecue of course. Next in must-have grilled dishes is Inihaw na manok. Here is how we cook it. Ingredients: 1 kilo chicken (chicken thigh or breast) Bamboo skewers, 6 inches 1 head of...

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Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Jan 06

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

A Singaporean describes it this way: Part of the whole ritual in eating this dish is smothering your cream-coloured chicken fat laced rice with ribbons of sweet dark soy sauce, chilli sauce and pounded ginger and to mix it all together, matching flavour for flavour....

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Buko Fruit Salad

Dec 30

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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Russian Salad, Variation of Potato Salad

Dec 27

Russian Salad, Variation of Potato Salad

My first taste of Russian salad was from my aunt. I never knew one could make red beets into a salad. Russian salad prepared the Pinoy way is probably named as such because of the natural red coloring of the ingredients, red beet. The salad taste sweet with a slight tangy flavor due to the tart apples and the vinegar marinade. It is basically a potato salad...

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