Thursday, August 18, 2011

Junior Master Chef Philippines

Junior master chef Philippines will start on August 27, 2011 at ABS-CBN network. I am a fan of Master Chef Australia and US, and i can't wait to watch how these Filipino Kids show there stuffs in cooking. I am a super frustrated cook as in professional cook and i'm kinda jealous with these kids. On there young age, they can figure out what's a good food and not. Now i am very eager to cook again, no fried dishes tomorrow, will cook a perfect dishes for my Family. Here the trailer of Junior Master Chef Philippines and this one is hosted by Judy Ann Santos a chef and an actress here in the Philippines.

Can't wait to watch the show and i think that the parents of these kids are truly supportive to their children passion. Two thumbs up for the parent of this kids, you deserve having kids like these.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smoked and dried fish with tomato ( Tinapa at daing with kamatis)

I am not here to show you how to make smoke and dried fish, but i am here to show one of Filipinos local dishes. Smoked fish and dried fish or tinapa and daing, there are the typical food for breakfast here in the Philippines. Smoke and dried fish has various of fish type. For smoke fish it has; galunggong ( mackarel scad ), bangus ( milk fish), Salinas & etc. For dried fish, it has allot and it's hard to tell. You can buy smoke and dried fish on local market, they sell it in packs or per gram. Let me show you our yummy break fast yesterday.

 That's the smoked and dried fish we ate yesterday. I took this picture while eating. Hehehe and for you to enjoy your meal, you should match it with this...

Chopped tomato with salt. Sawsawan or dip can be matched depending of the type of fish you are eating. Dips that we use for smoked and fried fish are; bagoong isda with vinegar ( shrimp paste with vinegar ), toyomansi or soysauce with calamansi and atchara  a filipino condiment. This dishes is good with hot fried garlic rice. :D I know most of us miss this especially those Filipino abroad. For those people who haven't tried this, ask your Filipino friends to bring you pasalubong like this before they come back from the Philippines so that you can try it. But better to have dried fish on the plane because it can't be spoiled easily. That's all guy. Have a yummy breakfast.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ginisang Gulay ( Saute Vegetable)

One of the healthiest and easiest variant to cook here in the Philippines is the saute vegetables. Saute vegetables can be mix with pork, beef, chicken and fish. The reason why i write this because it reminds me something on Ramadan, though i'm not a Muslim and it's a Ramadan month, it's just reminds me my old house mate anwar. He is  a pure Muslim and pork is a big NO NO on there religion, that's why we always cook vegetables, fish and beef. And the plain saute vegetables is one of our favorite, at least all of us can eat, share and match it with fried fish. Since we are no longer living on their apartment and we already have our own, we can now cook saute vegetable mix it with pork. You can choose Pechay ( chinese cabbage), Repolyo (Cabbage) Sayote ( Chayote )and mix it with ground pork, beef or small cut of pork or you can even use red sardines, and this is so Pinoy.

What you need: Cabbage chopped 2inch size, 1/4 pork, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and broth cube.

Directions: Medium pan, add oil, garlic and onion saute, then add pork until golden brown, then add cabbage, and saute until it's medium cook, add pepper and broth cube.  Add half cup of water and this is optional.

This food is always on my list weekly, because it's easy and budget friendly.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am a first time baker. Recipe: Banana chocolate chips bread

I am a first time baker and i definitely choose the easy one recipe i could find. It's easy to make this but i really mess up with the outcome, the taste is good no questions ask. But as you can see i mess up with the bread. I forgot to cool it down before removing it from the pan. super silly me. Huhuhu. But i learn my lesson and i am just a newbie. Let give you the easy recipe of my Banana-chocolate chip bread and thanks to yummy magazine for this.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pork Hamonado for 2

Since we're just 2 here at home and we're getting bored with the same old same old fried food. I decided to make a pork hamonado ( pork sweetened in pineapple juice) for 2. This recipe is good for those  newly wed or those people who are not eating that much but wants to cook great food. Here we go.

Serve:  2-3 person
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

What you need:
1/2 kilo of pork loin or adobo cut
1 small can of pineapple juice
1 small pouch of delmonte pineapple tidbits 
1 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp of oil
salt and pepper to taste

  • In a bowl add pine apple juice, brown sugar and pork and marinade for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, preheat pan, add oil and fry pork for 5 min until it turns to golden brown. Please set aside the marinated sauce.
  • After you fry the pork add marinated sauce and pineapple tidbits and let it simmer for 15 min and ready to serve with hot rice.
There you got, how i wish this laziness will go away, i want to cook more recipe for you guys. Will post a recipe for baking here soon, so do watch out. That's all guys for now. I hope you like it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Free Coffee

Free coffee is one of the coolest thing that i experience working in a call center. Because Call center company cannot afford to pay sleepy agents on the floor, that's why free coffee is 24/7 on the pantry. But sometimes we tend to buy expensive coffee every pay day to pamper our self. But have you heard about a free coffee out of a call center? Let me share to you a free coffee from MC Donald's Philippines.

They are giving away Mc Cafe Premium Roast Coffee for free from August 8 to 12 from 4am to 10:30am only. Sounds great right? So for those agents or night shift people wants to have a different taste of coffee, go to any Mc Cafe near your place and grab there coffee for free. See picture below for there coupon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pigging out at DAD's

We had a tummy-full weekend with my partner & her brother. Pigging out at DAD's 3rd floor at SM megamall is a very fun day and my eyes cannot figure out which one to pick. This eat all you can restaurant has 200 dishes to choose. From Philippine, American to Japanese dishes. If you want a crossover it may cost you Php600+ and if you want just Kamayan or Saisaki only this will cost you Php300+ and this is with out tax. Here are the food  that graves me....

Lamb meat, Maki, Spicy Squid, Spicy Seafood, Paella and back back rib
California Maki, Tempura, Fish Fillet and Another type of Maxi ( don't know the name)
Leche Flan, Cream Puff, Kiwi Tart and etc.
I'm so sorry if i cannot tell the real name of some food here, due to excitement and craving i forgot what it was named.  That's all guys. I hope i you like it. eiii.....

Ready to cook fudge mode

Having a stressful week makes me feel so lazy. Don't have time to cook amazing food. I just wanna seat down and eat. That's why i grade the Fudge Brownie mix and cooked it , well this is the first time we made an instant fudge brownie and i was amaze bec its good. We finish it for just a day while watching TV. A super lazy day for me. Here's the yummy look of our ready to cook fudge.