Vegetable

Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung Belacan is a Malaysian vegetable side dish prepared with water spinach called Kangkung stir fried with spices, aromatics and a shrimp paste called belacan. In Malaysia this dish was quite common, I saw this vegetable dish almost everywhere I dined in. A dish closely similar to the Filipino dish...

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans is a spicy pungent, yet delicious Malaysian inspired dish prepared with squid and snake beans stir fried with lots of shallots, chillies and a fermented shrimp paste called Belachan. I think Filipino’s would love this Belacan Squid and Snake Beans, while the Philippine cuisine does...

Chao Pat Chin

Chao Pat Chin is a Filipino Chinese dish of stir-fried vegetables, seafood, and meats. It is almost similar to chopseuy, but the cooking method used on this dish leaves the vegetables crisp and not overcooked. Chao Pat Chin or Chow Pat Chin may look like chopseuy but are there any...

Ginisang Upo and Spinach

Ginisang Upo and Spinach is a Filipino dish of stir-fried bottle gourd, tomatoes, prawns, and spinach that is then quickly braised on chicken stock. My grandfather loves planting vegetables, especially the ones featured on this dish. I still remember we have a lot of vegetables grown at home and most...

Cauliflower Puree

Cauliflower Puree is a dish of pureed cauliflower prepared with butter, parmesan cheese and cream, usually served as a side dish and best paired with steaks and fish. I wanted to try this for a long time but we always use up our cauliflower on the different recipes I post...

Gule Magalang

Gule Magalang is a Filipino dish made with tropical vegetables usually planted in backyards, vegetables like squash, squash flowers, chayote, chayote tops and luffa mixed with shrimps and flaked fried fish. According to my reliable source this Kapampangan dish of Gule Magalang or Gulay Magalang has been served and cooked...

Claypot Tofu with Prawn

Claypot Tofu with Prawn is a Chinese vegetable dish that is made with egg tofu, mushrooms, vegetables, and prawns stir fried then simmered in a sizzling hot claypot just before serving. I got introduced to claypots when I used to work in Hong Kong while claypots or what we call...

Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan

Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan is a simple summer dish of asparagus grilled served with a drizzle of olive oil, freshly cracked pepper, and shaved Parmesan Its day one of autumn here in New Zealand but it still feels like summer so for my last ditch to enjoy the heat were...

Gayabon

Gayabon is a Filipino dish found in Romblon prepared with fresh taro leaves cooked in coconut milk until its soft and pasty in texture. Have you always wanted to have laing but you’re afraid of its spicy taste, do you want to make one at home but don’t have the...

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Carrots

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Carrots is a simple stir fry of button mushrooms, straw mushrooms, fried tofu, and vegetables. Its Friday so I will make this quick, I am also in a hurry as we are going on camping later this afternoon for the whole weekend so I...