Monthly Archive: October 2012

Nilupak 0

Nilupak

Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead and served with margarine. I remember my grandmother used to make these when I was a child and I totally forgotten about this snack until recently I...

Japanese Beef Curry 0

Japanese Beef Curry

Japanese curry rice is one of the most popular dishes in Japan; it is very common it can be considered a national dish. Basically it’s nearly the same as the Indian curry but adjusted to suit the Japanese palate. A wide array of meats and vegetables can be used to...

Pho Ga 0

Pho Ga

Now it’s payback time because Ray had invited me to guest post on his blog “Wok with Ray“.  Initially he thought that his comments had paid off, well actually it’s the other way around my comments to his blog are the ones paying off as I was finally invited by...

Banana Cue 24

Banana Cue

Banana Cue is one of the most popular street foods in the Philippines; it is made out of a deep fried banana coated with caramelized brown sugar served in a barbecue stick. Bananas used are the key element of this dish hence “saba” bananas (cardaba bananas) are the only option...

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Puto Calasiao

Puto Calasiao is one of my favourite rice cakes; it reminds me a lot of my childhood as this is one of the things I ask my mom to buy when she goes to the market. Because of this sweet treat it was easy for her to persuade me into...

Mixed Mushroom Pasta 2 0

Mixed Mushroom Pasta

I think I had told before that my favourite pasta would be something that is seafood based but after having this several weeks ago I think I am unsure which goes on the top of my list now.  Up until now I am dreaming about this dish as it was...

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies 14

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

We seldom use peanut butter at home but when we do the main use for it is not for bread but for this dish called Kare Kare  a type of Filipino stew which uses peanut butter as its main recipe. Usually after cooking that dish the peanut butter will then...

Beef and Spinach Cannelloni 0

Beef and Spinach Cannelloni

Cannelloni is a type of pasta which are shaped in cylindrical form then stuffed with various fillings and covered with tomato and/or béchamel sauce. Usual stuffing are minced meats, spinach and ricotta. Cannelloni in the Italian language means “big pipes” which is an accurate description of this pasta. In 1907...

Hong Kong Style Steak with Tomato Sauce 0

Hong Kong Style Steak with Tomato Sauce

Before I had posted one of the popular office lunch box meals in Hong Kong called Hong Kong Style Fish Fillets in Corn Sauce,  I nearly ordered that everyday when I worked there but if that not my choice this was my other option the beef steak in tomato sauce....

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Happy Family

Happy family is a popular Chinese stir fry dish which consists of colourful vegetables like broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms and carrots mixed cooked with different meats like beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, lobster and scallops served in flavourful brown gravy.  A really funny name to call a dish but it has...