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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Chicken Inasal (Filipino Grilled Chicken)

Grilling gives food that distinct roasted aroma and flavor. Chicken Inasal is a grilled chicken dish that originated in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, particularly in the city of Bacolod. Chicken parts are marinated in a mixture of ginger, garlic, sugar, calamansi (calamondin), soy sauce and coconut vinegar then grilled using hot coals. …

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Oven-Crisp Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are regular “residents” of my freezer. It’s the most sought-after chicken part at home and my family will happily try any recipe that I fancy cooking.  Fried chicken always wins but frying is something that I avoid as much as I can. It’s not because of some healthy reasoning; there’s more to it …

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Chicken Mami (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup)

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My first memory of eating Mami (noodle soup) was in primary school. There’s this famous restaurant in the Philippines that’s well-known for their Mami (noodle soup) and Siopao (steamed bun). It’s called Ma Mon Luk. The restaurant was unpretentious – both the exterior and the interior decors were minimal but people from all walks of …

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Crispy Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

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When I have a recipe in mind, I first imagine what the finished product will look like. That’s the easy part because next comes the testing. Some recipes, those that I have been cooking for my family for quite a while, are easier to make. I basically have to measure each ingredient instead of the …

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Crispy Fried Chicken

crispy fried chicken

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Because my family likes it super crispy, I experimented a long time ago using different kinds of flour and the proper way of breading each piece. It’s amazing how some can give you the crunch while others just trap unwanted moisture between the skin and the meat making it unpalatable. …

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