Tagged: Side Dish

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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 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 4

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 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,...

Porbidang Kangkong 1 7

Porbidang Kangkong

Porbidang Kangkong is a popular dish in Bacolod made with kangkong leaves cooked in chillies and coconut milk. Think of it as a cleaner on the palate version of the laing, its similarly spicy but since it uses kangkong leaves it has that mellow flavour to it if comparing to...

Creamed Spinach 1 5

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach is a vegetable dish made with spinach cooked in a creamy sauce, a dish that is usually paired with any roast meats. For Filipino’s think of it as a Western version of laing but with toned down taste as this dish is simply flavoured with cream and onions....

Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa 1 3

Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa

A while back we had one of our office team building activities at Auckland Seafood School and another one was this post of ours today the Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa. Both dishes were amazing, in fact it was so good I made sure I will be making them...

Lettuce Garlic Oil 1 2

Lettuce Garlic Oil

Most of us is so used to having lettuce on salads and eaten raw but in Asia there are dishes where it is cooked like this dish of ours today a simple scalded lettuce in garlic oil. Its one of the fastest cooked dish you will ever make, all you...

Tinapa Flakes, Salted Duck Egg and Tomato 2 3

Tinapa Flakes, Salted Duck Egg and Tomato

Tinapa Flakes, Salted Duck Egg and Tomato is a type of side salad dish most probably of Filipino origin. I said most probably as I haven’t tried or seen this back home and just got introduced to it here in New Zealand when a Filipino friend of mine served it...

Ensaladang Filipino 1 3

Ensaladang Filipino

Ensaladang Filipino is a type of side dish salad usually served on family gathering or outings usually served with grilled meats, grilled seafood and rice. I grew up with this dish and I always remember when we go out for an outing whether its friends or family this is always...