If you’re a Filipino born in the Philippines you must love salted duck eggs. (Hmm my stepson W, who hates anything yolk unless used as an ingredient, is an exception.) Be it main served with fresh tomatoes, a garnish on … Continue reading Salted Egg Salad & Buttered Prawns with Salted Egg Sauce
Having eggs is as universal as drinking coffee or tea. They can be taken anytime of the day and have about the same line-up of choices from the menu as any hot beverage. North Americans are very particular about how … Continue reading Deep-Fried Battered Eggs (Kwek-Kwek)
The first sisig I cooked was ages ago way back in my mom’s kitchen – I roasted a pig’s head for dinner then chopped the leftover cheeks and ears. I stir in mashed pig’s brain to make it sinfully creamy … Continue reading Crispy Sisig Pork Belly and Beef Tendons
Sisig. It’s the penumbra and epicenter of the Filipino’s secret love affair with the pig and its heavily greasy aftermath. It’s like an annoying love song that constantly repeats itself in many taverns across the city and through the decades … Continue reading Roasted Turkey Drumsticks with Smoked Bacon & Pork: Sisig Style
I had been cooking my latest version of Filipino-style Spaghetti for quite sometime now and have been planning to blog about it but never had the chance. It’s a good thing this month’s KCC theme, hosted by Gio and Bea, … Continue reading Filipino-Style Spaghetti with Corned Beef Silverside and Meatballs
I am definitely at a lost on making an authentic Pinoy Spaghetti. I haven’t eaten one maybe since 1992 when I was still working in a bank, and a Jollibee Spaghetti (Joy?) was a regular celebration meal whenever there was … Continue reading Spaghetti Bolognese a la Pinoy
Like my Dad’s unusual taste and take on food, my Mom also had her own specialties. Everything she had on the dinner table was considered ‘nutritious’ and the food she ate was constantly nagged to us as the ‘healthiest’ food … Continue reading Wild Cod Fillet in Sour Broth (Sinigang na Isda)
Since July is Nutrition Month, KCC’s hosts Kai and Isabel’s challenge is to “cook something that is pampahaba ng buhay and that should be a part of our cooking menu habang buhay. It should be nutritious, and must contain vegetables or … Continue reading Ensaladang Okra at Dilis (Okra and Dried Anchovies Salad)
As the month of June celebrates the Philippine Independence Day, Kulinarya Cooking Club’s challenge is all about a dish that’s ‘only in the Philippines’. Choosing a unique dish is quite tough, not because of the strong influences from the Chinese, … Continue reading Pinais na Isdang Dapa (Flounder Stew in Banana Leaves)
I’ve stopped buying or eating fish for maybe three years now; even more I believe. I’m not exactly sure how long it has been, but prices of fresh seafood here is so exorbitant that a New York Striploin is so … Continue reading Grilled Panga ng Lapu-Lapu with Crispy Fried Spinach
Santacruzan ba kamo? Oh my God! I suddenly remember the horror I felt when I saw my face tagged in my hometown friend’s Facebook page. In this age when the use of online social networking is so common, seeing your … Continue reading Embutido
I started with basic Chinese stir-fry when I began cooking as a teenager. I just grew tired of the daily Sinigang na Bangus & Baboy, Fried Tilapia, Menudo, and Adobo my mom would always tell the household help to prep … Continue reading Rock Cornish Hen Dry Steamed in Salt, Cinnamon & Star Anise (Pinaupo)
“For this month’s theme, let’s focus on traditional Filipino foods served as portable bites, like the food trucks offer.” – Louie of East and West.
I decided to live in the city just because I hated the slow pace in the suburbs. Moreover, people in the city were more mature and disciplined. I’d take the transit to and from work everyday, and I’d encounter a vast number of crazy people along the way, but the kids in the ‘burbs’ just blew my top off… Continue reading Ay, Monay!
Being in the southern hemisphere, it is the beginning of fall in Auckland while it is the opposite in the northern hemisphere. Summer passed so quickly I don’t even remember being out in a singlet without a backup jumper. It’s … Continue reading Tropical Ice Candy – Cool Summer Treat