Beef Morcon

Aug 24

Beef Morcon

Follow Share Morcon involves a lot of labor of love that it is usually prepared for family gatherings, special occasions like noche buena, New Year festivities or even Christening. Filipino Morcon is actually “stuffed beef roulade with filling of food mixtures such as cheese, sausage, ham, and other food mixtures to achieve a delicious meal.” Looks...

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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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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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Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce)

Oct 29

Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce)

Follow Share It is quite tempting to cook kare-kare using the ready-made mix at the grocery , but I like cooking from scratch. My first kare-kare dish came from Nora Daza’s recipe book. That’s the only recipe I know. Fortunately, Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini...

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Beef Shortribs adobo

Sep 03

Beef Shortribs adobo

Follow Share Adobo is getting popular in the United States especially with restaurateur Amy Besa making it well-loved dish in New York. She shared this adobo recipe at The Maya Kitchen recently. You will love the thick, rich, dark brown, almost chocolaty sauce and it becomes even richer if you replace half the stock with coconut milk. Who doesn’t like...

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Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Feb 12

Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Follow Share Something to cook for Valentine’s day. My husband’s favorite pasta dish has got to be lasagna. Whenever we have guests, he makes this special request and I tell him that it gets to be boring. Well, I think lasagna is an all-time favorite for most pinoys. Lasagna involves three steps: The tomato meat sauce, boiling the pasta and the...

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Beef Mechado Recipe

Jan 17

Beef Mechado Recipe

Follow Share 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...

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Heritage recipe: Beef Pochero

Jul 03

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Follow Share Every Filipino family has their own version of Beef Pochero just like Adobo and Mechado. A popular dish in this blog is my version of Beef Pochero aka Cocido which is mainly a Noche Buena dish. It makes use of left-over ham from the Christmas celebration. Growing up in Cebu, I recall my mother adding saba . Whole firm Saba bananas are boiled...

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Heritage recipe: Mechado ni Lola Asiang

Jul 02

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Follow Share Every family has their own heritage recipe passed down from generation to generation. The women of the Reyes culinary clan shared some of their heritage recipes at The Maya Kitchen recently. Nancy Reyes Lumen, a well known chef, author and TV personality showed how to cook ‘Mechado’ the Lola Asiang way with tons of over ripe tomatoes and...

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Lengua Estofada (Braised Beef Tongue)

Dec 13

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Follow Share The doctor turned chef Efren ‘Boy’ Vazquez of Cafe Juanita showed off his culinary skills by doing a traditional Filipino holiday feast at the Maya Kitchen. One well-loved traditional dish is the Lengua Estofada or Braised Beef Tongue. I remember this dish fondly because my mestiza auntie always served this during the Christmas Season. The dish...

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