Poqui Poqui

Poqui Poqui


This dish looks funny and even sounds funny (for Filipino’s it even sounds funnier) but don’t be deceived by its looks as this is one amazing eggplant recipe, it’s simple but it rocks! It’s not a really popular Filipino dish but I had the chance trying it when I lived in Baguio City during the … Continue reading

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Caprese Panzanella

Caprese Panzanella


Panzanella or panmolle is an Italian summer salad popular in Tuscany, it is commonly made out of stale bread, tomatoes, onions and basil dressed in balsamic vinaigrette. Stale bread is the most important part of this dish where is it’s moistened by pre-soaking it in water and pressed or infusing it with the salad dressing. … Continue reading

Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)

Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)


Thai soups are amazing, the perfect combination of sour, salty, sweet and spicy notes leaves you taste buds coming for more. This soup for example is a good representation of that definition, the sour and fresh notes from lemongrass and lime, the salty fish sauce and hot chillies are a perfect match to fresh seafood … Continue reading

Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)

Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)


One of my favourite aroma is when eggplants is being shallow fried in a pan, it’s such a light pleasant smell that triggers your appetite. When I was younger I was always tempted with this aroma, for me it’s comparable to bacon or freshly baked cinnamon rolls but I never liked eating them like most … Continue reading

Cashew Tart

Cashew Tart


One of the nuts I love are cashews and I haven’t really used them much on baking, today that will change in fact we will have some cashew overdose. What I will be sharing for this post is a cashew tart which is basically tart smothered with loads of cashews on a sweet golden syrup … Continue reading

Korean-Style Chicken Wings

Korean-Style Chicken Wings


This chicken wings contains only 3 ingredients but trust me its way much better than your fried chicken. While eating this you would not believe that this is baked and not fried as it is so crispy on the outside and very juicy from the inside. So what is the secret? Egg whites, baking soda … Continue reading

Cebu Style Steamed Rice

Cebu Style Steamed Rice


I recently saw this rice topping in Facebook when a friend of mine shared this drool worthy recipe from Certified Foodies, I was so intrigued as I haven’t tried them yet but it looks so good hence I did my own research in the hope of recreating it at home. After reading handful of recipes … Continue reading

Beef and Mixed Mushrooms Ragout

Beef and Mixed Mushrooms Ragout


If you watch a lot of TV cooking shows then most probably you had heard the word ragout a lot of times, well what is it? Ragout is simply a really fancy word to define a hearty stew cooked very slowly over low heat. It is of French in origin but Italians have their own … Continue reading

Hototay

Hototay


I know it’s getting warm and beautiful now on the other side of the world, but to where I am it’s the other way around as temperature is dropping off so fast. Winter season is near and what could be better than a bowl of hot soup on a chilly, rainy or windy kind of … Continue reading

Pollo Loco Chicken

Pollo Loco Chicken


The first time I had this was back in the Philippines in SM Megamall, I still remember how it caught my attention because the image of flame grilled vibrant yellow coloured chicken in front of their restaurant is still vivid in my memories. Grilling chicken shown on display in their establishment is such a good … Continue reading

Mechado

Mechado


Mechado is a popular dish Philippines that is made out of slowly braised beef and tomatoes, it might look like the other popular Philippine tomato sauce based dishes like Afritada, Kaldereta or Codico but due to the addition of vinegar/lemon juice and soy sauce this gives it a distinct flavour compared to the others. You … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Ice Cream


I had posted several uniquely flavoured Filipino ice creams in the past like the cheese ice cream and purple yam but it does not stop there as there are a lot of unusual flavours that we can use like this sweet corn ice cream. I know for most corn does not equate to something sweet … Continue reading

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs


Italian meatballs as the name suggest is an Italian dish made of meatballs, tomatoes and sometimes topped with cheese like mozzarella, Romano and parmesan. For its history, there are no exact date when it was invented but what I can say that it was invented a very long time ago, in fact it’s inventions was … Continue reading