Monthly Archive: October 2012

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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...

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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...

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Sinigang na Ulo (Fish Head in Tamarind Broth)

You might be wondering why you see fish heads in Asian shops and why Asians buy them. No it’s not for cats or any pets in that regard, it’s for human consumption. Though you might think you can’t get any meat out of it well you’re wrong as it packs...

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Siopao Bola Bola

I’ve been experimenting a lot in making a good pork bun and I think this time I got what I really need the same quality you get from Chinese dim sum shops. While I had posted a good bun recipe before that was not as par as what you can...

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Melon Juice

When one of my friends went back to the Philippines I had asked him to buy several items for me, regular Philippine kitchen items which I cannot find here in New Zealand. One of the items is called buko / melon scraper which basically is a tool to scrape fruit...

Pork and Prawn Dumplings 0

Pork and Prawn Dumplings

Dumplings is one of those simple yet delicious Chinese creations, made out of meat, seafood or sweets covered in thin dough made out of flour cooked by boiling, steaming or frying. There are different types of dumplings and here are some of the popular ones. Jiaozi – The most popular...

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Adobong Manok sa Gata

Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, spices and lots of garlic. Several dishes are cooked in this manner like the Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Adobong Sitaw and Adobong Kangkong to name some....

Kway Tiew Nahm Sai (Clear Noodle Soup) 0

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...

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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. Another...

Pork and Seafood Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu Do Bien) 0

Pork and Seafood Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu Do Bien)

Not all Vietnamese noodle soups are called pho and this one is an example of one, the 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...