March 2011

Pumpkin Soup 2

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup is a simple soup made from a puree of pumpkin mixed together with a rich stock.  It is a popular type of soup in former British colonies as well as the United States especially during thanksgiving.  I haven’t heard this type of soup when I was in the...

Fettuccine all'Amatriciana

Fettuccine all’Amatriciana

Fettuccine all’Amatriciana is an type of Italian pasta known for its hot and spicy flaour, it is prepared with guanciale, tomato sauce and chillies There are a lot of different Italian recipes for pasta and the common ones are Lasagne, Carbonara, Alfredo, Putanesca but there is one that I guess...

Ensaladang Mangga 2

Ensaladang Mangga

Ensaladang Mangga is a simple concoction of semi ripe mangoes, tomatoes and white onions using sauteed bagoong as a dressing. The taste is an explosion of strong sour, salty and sweet flavours. A Filipino favourite which really goes well with grilled meats and seafood, a usual fare that is always...

Nido Soup 2

Nido Soup

Nido Soup is the Filipino version of the Chinese Bird’s Nest Soup. The name came from a place in El Nido, Palawan (An island in the South West part of the Philippines) where these nests are harvested. This dish is a really expensive delicacy not just in the Philippine cuisine...

Creamy Seafood Penne

Creamy Seafood Penne

I was planning for a Seafood Carbonara this week but when I checked the cupboards I don’t have the proper pasta to make some, also I had enough egg intake this week so it is a bad idea to cook some carbonara.  So the next best thing will be this...


Oyako Donburi

Oyako Donburi

Oyako Donburi also called Oyakodon is a Donburi dish made out of Chicken, so why not call it Toriniku-Don (Chicken Donburi)?  Well the name for this donburi is quite playful and funny as the translation of Oyako in english is “parent and child”, now from there I guess you now...

Chicken Enchilada 1

Chicken Enchilada

Chicken Enchiladas is a Mexican tortilla wrap dish filled with spiced chicken, kidney beans, avocadoes and tomatoes topped with melted cheese. Enchilada is a word used in Latin America to describe meat which is dressed with a tomato and chilli sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla.  The word enchilada it...

Turon 3

Turon

Turon or Banana Lumpia is a Philippine snack that is made out of cardaba / saba bananas and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll wrapper and deep fried. Turon or Banana Lumpia is a Philippine snack that is made out of cardaba / saba bananas and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll...

Tapsilog 3

Tapsilog

Tapsilog in tagalog is a mixture of 3 different food items, Tap for Tapa which is a fried beef marinated in vinegar and garlic, Si for Sinigang which is a simple garlic fried rice and Log for Itlog which means egg. There are a lot of food items like this...

Spanish Style Sardines 2

Spanish Style Sardines

Spanish Style Sardines is a different variant of cooking sardines where fish is pressure cooked in oil, other methods known is cooking in brine or tomato sauce.  Spanish Style Sardines is a different variant of cooking sardines where fish is pressure cooked in oil, other methods known is cooking in...