October 2012

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel apples or taffy apples are sweet treats made out of apples coated with caramel and rolled in nuts. A very nice treat to give to the kids who are doing trick or treats this Halloween season, it gives the best of both worlds, the healthy apples and the sugar...

Tikoy 2

Tikoy

Tikoy or Nian Gao is a popular Chinese dessert made out of steamed glutinous rice. The word “Nian Gao” literally means “sticky cake” and in Chinese words it would sound like “higher year” which implies progress for the coming year that is why this food item is usually given as...

Sinigang na Ulo (Fish Head in Tamarind Broth) 2

Sinigang na Ulo (Fish Head in Tamarind Broth)

Philippines is no different that is why we have this dish called Sinigang na Ulo, basically it’s a fish head cooked in a tamarind based broth. Any fish head can be used but usually we use larger types of fish so you get lots of meat from it. You might...

Siopao Bola Bola

Siopao Bola Bola

For today’s post we will make some Siopao Bola Bola, a steamed bun version in the Philippines where it is filled with seasoned minced pork. The name “Bola” means balls which describes the ball shaped filling inside the steamed buns. I’ve been experimenting a lot in making a good pork...

Melon Juice 1

Melon Juice

Melon Juice or Cantaloupe Juice; it is a type of Filipino refreshment where it is made out of shredded Melon, Water, Sugar, Milk and Ice. It is a popular street drink where you can see it everywhere usually served in small drinking plastic bags with straws sold alongside with buko...


Pork and Prawn Dumplings

This Pork and Prawn Dumplings is one of my favourite Chinese dishes and most probably the first on the list specially the Shumai’s we can’t leave a Chinese restaurant without ordering those, there are hundreds of varieties of this lovely dish for me is the Chinese counterpart for the Japanese...

Adobong Manok sa Gata

Adobong Manok sa Gata is the Bicolano version of the most popular Philippine dish where meats are cooked the adobo way but finished with coconut milk and chillies a Bicolano dish staple. Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in...

Kway Tiew Nahm Sai (Clear Noodle Soup)

Kway Tiew Nahm Sai (Clear Noodle Soup)

Kway Tiew Nahm Sai or Clear Noodle Soup is one of the most basic Thai noodles soups but don’t be misled with the word basic as this dish packs a lot of flavour. Just the soup alone is enough to make you crave for more and the key for making...

Arroz ala Cubana 2

Arroz ala Cubana

Arroz ala Cubana is a Philippine dish that consists of sautéed minced beef, white rice, fried egg and fried cardaba (saba) banana. A dish that originated from the Spanish arroz a la cubana which is nearly similar but instead of the sautéed beef it is served with tomato sauce. Arroz...

Pork and Seafood Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu Do Bien)

Pork and Seafood Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu Do Bien)

Hu Tieu Do Bien or Pork and Seafood Noodle Soup is a specialty of Saigon and the area surrounding it where it is made using seafood and pork a very rich flavoured pork stock, don’t let the stock fool you as it may look clear but the flavour is intense...