Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

In the summer, the markets are abundant with so many fresh vegetables. It becomes incredibly easy to make meals! I come home with a bundle of veggies and can’t wait to cook it all. What makes this dish distinct? It’s just easy to do. A lot of Filipino meals start with a basic stir fry. […]

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Rice Toppings of Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken

Rice Toppings of Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken

It’s Sunday. You have good leftovers from Saturday dinner. You also have to make Sunday supper quickly because the weekend was a busy whirl. But what if the good leftovers were Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken from the “Mom 100 Cookbook”? Well then, get ready to relish some delightful Rice Toppings.     Rice toppings […]

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Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

  This is a variation of the Filipino Beef Mami, a classic noodle soup. The beef short ribs in this recipe were braised and simmered in a sweet broth, with seasonings, and spices like star anise. Then once the tender beef nearly falls off the bone,  you catch the soft chunks and place them in […]

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Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

  Make Mom happy with something homemade. Made by you on Mother’s Day makes it even more special. Just think, you won’t have to deal with the long wait at restaurants, the reservations made months in advance, or the crowds, bad service and traffic. No need to subject Mom to the unpleasant. Instead, let Mom […]

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A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

A Visit to Via Mare & Glenda Barretto : Why I Love Filipino Food !

  The plane landed at midnight, in Manila at the NAIA Airport. It was hot and humid. I survived a 20+ hour plane trip from the USA to Korea, then finally Manila. Clutching my luggage , I shifted my shoulder bag, sent my sister  a text at the arrival area. “I’m here. Hungry! Hurry!”   […]

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LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

“I ate where Anthony Bourdain ate.” I now have bragging rights to that. When I went on a trip to the Philippines last month, there was nothing else I wanted to do, from the minute I landed in Manila. I had to  eat at “Bale Dutung” in Angeles, Pampanga.  I wanted to find out for […]

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Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

“Breakfast in the middle of the rice field, then Lechon for lunch, and end the day with a plate of sisig and a stick of chicken tail. “ And that’s how Poch Jorolan described what the Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tour would be like. I was hooked. And I booked it. Who could pass up a […]

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Nora Daza’s Chop Suey  & Meeting Nora

Nora Daza’s Chop Suey & Meeting Nora

Chop Suey is an all-time favorite vegetable dish, popular among Filipinos. It is a medley of different greens mixed with slivers of chicken, pork and shrimps in a soy sauce base. The best recipe I make often is from the classic Filipino cookbook “Let’s Cook with Nora” by Nora Daza. And by sheer chance, one […]

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Cuapao: Steamed Buns with Beef Asado

Cuapao: Steamed Buns with Beef Asado

I started the day  making  steamed buns from my old “siopao” recipe (a steamed pork bun) . Midway through kneading the dough, I felt the urge to eat my long-ago favorite “cuapao”. Happily, I realized this would cut my dough rising time shorter. Which meant I would enjoy the “cuapao” sooner!   Cuapao (pronounced “kwa- […]

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