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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew) 1

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca de Peixe is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew which has been a part of Brazil’s cuisine for around 3 centuries. It basically a mixture of fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs such as cilantro where it is cooked slowly and without water included. Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood...

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata 5

Filipino Style Coconut Macaroons

Filipino Style Coconut Macaroons are sweet confections that are made out of dried coconut strips mixed with eggs, butter and condensed milk which are baked then served like mini muffins. Macaroon is a generic word to define any light and baked confection usually presented as small cakes or meringue-like cookies....

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata 2

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata is a Filipino dish made out of bitter gourd, pork belly and fermented shrimp paste sauteed in garlic and onions then cooked in coconut milk. Several weeks ago a colleague of mine gave me some bitter gourd and I was so happy as these costs like...

Salad Drink 2

Salad Drink

Salad Drink is a popular street food which is usually sold together with buko juice, melon drink and the popular sago’t gulaman all together they called palamig which means “to cool you down” which definitely is. I guess most of us associate salad with something green, healthy and leafy well...

Bukayo

Bukayo

Bukayo is a sweet Filipino dessert / snack that originated from Lingayen, it is made by simmering coconut strips in a mixture of coconut water and sugar until liquid is heavily reduced, mixture is then formed into balls or flat circles and left to harden to a chewy consistency. Bukayo...

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars is a no bake dessert bar made out of three layers, first of which is the base made out of biscuit or cookie crumbs. Second layer is a made out of custard vanilla icing while the final layer is made out of melted chocolates. One of my closest...

Espasol

Espasol

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. Espasol are...

Buko Salad 2

Buko Salad

Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of mixed fruits, nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm), coconut, thickened cream and condensed milk. During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing...

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...

Nilupak

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. Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead...