Chicken Bon Chon Style

My sister and I have been craving for Bon Chon chicken since the last time we went to Manila. Since there’s no branch here in Laguna, particularly in our town, There is a Bon Chon branch at a nearby mall, but still, we had to find a similar recipe so we can enjoy this famous…

Home-made Tinapang Bangus (2019 Edit)

2019 Edit: Added a sketch of the ‘smoking setup’ of our tinapang bangus to clarify how the smoking process is done. I’ve been meaning to post my mom’s home-made tinapang bangus [boneless smoked milkfish] since the beginning of this blog. But I was hesitant for a long time because this is one of the home-made…

Update: Flavoring Food According to Taste

Here’s a new page I’ve added that briefly discusses why we need to flavor dishes according to taste.  <<—- Just click this phrase or the picture below to go to the page.

Valentine’s Day

This day is definitely special. Though it is not a holiday and we Filipinos have adapted it as one of those special occasions where we cook special dishes or simply go out on a date and eat at a fancy restaurant with a loved one. Indeed, Valentine’s Day is special, but it doesn’t mean you…

Gifting Delicious Goodies for the Holidays

It’s that wonderful time of the year again and we are all very busy thinking, planning, and shopping for the holiday festivities. The holiday season in the Philippines happens a week before Christmas, and even as early as a month prior, up to the first week of January. Planning and cooking for the holiday party…

Thai Green Curry

The kitchen invaders love curry, especially Thai green curry with chicken and coconut cream. And of course, it is spicy and very appetizing. The secret to cooking good curry is to use the best ingredients. If you can make your own green curry paste at home, the better. Otherwise, just get one in a jar…

Thai Bagoong Rice

Our love of Thai food enables us to try some of the easier dishes with ingredients that are locally available. We tried cooking Pad Thai and it was a hit with the family. It’s a great Thai dish to try since the ingredients are easy to find and it is also easy to cook. Much…

Lengua in Creamy White Sauce

The original kitchen invader (my sister) has done it again! When she invades the kitchen, it becomes her realm. This time, she whipped up an elegant ‘ulam’ that’s only usually served during holidays and special occasions. Of course, no one complained and we all enjoyed her version of beef lengua served in a creamy white…

Enjoy the Benefits Of Home Cooking

Do you love cooking at home? So do we. Here’s a page we have written that tells you exactly why we need to cook and eat more at home. Source: Enjoy the Benefits Of Home Cooking

Almondigas

Ah, the rainy days are here and it’s time to enjoy those hot, steaming bowl of soups with the usual lunch menus at home. One of our favorites is almondigas (patola and miswa soup with meatballs). This is a simple soup dish that’s perfect any time – rainy day or not. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients: *…

Chili con Carne Topped with White Cheese

A great dish for the rainy days is something warm and spicy like chili con carne. This dish is simple, but very hearty and comforting. We’ve been craving for it for a long time, so my sister took charge of the kitchen in the afternoon and whip up this spicy chili con carne for dinner….

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…

Penne with Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

We love pasta with tomato sauce – name it and we’ll enjoy cooking and eating it. My sister’s the pasta diva in this house ‘coz she loves cooking them Italian style. In general, Filipinos love pasta. But with the sweeter version of tomato or tomato and meat sauce. So, you if you want to try this…

A Guide To Cooking With Herbs

Trying out different cuisines call for different flavorings, and herbs are great for this cooking adventure. You don’t need lots of them in your kitchen garden. A few of them will do if you’re just starting out. Here’s  A Guide To Cooking With Herbs infographic to help you select the herbs you’re most likely to cook with….

Our Holiday 2014 Menu

Merry Christmas to all! Here’s to a great year and a lot of cooking in the kitchen. Our Holiday menu is for two days and we’ve been cooking since the 22nd of December. It starts with morcon. My grandma commissioned my mom on the 22nd to cook morcon – a type of meat roll (usually…

Holiday Greetings 2014

Holiday Greetings from The Kitchen Invader!  Thank you for visiting and reading through our recipes and cooking tips and tricks. We hope you have a great holiday and enjoy cooking with your family today and in the coming year!  

Crispy Fried Breaded Cream Dory

Cream dory is a variety of fish that’s a close cousin to catfish due to its white and buttery fillet. It has a mild flavor, but slightly marinating it in salt and pepper makes it taste heavenly especially when cooked deep-fried. We couldn’t think of any appropriate dish or recipe for cream dory. So, the…

Hamonado

Who doesn’t like hamonado? This Filipino dish is probably influenced by the Spaniards or was invented by our ancient ancestors as a local twist to the foreign ham. Needless to say, this dish has many versions just like any other typical Filipino dish. No matter who invented or introduced the hamonado to us Filipinos, we…

Drunken Shrimp Pasta

You won’t get drunk with this pasta dish, I promise! The original Kitchen Invader (my sister) wanted to try Italian shrimp scampi since last week. The problem is we cannot find any lemons  at the grocery and even at the town market. It’s expensive here in our country ‘coz we don’t grow lemons locally. Our only…

Sweet Potato Salad

Who wants a healthy (sort of) sweet potato salad?! The original kitchen invader – a.k.a. my sister – saw a couple of sweet potato salad recipes online last week. As always, we are ready to try any recipe that has ingredients within our reach. And this one is meat-free, easy to prepare, nutritious and very delicious. Here’s…