Monthly Archive: March 2011

Pumpkin Soup 2 12

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 9

Fettuccine all’Amatriciana

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 should be in that list and that is the all’Amatriciana.  It may be the unknown variety but definitely this one has a unique taste...

Ensaladang Mangga 2 14

Ensaladang Mangga

If you are looking for an authentic Filipino Salad then I guess this will be the one, and I guess it’s the famous one as well.  I am not sure whether I can classify this as a salad as it is also consumed as an appetizer and sometimes as a...

Nido Soup 2 0

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 0

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 10

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 11

Chicken Enchilada

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 came from the word enchilar which means “to add chilli pepper to”. Enchiladas originated in Mexico in which during those times...

Turon 21

Turon

Turon or Banana Lumpia is a Philippine snack that is made out of cardaba bananas and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll wrapper and deep fried.  A popular street food which you can see almost everywhere together with Camote Cue (Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes covered with caramelized brown sugar) and Banana...

Tapsilog 18

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...

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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.  This food item is known for its preserved or canned versions which are easily available in supermarkets and even convenience store so it...