Tagged with Vegetables

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

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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

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay


After more than a decade at last I had seen this very elusive vegetable, the Moringa fruit. I never knew this existed in New Zealand as I only saw this in the Philippines but after reading some forums online where a person asked where to find this in America, someone answered try Indian specialty shops … Continue reading

Asian Style Chicken Zucchini and Peanuts

Asian Style Chicken Zucchini and Peanuts


Several months ago we dined it at Barilla dumpling here in Auckland, we definitely loved their dumplings but one dish also stood out and it was this diced chicken stir fried with peanuts, zucchini and carrots. I still remember my daughter endlessly munching on them together with the steaming hot dumplings, it is one of … Continue reading

Stir Fried Prawns and Mixed Vegetables

Stir Fried Prawns and Mixed Vegetables


Usually when a free style vegetable stir fry is prepared the main meats used are either chicken or beef, seafood like fish or shrimps are rarely used. The reason behind it might be because seafood is hard to handle in stir fries. Fish flakes easily, squid tends to be rubbery when over cooked and prawns … Continue reading

Petit Pois ala Francaise

Petit Pois ala Francaise


Petit Pois is a classic French dish that is made out of peas, lettuce and bacon in a rich butter and ham stock gravy. A really simple side dish that you can enjoy with roast or grilled meats. Though peas may look like it’s not as healthy as green leafy vegetables, it is one of … Continue reading

Asparagus and Mushroom Stir Fry

Asparagus and Mushroom Stir Fry


Asparagus season is nearly coming to an end here in New Zealand so before that happens I will be sharing an easy stir fry recipe which uses this wonderful vegetable, you can pair this with any meats or with rice. Ingredients 1 large bunch asparagus, cut into 2 inch strips 5 pcs shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated … Continue reading

Beef Chop Suey

Beef Chop Suey


Chopsuey is considered to be one of the most popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. This dish is basically mixed vegetables that are stir fried together with meats like pork, chicken and prawns. I barely see this dish using beef at all might be because beef specially the premium cuts are expensive in the Philippines. … Continue reading

Guisadong Pechay (Sauteed Bok Choy)

Guisadong Pechay (Sauteed Bok Choy)


Before anything else I guess by know you know what had happened to the Philippines last weekend so for those who wants to donate money to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan here are some organizations that are currently deploying urgent relief efforts. Note each of the links will point you to their donation forms, any amount would be a … Continue reading

Barilla Dumpling (Auckland, New Zealand)

Barilla Dumpling (Auckland, New Zealand)


This was one of the most controversial restaurants in Auckland and you might be wondering why? Well this was voted top 10 in Metro’s Cheap Eats but it was also rated as one of the dirtiest last August 2013. That rating didn’t stop its popularity though and people still continued to flock the restaurant, even … 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

Lumpiang Togue

Lumpiang Togue


There are a lot of different variations of the Lumpia (spring roll) in the Philippines and sometimes it is hard to distinguish each due to the similar looking wrap in all of them, unless you ask, sometimes it’s impossible to guess what’s inside but I will give you an idea on how to identify them … Continue reading