Posts

Showing posts from April, 2011

Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind

Image
Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind. This is one of the Ilocano dish that I grew up with. The combination of string beans, bamboo shoots, some saluyot (jute), beef and lightly soured with tamarind or just tomatoes is just great I have a similar dish in the archive called String Beans with Beef but this time I have put in all the mentioned usual ingredients for this beef version of dinengdeng.

The bamboo shoots I used is pre-shredded and parboiled that should be available in the vegetable section of most Metro Manila supermarkets and of course from wet markets. Remember these are already parboiled but to be really sure that it is properly cooked I boiled it again for about 3 to 5 minutes then discard the initial water. Then add fresh water this time I boiled it again for about 20 to 30 minutes more.

Okey I am going already into details this should be written on the recipe, here it is the recipe of my Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind.
Ingredients:
1/2 kilo shredded and par…

Pinoy Fish Curry with Kalabasa

Image
Pinoy Fish Curry with Kalabasa. I have always wanted to try to cook a version of fish curry that could be acceptable to Pinoy similar to the Pinoy chicken curry. Today I tried to cook one with squash and some string beans. This is the first time I cooked this and I think it still need some improvement, never the less the outcome was good.


What I did was I sautéed the fish first to remove some of the fishiness (next time I would fry it also) then keep aside to be added later. Then I cooked the vegetables in coconut milk. Added some curry powder before returning the fish. Okey here is the recipe of my Pinoy Fish Curry with Kalabasa
.
Ingredients:


2 pieces red snapper fillet or any similar white fish, cut into squares
2 cups cubed squash,
1 small bundle string beans, cut into 2” length
1/2 head garlic chopped
2 thumb size ginger, cut into thin strips
2 small size onion, chopped,
2 pieces red/green chili, sliced
1-1 1/2 cup pure coconut milk
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1-2 tbsp. curry powder
salt a…

Tokwa’t Manok, Chicken and Tofu

Image
Tokwa’t Manok, Chicken and Tofu. Here is the chicken alternative of the popular pulutantokwa’t baboy, intead of using pork I used chicken breast fillet which is healthier. This is not the first time that I substituted the pork on tokwa’t baboy, in the archive I also have a version using fish, Tokwa’t Isda and using beef Tokwa’t Baka.


To make the dish I first marinated the chicken fillet with soy sauce, lemon juice and garlic before frying. Here is the recipe on how I made my Tokwa’t Manok, enjoy.

Ingredients:



1 chicken breast, cut into fillet
1 big block firm tofu, tokwa, cut into rectangular blocks
1 small size onion, coarsely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 red and green chili, sliced crosswise
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
cooking oil

Marinade

1/2 cup soy sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
juice from 1/2 lemon

Cooking procedure:


Place the chicken fillet in a bowl, add in the marinating ingredients and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to marinate. In a separate bowl…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, The Clark and Zoobic Adventure

Image
Sweet and Sour Meatballs, The Clark and Zoobic Adventure. This is a late post, in fact I almost forgotten about it. Oh well its better late than the readers would never see. It is only a couple of months back, that was during my Manila vacation leave. Together with my family we headed up North to Clark to see the annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and on the itinerary visit the Zoobic Zoo in Subic. What is the connection now with my dish of Sweet and Sour Meatballs you may ask? The truth is I need to connect it to the dish so that I could share to you our Clark and Zoobic Adventure, make sense huh? Whenever we go on this kind of family bonding trips I always make it a point to bring our food, not only that it is cheaper, we have also something to eat inside the car while traveling. And mind you it’s not just pack in a bag. The food and drink are packed in thermo containers and Igloo. Plates, cutlery, picnic table and chairs all stashed at the back of the car. Now here is the connection of …

Overseas Pinoy Cooking Now on YouTube!

Image
Overseas Pinoy Cooking Now on YouTube! For quite some time now I have been pondering this idea of making videos out of my cooking. The only problem is I do not have the time to actually make instructional videos because of the nature of my work. And of course besides time I still do not have the skills and the right equipment. This weekend while cleaning and sorting my file and my food photographs, I do have thousands of food pictures that have accumulated during my almost 4 years of food blogging. I ask myself why not make a PowerPoint Presentation from the unpublished photographs and convert it into an instructional video that can be publish on YouTube. Because of the long Holiday I kept my self busy by making one and actually have managed to upload it to YouTube. Frankly I am not sure if the idea will work, I guess I just have to ask for the readers feedback.


Puto Pao


Lucban Hardinera

Simple Fish and Vegatable Dish for Holy Friday

Image
Most Pinoy abstain from eating meat during Lent, particularly on Holy Friday. Some go on fasting but most will be having a simple fish and vegetable dish. I have dig out the archive for the simplest fish and vegetable dish that may help decide what to have this Holy Friday.