Category Archives: YUM

Duck Cooked in Turbo Broiler

Just recently, frozen whole size 21 ducks were on half price at Coles for $11.00 (or $11.50 can’t remember exactly how much) so I got one to cook for the family. There are various recipes for cooking duck but I wanted an easy one.  I have always cooked chicken in turbo broiler so I thought, why …

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Homemade Tikoy 

So how did I make my tikoy?  I have been meaning to write down my recipe but because of a million other things I need to do, that was pushed down the list and well, forgotten.  But this time, I decided I should.  I don’t need to wait for Chinese New Year to have some, …

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Simple Chicken Congee or Arroz Caldo or Lugaw

While my daughter was recovering from bronchitis and ear infection, she had no appetite.  That is rare because she loves eating.  As a matter of tradition, every time she is sick, I prepare what Filipinos call “lugaw” or congee.  My version is simple, and it is what I cook instead of a chicken soup.  It’s …

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Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Cumin

It has been a week of seemingly endless sad news.  People passing, wars, accidents, crime.  I decided I wanted a rest from them at least for a day. In a way social media had made information (the good ones and the bad) accessible to everyone at anytime of the day.    Best news is that …

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The Filipino Chicken Curry of my youth

Our family loves curry. I didn’t think my daughter would like curry but I should have known a child who loves blue cheese and olives would fall in love with curry as well. So one night I thought I’d let her try Filipino curry, as she has tried Japanese, Thai and Indian curries. Of course …

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Pork Afritada

I was craving for Chicken Afritada since last week but we ran out of tomato sauce so I had to use what I had in the pantry and came out with the Chicken Curry (recipe to follow). Now that I have the tomato sauce, I happily went on to cook what I wanted but using …

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Pork Blood (yes, blood) Stew (Dinuguan)

OK so I guess non Filipino readers would have gasped and moved on to other recipes once they saw the title, lol.  Dinuguan is one of my favorites but I rarely eat it unless I know who made it.  Best eaten with rice cake I know, but I prefer eating it with steamed rice.  Also, …

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Baked Pork Spare Ribs

Last night I was planning to cook Pork Ribs Sinigang as I felt it would be wonderful to have a hot broth for a cold night but my daughter wasn’t in the mood for it since she had bitten the inside of her mouth and there was a tiny sore spot inside that she feels would get worse if she …

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Baked Honey Pork Meatball Buns

I had some leftover uncooked longganisa in the fridge and I thought I would turn it to something else as I just cooked a batch the usual way:  by frying and serving them with rice and egg for breakfast. I thought hmmm maybe i can make pork buns today but instead of the usual steam buns, I …

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My (simple) Chicken Karaage

  Here again, is another chicken recipe from this chicken lover! What you need: about 1 kilo of chicken thigh fillets (I did NOT take out the skin :)), cut into 1 inch pieces 1 thumb sized ginger, peeled and chopped very finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 6 tablespoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons white sugar …

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