Corned Beef Frittata

Corned Beef Frittata

G and I are both July babies so we always plan a mini vacation at this time of the year . As we will be leaving for Las Vegas tomorrow afternoon for a four-day getaway, I didn't do my usual weekly grocery shopping over the weekend and we've been eating through the dry goods in the pantry these past few days. Really, how many ways can one prepare canned corned beef before … [Read more...]

Google Tablet or Acer Tablet Giveaway

Google Android Tablet

How fast time flies! Seriously. I can't believe Kawaling Pinoy is halfway to its second year. Wasn't it just yesterday when I posted my very first recipe, Bistek? And  now we're only 12 shy from 200 recipes! Click on the graph and check out Kawaling Pinoy's traffic~54 whopping views in January 2013! And now, there's you, and you, and you! Thank you so, so much for … [Read more...]

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes

Have I told you before I am not much of a baker? With my propensity to repeat myself, I probably already did. As I've said many times, give me a carcass of pig, bovine or fowl and I'll find many delicious ways to enjoy it from nose to tail. But flour, baking powder or yeast? I'll stare at you blankly, dazed and confused. Sure, the cheese cupcakes and macaroons on the site … [Read more...]

Morcon

Morcon

Morcon is a popular Filipino dish commonly served on holidays and special occasions. Like its European counterpart, this Filipino-style roulade consists of a  slice of beef rolled around choice fillings such as cheese, eggs, carrots, pickles,  bacon and sausages, and then cooked by braising method. The prepared beef roll is first pan-seared on high heat to brown surfaces … [Read more...]

Puto

Puto

I have recipes for morcon and kilawing labanos at atay ready to be published in my draft box but since I posted my dinuguan a couple of days ago, I thought the best follow up would be its perennial pair, putong puti. I was working on this puto post when I noticed a comment notification on my wordpress dashboard waiting for approval. It was on my dinuguan post and it … [Read more...]

Winner of Countertop Oven and Rotisserie Giveaway

Giveaway-Winner

The winner of our Countertop Oven and Rotisserie giveaway is: … [Read more...]

Dinuguan

Dinuguan

Dinuguan is a Filipino stew made of pork meat cooked in pig's blood, vinegar and spices. Offal parts are traditionally used in this rich and spicy dish but since I was able to intrigue G enough to give it a try, I  used pork belly to tame the fear factor. He already has to wrestle with the idea of eating pork blood and to add bits and pieces of ears, snouts, stomach and … [Read more...]

Goto

Goto

Goto is one of  the many variants of Filipino congee or as colloquially known, lugaw. This rice porridge is made with glutinous rice and beef tripe simmered in a ginger-based broth. It's a delicious one-bowl meal commonly peddled in the Philippines as a filling midday snack or as a light lunch. Cooking with tripe, or any innards for that matter, can be daunting for … [Read more...]

Buko Lychee Juice

Buko Lychee Juice

This right here? This right here represents how California summer has been 'round these parts. So freaking hot! The sun has been relentless, beating down the streets like a colossal furnace. The air so thick and dry, there is not even the slightest breeze for momentary relief.  It's just the type of miserable weather you'd gladly drown yourself in an 800-ml mason jar of … [Read more...]

Adobong Hito

Adobong Hito

I have to admit, I've never been a big fan of catfish. I simply can't get pass the sliminess of its skin and find its meat too musky for my taste. The only way I'll consider eating it is when it's filleted and deep-fried and even that is a stretch. On the other hand, hito is one of my daughter's favorites. She watched an episode of Umagang Kay Ganda on Youtube a few days … [Read more...]

Crispy Soy Chicken a la Chowking

Crispy Soy Chicken

Chowking has got to be my favorite place to go for Asian-inspired eats. My weekly grocery trips to Seafood City, more often than not, mean a Chowking stopover (the restaurant is inside the supermarket, how cool is that?) for a bowl of mami and a piece (or two) of siopao bola bola. Although noodle bowls and dimsum are the regular staples, their menu is occasionally revamped … [Read more...]

Buko Pandan Drink

Buko Pandan Drink

How was everyone's 4th of July weekend? From the increased number of searches and traffic that came through the site for BBQ pork on a stick, I am supposing you guys fired up the grill as we did. G had a blast barbecuing and turned out quite a backyard feast for us. The resident grill master made carne asada, bacon-wrapped hotdogs and burger sliders among other … [Read more...]