Crispiest Shrimp Okoy (Shrimp Fritters)

If you’ve been to a “Pasalubong Center” (a souvenir shop usually found around tourist attractions in the Philippines), chances are you have seen those deep fried baby shrimp fritters they sell. They usually come stacked in a small mound on a disposable plate then sealed with plastic wrap. Munching on them is such a delight …

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Deep Fried Pork Ribs (Moist and Tender)

Pork ribs are definitely one of my family’s favorite proteins. Whenever it goes on sale at Costco, I always grab a pack and freeze it until my kids ask for Pork Nilaga, Pork Ribs Sinigang or the Fall-Off-The-Bone Pork Barbecue Ribs. These are the 3 dishes that they think of when it comes to pork …

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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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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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Braised Chicken Feet (Instant Pot or Stovetop)


As kids, we were always encouraged to try food that we’re not familiar with at least once before saying “pass”. It was always a challenge to try strange-looking (or those with off putting smell) food but I think that “training” helped me a lot in being more adventurous with trying new dishes. That same rule …

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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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