March 2012

Irish stew

Irish stew

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to post something which is of Irish origin and probably their most popular dish so far, the Irish stew. In celebration of St Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to post something which is of Irish origin and probably their most popular dish so...

Butter Garlic Mussels

Butter Garlic Mussels

As I have already mentioned before, I only knew few recipes for mussels that is why I always take every opportunity to learn a new one and do my own version. Usually served as an entree with bread on the side for some (not to mention with a glass of...

Sung Choi Bao of Pork

Sung Choi Bao of Pork

Sung Choi Bao or San Choi Bao is a dish made out of seasoned stir fried pork, chicken or beef; wrapped in a lettuce leaf then served with a savoury sweet sauce. This Asian style wrap is commonly served as an entree in Chinese cuisine, furthermore, it is also known...

Berry Banana Smoothie

Berry Banana Smoothie

A smoothie is a drink made out of blended fresh fruit; it can also contain ice, sweeteners such as honey or sugar, milk, ice cream and/or yoghurt. Similar to milkshake in consistency it is often referred to as its healthy variation. This type of drink started to come out during...

Camaron Rebosado

Camaron Rebosado

Camaron Rebosado is a seafood dish made out of deep fried battered shrimps served with sweet chilli or sweet and sour sauce. Camaron rebosado — “the Shrimp tempura of the Philippines”, is an easy seafood dish which is made out of deep fried battered shrimps served with sweet chilli or...

Chicken Binakol

Chicken Binakol

Soup week: Day 5. For chicken as the main ingredient, lets go back to the Philippines and end it with a very interesting soup called Chicken Binakol. Chicken Binakol is a chicken soup dish similar to Tinola but instead of using rice wash or normal water this chicken soup dish is...

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai

Soup week: Day 4. Soup doesn’t have to be hard to prepare. This time we are going to try something from a neighbor country, Thailand. They have a lot of great dishes and if it is about soup, they do have a lot to offer like this soup called Tom Kha...

Maki Soup 2

Maki Soup

Maki soup or Pork Maki is a Filipino thick pork tenderloin soup made from pork pounded with a mallet, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, rice wine and onions then covered with starch.   Pork is then cooked in tapioca starch thickened stock. Soup week: Day 3. What we will be making today is...

Sinanglaw 2

Sinanglaw

Sinanglaw is a Filipino soup dish prepared with beef and beef offal flavoured with kamias and bile, nearly similar to pinapaitan.  Soup week: Day 2. Yesterday was a healthy meal so today we have an excuse to have something which is opposite of what we had yesterday. So for today’s recipe it will...

Laswa (Tropical Vegetable and Prawn Soup) 1

Laswa (Tropical Vegetable and Prawn Soup)

Laswa is a type of vegetable stew prepared with squash, sweet potatoes, green papaya, string beans, eggplant, mung beans, okra, malabar spinach, native spinach, moringa leaves and jute leaves. Last week, stir fried recipes were featured. Why not do a soup week this whole week? Lets start with a healthy...