Tinapa Fried Rice

Tinapa Fried Rice

Although I am the only one who eats rice at home, I’ve taken a habit of cooking more than one person can comfortably consume. Leftover rice in the fridge has been a life(tummy)saver for those days I’ve come home from work famished but too exhausted to bother with a complicated dish. With days-old white rice…

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Pesang Manok

Pesang Manok

Pesang manok is another type of the boiled soup dishes popular in the Filipino food culture. Although similar to nilaga in preparation and ingredients, a few knobs of fresh ginger are also added to pesa for additional layer of flavor. Chicken parts are cooked in the broth until tender and vegetables such as potatoes, bokchoy and cabbage…

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Taco Rice

Taco Rice

(taco) Takoraisu (rice) is a Mexican-Japanese fusion dish consisting of seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes served over a bed of white rice instead of the more traditional tortilla shells. The generous heap of taco fillings is then topped with salsa, sour cream and “pizza cheese” (mozzarella) for a satisfying lunch or late…

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Ninja Professional Blender Giveaway

Ninja Professional Blender Giveaway

Oh my! Is it that time of the month already? Really, Time, you’re moving too fast and too furious! I mean, seriously, wasn’t it just Christmas yesterday? I can’t believe we are now nearing the last quarter of the year! So, what’s up at Kawaling Pinoy headquarters? A whole lot of cooking. As you all know,…

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Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Guys, you seriously need to give me a huge pat on the back! If you’ve been following Kawaling Pinoy for awhile, you know I like to cook Chinese restaurant favorites at home. I think I’ve done a pretty swell job (please agree!) of copycatting these dishes and re-creating their unique flavors at home. But these…

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Picadillo with Potatoes

Picadillo with Potatoes

A few weeks ago, I posted my picadillo recipe on my Facebook page and one reader commented, “Oh what an interesting spin on picadillo. I’ve never had it like this before.” Then a week after, I shared my giniling na baboy recipe and another reader commented, “We call this picadillo at home.” Ok, I am…

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How to Velvet Meat

How to Velvet Chicken

Velveting is a Chinese cooking technique commonly used in stir-frying. Meat or seafood are marinated in a mixture of egg white, cornstarch and rice wine, and then briefly blanched in oil or water before finishing off in the stir-fry process with other ingredients. The marinade acts as protective coat which seals moisture and keeps the…

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Filipino Mango and Tomato Salad

Filipino Mango and Tomato Salad

I have at least five types of fruit salsas I look forward to during the summer months when most produce are at their finest. Every version is made with different combinations of fruits as well as dressings, making each salsa a whole new experience. Here they are below and my peeps, you need to check…

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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

I have a few of my favorite fruit salsas at my other blog, Onion Rings and Things, and I thought it’s time, being summer and all sorts of fruit are abundant, to bring some of the deliciousness here. Each a wonderful combination of vibrant fruits (you have to try the kiwi, mango and strawberry combo!), these…

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Green Bean Chicken

Green Bean Chicken

As you all know, I am a big fan of velveting. Since discovering this Chinese technique a few months ago, I have used it extensively in a lot of my stir-fry recipes. Black pepper chicken and beef broccoli are but a couple of dishes this mode of cooking does wonders. Guys, if you love the…

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