Beef Pochero aka Cocido

Dec 26

Beef Pochero aka Cocido

I have been preparing Pochero every Christmas day for the past 10 years. On Christmas eve, I serve Majestic Ham for Noche Buena. I rub the ham with brown sugar and cloves and bake it in the oven. After it has been baked, I decorate it with pineapple and cherries. What do we do with leftover ham from Christmas dinner? The solution….Pochero or cocido. I prefer...

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Turn leftovers into holiday classics: Pork Binagoongan Wraps & Breakfast Fried Rice

Dec 25

Turn leftovers into holiday classics: Pork Binagoongan Wraps & Breakfast Fried Rice

How has your Christmas day been? We have so much leftover ham and lechon from our Noche Buena and Christmas lunch. I know what to do with the lechon. I can easily cook Lechon Paksiw but there may be other ways to make use of lechon leftovers. Do you know what to do with the leftovers? Well, Chef Rolando Laudico and Sunnywood—a local rice distributor teamed up to...

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Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus

Dec 16

Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus

During the holiday season, it is a real challenge to stop oneself from eating as well as tracking the calories. Anyway , it is a once-in-a-year indulgence and a slice of that crispy lechon skin won’t do any harm. Before you know it, there is the guilty feeling of regret of “why did I eat so much?” Erase that guilt because Fisher Farms Inc., an...

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Tsokolate puto bumbong

Dec 12

Tsokolate puto bumbong

There is so much to cook this holiday season. Another favorite Pinoy delicacy is the Puto Bumbong. It is traditionally prepared from Pirurutong, a glutinous rice that is with a distinct purpose color which is then soaked in salted water and dried overnight, and then poured into bamboo tubes (bumbong) and then steamed until done. It is then served topped with...

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Bibingka de Pastillas

Dec 09

Bibingka de Pastillas

I know there are many frustrated bakers out there. While I can bake from scratch, I also want to inspire future bakers. First-timers need not be frustrated. They can start out with cake mixes for inspiration to see if baking is their kind of thing. You can even call it your very own cake for the holidays. Bibingka is traditionally eaten during the Christmas season...

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IHOP Christmas specials: Bibingka & Dulce de leche Pancake, Malagos Hot Chocolate

Dec 05

IHOP Christmas specials: Bibingka &  Dulce de leche Pancake, Malagos Hot Chocolate

So this is not a recipe post and if you are looking for a bibingka recipe, check this recipe on Special Bibingka and Bibingka Royal which you will bake from scratch. IHOP invited me to a bloggers event for a preview on their special Filipino holiday classics: The Bibingka Pancake, Dulce de Leche Pancake and Malagos Chocolate. I normally don’t attend food events...

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A taste of home: My Golden Fruitcake recipe

Dec 02

A taste of home: My Golden Fruitcake recipe

Update: Use the banyo maria or Baño Maria (or bake steaming) to prevent over-drying of your fruit cake. It’s the time of the year when one needs to plan for the holidays. As early as September, I already know what to bake for Christmas. A childhood memory that never fails to remind me of the Christmas season is Fruitcake. I used to bake a lot of fruitcake in...

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Ifugao Diket Rice Pudding

Nov 29

Ifugao Diket Rice Pudding

It is good to know that there are corporations that help in fair trade. Sunnywood Superfoods Corporation started operating as a single proprietorship in September of 1997 supplying branded rice to consumers in the supermarkets. Through the years, the company has grown from a beginning where only nine items were sold in the markets, to one that supplies a wide range...

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Sarap ng #LutongNanay : Tinola sa Gata

Nov 22

Sarap ng #LutongNanay : Tinola sa Gata

How do you usually cook Tinola? As described in Wikipedia, Tinola is “a dish is cooked with chicken, wedges of green papaya, and leaves of the siling labuyo chili pepper in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce. A common variant substitutes pork for chicken, chayote instead of papaya, or moringa leaves known as marungay or malunggay or kamunggay (in...

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Tropical pineapple filled Turon

Nov 01

Tropical pineapple filled Turon

You are all familiar with turón de banana , also known as lumpiyang saging (Tagalog, banana lumpia) as one of the favorite Filipino snacks. This type of turon is made of thinly sliced saba or Cardaba bananas with a slice of jackfruit and finally dusted with brown sugar then rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried. There are may ways to prepare turon. Try this...

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