Month: November 2018

Pickled Mangoes

Pickled Mangoes

Growing up, I only know of pickling green mangoes. I am not exactly a fan of pickled green mangoes as it gets even more sour after pickling.  But just this year, I bought a pack of pickled mangoes that has truly been a revelation. They…

Cornmeal and Dill Crusted Tilapia Fillets

Cornmeal and Dill Crusted Tilapia Fillets

3:30AM, that’s when my alarm goes off on weekdays. I need to be at work before 6AM, so for school lunch to happen, I’ve to be up by 3:30. Like a diesel engine, it takes some time before I can really get going. I need…

Carne di Capra Ubriaca, A Filipino Inspired Dish

Carne di Capra Ubriaca, A Filipino Inspired Dish

Staying true to his roots, A Filipino Chef in Milan pays homage to Adobo and Caldereta. I haven’t been to Milan. In fact, I have only been out of the country once for a 3-day trip. It got me incurably homesick by the 2nd day…

The Titas of Manila Guide to Food Crawl

The Titas of Manila Guide to Food Crawl

The obligatory picture taking during a once in a blue moon get together.

Mango Pork Adobo

Mango Pork Adobo

This is a good dish to make when you have ripe mangoes that are sour. Too sour you can’t eat it on its own nor make desserts out of it. I would often use the fruit closest to the seed as that is the most…

Because Masarap is Personal

Because Masarap is Personal

Isa na yata sa pinakamaselan na gawin ay magbigay ng review. Madalas akong natatanong kung masarap ba yung food. To be honest, may mga napupuntahan akong hindi ko talaga type yung pagkain. Pipilitin kong pumili ng pinaka-okay sa akin from their menu pero most of…

Adobong  Halo Halo sa Gata

Adobong Halo Halo sa Gata

Squid and Pork Adobo sa Gata but also there’s sitaw , potatoes, and eggplant so maybe we can call it Adobong HaloHalo. And when all that is left is the sauce, pour it over on some boiled eggs. Delightful.  Ingredients ½ kl pork adobo cut…

Chicken Liver Carinderia Style

Chicken Liver Carinderia Style

Spicy Chicken Liver in soy sauce and ketchup. Yes, ketchup. That’s what’s in those spicy, salty, sweet chicken liver from carinderias or at least the ones I know.  Ingredients:2 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, chopped1/2 kl chicken liver1/2 cup water1/2 cp soy sauce5 tbsp ketchup1 tbsp…

Adobo Tea Eggs

Adobo Tea Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are convenient and healthy. But boiled eggs sound bland and boring. Good thing, we are not boring. That’s why we’re calling it a fancy name this time “Adobo Tea Eggs”. Tea eggs are Chinese in origin, basically hard boiled eggs, cracked and…

Sinigang na Tinapa at Hipon sa Mangga

Sinigang na Tinapa at Hipon sa Mangga

Not all recipe books and sites are good. I only trust a few of them. One of my favorite recipe book is Chef Gene Gonzalez’s Little Books. This sinigang is inspired by his Little Sabaw Book and it is absolutely divine. When mangoes are cheap,…

Pangat na ulang

Pangat na ulang

If you are not a fan of pangat, this might change your mind. This dish is not as sour as sinigang but is bursting with umami flavor. A one pot dish, this takes about 30 minutes to make from preparation to cooking. Recipe1/2 kl Ulang1…

How to Cook Lumpia

How to Cook Lumpia

Lumpia or Fried Spring Rolls, if done right, is a simple and delicious dish. Learning how to cook lumpia is easy. Just combine all the ingredients, wrap and deep fry until golden brown. How do you make fried lumpia stay crispy The key to keeping…