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...]

Sinanglay na Tilapia

Sinanglay na Tilapia

Sinanglay na tilapia is a dish that originated from Bicol, a region known for its heavy use of coconut milk and chili peppers in cooking. In this recipe, gutted tilapia are stuffed with a mixture of onions, tomatoes and ginger and wrapped with pechay, mustard or gabi leaves. The prepared fish parcels are then tied with strips of pandan and gently cooked in coconut milk … [Read more...]

Beef, Potato and Pechay Soup

Beef, Potato and Pechay Soup

Initially, I was going to call this my  mom's picadillo. My mother and I have a daily ritual of talking via overseas call for hours on end. Our topics are nothing in particular really,  mostly just about the usual day to day stuff like what I ate for dinner, what she ate for dinner.  One night last month, I was telling her about the delicious beef picadillo I … [Read more...]

Lechon sa Hurno

Lechon sa Horno

Please hug me. I deserve it. I just discovered the path to hog heaven. And quite by accident, too. Let me tell you the long winded story of how this lovely oven-roasted pork belly you see before you came about. I was on Facebook chatting with a cousin of mine in the Philippines when she commented on how cool my countertop giveaway was and how she herself is enjoying … [Read more...]

Dinengdeng na Saluyot at Labong

Dinengdeng na Saluyot at Labong

 As we were raised by our mother and her side of the family who are true blue Kapampangans, my brothers and I grew up more familiar with Kapampangan dishes such as bagis, kilayin, sisig and tocino. When we immigrated to the U.S. as young adults in the early 1990's and lived with our father's side who are Ilocanos, we were duly introduced to their provincial style of … [Read more...]