Monthly Archive: May 2012

Chicken Muamba 25

Chicken Muamba

Chicken Muamaba or Muamba de Galinha might not be a well known dish to most of us but this dish came out 10th in CNN World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods 2011, a dish that originated from Africa more specifically Gabon and Angola, it is made out of chicken, okra, tomato,...

Pesto 0

Pesto

Pesto is a type of sauce made out of garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano. It came from the Genoese word “pestâ” which means to pound or crush and that is the way this recipe is prepared, by a marble mortar and wooden pestle....

Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters) 44

Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)

Ukoy, Okoy or Shrimp fritters started as an afternoon snack which is sold by street hawkers in Philippines but now it became popular as a side dish for main meals in restaurants. Usually deep fried in batter with skin on but with today’s modern and posh restaurants they are now...

Chilli con Carne 25

Chilli con Carne

Chili con carne is a Spanish word for “Chili with meat”.  During the early days this recipe is made out of dried beef, a type of beef fat called suet, dried chilli and salt which are then pounded together and dried on bricks which make its shelf life longer as...

Mixed Greens, Avocado and Feta Salad 0

Mixed Greens, Avocado and Feta Salad

There are a lot of different salad variations you can make with some greens, fruits, nuts and cheese but there are certain things that you always love or stands out like this salad in particular, I like it because of its nutty, oily but light and fresh thanks to the...

Ayam Penyet 23

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet or Smashed Chicken in English is a type of Indonesian Fried Chicken which is prepared by lightly smashing the chicken and cooking it twice, first by boiling with herbs and spices then deep frying. This is a really good type of fried chicken and I had tried this...

Stir Fried Mussels with Black Bean and Chilli Sauce 21

Stir Fried Mussels with Black Bean and Chilli Sauce

I think I had already mentioned before that I love to learn different ways to cook mussels as I don’t know a lot of recipes that uses these wonderful sea creatures. So far I these are the recipes I know that uses mussels as the main ingredient Baked Tahong Moules...

Cincau Drink and Michael Jackson 0

Cincau Drink and Michael Jackson

When I was living in Malaysia this was my replacement for a Philippine drink called Sago Gulaman, it taste the same but with better properties which I will be mentioning below, so I am sure every Filipino would love this simple and refreshing drink that I’m sure can replace your...

Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Buta no kakuni) 20

Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Buta no kakuni)

Buta no kakuni or Braised Pork Belly is the Japanese counterpart of the Chinese braised belly, it is a pork dish made by slowly braised in a mix of soy sauce, sake, anise, ginger and sugar.  The pork cut used is the belly; it is the same part used for...

Asparagus in Hollandaise Sauce 0

Asparagus in Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a type of sauce made out of an emulsion of egg yolks and butter seasoned with lemon juice and cayenne; it is usually served hot with vegetables like this post, fish, and eggs benedict. This sauce is a part of the Mother Sauces” in gourmet French cooking,...