chinese food

Stir-Fried Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)

Whenever I plan meals for my family, vegetables almost always play a big part. With every protein-packed dish that I serve, some “greens” make an appearance. Sometimes it’s a combination of a bunch of veggies like Pinakbet or Chop Suey, cut up raw cukes or carrots or a simple stir fry.  My mom taught me …

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Beef Lettuce Wrap

For most people, salad comes to mind when they see Romaine lettuce at the supermarket. In my case, lettuce wrap is the first thing that pops up. I always buy lettuce in packs of 3 or more, depending on where I buy them. This is usually too much for us but I have a strategy …

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Instant Pot Salmon in Tausi (Salmon in Salted Black Beans)

The youngest member of our family (my 6 year old son) is a fish lover. He hasn’t met a fish that he didn’t like. It doesn’t really matter however it’s prepared, as long as it’s not anghang (spicy) and fish bones are removed. Whenever I cook fish, he would ask for fish and rice in …

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Quick and Easy Tofu in Sweet-Chili Sauce

My family (except for the littlest one) loves tofu. It’s one food item that’s a “regular” inside our fridge. From soft to the extra firm kind, I whip something up for them depending on their mood. I steam, deep fry, stir fry, and add it as the main protein in their favorite food like Pancit. …

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Beef Pares (Beef Brisket Stew – Instant Pot or Stovetop)

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We have lived in Sampaloc, Manila since I started college at UST (University of Santo Tomas). That was also my last place of residence before moving to North America. And though quiet moments were few and far between, I somehow got used to the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Convenience was definitely on …

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