Monday, April 25, 2011

What's for dinner?

Since i'm still on a chinese recipe mode. Let me share to you an easy recipe that i've learned from my mom. I don't know what they called this, but i'll name it as....

"Easy recipe with Oyster sauce"

 Serve:  2-4 person
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

What you need:

2 tbsp of cooking oil
2 tbsp of minced garlic
1 medium onion chopped
1/4 kilo of pork strippes or chicken strippes
1 knor beef cubes
50 grams of snow pea ( sitsaro)
1 pack of young corn
1/2 cup of oyster sauce
2 tsp of cornstarch dissolve on 1 cup of water

  • In a medium heat pan, add oil, saute garlic and onion. Then add pork and wait until it's golden brown.
  • Add snow pea and young corn and knor cube saute for 4 min. ( i do prefer half cook).
  • Then put oyster sauce and 1cup of dissolve cornstarch.
  • Let it simmer for 5 mins and you done.
Hope you like it.
Have a yummy lunch

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chinese cooking mode

 I really miss my mom's dishes, i miss the smell of sesame seeds, oyster sauces and the taste of half cooked veggies. That's why i am on a Chinese cooking mode today. I wanna try a different dishes that i haven't tasted yet. I wanna try a Chinese dish that my daughter will like as well. Here we go.

Braised Oriental Chicken

Serve:  2-3 person
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

What you need:

3 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 kilo of chicken pieces

1 cup of water
2 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of cooking wine
1 piece of star anise
2 tablespoons green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water
black pepper to taste
8 leaves bok choy thailand
1/4 cup leeks, green part sliced diagonally


  • Heat oil and fry chicken until golden brown and set aside
  • In a stock pot, combine all of the ingridients for the sauce except for the bok choy, cornstarch pepper and leeks. Bring to boil then add the chicken and cook, covered on a medium heat for 30 min until chicken is tender.
  • Transfer the chicken on the serving dish, add dissolved cornstarch to the sauce and let it thicken, season with pepper, add bok choy and leek. Mix well. Pour sauce over chicken and served it hot.
Hope you like it...
Have a yummy lunch..

Friday, April 22, 2011

NO to pork on Holy Week

Like what i've post on my other blog. About  one of my vow for Holy week is no to pork on Good Friday. Becasue Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence, meaning this is the day of simplicity, a day that unites with the poor and hungry. No meat, alcohol or any dairy goods. But of course if you do have kids at home they need to eat on a proper manner and on time. Good thing my daugther loves to eat fish, whether its fried or not. So i decided to cook Ginataang Tilapia.

Serve:  2-4 person
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

What you need:

1 Kilo of Big Fried Tilapia, cut into half
1 cloves of Onion and 5 pcs of garlic ( chopped)
2 tbsp of oil
1 Tali of String beans ( 2 inch cut )
4 pcs of Siling Pang sigang
3 tbsp of Bagoong Alamang. not cooked yet.
1 1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of water
Salt and Pepper


  • On a frying pan put oil, onion and garlic.
  • Add string bean and saute it for 3 mins.
  • Then you can add Bagoong and saute it a bit then put theTilapia and add water. Simmer for 5 min.
  • Then pour the coconut milk together with the siling pang sigang and simmer until you see that the coconut milk releases its oil and add salt and pepper.
 Have a warm Holy week guys...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Longganisa breakfast reviews

Being on a grave yard shift, when you take your 1 hr break especially on 4am, you don't have any choice but to eat breakfast meals on fast food chains. ( i miss home cooked food on lunch time.) Anyway because there no other food available, for 2 consecutive days i tried longganisa breakfast of the 2 well knowned fast food chains. And i can really compare the difference and which breakfast that has  a Filipino taste. Here we go...

For this breakfast, what i only like is there fried egg. That's it. For there rice, i don't like it, because its kinda like a sticky rice.  and the longganisa it's like a stream longganisa. My rating from 1-10 is ( 4 ).

And this, it's very obvious where it came from. All in all rating, i love it! The rice is really a fried rice with garlic on it and the longganisa is really taste like lonnganisa, fried and well cooked and the oils are no longer there when they serve it. Rating : 10 for Jollibee Longganisa breakfast.

More reviews to come....
Happy eating...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dominos Pizza Review

Domino's  pizza is been here in the Philippines for very long time and this is the first time i've taste it, I'm really having a hesitation of tasting it before because i might not like it. But like what they've said you cannot judge it unless you've tasted it. We bought this for buy 1 take one at Silver city branch on there grand opening and we never tried to order again. Though the taste is good but I'm still looking for that sweet Filipino taste. There thick crust is perfect , but the sauce is kinda sour for me. The delivery is kinda good and its still hot when it get here in our place but they took 40 min to deliver the pizza and our house is just a 5 mins away from Silver City. The pasta is salty for me, but the ingredients is perfect, it's too meaty. Let me show you what we've order.

Hawaiian Pizza

Sliced ham, bacon, pineapple, roasted red peppers, hot sauce, and jalapeƱos with provolone cheese on a parmesan asiago crust.
ExtravaganZZa Feast®
Loads of pepperoni, ham, savory Italian sausage, beef, onions, green peppers, mushrooms and black olives with extra cheese.

There Meaty sphagetti.