Salmon Fin Soup

Have you ever wondered how they cook those #salmon fins you see #Asian fishmongers, well this is one good and simple recipe you will love.

I am not really sure if this is a Chinese dish but I categorized it as Chinese because the recipe happened to be from a Chinese person I met at the Asian Grocery. One day I was doing some groceries and saw this salmon fins sold in our local fishmonger, I don’t know how to use them or cook them so when some Chinese guy passed by and bought some of this I asked him how he prepares them. He said…

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The king of all punches, the #Spanish #sangria. It’s the perfect drink for #summer.


Sangria is an alcoholic beverage made out of red wine, fruit juices, soda water, fruit, some sweetener and sometimes brandy. It is a typical summer drink in Spain and Portugal which is named after the Spanish and Portuguese word “bloodletting” due to is dark-red colour. Sangria also is popular in Spanish and Portuguese colonies like the Central and Latin America.

This drink originated in Spain…

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Nilagang Baka

Nilagang Baka, a simple but very tasty beef soup dish, make sure you use the bony parts.

Nilagang Baka or Boiled Beef is one of the simplest dishes you will encounter but don’t be deceived by its simplicity because once done right it will be flavourful. So how really simple it is? Well the most basic ingredient to make one only uses beef, water, onion, peppercorn, salt and vegetables. It is very old recipe which definitely din not originate in the Philippines, in fact I remembered…

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Trust me this is the only Sweet and Sour Pork recipe you need, the crispy pork with that fruity sour sauce is just amazing! #sweetandsour

Sweet and sour pork is one of the most popular Chinese dishes around, it is of Cantonese origin and I guess it can be found anywhere around the world. The dish originated from a traditional Jiangsu called Pork in sugar and vinegar sauce which shares nearly the same ingredients and cooking process. It was in the 18th century when this dish was created by the family chefs of the Long Family from…

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Surimi and Sweet Potato Cakes

Tired of #ukoy then try this Surimi and Sweet Potato Cakes

In our neighbourhood we have some close friends and we have this neighbour dinners that we do once in a while. The idea is for everyone to bring their dinner for that night in the host neighbours house and basically indulge on it while sharing it with the other families. There is one rule though you need to bring the usual dinner menu you cook on a normal day which means you don’t need to cook…

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Pesa (Fish in Miso Soup)

#Pesa, a delicate, subtle tasting and healthy fish and vegetable soup definitely any fish lover would like.

Pesa is one of the least popular dishes in the Philippines, a humble dish usually made out of boiled fish with miso and vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes. The dish might have originated from the Chinese cuisine as Pesa in Hokkien word means “plain boiled”, the term also is exclusively used for fish meat and not any other meat. Like I mentioned earlier Pesa is not common in the Philippines so…

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#Nougat a classic #French confectionery that looks hard to make but trust me its not.

Nougat is a type of confectionary made out of sugar, honey, egg whites and nuts usually served shaped as a bar or a cube. There are three types of this confectionary where it differs a lot in colour, the most common one is the white nougat, the second is a brown nougat which does not use egg whites making it firm and crunchy and the third one which is called Viennese or German nougat where it…

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Ensaladang Talong

Ensaladang Talong, char grilled eggplants, tomatoes and onions tossed in fermented shrimp infused coconut vinegar served as a side salad.

As I had mentioned before Philippines does not have a lot of salad type dishes and most of it are consumed either as a side dish or appetizer rather salad entrees due to the strong salty and sour flavours. This dish is no different, Ensaladang Talong or Eggplant Salad is a very sour salad made out of grilled eggplants, tomatoes and onions. It is usually consumed as an accompaniment to grilled…

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Chicken In Creamed Corn Gravy

Chicken In Creamed Corn Gravy, one of my favourite lunch order when I was in #HongKong

During my assignment in Hong Kong I remember we always either have Yam Cha, Roast Duck or visit to Mang Ambo’s for lunch, but for days we don’t, we opt in for lunch box orders. During those days I notice one thing, my workmates always order in this specific restaurant that specializes in a combo of rice and fried chicken that is drenched in different gravies of your choice. The ones that I can…

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Rice Pilaf

#Rice #Pilaf, the mother of almost all rice dishes find out why.

The mother of almost all rice dishes, Pilaf!
Briyani, Asian Fried Rice, Italian Risotto, Jambalaya, Chelow and Spanish Paella are all the descendants of the Rice Pilaf. I guess most of us don’t know that but that’s a fact and not only that some other grain type dishes which are rendered in fat and flavoured and mixed with some vegetables and sometimes meat is also related to this centuries old…

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