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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...

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao 2

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao

Have you ever tried Gua Bao? That fluffy white steamed bun shaped like a taco and filled with meats and other stuff? If not, then you are missing a lot because this thing is delectable! Also known as Lotus leaf bun this Taiwanese creation is way much better than your...

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork 1

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork

Ahhhh Tofu, everyone I know hates this, I don’t know why? Possibly they haven’t tried a good recipe yet or is it the texture? Tofu on its own I understand is quite bland, I won’t even dare myself eating it just on its own but it can be made into...

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant 1

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant is a Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with steamed eggplant topped with a sauce prepared with sesame paste, fermented black beans, soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli oil and Asian aromatics. If you love eggplants this dish is a no brainer, for a meat lover like me this...

Binallay 1

Binallay

Filipinos love their rice cakes, in fact each region in the Philippines have their specialty like Tupig from Pangasinan, Ibos Suman from Antipolo, Espasol from Laguna and our post today which comes from Isabela. This rice cake or kakanin is prepared with glutinous rice flour which is made into a...

Biyaki 1

Biyaki

If you notice during the last few days, we have been focusing on Maranao food, I just love to share this cuisine as its quite unique, almost a cross between the usual Tagalog fare with neighbouring South East Asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia giving it a different edge due...

Everlasting 1

Everlasting

Story says that this dish from Marikina was originally created out of left over ubiquitous type of menudo from carinderia where diners never choose as it was everywhere resulting to recycling it to become this wonderful dish. As time progressed it was prepared from fresh ingredients rather than leftovers. Everlasting,...

Lapu-Lapu de la Reyna (Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise) 2

Lapu-Lapu de la Reyna (Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise)

Lapu-Lapu de la Reyna or Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Mayonnaise is a Filipino dish of steamed fish served coated with mayonnaise and dressed with assorted colourful vegetables like capsicum, carrots, red onions, pickle relish and eggs, usually Lapu Lapu / Grouper is the fish used on this dish but any large...

Cassava Suman with Macapuno 1

Cassava Suman with Macapuno

When I see rice cakes it reminds me of my late grandmother as there was no afternoon that she missed making them, Cassava Suman with Macapuno was one of these. It was a regular merienda when I was young and I certainly learned a lot of kakanin from her. During...

Steamed Broccoli with Olive Oil, Garlic and Lemon 1

Steamed Broccoli with Olive Oil, Garlic and Lemon

Don’t you hate a simple steamed broccoli served just with salt? I bet you when its served to you the feeling would be similar to you lying on a hospital bed served with a fat free, low sodium, high fibre diet. But don’t worry you can still have a better...