Showing posts from July, 2014

Pinoy Prawn Curry

Pinoy Prawn Curry. The Pinoy version of a curry dish is not as intense as the real curry in terms of hotness or spiciness. The Pinoy curry uses only the pre-mixed yellow curry powder in comparison to the South Asian and the Middle Eastern curry based dishes where the curry spices are made from scratch. Our curry dishes has a slight curry taste, it is sweet and uses a lot of coconut milk. I have made some Pinoy curry dishes which are basically all similar in terms of use of curry and method of cooking, just click the link list below to check out the recipes.

Pinoy Pork Curry
Pinoy Beef Curry
Pinoy Fish Curry with Kalabasa
Seafood and Vegetable Green Curry
Thai Green Chicken Curry, Pinoy Style
Chicken Curry with Bamboo Shoots
Pinoy Chicken Curry
Pinoy Chicken & Pork Curry

For today I would like to share a very mild Pinoy version of Prawn Curry. It is fairly easy to make, I used pre-cooked prawns and canned coconut cream, I am sure all the ingredients used would likely be available in superm…

Slipper Lobster with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce

Slipper Lobster with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce. Today I would like to share a simple recipe of a lobster, well no, it is not the real lobster, and I used Slipper Lobster. Slipper lobster as the name suggest but it is not a lobster, it is a poor man’s lobster ironically it is being disguised as lobsters in most seafood restaurant. Although they look similar to a real lobster when the head is removed they lack the texture and taste of the real lobsters. This is not the first time I cooked slipper lobster, click the link on the list below to check out my other slipper lobster Pinoy dish in the archives.

Baked Slipper Lobster with Garlic and Cheese
Ginataang Pitik, Slipper Lobsters
Slipper Lobster in Coconut Milk with Spinach

To make our dish for today, Slipper Lobster with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce is fairly easy. We use the pre-cooked Slipper Lobster bought in the Seafood Section of most supermarket. Most likely the Slipper Lobster you can find may have been pre-cooked anyway. For the mushroom sau…

Fried Pork Chop with Tomato Onion Chili Relish

Fried Pork Chop with Tomato Onion Chili Relish.Fried pork chop is one of the more popular Pinoy eatery or carinderia dish. A small piece of pork chop is usually dredged in flour with salt and pepper seasoning. It is usually served with banana ketchup dip. At home it is served with chopped tomatoes with fish sauce dip. There are several ways to cook a pork chop. Listed below are some of the pork chop dish that we have in the archive, just click the link to check it out.

Pork Chop and Tofu with Mushroom and Oyster Sauce
Pork Chop with Mushroom Beer Sauce
Pork Chop with Mushroom and Oyster Sauce
Pinoy Fried Pork Chop
Pork Chop with Mushroom Sauce
Pineapple Glazed Pork Chop with Ginger Sauce
Breaded Pork Chop
Pritong Pork Chop / Fried Pork Chop
Inihaw na Baboy

Today I would like to share a simple way to cook a fried pork chop with crisp flour coating. Using flour is recommended compared to corn starch on large cut meats. Corn starch has finer texture compared to the general purpose flour used in c…

Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo

Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo. For those who are looking for the vegetable version of menudo, here is my version. Menudo is a Pinoy dish rich in flavors and textures, for that reason it is difficult to replicate it into a vegetarian version. Obviously the meat, the fats and the essential liver ingredients are missing. Not unless you have access to textured and flavored vegetable protein vegetarian substitute is used, may be a vegetarian menudo may come close.

But most do not have access or have no clue what is TVP is. Instead for our version of Vegetarian Menudo we used firm tofu which is readily available. For flavors we have to use a lot of vegetable broth or vegetable cubes. Cooking is basically similar to our other menudo recipes, just click the link below to check out the recipes.

Menudo with Christmas Ham
Pinoy Pork Menudo
Pork and Chicken Menudo
Special Pork Menudo with Olives
Pork Giniling Menudo
Fish Menudo, Tuna Menudo
Pork Menudo
Menudo with Baked Beans
Beef Menudo
Chicken Menudo

Oxtail Lugaw

Oxtail Lugaw. Lugaw is one of the more popular Pinoy street food. When I was younger I used to have a bowl of lugaw on the streets of Baclaran in Paranaque before I head home from school and from work when I was starting to work, I used to leave in Tambo. The street food lugaw that was served on street vendors was made up of boiled rice adulterated with, I suspect starch to make it creamy and nutty. For color the street vendors usually use dilaw, kasubha or kagasubha florets, it is the cheap local version of saffron. The beef meat was mostly made up of beef fats and tendons from scrap beef bones, fish sauce and ground pepper for seasoning, you may crush some red hot chili if you want it spicy hot. I could not complain it was very cheap you get what you paid for. It may not be the best tasting beef lugaw, but sure it will satisfy your hunger and can fill an empty stomach.

In contrast, today I would like to share a proper beef lugaw using oxtail, oxtail has everything for a perfect bee…

Special Lamb Kalderata

Special Lamb Kalderata. This is one of my special version of kaldereta. Lamb is always available in most Australian supermarkets. Most Pinoy here usually cook lamb fried or grilled on the barbeque. But today I chose to cook lamb to kaldereta, Lamb Kalderata is as good as goat kaldereta if cooked right. I usually marinate the lamb or goat meat with vinegar to remove or reduced the gamey aroma of the meat.

However be careful with the use of vinegar you do not want a sourly kalderata, remember to drain properly the vinegar marinade before searing the lamb.

Here is the recipe of my Special Lamb Kalderata.


1 kilo lamb meat cut to serving pieces
1 big can Reno liver spread
1/2 cup sliced Spanish chorizo
2 pcs. medium sized red and green bell pepper, deseeded, cut into strips
2-3 medium size potato, peeled, cut into small wedges
1 medium size carrot, peeled, cut into small wedges
1 cup pitted green olives
2 large size onion, chopped
1/2 head large size garlic, chopped
3 pcs. wh…