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…

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Rice is a staple in the Filipino kitchen and dining table. It is our main source of carbohydrates and it’s always partnered with a viand to complete a day’s meal. Filipino cooks turn to tasty and inexpensive ingredients to make this staple more delicious and appealing. Typically, if it’s left-over rice, there’s always a variety…

Siomai (Shumai) Recipe

This post is dedicated to my mom’s home-made ‘siomai‘ or shumai. For those of you who love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, here’s our home-made shumai recipe – made with fresh veggies, real lean meat and seafood, and spices to enhance the flavors. Ingredients: carrot (diced) spring onion (chopped) singkamas [hicama] or water chesnut…

Lumpiang Sariwa

Lumpiang sariwa is a vegetable dish that’s often served during the Holy Week and other holidays. Like any lumpia recipe, it is derived from the Chinese version of spring roll only that this recipe calls for sauteed vegetables, then wrapped in egg wrapper and topped with coarsely ground roasted peanuts and sauce. However, like many households…

Pancit Canton – A Festive Treat For Any Day

   Pancit is among the favorite Filipino dishes inspired by the Chinese. It is an ubiquitous dish in this country of ours – may it be in homes, karinderia, or restaurants, this is one Filipino food that won’t be out of the menu. Pancit Canton is among our family’s favorite because of the flavorful noodles…

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Tikoy or Nian Gao is a Chinese delicacy that’s usually consumed during the Chinese New Year celebration. It is believed and promoted highly to invite good luck and prosperity. You will find many people gifting these sticky rice treats especially to family, friends, and clients. My grandma and aunt are not strangers to boxes of…