I am a big fan of noodle soups. Beef Mami, a Filipino-Chinese Noodle soup, is my favorite. I also enjoy experimenting different ingredients to come-up with a good noodle soup dish, and sometimes I end-up with a recipe that is worth posting here. However, there are also instances wherein I am not satisfied with my […]
Baby Corn, Ham, and Jicama Stir Fry is a quick and easy vegetable stir-fry recipe. This involves different veggies such as jicama, corn, green beans, and green peas. The flavor and texture of this dish is really awesome. Cooking stir-fry is simply frying and stirring or tossing the ingedients at the same time (at least […]
Pata Hamonado or Ham hock cooked in pineapple juice and soy sauce is a delicious Filipino recipe. This dish is mostly enjoyed during lunchtime and best eaten with white or brown rice. The taste of this dish resembles the popular southern Filipino recipe known as humba. The texture of the meat is a big factor […]
Who says that BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomatoes) are only good for sandwiches? How about a BLT Salad?
BLT Salad is a salad dish composed of cooked bacon, lettuce, and cherry (or grape tomatoes). Aside from these three main ingredients, there are other important components such as avocado, lemon, and cucumber.
I wish I can say that BLT salad is a healthier alternative for BLT Sandwich. While the “B” (Bacon) is around, the word “tasty” is more proper to use than “healthy”. Although, this is really a very nice tasting salad dish.
Diabetes is a group of diseases portrayed by high blood sugar levels (glucose in particular) that results from the body’s inability to produce insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or the inability of the body to use insulin (Type 2 Diabetes).
Sadly, there is no proven cure for Diabetes at this time. However, constant medications and a change in lifestyle such as eating habits and food choices can control this chronic disease and help maintain a normal life.
When it comes to food, diabetics should eat lesser carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Among the three food groups, carbohydrate control should be prioritized because it is responsible in producing a huge percentage of glucose in a person’s blood.
Tikoy or Nián gāo is a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice flour and considered as a centerpiece during Chinese New Year. This is also popularly known as Chinese New Year pudding.
The Philippines is once considered as the melting pot of Asia. People of different origins call it home – including the Chinese. Chinese customs, traditions, and good food were embraced by the Filipino’s and even make it a part of their own.
The legend behind the Tikoy tells about a Kitchen God that observes the behavior of each family for a year. It was said the Kitchen God goes back to heaven before the Chinese New Year to report the findings; a depressing report would mean a year of bad luck for the family. According to the legend, feeding sticky rice cake to the Kitchen God will make it difficult for him to say anything against the family – it will be difficult to speak when his mouth is full and the sticky rice cake will keep his mouth shut.
How do you want your Tikoy cooked? I like mine dipped in beaten egg and fried.
Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!
We are currently experiencing a winter storm here in the Midwest. About a foot of snow has piled-up outside and it will still accumulate overnight. I wanted to shoot some videos but I felt so lazy – must be the weather.
After having some hot soup for dinner, I thought of writing an article about Filipino foods that can help us feel warm and comfortable during the cold days – and this is it. Since its almost midnight, I don’t have the time to create a long list and do some extensive research. I’m thinking of starting with 10 foods that we already featured before and I am relying on you guys to help me add more :).
I felt that I needed a quick bite as I drove home from work. Luckily, I was about to pass-by a Panda Express location and decided to grab a box for dinner. I got a 2 entrée plate consisting of Orange Chicken, Beijing Beef, and Chow Mein for sides.
Let’s not talk about Orange chicken and Chow Mein for now because my attention is focused solely on Beijing Beef. However, you might want to check our Orange Chicken recipe post if you want to know more about it. As for the Chow Mein, the closest recipe that we have is the Pancit Canton- which I think is a better alternative.
There isn’t really anything extra-ordinary about the Beijing Beef – but I still like to have it once in a while. The flavor is probably the main reason why I like it. I am a fan of sweet and sour pork and this dish is pretty much similar – that is if you raise it to the next level. You’ll understand what I’m trying to say once you try one. After the first bite, the tangy taste immediately permeates in your mouth leaving you speechless – looking forward to the next bite. Since the flavor is so rich, it is advisable to balance it by having some sides (such as rice or noodles) while munching. The texture is unique compared to the other Chinese beef dishes that I had, so far. It also has the consistency of a fried flank steak but tender when chewed.
Ube Halaya is a dessert made from boiled and grated purple yam which is locally known in the Philippines as “Ube”. Aside from Ube Halaya, different desserts and pastries such as ice cream, tarts, and cakes makes use of this root crop.
In this presentation, I used a ready-made boiled grated ube that I got from the Asian store. Having a prepared product such as this saves me time but I still prefer making this dessert from scratch using uncooked purple yam (If only there is any available). For those who are using uncooked purple yam – simply boil and mash them before proceeding with the steps below.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!!! We all did a great job this year so let’s enjoy our day.
Father’s day for this year landed on June 21. This is a double celebration for my family because it happens to be my wife’s birthday too. We went to Ruby Tuesday to celebrate both occassions. We all had a great time eating together.
Since I’m trying to be health conscious, I ordered a healthy dish(:P). Can you guess what my order was from the images below?