Okoy – Crispy Shrimp Fritters

Hello, okoy! We meet again. We’ve missed this Filipino dish because it’s been a while since my mom cooked a few batches of these crispy treats. Ukoy or okoy is believed to have originated… Continue reading

Polvoron – A Sweet Treat

Who doesn’t like polvoron? This sweet treat that we’ve inherited from the Spaniards and updated to please the Pinoy palate has always been among the local favorites. The Pinoy polvoron is usually a pasalubong or a… Continue reading

Home-made Achara

The ideal partner for tinapang bangus [and anything fried, broiled, and barbecued] is indeed the achara. This is a pickled side dish made of green papaya and other vegetables. Some call it green… Continue reading

Chicken-Veggie Kebab

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… Continue reading

Broccoli, Italian Sausage, and Fusilli al Pesto

Pasta is quite popular among Filipinos; and in our house, a month will not be complete without cooking any type of pasta dish. Spaghetti is probably the most popular because local restaurants and… Continue reading

The Outrageously Pink Potato and Beet Salad

One time we made this outrageously pink potato and beet salad just for a change. We usually make potato salad around Christmas or New Year’s eve because for us it is a festive… Continue reading

Spare Ribs in Green Chili and Pineapple Sauce

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… Continue reading

Taste of Los Baños

One time, my sister went to Los Baños to do an errand for me. I work and live in Los Banos during weekdays, so my sister had to commute from Sta. Rosa to… Continue reading

Kare-kare: My comfort food

One of the best Filipino dishes for me is Kare-kare. It is also the dish that reminds me most of home for my mom makes the best kare-kare you will ever taste. It… Continue reading

Sunday Lunch: Sisig and Ginisang Baka

It’s Sunday again, time to whip up something special for lunch. Mom and dad bought some fresh tuna and beef this morning. My plan was to make the tuna into kinilaw but I… Continue reading

Weekend Dinner: Penne with Italian Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce

I wanted to cook something a bit special for dinner one night. It was the time when my sister just came home from her new job in Eastwood City. It was sort of… Continue reading

Kinilaw na Tuna

Kinilaw or vinegar-cured fish (similar to Mexican Ceviche) is one of my most requested dish for parties. It is best paired with beer or any liquor, it is even good with rice and… Continue reading