November 2010

Crispy Pata 2

Crispy Pata (Roasted)

Crispy pata is one of the favorite dishes in the Philippines which usually is served in special occasions, it is similar to a lamb leg roast or Thanksgiving turkey in the Western World, It’s a simple recipe of deep-fried pork leg or “pata” in Tagalog served vinegar and soy sauce...

Pork and Beans 2

Pork and Beans

Pork and beans as the name suggest uses pork and beans as the main ingredients. Pork and beans is very popular as a canned food today not knowing that way back in 1800’s it was a popular dish in America but there were no tomatoes nor tomato paste on the...

Candy Sprinkle Cookie

Candy Sprinkle Cookie

Are you running out of ideas what to put on your child’s lunch box well try this easy colorful cookie recipe that will certainly get your child’s attention.  Kids do love multicolored food items and they will definitely pick up what’s colorful and sweet first that’s why most of the...

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup 1

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup is a Chinese dish of slowly braised savoury sweet beef served over thin noodles in a hot rich beef bone broth Beef Brisket Noodle Soup originated in China and is made out of beef, beef stock, vegetables and noodles (commonly used is the egg noodles). It...

Coco Jam

Coco Jam

Coco Jam is a popular jam in South East Asia usually made out of coconut milk and sugar.  In Philippines it is called coco jam, “matamis na bao” or “pulut”, In Malaysia and Singapore they call it “kaya” or “seri kaya” and in Thailand they call it “sangkhaya”.  The recipe...

Beef Kebab Salad

Beef Kebab Salad

Kebab is general term for a variety of meat dishes originating in Iran.  So what we thought that kebabs are refered as meats on skewer or wrapped in bread with salad is a bit of a misnomer.  By tradition in Iran, kebab can include a variety of grilled, roasted, and...

Chicken Pastel Dish 3

Chicken Pastel Dish

Chicken Pastel or Pastel de Pollo in Spanish, is the Filipino version of the Chicken Pot Pie sans the pie, usually made out of chicken with a thick sauce Chicken Pastel or Pastel de Pollo in Spanish, is the Filipino version of the Chicken Pot Pie sans the pie, usually...

Palitaw

Palitaw

Palitaw is a Filipino Rice Cake made with glutinous rice dough poached in water, once cooked it is coated with coconut, sugar and toasted sesame seeds. Palitaw is one of the many rice cakes of the Philippines which is characterised by its small and flat shape.  These delights are made...

Sinigang na Baka (Beef Sinigang) 3

Sinigang na Baka (Beef Sinigang)

Beef, Taro, Tomatoes and tropical vegetables cooked in savoury sour tamarind broth best served with rice and hot fish sauce dipper. This is my fourth post regarding sinigang because its a family favourite, I think I have one more left to post which is the shrimp version.  If you have...

Polvoron

Polvoron

Polovron is a type of shortbread with Levantine origin, popular in Spain, more specifically in Andalucia as well as its past colonies such as Philippines and Mexico.  It is a very simple shortbread which is made out of flour, sugar and milk. In Philippines it is called “pulburon” in Mexico...