Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice

As G is more a potato and bread kinda guy, I am the only one who eats rice at home. Even with my downsizing to a small 4-cup rice cooker, I often end up with leftover rice in the fridge. Not that that's a problem. Cold cooked rice in the fridge has been a blessing on the many times I roll out of bed at 11 AM hungry for my first bite of the day or on the many occasions I … [Read more...]

Rellenong Alimango

Rellenong Alimango

 Guys, I know my job as a food blogger is to sell you on the recipes I post here at Kawaling Pinoy.  But I have to admit, rellenong alimango is not my favorite way to enjoy crabs. First of all, making stuffed crabs is a very tedious process. Secondly, crabs are not exactly cheap and by the time you pick through the shells and cartillage, you're lucky if you even get a … [Read more...]

Sinigang na Hipon sa Calamansi

Sinigang na Hipon sa Calamansi

Sinigang has many variants. This Filipino sour soup can be made with pork, beef, chicken or seafood. Although traditionally tamarind-based, the use of guava, kamias, unripe mango and calamansi as souring agents is not uncommon. A wide array of vegetables such as tomatoes, pechay, water spinach, eggplant, okra, long beans and radish are usually added to extend this classic … [Read more...]

Guyabano Juice

Guyabano Juice

Commercially-prepared guyabano juice are widely available at Asian supermarkets in my area. They are reasonably priced at about .80 cents per 8-ounce can and taste-wise, are pretty satisfactory. But if you ever had the pleasure of homemade guyabano juice, you know there is no comparison. While it may require a little more work than simply popping a can, making your own … [Read more...]

Paksiw na Lechon

Lechon Paksiw

Christmas is definitely the season of excesses and splurges. I, for one, have been swiping my credit cards like there's no tomorrow that come January when the bills roll in I'll be like If there is one thing we, Filipinos, go overboard during the holidays is the food. Our Noche Buena table is almost always groaning with the weight of various meats, sides and sweets … [Read more...]

Almond Jello

Almond Jello

Over these last couple of months, I've been inching my way through holiday favorites to help you plan your Christmas festivities. I am happy to report that, slowly but surely, I am getting there. Woot hoot! So far, here are a few Kawaling Pinoy yums to fill your Noche Buena table. Pork Belly Lechon Roll Hardinera Rellenong Manok Lumpiang Hubad Filipino-style … [Read more...]

Tsokolate

Tsokolate

I have to admit, I can be a grumpy, discontent, ungrateful old hag. I have to say, I have a tendency to look at the glass half empty instead of half full, to complain about the little things and sweat the small stuff, to focus on the negative and wallow on everything that's wrong. But always, God in His infinite wisdom has a way of shutting me up and showing me what really … [Read more...]

Batchoy Tagalog

Batchoy Tagalog

It rained like crazy these past few days so our meals at home have been mostly soups and stews. But while G enjoyed bowls of turkey chili and split pea soup throughout the week, I, on the hand, indulged on bulalo and this batchoy tagalog to keep me warm. Although both share the same name and use pork innards as ingredients, Batchoy Tagalog is not to be confused with … [Read more...]

Rellenong Manok

Relyenong Manok

After wrestling (and barely winning the fight) with a roughly 5-pound bird the whole day yesterday, I now understand why something as simple as chicken can be the highlight of something as special as Noche Buena. With the deboning, the stuffing, the sewing and the roasting involved, rellenong manok is definitely not one I'll willingly tackle for my family's everyday meal. … [Read more...]

Coconut Curry Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon

Dinner in a hurry? It can't get any easier or more delicious than this coconut curry salmon. This dish pulls together in less than thirty minutes, bringing succulent fish chunks and a rich, curry-spiced coconut sauce at every spoonful. The recipe is flexible, too, as you can easily substitute any firm-fleshed fish such as tilapia and mackarel, or even seafood such as … [Read more...]

Pork Belly Lechon Roll

Pork Belly Lechon Roll

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was filled with plenty of things to be thankful for. Oh my, has it been a week since I've last been here? I am sorry, please forgive me. As you know, I do all my cooking on Saturdays and Sundays when I am off from work but last weekend, I was 449.5 miles/6 hrs 47 mins away from my kitchen. I was in Santa Rosa with my daughter and … [Read more...]