Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken 1

Sweet and sour are flavors that are well-loved by Filipinos. The contrast somehow makes it very appealing and whether you would rather have it on the sweet or sour side, is just individual preference. Either way works.  My two big boys (hubby included) at home love this dish so I make it once in a …

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Biko with Latik Topping

Biko with Latik Topping 3

You’ve probably heard me say this before, my family loves biko. I usually make it plain. But, there are times I’m feeling fancy and would top it with the gooey, thick latik (sweet and thick coconut topping). I would just add enough brown sugar to the biko (glutinous rice cake) and a pinch of salt …

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Extra-Crunchy Banana Fritters (Maruya)

Extra-Crunchy Banana Fritters 1

I have a confession to make. I don’t think I have ever made Maruya (Filipino Banana Fritters) for my family before. It’s not that I don’t like it but it’s a texture issue for me. I love crunchy food (who doesn’t?) but maruya batter just doesn’t do it for me. I want my fritters on …

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Oven-Baked (Cheesy) Embutido

When I was young, my mom used to make this often. She would go to his favorite butcher to buy caul fat (a thin fat netting used to wrap embutido) and a big slab of pork which the butcher will then freshly grind. A quick stop to the ladies who sell “Baguio” vegetables and finally …

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5-Minute Super Smooth Avocado Ice Candy (Only 4 Ingredients)

Avocado ice candy

It’s officially summer and in no time, it will really be hot. We always look for ways to beat the heat and for my family, ice candy is one of them. I have loved avocado since I was a kid. It was abundant in the province (Ilocos Norte) and at this time of year, there’s …

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Ube Cheese Pandesal

Ube Cheese Pandesal 3 (1)

The good ol’ pandesal has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Nowadays, we see different flavors and colors. And, at the rate it’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised if more twists and variations will come out. From sweet to savory, the possibilities are limited only by one’s creativity. But, whatever twist or flavor …

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Oven-Roasted Pork Barbecue

oven roasted barbeque

It has been raining lately to think that it’s almost summer. Since March, we have only used our outdoor barbecue grill a couple of times. It’s not only because of the weather but mostly it’s the cleaning part after. Besides, in our part of the world, we have more cold and/ rainy days than beautiful …

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Palengke-Style Sapin-Sapin

I love Sapin Sapin! It’s one of the top kakanins (native delicacies) that I will always crave and will never be tired of eating. I have tried the ones from the malls, from the “merienda” street vendors, from the palengke (wet market) and the so-called “special” ones. All of them are good in their own …

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Stir fried (Lomi) Noodles

Stir fried lomi noodles

Since the pandemic started, I haven’t been to the supermarket. My hubby does all the food shopping. There are some ( or a lot ) items he’s not familiar with so I show him how they look like while at home and hope he picks up the right item. There are still hits and misses …

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Eggplant Omelet with Crunchy Tuna

Everytime we have eggplants, the first thing that always comes to mind is Torta. I just love the taste of the eggplant with egg combination. And my condiments of choice are either plain old ketchup or fresh tomatoes doused with patis and lemon juice. Yumm! I recently posted my Tuna Sisig recipe because my hubby …

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