Tagged with Fruit

Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit Curry)

Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit Curry)


My mom was from a province in the Philippines where they used coconut milk and chillies in every dish they make like Bicol Express, Laing and Ginataang Kalabasa to name some. Those ingredients is what the Bicol cuisine is famous for, fiery hot and creamy. This dish is no different, it uses the same ingredients to … Continue reading

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Prune Bread

Prune Bread


Our banana bread recipe is quite popular and successful at home and with our friends so my wife stated to use that as a base in our several sweet bread recipes with some minor adjustments. Some of those recipes are the apple cranberry bread and this prune bread featured in this post. A really easy … Continue reading

Chickpea, Feta and Avocado Salad

Chickpea, Feta and Avocado Salad


Having some extra or leftover feta cheese is handy especially when you want to make some salad, it’s such a good ingredient to add as it gives that creamy salty texture that enhances the flavour of any salad. Several weeks ago I have half a block of these and thought why not toss it together … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Mini Galettes

Mixed Berry Mini Galettes


Today is the perfect day to post this recipe and you might be wondering why? While galettes can be enjoyed and offered throughout the year, traditionally they are served at Epiphany which falls on January 6th of each year hence we are posting this today. The galettes that we commonly know now originated from the king … Continue reading

Puchero

Puchero


Puchero is a type of stew that is common to Spanish influenced countries such as the South America and the Philippines, The word “puchero” itself is a Spanish term that means “stew pot.” The ingredient varies from region to region but the main ingredients that always stays the same are chick peas or white beans … Continue reading

Pininyahang Manok

Pininyahang Manok


Pininyahang Manok (Tagalog), Gang Ped Gai Sapparot (Thai), or Chicken with Pineapple is a dish made out of chicken that is marinated in pineapple juice then cooked together with pineapple and other vegetables such as capsicum, carrots and onions. In Philippines there are 3 main variations of this dish and they vary on the sauce … Continue reading

Sampalok Candy

Sampalok Candy


Tamarind is a widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.  It is used in almost anything from soups and sauces, the sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavour in dishes like Sinigang, Pad Thai, Assam Laksa and Massaman Curry to name some.   This ingredient can also … Continue reading

Pata Hamonado

Pata Hamonado


Pata hamonado or Sticky Sweet Pork Hock is a type of stew where pork hocks are slowly braised in a soy sauce and pineapple juice base infused with lots of garlic. It might look similar to another Filipino dish called Patatim but this dish have a hint of freshness and tang due to the use of … Continue reading

Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry

Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry


I didn’t know that guavas grow in a non-tropical country and that red guavas existed until a colleague of mine gave some to me. I was amazed when I saw it as it looks nearly similar to the small green guavas we had in the Philippines, they are small, sweet, tangy and slimy. Now I … Continue reading

Apple Pie

Apple Pie


What is the best way to celebrate 4th of July? Celebrate it by serving an Iconic American dish the “Apple pie”, nothing gets American as this. I guess everyone would know what an Apple pie is but to further describe it, it is a fruit pie that uses Bramley or Granny Smith apples then often … Continue reading

Guinataang Halo Halo

Guinataang Halo Halo


Guinataang Halo Halo or Binignit is a Filipino hot dessert / snack dish that is made out of different root crops (sweet potato, taro, yam and cassava), cardaba bananas , tapioca pearls, galapong (rice flour dough) and jack fruit served in a sweet coconut sauce. This odd combination is where it got its name from … Continue reading

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie


A colleague of mine who once in a while shares her gardens produce had given me again another fruit and this time it was figs. When I went back home, I was thinking it was quite a challenge as I don’t use this fruit a lot in my cooking but I remembered I tried baked … Continue reading