Monthly Archive: August 2011

Agedashi Tofu 0

Agedashi Tofu

Agedashi tofu is a Japanese tofu dish which is made out of firm tofu that is lightly dusted with cornstarch then deep-fried until golden brown. It is then served in a hot broth made out of dashi, mirin and Japanese style soy sauce topped with spring onions and bonito flakes....

Eggplant and String Beans in Tomato Sauce 0

Eggplant and String Beans in Tomato Sauce

What happens if you use the vegetables in pinakbet and use the base sauce of ratatouille? It will be ratabet or pinaktouille, well not quite, I just made that up. If I name it like such it would sound funny so I will be simply calling Eggplant and String Beans...

Pork Asado 15

Pork Asado

Asado in general is a term used in some Latin and Southern American countries for a range of barbecue techniques it is even used as a standard word for barbecue in that region. Now Filipino-Chinese Asado is a bit different and it is more closely related to the Chinese Char...

Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels) 1 22

Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Baked Tahong or Baked Mussels is a very simple appetizer or cocktail dish that is made out of baked mussels and cheese. A popular hit in Philippine celebrations such as birthdays, fiestas and even family gathering as it is really easy to prepare, it is inexpensive (depends on where you...

Roast Lemon and Thyme Chicken 14

Roast Lemon and Thyme Chicken

In general Filipinos love dishes that are sour or with a hint of it. The sourness of flavours in our dishes makes you feel that what you’re eating is light, and that helps specially knowing some of the known Filipino dishes are oily or contains large chunks of meats. The...

Chunky Beef and Pumpkin Soup 0

Chunky Beef and Pumpkin Soup

This soup dish is inspired from those large canned chunky beef soups you find in the supermarket, like what I had said before I like making proper meals out of what I see in supermarket ready-made dishes, this is no different.  So on my next supermarket visit I grabbed a...

Thai Red Beef Curry 12

Thai Red Beef Curry

Red Curry is a popular Thai curry paste which consists of garlic, shallots, dried red chillies, lemongrass, galangal, peppercorns, shrimp paste, salt, kaffir lime peel, coriander root, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. It is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle which in turn releases the ingredients natural oils while...

Lemon Cake 25

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake as the name implies is a cake with a very strong lemon flavour, similar to a pound cake it is sweet, buttery and moist. This cake is also topped with a sugar lemon frosting that adds to the lovely lemon taste. My wife made this one and just...

Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid) 2 22

Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid)

Relleno in Spanish mean “filling” and this is one of the many culinary styles Philippines had inherited from Spain. There are several famous stuffed dishes in the Filipino cuisine like the Rellenong Alimasag (Stuffed Crab), Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milk Fish), Rellenong Ampalaya (Stuffed Bitter Gourd), Rellenong Talong (Stuffed Eggplants), Chicken...