Rice

Rose Tteokbokki

Rose Tteokbokki is a type of Korean street food where Garae-tteok is slathered in a Rose sauce made by mixing the traditional spicy sauce infused with gochujang and gochugaru with cream or milk making it creamy while toning down the heat. Garae-tteok is the new pasta, it’s so versatile any...

Ube Champorado

Ube Champorado is a type of Filipino sweet porridge made with glutinous rice, coconut milk and ube, traditionally champorado is prepared with cocoa but this version adds nice colourful twist to it. Like me, you will be surprised how good this type of champorado is! And yes, this recipe uses...

Paotsin Green Hainanese Rice and Chicken

Paotsin Green Hainanese Rice and Chicken is a copycat recipe inspired by Paotsin made with Hainanese Rice infused with pandan leaves then served with Asian style crispy chicken. One thing that makes me want to visit my home country badly are the interesting new dishes I discover on a regular...

Yakimeshi

Yakimeshi is a Japanese style fried rice simply made with rice, ham, eggs, spring onions and soy sauce. When we visited Japan several years ago, I never knew that they were big with fried rice too, in fact it’s so common, there are places where fried rice is served as...

Morisqueta Tostada

Morisqueta Tostada is a very old Filipino recipe that is a type of fried rice, it is prepared with leftover cooked rice stir fried with eggs, Chinese sausage, ham, shrimps, and spring onions. During the old days when the Spaniards rule the Philippine soil the locals specially in Cebu refer...


Kalcag Rice

Kalcag Rice or Calcag Rice is an Ilonggo style of fried rice stir fried with Kalkag (lightly salted tiny dried shrimps) and garlic Kalcag or Calcag are lightly salted tiny dried shrimps that you can buy in Asian groceries, it’s used in Southeast Asian cuisines as garnishing or as a...

Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake is a deconstructed sushi roll baked in a casserole made with similar components found in the usual sushi like sushi rice, salmon, crab sticks, tobiko, avocado and/or cream cheese. Usually eaten scooping a slice and placing it on a small nori sheet. I love the original sushi hence...

Caldo Puch

Caldo Puch is a family heirloom recipe from Barcelona prepared like arrozcaldo but instead of beef or chicken its main ingredients are pork, chicken breast, squid, shrimp, clams, green peas and crisped bacon in a tomato-based sauce. You may not have heard of this dish but if you are related,...

Beef Cheeks and Tendon Claypot Rice

Beef Cheeks and Tendon Claypot Rice is a Chinese dish of fork tender sweet savoury beef cheeks, melt in your mouth tendons finished off on top of a rice cooked on a claypot. When I see claypot rice, it reminds me of Hong Kong. During my first years there I...

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Bulalugaw

Bulalugaw is a Filipino type of savoury porridge prepared with glutinous rice cooked in a beef stock made by slowly simmering beef leg bones and shanks. There are many porridge dishes in the Philippines, you have your goto (prepared with ox tripe), arrozcaldo (traditionally prepared with beef), pospas de gallina...