Recipes

Biscoff Pulvoron

There was a time when my kids were obsessed with Biscoff cookies. I used to buy them on a regular basis and they always reminded me whenever we’re low on stock. It was pricier than other biscuits of its kind so I was happy when I saw it at Costco, for a much lesser price. …

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The BEST and EASIEST Mango Ice Candy (Super Smooth)

Today is the first real taste of “almost summer” weather, and I’m loving it! Up until a few days ago, it still felt like winter for most of the day. This year, the warm weather has been inching ever so slowly because old man winter is overstaying its welcome.  It’s a good sight to see …

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Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

However long we have been living outside of the Philippines, my taste buds remain the same. I still crave and long for the food I grew up eating – the taste, nostalgia and for some reason, even a simple Adobo tastes different when eaten while vacationing home. Is there something in the water…or the air …

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Pinakbet na Sili

I never knew anything about Shishito peppers up until about a few years ago. Though it’s Japanese in origin, it seems to be a staple at Korean supermarkets.  I would normally pass the “chili pepper “ aisle (yup, they have a number of varieties) but got curious one time when it was on sale. It …

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The BEST 100% Whole Wheat Pandesal (Soft and Fluffy)

Who doesn’t love freshly baked bread? It’s like a “happy pill” to me from its inviting aroma which fills the house and lingers, to that much anticipated first bite of those hot-off-the-oven buns, who can resist eating just one?  Pandesal is one of my family’s favorite breads. If you search through my recipes, you’ll find …

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Tuyo – Filipinos Favorite Dried Fish

Among the numerous dried fish (usually salted) in the Philippines, Tuyo is undeniably the king of ‘em all. Unlike the others (danggit, daing to name a few), this humble salted dried herring is sold from the tiniest sari-sari store (neighborhood store) to the biggest supermarkets. At wet markets, it’s sold in packs, by weight or …

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Baked Tikoy (Macapuno)

Making Tikoy from scratch is really easy but I realized that I only make it during the week of Chinese New Year. I think it’s the association of this CNY staple to the event that makes it more enticing to eat. My kids love it…except the littlest one (It’s a texture issue 😂).  You probably …

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Ginisang Ampalaya (Sauteed Bittermelon with Egg)

I was quite adventurous in tasting unfamiliar food when I was a child. My parents are both great cooks so a lot of ingredients, which were foreign to me then, would show up at the dining table once in a while. Ampalaya was one of them. With new food they always said, “Try it once …

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Easier Rellenong Bangus (Using Boneless Milkfish)

Bangus (Milkfish) is the national fish of the Philippines. It has a mild taste (with a hint of sweetness) so it’s very versatile and can handle most cooking methods. The biggest deterrent though to this delicious-tasting fish, are the bones…. all 214 of them! Every bite (except the belly part) contains a few bones.  So …

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Egg White Leche Flan

I must confess … I love Leche Flan! It’s one of the top things that brings me back to my childhood.  Armed with a spoon, I could easily finish a whole llanera (leche flan mold) in one sitting. But that was before, when that pesky cholesterol wasn’t yet an issue. Now, I can only have …

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