Monthly Archive: April 2013

Braised Beef and Tendon 3 21

Cape Gooseberries and Strawberry Flaugnarde

Flaugnarde is a French dessert made with thick flan-like batter filled with fruits like apples, berries, peaches, plums, prunes or other fruits topped with powdered sugar. Flaugnarde is a variation of Clafoutis which is basically the same dish but only using cherries. Traditional Limousin clafoutis uses unpitted cherries which adds...

Braised Beef and Tendon 1 13

Braised Beef and Tendon

It is funny when you see in supermarkets here in New Zealand throw away the tendons or any other types of offal in that regard but in Asian shops this is one of the most expensive items you can buy. But during the recent year these Non-Asian supermarkets already started...

Thai Green Chicken Curry 1 27

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry is a type of an Asian curry made out of chicken, vegetables, coconut milk and green curry paste. Its main characteristic is it’s colour which is uncommon for curries which we usually associate with red or orange colours, the green tint is coming from a blended...

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Paksiw na Isda

Paksiw na Isda is a type of Filipino dish where fish is poached in vinegar seasoned with fish sauce and finger chillies. The name of the dish is derived from the word “paksiw” which is a cooking method where meat or seafood is simmered in vinegar hence you will see...

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Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Want an easy and simple way of cooking your broccoli? I guess there is nothing as simple yet flavourful way of cooking it than this Chinese dish, broccoli in garlic infused sauce. It may not look as fancy as other Chinese dishes but this packs a lot of flavour and...

Boiled Crabs with Fennel 1 0

Boiled Crabs with Fennel

Back in the Philippines crabs are abundant and huge in size, here is the opposite and it’s hard to find large sized crabs and if you do find some they are expensive. We cook them in different ways like with vegetables and coconut cream or like relleno but sometimes we...

Guisadong Upo 1 0

Guisadong Upo

Guisadong upo is one of the sautéed vegetable dishes popular in Philippines more commonly on provinces where bottle gourds are abundant. This cheap and simple dish usually is made out of 3 main ingredients which are pork, bottle gourd and tomatoes. A simple yet rich dish which is enjoyed as...

Bento Bowl 1 25

Bento Bowl

Bento for those who does not know is a term for defining a packed meal (home or takeaway) in Japanese cuisine, similar to “Baon” in Philippines, “Dosirak” in Korea or “Biandang” in Taiwan. Traditionally a bento uses a boxed shaped container which is filled with different food items such as...

Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce 2 16

Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce

Before I really got interested into cooking the only corned beef that I know of is the canned version and I do love it specially the Palm’s Brand the taste is just addictive, it’s like KFC or New York Style pizza where you know it’s not healthy but you still kept...

Salad Drink 2 18

Salad Drink

I guess most of us associate salad with something green, healthy and leafy well it’s a different case in the Philippines as salad there is commonly associated with something sweet and fruity. When someone talks about salad in the Philippines by default it is pertaining to something sweet like a...