Kawaling Pinoy Turns 2 Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler Giveaway

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler

Two years. TWO YEARS! I can't believe it has been two years since I posted my first recipe on January 17, 2013. I still struggle with picture taking, shooting photos of the food I cook remains an uphill battle but I'd like to think my food photography/styling has improved from this bistek photo below. Ha! … [Read more...]

Ginataang Munggo

Ginataang Munggo

Not to be confused with the savory mung bean stew with pork and coconut milk I posted a few days ago, this ginataang munggo (or ginataang tutong in some regions of the country) is a sweet concoction of glutinous rice and toasted mung beans cooked in coconut milk. It's a rich and creamy porridge popular in Filipino households as a dessert or midday snack. Growing up, this … [Read more...]

Pastillas de Leche

Pastillas de Leche

I am loving this food blogging thing. It's turning me into a Martha-esque diva. I mean, I've always enjoyed cooking and dabbling in a little bit of baking here and there. But to be making my own longganisa and chicharon? Or bottling my own atchara and mango jams? Who would have thought. Cassava cake, mini eggpies and ube halaya have always been my specialties but since … [Read more...]

Sinigang na Baka

Sinigang na Baka

As I've been pretty sick these past two weeks and my stomach has been very particular of late, I've been finding comfort in light, refreshing soups such as this sinigang na baka. I cooked a hefty pot on Thursday and it's all I've been eating these last couple of days. With fork-tender meat, crisp vegetables and a tamarind-thick broth, sinigang is something I don't mind … [Read more...]

Ginataang Munggo at Baboy

Ginataang Munggo at Baboy

Mung bean is my staple comfort food. Not only is this legume cheap and nutritious, it's also easy to prepare and can be used in many culinary applications such as stews and desserts.  I have two of my favorite ways to cook this superfood already in the archive, one using chicharon  and the other with shrimp and sotanghon. This ginataang munggo at baboy variant is pretty … [Read more...]

Adobong Puti

Adobong Puti

Please forgive me for my longer-than-usual absense/silence. Nope, no fun trips to Northern California to see family this time. In fact, these last few days have been far from fun. I've been feeling under the weather for a week now, coughing like a mad dog and chasing my breath like crazy. I kept procrastinating about seeing my doctor, shrugging off my symptoms to a simple … [Read more...]

Pata Tim

Pata Tim

Like the pata hamonado from a few weeks ago, pata tim is a dish that consists of a whole pork leg cooked low and slow in a sweet and salty sauce. But while pineapple juice is the basis for hamonado, the addition of star anise is what determines the flavors of pata tim. My peeps, this braised pork dish is the very definition of delicious. The pork is so tender, it literally … [Read more...]

Pinaupong Manok

Pinaupong Manok

G returned from his Jujitsu class just before noon today and found me bending and contorting every which way, trying to take a decent shot of this pinaupong manok. He took one look at my roasted chicken with its legs up in the air like it don't care and said, "that is one weird looking bird". Well! Smartypants, if you've spent the last two hours sitting and sweating on … [Read more...]

Maruya

Maruya

I was up all night last night watching for the umpteenth time past seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix. Like the rest of the world's female population, I just can't get enough of Daryl Dixon. He's got to be the tastiest, I mean, the sexiest man alive.Anyway, #wipingdrooloffmyface, when I rolled out of bed this morning, I had a pounding headache and was in dire … [Read more...]

Gising Gising with Bangus

Gising gising with Bangus

A friend of mine was generous enough to give me a few pounds of bangus belly last weekend and I readily cooked two of the six large fillets a la pobre. Oh, what a meal, what a meal. Bangus a la pobre with its tangy, garlicky flavors never fail to hit my spot. But after eating the same dish three days in succession, I was understandably eager to prepare something new with … [Read more...]

Chicken Sotanghon Soup

Chicken Sotanghon Soup

It's been awfully chilly, being winter and all, these past few days and hearty soups have been my steady companions of late. Nothing warms the body and nourishes the soul as a bowl of piping hot chicken sotanghon soup.This Filipino-style noodle soup is typically made with chicken parts previously simmered in aromatics and shredded into strips. I, however, prefer to … [Read more...]

Green Bean and Shrimp Stir-fry

Green Bean and Shrimp Stir-fry

After the frenzy of the holidays gone by, this green bean and shrimp stir-fry was such as welcome change for lunch today. It requires but few simple ingredients and goes from kitchen to table in less than 20 minutes. And super delicious, too. The crisp green beans and plump shrimps lightly coated with a sweet and salty sauce were so good over rice, I derailed my 2015 … [Read more...]

Pancit Canton

Pancit Canton

Yep, I kinda went overboard with my pancit canton. Shrimp, chicken, pork, fish balls, sausage, carrots, cabbage, celery, snow peas, everything but the kitchen sink, I threw into this noodle dish. I added so much stuff every bite was more vegetables and meat than noodles. But hey! It's the New Year, the time for prosperity and abundance. And exactly what I wish for you, my … [Read more...]