appetizer

Fried Curry Shrimp

Weeknights are always busy. Dinnertime creeps like a thief and oftentimes, I have nothing planned. I would do a quick scan on what we have in the fridge then another quick pass through the freezer. That’s how I “plan” what to cook, on a lot of occasions.  Shrimps are wonderful when you’re in a rush. …

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Deep-Fried Lemongrass Chicken

We love Vietnamese food! From the very popular Pho down to the crisp Banh Mi, the flavors and aroma are familiar to the Filipino palate. Both cuisines use fish sauce and in some Filipino dishes, lemongrass is commonly used like in our Easy Roast Chicken and the mouthwatering Lechon Belly.  Here, lemongrass is sold in …

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Crispy Tofu Fries

My kids love tofu, except the littlest one. It’s one of our fridge staples and I cook it in a number of ways. Soft tofu is usually steamed in Ginger-Soy Sauce and the firm ones are added to Pancit, fried like in this Sauteed Bean Sprouts, cooked in Sweet-Chili Sauce and a lot more. It’s …

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Crunchy Mushroom Chicharon

Crunchy Mushroom Chicharon

We live about 30 kilometers east of Vancouver (Canada) and one of the perks of living here is the close proximity to a lot of farms. Products range from vegetables and berries in the summertime, apples and pumpkins in the fall to a whole lot more in between. We actually live in an area (about …

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Pickled Mango (Burong Mangga)

I was excited to see very fresh green mangoes at a local asian store! They came in a box of 9 and were very firm and green with just a blush of dark red on top in some of them. I think it’s the Kent variety which grows in South America. This is not the …

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Crisp-Tender Fried Calamari

Calamari 1

One of the things my kids miss doing, is heading out to the mall and having their favorite fried calamari meal at Opa! . My daughter would even look forward to going just so she could have her fill while seating at the busy (and noisy) food court. Calamari is just something that’s best eaten …

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Crispy Garlic Shrimp

Crispy Garlic Shrimp 4

We only buy shrimps once in a while because aside from me, only my hubby likes it. My kids are not a fan and the littlest one even considers it a bug. Haha! So, whenever we “indulge” in the cholesterol that comes with it (especially when it’s head-on), we go all out! What I mean …

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