Bossam and Banchan – A Delightful Korean Feast

For spicy food aficionados, Korean dishes are among the top most-celebrated on the list. My sister and I love kimchi and Korean fried chicken, so it is also a must to try other dishes especially at home. Bossam (Korean boiled pork belly wraps) is one of those delicacies that my sister often mentions when talking…

Easy Tom Yum Soup

A refreshing soup dish you can cook at home is Thai tom yum. With readily available tom yum paste in leading supermarkets, it is now easy to cook and enjoy this Thai favorite right at your own kitchen. Here’s our version… Ingredients: 1 to 1.5 L water 2 packs store-bought tom yum paste 4 pcs….

Beef Morcon – A Decadent Dish for Every Occasion (2019 Edit)

Morcon is always a staple during the holidays and special occasions like fiestas and weddings. At home, we usually have morcon during the holiday season and we cook it for the entire family (dad’s side). Each of my dad’s siblings have their share of the this dish, and the best way to do it is to…

Pork Kulao – Sweet, Sour and Spicy Dish (2019 Edit)

Pork kulao is also known as pork kinilaw, and it is said to be a dish which originated from Cavite. At home, we cook this dish usually on a weekend whenever my sister’s around ‘coz this is one of her favorite dishes. When we cooked kulao recently and took pictures, it was fo our aunt…

Sipo Egg – Mixed Vegetables with Quail Eggs (2019 Edit)

Mixed vegetables dish is typically any combination of vegetables cooked with meat or seafood. Often sautéed and with sauce thickened with cornstarch. You’ll find a lot of mixed veggie dish in Chinese restaurants like chop suey. And a lot of mixed vegetable dishes are influenced by this Chinese dish. At home, we usually cook mixed vegetable…

Chicken and Pork Barbecue – The Perfect Summer Dish

When we say barbecue, we always remember going to the beach or having a picnic with someone already tending the grill and another carrying the marinated meat and veggies for barbecuing. These days, we always end up staying at home during the summer months because of the intense heat, but that doesn’t stop us from…

Pineapple-Glazed Pork Ribs (2019 Edit)

When you want something fancy on a weekend or for a Friday lunch, try this spare ribs recipe for a change. It is easy to prepare and it tastes great! My mom tried this a few years back after watching a Chinese cooking show. She just made some adjustments on the seasonings and made it…

Pinoy Style Paella – A Festive Treat (2019 Edit)

  One of the many favorites that our mom cooks during the holidays and special occasions is the Pinoy version of Paella. This particular Paella was a special order of my aunt because it was for their New Year’s Eve dinner. Naturally, we asked our mom to add more ingredients so we’ll also have a…

Ginisang Munggo – Not Just a Friday Treat

It’s been said that many Filipino households still cook and serve ginisang munggo (sauteed mung beans) on a Friday. Not really sure where this tradition came from, but we’ve always heard about it and even our mom would say “hey, it’s Friday let’s cook ginisang munggo!”. But nowadays, we don’t follow the traditional schedule especially…

Ginisang Upo (Sauteed Bottle Gourd)

One of our favorite vegetable dishes is ginisang upo or sauteed bottle gourd with ground pork. You may also use diced pork or lechon kawali to top this dish. Another variation is using peeled prawns instead of pork. Ginisang upo is always best eaten hot and accompanied by fried fish, chicken or any of your favourite…

Orange Chicken with Cashews

There are so many ways to level-up fried chicken. It could be as simple as changing the breading or batter from plain flour to rice flour or a combination of both to achieve super crispy chicken. Another way is change the sauce – may it be for dipping or for coating such as sauces for…

Chicken-Veggie Kebab (2019 Edit)

I think it’s only fitting to write about chicken kebab since my last write-up was about spices. Kebab recipes are common in Mediterranean cooking and of course, they use delicious herbs and spices to marinate the meat. Sauces are also very flavorful and spicy because of these aromatics that complement the flavor of the grilled…

Buko Pandan Recipe (2019 Edit)

Who doesn’t love buko pandan? We made this delicious Pinoy dessert for New Year’s Eve celebration ‘coz it is one of our favorites. I know that like many other Filipino recipes, each cook/foodie has his/her own version or twist to the recipe. We used the same basic ingredients and since we love cheese, you’ll find…

Steamed Lapu-lapu – All Dressed Up and Ready to Go! (2019 edit)

If there is a party or fiesta food that resonates the most, it is steamed lapu-lapu (grouper) that always comes to mind. Well, not everyone may agree with me, but for our family this is one of those Filipino fish recipes that we usually prepare only on special occasions. Why? Let’s just say that this lapu-lapu dish…

Holiday Greetings 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!! Wishing everyone more blessings, peace and happiness.  

Copyright on Most of Our Images

Dear readers, We just found out that a couple of our original posts’ pictures/images (the ones we took and own) are being used by other people in Facebook Marketplace and other blogs without our knowledge. We have contacted one of them via Facebook and the post was removed. We hope you understand that unless stated…

Macaroni Salad Recipe

  Oh the Holiday Season is still around the corner and it’s also the best time to share one of our favorite holiday recipes – macaroni salad with chunky chicken and luncheon meat bits. We use the same recipe every time we make it – typically on a special occasion like Christmas, New Year or…

Why Food Presentation is NOT Just for Restaurants and Hotels

I often hear from non-cooks “why do you need to neatly plate your dishes when you’re only serving them at home?” I wonder why they ask this, especially when they dine out with family but not wonder why restaurants do it. Don’t we want to see our meals presented in such a way they make…

Home-made Chick n’ Chips

We love the chick n’ chips of one of the iconic pizza places here in our country. But we don’t always get the chance to eat at a restaurant since we know how to cook and our mom is hard to please when it comes to dining out. Luckily, we found a recipe for the…

Our 2016 Noche Buena Menu

Keeping it simple and tasty is our motto for tonight’s Noche Buena. We’re trying to avoid multiple meat dishes in one serving particularly on the night before Christmas and New Year since those days are usually scheduled for another round of cooking. For tonight, we kept the tradition we started a few years ago and just…

Creamy, Melt-in-your-mouth Leche Flan

It’s that time of the year again and we have tried and tested several recipes for the holidays. Among the desserts we tried this year and a few years back is leche flan. Of all the Filipino favorites, it is this dessert that’s often served during the Holiday Season and other special occasions. We decided…

Growing up with Nora Daza

Nora Daza’s cookbook was a stalwart presence in my mother’s kitchen. I remember her saying after each recipe we tried, “Yes, this is the way we did it. This is how it should taste.” My mother had trained to be a pianist all her life so as a young girl she was rarely allowed in…