Sizzling Gambas

Sizzling Gambas

Guys! These sizzling gambas were so delicious, just absolutely amazing, they almost didn't make it through the photo shoot! I usually take a few dozen pictures for each recipe I post here on the blog but in this case, I hurriedly snapped a couple, hoped for the best and raced back inside the house eager to enjoy my delicious loot with piping-hot steamed … [Read more...]

Calamansi Bars

Calamansi Bars

Calamansi are hard to come by and are rarely available at the Asian grocery stores I frequent so when my RD consultant at work gave me a few pounds harvested from her tree, I was very excited to cook all my favorite dishes that calls for the fruit. As she gave me a huge bag, I had a good pound or so left even after using them in sinigang and substituting them in an orange … [Read more...]

Stir-fried Pea Shoots

Stir-fried Pea Shoots

At the beginning of the year, G and I agreed on a weight loss competition and last Sunday was the last day of our contest. I am here to report, he lost 35 pounds and I lost $200. Girl, let me tell you. That man was far from gracious! He kept prancing around the living room like a total smug and waving MY two crisp Benjamins in front of my face. I was so irked by his … [Read more...]

Ukoy na Togue

Ukoy na Togue

As I cook such a wide variety of dishes to maintain the blog regularly with fresh content, I'm seldom able to revisit old time favorites. Ukoy top my list of midday snacks but I never had the occasion to make them again since posting the recipe in December 2013! When one of KP readers, Emma, commented on how delicious my ukoy recipe turned out (thank you!) and how her … [Read more...]

Totsong Bangus

Totsong Bangus

I have to say, this is the first time I've tried or cooked totsong bangus and I enjoyed it immensely. I am not sure of its origin or what region in the Philippines it is most popular but with the use of fermented bean cakes, I think I am correct to assume Chinese influences. If you are familiar with the history of this dish, please feel free to chime in on the comments … [Read more...]

Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki Salmon

My daughter left early this morning for Northern California. She works in a hospital in Redding and came down last week for a mini vacation. Watching her all grown up~managing her career, her finances, her life~I can't help my heart swell with pride. As a mother and daughter, we've had our share of rough times. She, of course, went through that … [Read more...]

Siopao Asado

Siopao Asado

Will you please follow me on Instagram? I promise I will not post selfies of sexy butt or sexy pouts. If I had the bod or the lips of Kim K I would but I don't so yah, my snapshots are just food, food and food. So, will you please, pretty please, follow me as eat my way through life? If you've been following me already, you probably saw the photo I posted of my … [Read more...]

Beef Broccoli

Beef Broccoli

Hello, folks. Here I am again with another Chinese-inspired recipe. Since discovering a couple of weeks ago the cooking method, velveting, I've been eager to incorporate this simple technique in a lot of my favorite stir-fry dishes. In this quick and easy beef broccoli, I marinated the meat in a mixture of egg white, cornstarch, Chinese wine and salt but instead of … [Read more...]

Fried Okra

Fried Okra

Remember this half a rack of BBQ ribs I had in Salt Lake two weeks ago? Fall off the bone tender and full of flavor, they were absolutely amazing! However, if you ask me, the best part of the meal combo and what I most enjoyed were the fried okra that came as sides. Crisp and boldly seasoned, I am so totally addicted I have been making them regularly since our Utah … [Read more...]

Fire HD 6 Tablet Giveaway

Fire HD Giveaway

Folks, it's that time of the month again. Giveaway Day! But first let me congratulate our winners for the Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler giveaway: #29 Dinah #76 Rutchell Last month, I shared the progress of Kawaling Pinoy in its first two years. I have to say, I was overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm and support. I continually try to develop solid recipes, improve my … [Read more...]

Black Pepper Chicken

Black Pepper Chicken

Stir-fries are one of my favorite ways to whip up a quick meal at home. I like that I can pull them together in no time and use virtually what ever ingredients I have lying around at the moment. But in the many times I've prepared this type of dish, my meat always end up dry and lacking in flavor. I've always wondered why the meat in Chinese stir-fries are always moist and … [Read more...]

Java Rice

Java Rice

One of the weekend activities that G and I both enjoy is grilling outdoors. Whether in the midst of hot summers or cold winters, we like to BBQ in the our small backyard patio. G has not fully embraced the pleasures of our Filipino cuisine but he does love to pair his steaks with a generous heap of java rice. Java rice is another delicious way to breathe new life to … [Read more...]

Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

I just spent the last hour answering messages, comments and questions left on the blog that sorta piled up over the past week. My apologies everyone, I am sorry for not replying sooner. Last week has been super crazy busy. As I mentioned here, G and I drove to Salt Lake City, Utah for a blog conference hosted by one of my ad networks, The Blogger Network. I was fortunate … [Read more...]

Calamansi Chicken

Calamansi Chicken

Guys! You won't believe where I am at right now. Salt Lake City, Utah! G and I drove 11 hours from California to attend Build Your Blog Conference, a 2-day event where bloggers from all over come to learn and get inspired. This is an awesome opportunity for me to network and find ways to grow Kawaling Pinoy. I am so pumped! This calamansi chicken was inspired by the … [Read more...]