December 2011

Bulalo 4

Bulalo

Bulalo is a Philippine soup dish which is made out of beef leg bones with marrow boiled for really long hours so those ligaments and meat just falls apart when you are eating it, the soup contains a lot of oil melted from the fat covering the leg bones. Every...

Mais Con Yelo

Mais Con Yelo

Mais Con Yelo is a Filipino dessert drink prepared with shaved ice, corn, milk, sugar and sometimes topped with a vanilla ice cream Mais Con Yelo or Maíz con hielo means corn with ice in Spanish. It is another popular drink dessert in the Philippines made out of shaved ice,...

Asparagus, Ham and Mushroom Stir Fry

Asparagus, Ham and Mushroom Stir Fry

Do you have lots of leftover ham and don’t know what to do with it? Well let me share a recipe that let you use that leftover ham in a different way, an Asian inspired stir fry dish made out of asparagus and straw mushrooms.  Since this is a free...

Paella

Paella

Paella perhaps is the most popular Spanish dish, it can be categorized into 3 different types which are: Valencian Paella (“Paella Valenciana”) – made out of rice, green vegetables, meat (chicken, duck, and rabbit), snails and beans. Seafood Paella (“Paella de Marisco”) – made out of rice and mixed seafood...


Bicol Express (Chilli and Pork in Coconut Gravy) 2

Bicol Express (Chilli and Pork in Coconut Gravy)

Now this dish is for the brave who would dare to take one of the hottest dishes in the Philippines. Bicol Express originated from Bicol which is a Southern Luzon province which is popular for its chillies and coconuts, the chillies grown here in are called “siling labuyo” or Birds...

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes

To my surprise, I came home today with a big log of Brazo de Mercedes and some Danish pastries that my wife had baked. It was a feast! And this post is about it. This dish is one of her specialties and this is frequently requested by friends and families...

Pinoy Spaghetti 2

Pinoy Spaghetti

Those who haven’t tasted the Pinoy Spaghetti I must tell you that it may look similar to the Italian counterpart but there is a big difference, Pinoy spaghetti is sweet and extender ingredients are used like ham and hotdogs. These additional ingredients are not included for its flavour but more...

Banana Cake

Banana Cake

Banana cake or banana bread is a type of moist and sweet baked item made with mashed bananas either served with cream cheese icing, chocolate icing or just plain unfrosted. Banana cake according to history have been invented during the Depression era of the 1930’s by housewives finding other means...