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Beef Papaitan

Beef Papaitan

Beef Papaitan is an Ilocano soup using beef bile. I thought Papaitan was a very difficult dish to cook. Using innards and bile sound too complicated so I didn’t really bother finding out how to cook it before. I wasn’t even interested in eating it……

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are only a handful of baking recipes that I can do well. One of which is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cookies are very easy to do. I think that cookies are easier to bake than brownies. I don’t know if that’s a fact but…

Ginisang Pusit

Ginisang Pusit

One of the things I miss about Malolos is the abundance of fresh seafood. Surrounded by bodies of water, live seafood is common in the market. Fish is not limited to bangus, tilapia, galunggong, dalagang bukid. You can cook different kinds of seafood dishes anytime…

Easy Chicken Tinola Recipe

Easy Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken Tinola is a classic Filipino soup that is very easy to cook and uses very simple ingredients. It is a very common dish in the Filipino household that deserves more appreciation. It’s warm, comforting and hearty. Cook it real good and rediscover the goodness…

How to Cook Chicken Binagoongan

How to Cook Chicken Binagoongan

This dish is one of the first 4 vlogs I posted on youtube, How to Cook Chicken Binagoongan or Binagoongang Manok. We are all familiar with Binagoongang Baboy (Pork Binagoongan), but have you tried Chicken Binagoongan? After reading blogs and watching vlogs, I finally decided…

Eggplant with Chili Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with Chili Garlic Sauce

I am fascinated with side dishes. The table looks more inviting when I see side dishes. A classic main dish like adobo or daing na bangus served with two or three side dishes can make meals special. This recipe is a Filipino take on the…

Tinolang Halaan with White Corn

Tinolang Halaan with White Corn

Very delicious and nutritious, this tinolang halaan with white corn is quick, easy and affordable. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to cook and uses 5 very affordable ingredients. There’s a bit of an effort to clean the clams (halaan) and to grate/puree the white…

Chicken Sotanghon Soup

Chicken Sotanghon Soup

Here’s a homecooked, feel-good, Filipino chicken noodle soup from scratch, Chicken Sotanghon Soup. This is one of my favorite Filipino chicken noodle soup. I remember enjoying bowls of chicken sotanghon growing up. My aunt would cook a big batch and I would always ask for…

3 Quick and Easy Garlic Recipes

3 Quick and Easy Garlic Recipes

Stock up on garlic and get ready to start crushing your garlic game. Here are three quick and easy recipes to enjoy this amazing superfood.  Garlic make lots of things better. It’s a handy herb to have at home, and the Filipino kitchen is no…

Our Inexpensive Dates Because Love Don’t Cost a Thing (Well, Almost)

Our Inexpensive Dates Because Love Don’t Cost a Thing (Well, Almost)

It’s not easy to plan a date, even harder if you are on a tight budget. But if you’re creative enough, treating the person you love on a budget can be a meaningful and rewarding experience.  As we send Z to college, V and I…

Local Fruits for Your Salad and Sawsawan

Local Fruits for Your Salad and Sawsawan

Part 2 of Cooking with Seasonal Produce. Filipino fruits are healthful snacks, but you can also enjoy them as complementary salads or sawsawan to your mains. Cooking with seasonal produce is always thrilling for me; prices are more reasonable and the quality of the produce…

Meanwhile in Malolos… Citang’s, The Ultimate Malolos Food Experience

Meanwhile in Malolos… Citang’s, The Ultimate Malolos Food Experience

There is a not so secret lugawan and kakanin heaven in Malolos City where locals go for the tastiest Maloleño delicacies.  I say not so secret because it has been featured many times on TV, in newspapers, magazines and on social media. The rave is…