Monthly Archive: March 2010

Adobo 2 37

Adobo

Adobo is  a Spanish word for seasoning or marinade, Spaniards during the 15th century encountered an indigenous cooking process which involved stewing meat with vinegar and salt so that it can be preserved longer as there was no fridge during that time.  After the Spaniards, then came the Chinese and...

Chicken Afritada 15

Chicken Afritada

Afritada is a spanish inspired dish which can be cooked with pork, beef or chicken slowly simmered in tomato sauce and potato. This recipe is so simple thats why it is a popular dish in Philippines.  Saute, add all ingredients together and simmer. Ingredients 800g chicken thighs 200g button mushrooms,...

Sinigang (Pork Stew in Tamarind Broth) 2 31

Sinigang (Pork Stew in Tamarind Broth)

Sinigang is a popular sour soup from the Philippines, well popular for its sour taste that comes from fruits with sour notes like santol (wild mangosteen), kamias (averrhoa bilimbi), calamansi (calamondin), green mangoes, guava and the most common of all the tamarind. Apart from sour fruit, the basic ingredients are...

Beef and Mushroom Gravy Stew 0

Beef and Mushroom Gravy Stew

It’s a bit odd to see this dish in Chinese take-away and fast food here in New Zealand but yes they do serve this alongside different Asian dishes like Sweet and Sour Pork, Black Pepper Beef  and Fried Noodles. I am pretty sure this is not Chinese in origin as...