Pork Bistek

One of my all time favorite ulam is pork or beef steak, and it’s sooo easy to make! For this meal, I marinated several pork chops in soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper and a bit of Aquarius (it’s a carbonated enery water similar to Sprite or 7-up). I left it overnight in the fridge. The next day,…

Banana Walnut and Cashew Bread

Something so simple yet tastes so good! This is honestly the best thing I baked so far. I don’t have mixer so I did everything using a… fork! Normally walnut is enough, but I have some left over cashew nuts so I decided to put in some in the mixture as well. Banana Walnut and…

Ginataang Kalabasa and Black Rice

Who would not love ginataang kalabasa and malunggay? It’s like a staple Filipino ulam and comfort food. I love the creaminess of the coconut milk and the sweet softness of kalabasa paired with the health benefits of malunggay — and of course black rice! Not to mention how easy it is to make this. For…

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Tea

A close friend who went to Japan gave me a box of Sakura Tea or Cherry Blossom Tea. It’s in a box with 6 sachets. The ingredients include pickled cherry blossom and cherry leaves essence. When I opened the teabag, I did not expect an actual cherry blossom to be inside. I was thinking of dried flowers……

Dahon ng Ampalaya

I accidentally bought dahon ng Ampalaya or the leaves of bitter gourd last Saturday at UP Shopping Center. I was actually thinking about camote tops, but I don’t know why I said dahon ng ampalaya. I realized it a little too late, when we were already kilometers away from the market haha. I have never…

Filipino Breakfast

One of my favorite Filipino breakfast is the staple dilis or Philippine Anchovy. Normally dried and fried, it gives a salty crunchy texture. If you are not Filipino, it will take some getting used to with the smell and the taste but it’s so good especially paired with tomato and spicy vinegar, fried (red) rice, and…

Baconless Carbonara

Actually this is just my excuse for not having pancetta/bacon on hand. More or less same technique in making the typical carbonara. More or less. Sautee mushroom ang garlic in olive oil, add some green bell peppers (because I have on hand and it’s near spoiling). Set aside. Beat some eggs, set aside. Boil spaghetti…