Pork

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

How does not love meatballs, it’s easy to make, very affordable and its very versatile, hence we see this humble lump of fried meat in many dishes like soups, pasta, noodles, in gravy and Chinese stir fries like our recipe for today, sweet and sour. Basically this is minor modification...

Maki Mi

In the Philippines, if you are looking for a starchy hearty noodle soup dish then the first thing comes to mind is lomi and its many different varieties but did you know you have an alternative to that and it is as equally delicious, it is called Maki Mi. This...

Copycat Jolly Spaghetti

Jolly Spaghetti, this is one pasta that defies all Italian pasta rules, for first timers it will be a shock to their system because what you see is not what it seems. It’s one dish that Filipinos all over the world crave for, this super soft noodles drenched in a...

Braised Pork and Oyster Mushrooms

Last week I had seen some good fresh oyster mushrooms at the Asian grocery, I was so excited since I haven’t cooked with this for quite a long time, the last time I remember was way back in Malaysia which was more than 14 years ago. I was regularly using...

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal 2

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal

We had posted a Samgyupsal recipe before but that post was for the most basic samgyupsal recipe where it is just grilled and simply seasoned with salt and sesame oil. That’s is how its traditionally made, while that already is good on its own, there are other much better modern versions...

Pata and Beans 1

Pata and Beans

If you are like me wondering why it is called pork and beans when there is only one piece of pork fat floating on that can, then you are not alone. There is an old joke back in the Philippines that says, it is called pork and beans not “porks...

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee 1

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee

Like pasta, pizza, risotto, fried rice and tacos, congee is so flexible you can use any ingredient (as long as it makes sense) you want, and it would turn out great. Just look at our recipe today, minced pork, fish cakes and shiitake, this would give a lot of flavour...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that fishing pond inside that complex, up until my teenager years that place was still there but I am not sure if now they...

Kinamatisang Buto Buto 1

Kinamatisang Buto Buto

It’s not sinigang, it’s not afritada and definitely not nilaga, it is something in between. It’s not a plain soup and it’s not sour either, the flavours are just right. Kinamatisang Buto Buto a pork bone soup prepared by slowly simmering bony pork cuts together with daikon, garlic and onions...

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken 2

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken

I had tried this dish many years ago in their Roxas Boulevard Branch so I am not sure how accurate my copycat recipe is, so please bear with me. I am also not sure if it’s still on their menu, but it looks like it’s still available based on their...