Kiam Pung: Chinese traditional salted rice with mustard

Jan 30

Kiam Pung: Chinese traditional salted rice with mustard

Share 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....

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Red Ribbon brings a chocolatier Black Forest Cake

Jan 26

Red Ribbon brings a chocolatier Black Forest Cake

Share Today, January 26 is the day my ex-boyfriend and I met 36 years ago. Yes, my husband and I celebrate the first day we met (January 26), the first day we became a couple (March 7) aside from our wedding anniversary (May 5). I am big when it comes to celebrating anniversaries. Our anniversary is a time to look back at the good old days and a time to...

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Pasta Al Adobo

Jan 21

Pasta Al Adobo

Share 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,...

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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”

Share “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...

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Beef Mechado Recipe

Jan 17

Beef Mechado Recipe

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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Crispy Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Jan 14

Crispy  Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Share 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...

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Inihaw na Manok

Jan 09

Inihaw na Manok

Share 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...

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Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Jan 06

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Share 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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Sikawate, anyone? Hot tsokolate From Tablea

Jan 04

Sikawate, anyone? Hot tsokolate From Tablea

Share I am sipping hot tsokolate for merienda. My mom often called it SIKWATE!, the Visayan dialect for hot chocolate drink. I bought a lot of these tablea last year so I am just drinking the leftovers. Our Noche Buena is never complete without the hot tsokolate made from the native Tablea (cacao chocolate). I often visited my great grandmother in Cebu and...

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White Forest Cake

Jan 02

White Forest Cake

Share White Forest cake is a wonderful twist on a true classic, the Black Forest cake. Instead of dark chocolate cake, the White Forest Cake makes use of chiffon or the basic yellow cake. The cake can even be an angel cake or vanilla cake. Chiffon Cake: 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sifted MAYA Cake Flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½...

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