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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

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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

Siomai (Shumai)

Siomai (Shumai)


Siomai or Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. In China there are two varieties of Siomai which are the Cantonese and Jinghan. The difference between the two varieties is that the Cantonese is made out of pork, shrimp and black mushroom covered in a thin sheet of dough while the siomai … Continue reading

Chicken Mami

Chicken Mami


Every New Year back the Philippines locals make lots of noise both to welcome the New Year and casts out bad spirits hence everyone have their own fireworks show in their own backyard. Have a look at this video. It’s not that crazy from above but when you are in ground zero it looks similar … Continue reading

Bart Burger

Bart Burger


Back in the Philippines during my college days our go to food item at late nights was this Burger Machine burger called the Bart Burger. I am not sure if this burger stand still exists but Burger Machine for us was the olden day’s food cart. Conveniently located on popular streets everywhere they are also … Continue reading

Sizzling Teriyaki Squid

Sizzling Teriyaki Squid


Filipinos love grilled and sizzling dishes, in fact if I can remember there are heaps of restaurants back in my home country that offer their dishes on a sizzling plate from classic dishes like Sisig, beef steaks, grilled chicken, pork chops, fish and this dish Sizzling Teriyaki Squid. A simple dish made out of grilled … Continue reading

Kikiam

Kikiam


Kikiam or Quekiam is another popular street food in the Philippines usually sold by street vendors pushing wooden carts equipped with deep frying woks. Usually sold together with fish balls it is also served with three kinds of dipping sauce which are: spicy vinegar, sweet brown gravy and sweet and spicy brown gravy. This street … Continue reading

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken


Orange chicken is a dish made out of deep fried battered chicken pieces dressed with savoury sweet and sometimes spicy orange sauce. This dish has its Chinese roots which came from an original recipe from the Hunan province, while its predecessor was Chinese this dish is totally American. If we are to look closely at … Continue reading

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian


I never knew that there is a fusion cuisine for Chinese and Indian until I tried this vegetable Manchurian, it looks like meatballs but trust me they are made out of chopped vegetables in a hot soy based gravy. This dish originated from the Chicken Manchurian which is probably the most popular Indian Chinese cuisine. … Continue reading

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls


My wife loves making these when we were younger but since then she never makes it anymore until one day several weeks ago she called me to have merienda. That day I was working on building a retaining wall in our backyard and was so tired but when she told me there was Ham and … Continue reading

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef


Like the Mongolian Barbecue don’t be fooled by its name thinking that this is a Mongolian dish, it’s totally not and it’s a product of American marketing making it sound exotic. Mongolian beef is a Chinese-American recipe where thinly sliced beef steaks are stir fried and coated with sweet spicy savoury sauce made out of … Continue reading

Comida Tsina

Comida Tsina


Comida Tsina is a type of Filipino clay pot dish which consists of steamed rice cooked in hot pot together with chicken, Chinese sausage and mushrooms. This dish did originate from the Chinese Claypot chicken rice which is a common traditional dinner dish found in China, Singapore and Malaysia. Clay pot rice on the other … Continue reading

Pork Carnitas Pita Pockets

Pork Carnitas Pita Pockets


Another great idea for using freshly made or leftover pork roast are these Mexican treats called carnitas. Carnitas is a Mexican dish made out of heavily marbled cuts pork which is slowly braised or roasted in long periods yielding a very tender meat. The word carnitas when translated means “little meats” and it describes the … Continue reading