G-shock Watch Giveaway

G-shock Watch Giveaway

Don't you sometimes wish there are more hours in a day? Between working 9 to 5, sleeping 12 hours a day, cooking 6 to 8 recipes a week and watching 44 episodes of Once upon a Time on Netflix, I barely have time to do anything fun. Not enough time for cool things like: … [Read more...]

Yema

Yema

I went to my doctor on Monday with complaints of knee pain. He sent me home with anti-inflammatory medication and with advice to lose weight. He said the extra pounds that surreptitiously crept at me this past year are placing undue pressure on my lower extremities and most probably caused my sprained knee. So, yeah. The yema balls I've been popping into my mouth one … [Read more...]

Spicy Tahong

Spicy Tahong

One of the many legacies of Spanish colonization is the wide presence of spicy gambas in our local cuisine. Like Spanish tapas, gambas cooked in generous amounts of garlic and chili peppers are also popularly served as "pulutan" or appetizers in our social gatherings and bar scenes. This spicy tahong is a spin-off of my favorite Filipino-style spicy gambas recipe, … [Read more...]

Ginataang Langka at Daing

Ginataang Langka at Daing

I don't think I've cooked with coconut milk before as much as I have since I started food blogging. Other than desserts and the occasional bringhe, coconut milk is not as widely used in Kapampangan cuisine as it is in the Bicol region. But after being introduced to the culinary pleasures of gising-gising, laing and Bicol express, coconut milk and chili peppers have been … [Read more...]

Winner of our Google or Acer Tablet Giveaway

Winner

The winner of our Google or Acer Tablet giveaway is … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

I don't know what pit I've been holed up in this last (almost) half century because for the life of me, I've never heard of ham and cheese bread rolls until today.  My friend brought over half a dozen this afternoon for me to try and it was just love at first bite. As soon as she left, I was in my kitchen preparing my own batch. Boy! As good and appreciated the ones she … [Read more...]

Adobong Pusit sa Gata

Adobong Pusit sa Gata

Like the ginisang pusit we have in our recipe archive, adobong pusit sa gata begins with first simmering the squid in vinegar and then sauteing in onions, garlic and tomatoes. They are, however, differentiated by the addition of coconut milk and chili peppers to the latter for a richer and bolder flavor. Although squid is an easy ingredient to prepare, it can also … [Read more...]

Honey Bagoong Chicken Wings

Honey Bagoong Chicken Wings

Sweet honey and pungent bagoong is a blend of flavors we'd last expect on a pair of chicken wings. I saw these honey bagoong chicken wings  on Pepper.ph the other day and with such a weird combination, I just had to try them for myself. In the original recipe, the wings were done ala Bonchon, breaded, deep-fried and drizzled with the bagoong sauce. I was, however, not in … [Read more...]

Kilawing Labanos at Atay

Kilawing Labanos at Baboy

Guys, before I proceed with this kilawing labanos at atay recipe we have today, please let me remind you that this month's giveaway is ending in 5 days! If you haven't already entered,  please click here for a chance to win a Google or Acer tablet. As you can see from the real-time overview of the site's traffic I screenshot at 7:30 this morning, more than 75% of you visit … [Read more...]

Minatamis na Kamote

Minatamis na Kamote

Minatamis na kamote is a widely-enjoyed snack in the Philippines made of sweet potatoes cooked in sugar syrup. While it is traditionally prepared on the stove top, I like mine done in the oven. I simply pack cubed tubers in a baking dish, top them with a dollop of butter, a generous amount of brown sugar and a drizzle of  orange juice  and throw everything in the oven … [Read more...]

Pork Bulanglang

Pork Bulanglang

Although a good number of food indigenous to the Philippines are now accessible to us Filipino-American consumers, there are still items that are  rarely available. For example, in the twenty plus years I've lived in California,  I've never seen fresh rambutans being sold in the markets I frequent until last weekend. I haven't had these spiny fruits in decades so when I … [Read more...]