Tagged with Stew

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

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Bah Kut Teh

Bah Kut Teh


Bak kut teh if directly translated means pork rib tea, this Chinese soup is made out of meaty pork ribs slowly simmered for long times in an array of herbs and spices such as star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, garlic, wolfberries, dried dates, dried chillies, dried squid and even ginseng. This dish is popular … Continue reading

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo


I was cooking this dish for a long time already and do not have a name for it. I tried this delicious dish in a Latin American themed restaurant before but totally forgot the name so since then I am preparing this dish which I don’t know how to call it. Now I am intrigued … Continue reading

Pork Afritada

Pork Afritada


Afritada, Kaldereta, Puchero, Mechado and Menudo what’s the difference between them? Though for non-Filipinos this might be confusing as they nearly look alike visually and they are all stews where tomato sauce is used as a main ingredient. To clarify them once and for all this is how I think they are differentiated from each … Continue reading

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)


This is the place we had our first dinner when we were in Paris for our holiday, located near Notre Dame de Paris this is a tourist spot with lots of neighbouring restaurant. Having said that you will immediately think that prices here will be a rip off, well it was the other way around … 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

Flemish Stew

Flemish Stew


Belgium might be famous for waffles, chocolates and beer but there are some other delicious food items that this country have to offer, one of them is this Flemish stew or Carbonade Flamande. This national dish of Belgium is made out of beef and onions slowly stewed in dark Belgian beer like Oud Bruin, Brune … Continue reading

Dinengdeng

Dinengdeng


Dinengdeng or inabraw is Filipino dish indigenous to the Ilocos region. For me this dish is like a free style vegetable soup dish where you are free to place any exotic vegetables you wish to use some of the most popular ones are bamboo shoots, okra, string beans jute leaves, moringa, bitter melon leaves, alakon … Continue reading

Lechon Paksiw

Lechon Paksiw


In the Philippines every big occasion or major events like weddings, birthdays, fiestas and even family gatherings a whole spit roasted pig at the centre of the dining table is a must. These roasted pigs are always the centre of attention, a masterpiece in a buffet table and everybody will queue up for its crispy … Continue reading

Chicken Gumbo

Chicken Gumbo


Gumbo is a dish made out of meat or shellfish slowly stewed in a spice infused stock seasoned with vegetables and finished with a thickener which usually is okra. This thickener is the most important ingredient in this dish as it usually defines what category the gumbo fall in: Choctaw spice filé powder gumbo - The … Continue reading

Fabada

Fabada


Fabada or Fabada asturiana is Spanish Stew made out of different preserved meats like dried pork shoulder (lacón gallego), bacon (tocino), black pudding (morcilla), chorizo and white beans. It is originated and is popular in the Northern region of Spain called Asturias but it is available throughout the whole of Spain. This dish is like … 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

Korean Beef Stew

Korean Beef Stew


Way back when I was still working in Philippines there was this massive food court just on the ground floor of my workplace, and since it’s near we usually take our lunch in there. In that food court there was this restaurant called House of Kimchi (not sure if it’s still there though) and if … Continue reading

Pork Guisantes

Pork Guisantes


Pork Guisantes is a pork stew cooked in a tomato based stock alongside other vegetables like green peas and capsicums. It is closely related to the Menudo but ingredients are simplified so it can be served in a regular basis making it one of the best examples of a simple common Filipino dish. Ingredients 500g … Continue reading