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Pinatisang Manok at Malunggay

Chicken and Moringa stewed in Fish Sauce

This is another dish that is reminiscent of my childhood. It's not one that my mom cooked, rather it was our …

Fish Sauce

Homemade Smooth and Glossy / Koshian 漉し餡 Red Bean Paste / Hong Dou Sha 红豆沙

"Mum, can you make red bean steamed buns for me?" asked my boy.
With some hesitation, I said ok...
Hesitation? Ops! Hope that I'm not in the spotlight …


Welcome the Year of the Goat

It's the year of the goat... ram... sheep... whatever! I was raised believing the Chinese zodiac is the goat (and I recall the pictures as always …



When I migrated to the U.S. twenty some years ago, there were many things I missed from back home. The simple stuff like pandesal, pastillas de …


Braised Sea Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms

After being away from the weekend market (since December last year!) I finally had a chance (time!) to go back. Several weeks away and it seemed like …


Chinese Lion's Head Pork Meatballs With Vermicelli and Cabbage

Don't let the name of these classic Shanghai-style pork meatballs scare you off: They're easy to make. [Photographs: Shao Z.]

Shanghai-style Lion's Head meatballs have a name that sounds intimidating, but they couldn't be easier to make. In this recipe, ground pork is mixed with mashed tofu (for …


Steamed Eggs with Fresh Kidney Scallops

Sometime ago, B's Lola found fresh scallops (still in their shells!) from the nearby wet market. It was the first time I saw kidney-shaped scallops, …


Sichuan-Style Braised Eggplant With Pickled Chilies and Garlic (Yu Xiang Qie Zi)

Tender and smoky eggplant in a hot, sweet, and sour Sichuan sauce. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Despite its translation—"fish fragrant eggplant,"—yu xiang qie zi actually contains no seafood or meat products whatsoever. It gets its name from the combination of hot, sour, and sweet flavors that …


Oven Roasted Lechon


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Ask any Pinoy what they would like to see served in any fiesta or celebration and for sure, majority will tell you --- LECHON! That's pork …

Best Pineapple Cookies (Pineapple Tarts)


Cut the stalk off the pineapple and follow by the skin. Make sure all divits are removed. Slice the pineapple flesh into pieces and blend in a …


“Extra-Colossal” Shrimp/Prawns a la Marketman

Yes, shrimp/prawns are graded by size.


Calamansi Pistachio Muffins

I grew up with calamansi, or calamondin, which is, according to Wikipedia, a hybrid of citrus and kumquat. We always had calamansi in the kitchen, …


Pancit Habhab

I have to be honest. I have not tasted "real" Pancit Habhab. In fact, I have no idea what it was. All I know is that we went to the south of the …

Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

This is a variation of the Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic I made sometime ago. It came about when someone suggested to me: (1) add potatoes and …

Pork Tapa

Tapa, in the local context, refers to cured (or preserved) meat. Usually the meat used is beef, but pork and/or chicken may be used. In our case, …

Thai-style Garlic Chicken, Barbecued

Yes, I am still into Thai food.

Here's an experiment with chicken!

The recipe came from this book (which I got last Christmas!)

And, as always, I made …

Sea Eel, Chai Por and Tofu Soup

Saw this recipe in a TV programme featuring Hokkien Soup. I was never interested in cooking eel cos’ the fish couldn’t be eaten as it has very fine …

Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp With Cabbage “Noodles”

Looking to cut back on carbs and eat more vegetables? This quick and easy Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp with Cabbage “Noodles” cooks in under 30 minutes,


Halabos na Hipon

The easiest way to cook shrimp (hipon) is halabos-style. The most basic halabos is simply ginger, salt, water and shrimp! But I like a few more …

Pinaupong Manok sa Asin

Pinaupong Manok sa Asin is a simple Filipino Steamed Chicken dish. This recipe makes use of coarse sea salt and pepper as seasonings. There is no …


Buko Macapuno Salad

I love buko salad. Every Christmas, however, I dismiss it from the menu, because as Christmas Day draws nearer, the price of buko goes higher... to …

Salt and Pepper Tofu (Classic Chinese) - Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Easy Recipes

Salt and Pepper Tofu Recipe (Printable recipe)
Prep time:
5 mins
Cook time:
10 mins
2 to 3 serves


240 gm (3 block) firm tofu
• potato …

Crispy Roast Pork Belly [Siew Yoke] II 脆皮燒肉

Have been making Siew Yoke umpteen times but never seem to update my post all this while. I used the similar recipe as in this [see post] but this …

Singaporean-style Congee

Hubby and I recently tried out a Singaporean-style restaurant. He ordered the laksa while I had the congee. I was used to the Chinese-style rice …

The Muscle Matrix Workout

JAMES MICHELFELDERYour Muscle MatrixA routine to strengthen connective tissue.Sculpting healthy, well-rounded muscles doesn’t only require that you …


The Exercise That Makes Your Triceps Pop

Pump up your arms with this simple exercise trio

Give your triceps workout a shot in the arm with this old-school drop set from David Jack, creator of the Men's Health 60-Day Transformation. You’ll start with the most difficult variation of this triceps exercise, and work your to the easiest as you …


The No-Sweat Way to Build More Lower-Body Strength

Use this simple exercise to enhance your performance in the gym and on the field

Sure, mobility drills are boring, but they improve your range of motion, help you lift more weight, harness more power, and decrease your risk of injury, says Sean De Wispelaere, an expert trainer for Men's Health Thrive.


Stirfry Beef and Peppers

When I was still a child, the main meal in my parents' house was dinner (served usually around 6:30 in the evening). It usually consisted of a soup …

Special Pandesal

Pandesal is usually a lean bread, with simple ingredients like flour, yeast, salt, sugar, water. But when it's special, it means that the pandesal …

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