Tagged: Side Dish

Zucchini Fritti

The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked like and tasted. I was sceptical at first, but I then realised that Zucchinis can be delicious because...

Edamame Succotash

Have you heard about this dish? Perhaps not if you don’t live in America but for Americans this is quite popular specially in the American states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania where it is commonly served during Thanksgiving celebrations. This recipe has quite a...

Rellenong Ampalaya

Ohhhhhh Bitter Gourd, its ugly, the taste, just the name alone makes a lot of people get their hands of it, which I do understand as I hate it as well before until I learned how to eat them, now I love it and sometimes, I do honestly crave for...

Glazed Carrots

If you are looking for a simple side dish with your steak or grilled meat I guess nothing can go simpler than this, the glazed carrots, a dish of baby carrots cooked in butter and honey until tender and sugar starts caramelizing, with a hint of lemon juice it gives...

Duck Fat Potatoes

There are many ways for prepare a potato, fry them, steam them or bake them, while most of these are good I guess the best one is to cook them in duck fat. A popular rustic French side dish, this dish of floury potatoes twice cooked, par boiled then roasted...

Ensaladang Lato

Ensaladang Lato or Seaweed Salad is a type of Filipino salad prepared with Sea Grapes or Caulerpa, tomatoes, onions and fermented shrimps, a popular salad that is usually served with grilled seafood. It’s quite different in taste and texture to the well-known Japanese seaweed salad, as this is more savoury...

Smothered Cabbage with Bacon

Do you experience the same problem as I do when I buy a whole head of cabbage where you only use a part of it and the remaining stays in the fridge until it wilts? What do you do with it? Cabbage usually is an add on ingredient on a...

Ensadalang Inihaw na Talong 1

Ensadalang Inihaw na Talong

If there is a Romeo and Juliet in the culinary world then this Filipino side dish is the Juliet to grilled meats like Inihaw na Baboy, Inihaw na Isda or Pinoy Barbecue. A humble dish made with grilled eggplants, tomatoes and onions dressed with vinegar, chillies and a fermented fish...

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang 1

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang

There are many Filipino Side Salads but I can make only some of them due to the ingredients available here in New Zealand, so far, we have the following: Ensaladang Filipino, Ensaladang Mangga, Ensaladang Talong, Warm Okra and Tomato Salad and now were adding one to the collection, the Ensaladang...

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad 2

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad

When you visit Hawaii and eat their local dishes like Kalua pig, Loco Moco and Garlic Shrimp Scampi you will be served with rice plus another carbohydrate dish in form of Macaroni Salad. This macaroni salad is not like the ones you usually have where ingredients like chicken, raisins, pineapple,...