Fruit

Pinakro

One of the most filling and satisfying #meryenda the Bicolano cuisine has to offer. Pinakro is a Filipino snack dish that is made with saba bananas slowly cooked in coconut milk until tender then sweetened with sugar. This is what my childhood teatime snacks looks like, growing up with a...

Mango Passionfruit Smoothie

Its summer here and this is the perfect drink to beat those hot and humid days to come. Mango Passionfruit Smoothie is a refreshing tropical iced smoothie made with mango, passion fruit and lime juice. I love sweet and tangy fruits like mango, passionfruit, peach, orange, pineapples and green apples...

Is it really 12 or 13 round fruits for New Year’s Eve?

If you have been to the Philippines during New Year one of the things you will notice apart from the traffic and fireworks everywhere is the abundant round fruits served during New Year’s Eve at the dining table, it is a yearly tradition for Filipinos to buy these round fruits...

Mango Bread

Full flavoured mango bread, a definite must for mango lovers. Mango Bread is a type of sweet bread made with fresh mangoes, dried mangoes, walnuts and cinnamon. Mangoes is my favourite fruit, if I can put it in anything I would, but not all mangoes are created equal definitely the...

Pineapple Chicken

The sweet, sour, spicy and savoury combination of this dish will certainly let you ask for more! Pineapple Chicken, a simple dish for pan seared chicken and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice reduction infused with chillies, fish sauce and other aromatics. Browning things in a pan like fruits, vegetables and...

Grilled Pear and Halloumi Salad

That squeaky salty cheese works really well when paired with something sweet like a grilled pear. Grilled Pear and Halloumi Salad is a simple salad prepared with grilled pears, grilled halloumi cheese, grilled bacon, candied walnuts and cos lettuce dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. I love cheese! I bet a lot...

Strawberry Muffins

They say muffins are just ugly cupcakes, well its quite correct but don’t let beauty fool you sometimes these ugly ones are much better in all aspects I never knew what a muffin is growing up, it is not a popular food back in the Philippines many years ago, hence,...

Mixed Berries and Chocolate Muffins

Freestyling some muffins today! Mixed Berries and Chocolate Muffins is a type of muffin prepared with frozen mixed berries like raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry together with mini chocolate chips then drizzled with melted chocolate bar. Leftover day again, this time I am using bits and pieces of mixed berries...

Ginataang Kamoteng Kahoy ay Saging

Ginataang Kamoteng Kahoy ay Saging is a Filipino snack popular in the Bicol region where cassava and saba bananas are simmered until tender in coconut milk with palm sugar. Sharing my grandma old recipe where she prepares it by reducing the coconut milk until it renders coconut oil. When I...

Mango Bango

Mango Bango is a Filipino dessert inspired by Buko Salad and/or Fruit Salad where Mangoes, Nata de Coco and Kaong are mixed together and served with Cream and Condensed Milk. East and South East Asian desserts are quite simple, not too intricate and not too overly sweet. East and South...