• Thursday , 20 September 2018
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Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

Lean Pork Stir Fry in Lemon and Soy Sauce

One of my favorite Filipino Food dishes is called Sisig (“See-Sig”).  A mix of pork belly, chicken liver, and pork  “maskara” (cheeks and ears).  Each part is cooked to tender then grilled, seasoned, chopped or minced, and then served on ...

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Maja Blanca – Easy No Bake Coconut Milk Pudding

Maja Blanca – Easy No Bake Coconut Milk Pudding

Hi, let me introduce you to a delicious Filipino Food concoction called Maja Blanca (Ma-ha Blahnca).  A sweet jiggly-wiggly dessert that’s  mildly sweet and delicately flavored with the nutty goodness of coconut milk.  But wait, theres more.  This No Bake Coconut ...

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No Bake Peach Coconut Jam Summer Cake

No Bake Peach Coconut Jam Summer Cake

My mind starts spinning for recipe ideas when a challenge presents itself. While brainstorming for No bake cakes, my friend flippantly says “I dislike no bake cakes with graham crackers.” I ask “why”? The answer: “My sibling and I made ...

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Rotisserie Chicken Stir Fry with Rice Noodles

Rotisserie Chicken Stir Fry with Rice Noodles

Any kind of noodle dish in the Philippines is called “Pancit”. Since this recipe uses noodles, I’ll be referring to the dish as  “Chicken Pancit”.  The traditional recipe uses pork as seen in this Easy FIlipino Pancit recipe here. Chicken ...

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The Spaghetti Letters – why is there evaporated milk in my sauce?

The Spaghetti Letters – why is there evaporated milk in my sauce?

I want my own version of Filipino Spaghetti.  A mix of tart and sweet, with sliced up hotdogs, a thick tomato sauce and ketchup, and just a dash of milk to thin the sauce.  A friend asked why I didn’t ...

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Filipino Pancit Bihon – Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Pork and Vegetables

Filipino Pancit Bihon – Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Pork and Vegetables

“Do you know how to cook Pancit?” I am frequently asked this question once someone finds out that I’m from the Philippines.  The word Pancit in Filipino means noodles and people remember the name because the dish is delicious. Pancit Bihon, ...

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Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

It’s a known fact that Richmond, VA is one of those small-ish cities that has seen a boom in the food scene in the past years.  I know because I witnessed this  beautiful thing come to life. When I first ...

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Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

A quick note on the difference between of icing and frosting before we get started.  In general, icing has a thinner consistency, doesn’t hold its shape, and is used to glaze baked goods. Frosting on the other hand is thicker, ...

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What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

The word Igado reminds me of a ghost named Tia Gado (Aunt Gado) who haunted my family’s live-in nanny.  The bizarre story, relayed by my brother Gino, happened before I was born. It begins when Martha, a nanny who’s worked ...

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Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka or Bulalo? The two are very similar except for the addition of corn and beef shank for the latter.  The beef is boiled for hours until fork tender and served with the shank jutting out from the bowl. ...

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