Monthly Archive: December 2012

2012 in review 0

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 1,500,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 27 years for that many people to see it. Your...

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Rellenong Manok

Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino festive dish which is basically a roasted stuffed chicken but something is special here, it is boneless. Yes you’ve read it right it is boneless but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have its bones in tact. Now you might ask why...

Espasol 15


Espasol are cylindrical rice cakes that originated in the Philippine province of Laguna. Popularly sold on major thoroughfares, bus stops and specialty shops in Laguna, this rice cake is made out of toasted rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk then dusted with toasted rice flour. Its relatively...

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Ube Ice Cream

Here I am posting another common Filipino ice cream mostly unknown to non-Filipinos, the Ube Ice Cream. This ice cream is one of the best sellers in the Philippines due to its unique taste that suits well to the Filipino palate as well as it common use in a dessert...

Food for the Gods 15

Food for the Gods

I am not sure about the history of this dish or where it did originated but I guess I know where the name come from, give it a shot and I guess you will know it too. This baked desert is made out of dates and walnuts mixed in a...

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Merry Christmas

There is no recipe post today and I just want to greet you all a Merry Christmas Everyone!, Cook well , eat well, drink moderately and have fun this holiday season!

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White Chocolate and Macadamia Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Every Christmas it is a tradition in our household to serve cheesecake during the Noche Buena. It started many years ago when I had my first Christmas with my wife, what I usually serve during those days was the blueberry cheesecake which is my specialty. It was a solid recipe...

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Royal Bibingka

Like the regular bibingka, royal bibingka is also associated with Christmas but mostly in Vigan. Though it shares the name with the normal bibingka they are two different rice cakes as this one uses glutinous rice flour which makes the texture sticky and dense. This rice cake is usually made...

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush or Baba ganoush is a Levantine dish made out of mashed eggplant mixed with olive oil, tahini and various seasonings. Usually used as a spread or dip paired with some flat bread or pita chips. The name can be interpreted in many ways, when translated it can mean “father...

Lamb Ragout 0

Lamb Ragout

Lamb Ragout is a lamb dish slowly simmered in wine and tomato sauce infused with rosemary, thyme and sage. A very versatile stew where you can serve it either with rice, bread or pasta. Nothing much to say about the dish, I think it’s a fairly common stew dish everywhere...