Stew

Rabo de Toro

Rabo de Toro or Spanish Oxtail Stew is a Spanish dish that is traditionally made after the bullfights, made with bull’s tail where it is slowly simmered in tomatoes and red wine with spices and aromatics until fork tender. During the old days there were no television or radio hence...

Manyaman Beef Asado

Manyaman Beef Asado is a type of Filipino Beef Stew from Pampanga where beef is cooked in tomato-based sauce mixed with Chinese style asado ingredients like star anise and brown sugar What is manyaman? Why do I see it on some Filipino dishes, specially from the Kapampangan cuisine? Well Manyaman...

Habichuelas

Habichuelas is a Filipino dish of Spanish origins prepared with white beans slowly cooked with tomatoes, pork, and Chorizo de Bilbao. When I was young, one of the easy go to meals my grandmother prepares was this dish, the Habichuelas. I totally understand why, it’s easy to make, it’s quite...

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes is a simple dish of meaty fall of the bone pork and potatoes cooked in gravy over slow cooker. I had seen this recipe over the telly, but I can’t remember which show, what I do remember is I had saved the cooking procedure...

Beef Sinina

Sinina is a Filipino dish popular in Maguindanao served during Kalilang and Kanduli. It is usually made with beef or goat cooked with carrots, potatoes, palapa, tomatoes and spices in coconut milk. If you love curries then you would be excited with our dish today, the Beef Sinina. A special...

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Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae us a Korean stew of pork belly, tofu and vegetables cooked in an anchovy-based broth seasoned with gochujang. We discovered this dish recently when we dined in at a Korean restaurant here in Auckland called Obar and ordered it. While we had made some beef...

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Tiyula Itum

Tiyula Itum is a Filipino beef soup prepared with beef or goat pieces that were cooked with lemongrass, ginger, turmeric and charred coconut meat. Its black like dinuguan but it does not contain any blood, so where does this dish take its colour from? Burnt Coconut Meat, it may sound...

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Salina Chicken

Salina Chicken is a very simple Italian dish of chicken and aubergines cooked with herbs and chillies with tomatoes over oven. You might be wondering you had seen this recipe somewhere, if that is the case this is because I grabbed it from one of Jamie Oliver’s TV Show I...

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Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks

Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks is a type of beef stew cooked simply with wine and vanilla bean together with herbs and spices like garlic, onion, thyme and bay leaves. Vanilla in a savoury dish, that for me at least was unheard of, my reaction when I saw this once on...

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Aji de Gallina

Aji de Gallina is a Peruvian dish prepared with chicken cooked together with yellow chili peppers, walnuts, spices, garlic, and turmeric then served with boiled eggs, black olives and rice. Actually, I haven’t tried this dish in real life and what I posted here is just based on research after...