Chicken Hamonado with Green Raisins

Quite busy for weeks I didn’t have time to blog so here’s another easy recipe. It’s basically the same as my 1st chicken hamonado post but instead of fruit juice, I used what was left of our raisin snack. Ingredients: 2 large chicken thigh/leg 1 tbsp. of crushed garlic 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup Chinese green raisins 2 tbsp. of sugar salt & crushed peppercorns leak, julienned Mix the above ingredients in a pot. Pour enough water to cover the chicken and simmer until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is thick. Continue reading Chicken Hamonado with Green Raisins

Pork & Apple Stew

I checked my stats and the most visited pages are my hamonado recipes followed by sinaing na tulingan, patatim, tocino and skinless longgonisa. My hamonado is actually not ham-cured; like my tocino, it has no curing processes whatsoever to preserve food such as standard longganisa, ham, fish, cheese, sausage, or vegetables. It is just a term my dad uses when referring to a big chunk of meat stewed with sweetener for hours. Frankly, I cook this hamonado at least once a month, of course with variations. It is, for me, like adobo – a versatile dish. I use chicken or pork or even beef. Sweeten the meat with fruit juice like pineapple juice, fruit cocktail syrup, pineapple chunks, apples, raisins or just plain sugar. Serve it with steamed vegetables – potatoes, carrots, beans, snowpeas, or even tomatoes, whatever is available. Don’t be surprised if I tell you I have quite a number of pictures waiting to be published.

So here is another one… apple-flavored!

Continue reading “Pork & Apple Stew”

Chicken Hamonado

I have loads of food pictures in my files but I chose this chicken recipe as I happen to run through an article about bird flu. Apparently, China closes all Beijing poultry markets.

Tsk tsk. What’s gonna happen w/ all the KFCs around when there are more than a hundred outlets in Beijing alone? There was also another article that says they open over 250 restaurants a year in China and operates in every Chinese province and region except Tibet. Hmmmm… but then, they were asked to stay out of Tibet.

Just when I am having some serious craving for chicken curry. Anyways, here’s my chicken hamonado recipe similar to my pork hamonado.

Continue reading “Chicken Hamonado”