Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Steamed Fish with Cream Sauce

Probably the most confusing and yet easy to make home cook dish recipe I've ever encountered

1 medium size fish
1 leek (chopped)
some celery, sweet pepper, salt,sesame oil and chopped nuts (depends on your desire/taste)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup stock or water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cooking oil

boil fish in boiling salt water(with enough water and salt to cover the fish, these are not listed in the ingredients) for 15 mins

boil water or stock with celery, sweet pepper and seasoning and salt

ad milk and thicken with cornstarch

place fish in dish an pour sauce over the fish

garnish with leeks an nuts

sprinkle cooking oil and sesame oil

*ginger can be used instead of celery and pepper


Monday, December 13, 2010

Quick egg bread

3 to 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 envelope of fast rising dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. sesame seeds

Grease 9" round cake pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Separate one egg and set aside.

Add yolk and remaining egg, hot water and oil to dry ingredients. mix vigorously with wooden spoon until smooth.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.

Knead until smooth and elastic. kneading in additional flour if necessary.

cover with mixing bowl and let rest for 5 mintues

Divide dough into 16 pieces. Arrange in pieces in prepared pans.

beat reserved egg white until foamy.

brush over rolls and sprinkle sesame seeds.

set wire rack in 9x13 inch baking dish

add enough boiling water to come just below the rack.

set pan on rack. cover w/towel and let rise in warm draft free area until it doubled volume

about 25 mins in 325 oven



2 "square" of unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup shifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

melt first two ingredients

beat in third and fourth ingredients

shift together and stir in 5,6 and 7th ingredients

finally mixed in nuts

spread in well greased 8" square pan

bake for 350 for 30 to 35 mins or until top has dull crust (A slight imprint will be left when the top is touched lightly with finger)

let it cool slightly an cut into square

Blonde Brownies

2/3 cups margarine
2 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
3 eggs
2 2/3 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup choco chips
* 1 cup coconut

Melt margarine in a large pan.

Blend in the brown sugar and let it melt.

Let this stand for 10 minutes until it cooks.

Add eggs (one at a time) and mix well.

Add shifted dry ingredients.

Spread in greased pan 15"x10"x1" cookie sheet

Bake at 325 for 25 minutes


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No bake cookies

1/2 cups butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp. cocoa
3 cups uncooked oats
1/2 cups peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

mix butter, sugar, milk, cocoa in saucepan. Bring to a hard boil. Remove from heat.

add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. mix well and drop on wax paper or cookie sheet.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Savory Meat Rolls

1-3/4 raw chicken chopped
1/4 cup ground pork
1 small can of vienna sausage, chopped
1 pc chorizo de bilbao, chopped
1/2 cup sweet ham, diced
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup banana ketchup
6 slices of bread
1 small can of evaporated milk
1/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup grated cheese
2 Tbsp. celery
4 eggs lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. onions, chopped
3 Tbsp. butter
1-3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs

soak break in evaporated milk. set aside

blend all other ingredients thoroughly into a very smooth mixture.

mix in the soften bread. set aside.

take a can or mold and grease them well, with margarine or oil

fill each can/mold 1-1/2 cups of the mixture, pack well, cover with aluminum foil,

steam for 1 hour

cool, ref overnight. slice and serve

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sweet and Sour Pork

1 lbs. Pork Tenderloin
2 green peppers
4 slices pineapple
1/2 cup cornstarch
6 cups oil

1/2 tsp.
1/2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 egg yolk

3 Tbsp. Vinegar
4 Tbsp. Sugar
4 Tbsp. Tomato Ketchup
5 Tbsp. Cold water
3 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1 t. sesame oil

tenderize pork by pounding it with the back of the knife or with a meat tenderizer

then cut it to 1" squares and soak it in marinade for at least 30 mins.

cut green peppers and remove seeds and cut it to 1" squares, do the same with the pineapple

heat the oil and coat the pork in 1/2 cup of cornstarch then fry it until cook (about 2 mins) then after that remove form heat then heat oil again then cook again until crispy.

drain excess oil and set aside.


Get 2 Tbsp. of oil from where you cook your pork and heat it in a separate pan.

fry the green pepper and the pineapple, stirring constantly add the sauce.

mix until it's thicken then turn off heat.

add to meat and serve hot

then put in

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


An ital an lasagna recipe that is easy to make with an Asian twist.

1/4 cup soft margarine
1/2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
1/2 cup sweet hap, chopped
1 cup ground lean pork
1 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup each Baguio beans, carrots, celery, chayote, squash, all chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. rock salt
1 cup grated cheese

White Sauce:
1 & 1/3 cups of water
1/4 cup soft margarine
1 & 1/3 cups of evaporated milk
1/3 cup flour
salt and pepper

Pasta: (you can make your own, follow this or buy from the store)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 cup flour
salt and pepper

Sauté garlic, onions, ground pork and ham in melted margarine.

Add carrots, baguio beans, chayote and squash. cook until half done.

Add tomato sauce and bouillon cube. season. cook for 2 mintes then stir in celery, set aside

White sauce:
Melt Margarine. Blend in Flour. Gradually add water and milk stirring continuously. Season.

Cook until slightly thick or until sauce coats spoon. set aside

Beat egg. add salt, water, oil and pepper. Blend well.

Add 1/2 cup flour and mix well. Knead dough till smooth.

Use remaining flour for dusting.

Divide dough into 3 parts. sprinkle some flour on a board and roll out each dough into 6 sheets of 11" long until paper thin.

Cook noodles in 6 cups of boiling water with a little salt for about 12 minutes or until tender. Strain and rinse in cold water. Drain. Set aside.


Grease a 7"x7" pyrex dish with 2 Tbsp. margarine.

Cover dish with 3 alternating layers of pasta, filling sauce and grated cheese.

Bake at 350F for 1/2 hour.

Pour white sauce on top then serve


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Delicous Hamburgers

This hamburger recipe is sooooo easy to make and as the title suggest, delicious.

1/2 kg. ground beef
1 egg
1/2 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 pc. slice bread
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Tear bread in to pieces and let is soak in the milk.

combine other ingredients then add then knead well.

shape to desired form.

to cook fry in a pan with butter or oil

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lemon Pork Chops

lemon pork chops

You so won't believe how easy recipe this Lemon pork chops is made.

4 pcs. pork chop
4 thin slices of lemon
1 Onion, 4 cut into thin rings (you might not all the onion so just estimate)
4 Tbsp. ketchup
4 Tbsp. brown sugar

pre heat oven to 350

mix ketchup and brown sugar. set aside

place pork chops on a baking pan.

put one slice of lemon and onion on top of pork chop

put one tablespoon of ketchup mix on top of each pork chop

bake for 30 mins.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Apple Pie

homemade apple pie
The apple pie, We all grow up with or at least with this yummy delicious recipe I grew up with making this pie with my grandmother when I was younger. Not only recently I found the apple pie recipe in one of the recipe box.

6 apples sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup water (optional)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup cold water

1 egg

note: for this recipe there was no procedure on how to make this but I remember something from before..

pre heat oven to 350C

mix the fillings, make sure the apples get evenly coated, you might want to add a little water to help it spread.

for the crust you mix all the ingredient together and mix it into a ball of dough

then divide the dough into two for the upper and lower crust

with a rolling pin roll the dough round, a little bigger than the pie plate so the side will be covered.

spray or grease the bottom of the plate

put dough, and with a fork poke the dough evenly

put the filling in

then make the top layer of the crust and put it on top to cover it

make small incisions or holes to let excess water and pressure to escape

beat egg yolk and brush over top

bake for 20~30 mins or until crust is golden brown


Monday, April 19, 2010

Rellenong Pusit

Rellenong Pusit is an easy recipe.It is also known as stuffed squid.

1 kg. fresh squid, ink sac removed
100g. pork fat
2/3 cups singkamas, diced
2/3 cup carrot, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 segments garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. powdered milk(optional)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil

Squid Marinade
1 Tbsp. calamansi/lime juice
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 cups broth
1 onion chopped
4 segment garlic, crushed
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. flour
2 Tbsp. banana ketchup
1 carrot cut into desired shape
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 Tbsp. oil

Marinade squid for at least 2 hours. chop up the head and set aside.

Brown pork fat in hot carajay. saute garlic, onions and chopped up squid heads.

Add sinkamas, carrots, bell peppers and two tablespoons of tomato sauce. Season.

Add powdered milk. Cook until almost dry.

fill each squid with 2 tablespoons of this mixture. Secure with toothpick if necessary. Set Aside

saute Garlic and onions. Add pusit, tomato sauce and meat broth.

season and simmer for 10 minutes.

add carrots, celery and banana ketchup.

thicken sauce with flour

simmer for another 10 minutes.

serve hot, enjoy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tahong Fritters w/ Dip

Tahong is oyster. A fritter is any kind of food coated in batter and deep fried.. It's soooo common here.. Filipino love to eat those kind of food. you might think this filipino recipe is weird but it's actually good and super easy to make.

1 kilo oysters, steamed open and shucked
1 1/2 cups corn starch
1/4 cups flour
1 cup carrots, cut into strips
2 Tbsp. Kinchay, chopped
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup oyster broth
2 Tbsp. atsuete juice
3/4 cup. cooking oil (for frying)

1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 cup banana ketchup
1~2 tsp. hot chili sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Marinade oyster meat for 1 hour.

In a bowl combine all the ingredients (except for the dip)

fry by tablespoonful until golden brown.

serve hot w/ dip

In a bowl, mix thoroughly the ingredients

Friday, April 9, 2010

Corn Bread

An easy basic Corn bread recipe made from scratch.

Corn Bread
1 cup corn meal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten

pre heat oven 400F (204.44C)

mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl

in a small bowl mix all liquid ingredients

mix dry and wet ingredients and put it in a greased pan

bake for 20~25mins, check by toothpick or knife if it comes out clean


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Homemade Pork and beans

This Filipino style recipe makes beans the old fashion way. It's easier than you think.

1/2 kilo raw kidney beans
1/4 kilo pork loin, sliced
5 segments garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
2 pcs. hotdog, sliced
8 oz. tomato sauce
3/4 cup banana ketchup
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
1 Tbsp. salt
4 cups meat broth
1/4 cup oil

soak beans in water overnight

boil beans in five cup of water until soft but firm. drain set aside

brown pork lightly in oil.

Add garlic, onions and hotdogs.

Add tomato sauce, ketchup, hot sauce and soy sauce. stir

Add kidney beans. seasoned with salt and sugar.

Add meat broth and simmer for 25 mins or until beans are tender

serve hot

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

meat flakes (soft and crispy)

We also call this recipe "ma hu" I don't know if I got the spelling right. I like to eat this with warm rice. There's a famous bake shop here that adds this recipes to their bread.

1 1/3lbs. picnic pork shoulder

1 Tbspn. soy sauce
2 tspn. salt
4 Tbspn. sugar

2 Tbspn. lard or vegetable oil

if pork contains different grain section, cut to seperate; place pieces in pressure cooker with 3 cups water; cook 30 mins over medium heat until soft(if you don't have pressure cooker place meat on casserol and cook 1 hour over low heat until meat is very tender)

mash to flat pieces

place mashed meat and liquid (katong soy sauce salt and sugar) and continue to mix over low heat until very dry


if you want crispy add the lard or vegetable oil and stir fry until dry and golden brown

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Glutinous Rice Cake

This is an old Chinese recipe. locally here we call this "tikoy" but this is commonly called "nian gao", It's unbelievably easy to make. It's not a Filipino food recipe.

Glutinous Rice Cake

3 cups Glutinous Rice
1 1/2 cups water
4 tbspn. rice wine
1 1/2 cups sugar

wash rice until runs clear, drain

add 2 cups of water and let it sit for 1 hour, drain

add the 1 1/2 cup water and rice wine

steam in electric steamer for 20mins*

let it cool for 20 mins

then add sugar

steam again for 5 more minutes until sugar melts

in a 8x8x1 cookie sheet put a heavy duty cellophane then add oil

put rice in cookie sheet then let it cool

cut and serve


Sweet New Year Cake

The Filipinos has been very much influenced by it's neighboring and previous occupations, This recipe comes from China. We usually call this "tikoy" but you might know this recipe as "Nian gao". Sometimes we eat this by slicing a piece and dipping it in egg and frying it. From a tough consistency it becomes soft but I personally like it as is.
6 cups. glutinous rice powder
2 cups. sugar
2 cups. boiling water

mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved

add rice powder, mix well, you should have a consistency of rice paste

in a steamer put a heavy duty cellophane at the bottom, pour rice mixture into steamer

steam for 2 hours

remove cellophane and let it cool (be careful it's hot)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Buko Pina Ade

A very easy refreshing recipe to make during the summer.

20 pandan leaves
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
coconut meat from 1 coconut

Boil 2 1/2 cups water with pandan leaves, leave for 5 mins. Strain Set.

Boil 1 cup water and sugar for 8 mintues. Set this syrup aside.

Blend shredded coconut meat and pineapple juice very well,

mix pandan juice, syrup and buko mixture into bowl

served with crush ice


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fantasy Cake

A cake recipe that my grandmother used to make.

1 cup cake flour, shifted
1/2 cup refined sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separated
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup. sugar

1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp. hot water
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatine
2 tbsp. strawberry jelly

preheat oven at 350F.

shift first 4 ingredients together 3 times. set aside

combine egg yolks, oil, pineapple juice, water and vanilla. beat until smooth

put dry mixture in a deep bowl and pour in the liquid ingredients. blend well. set aside

beat eggwhites until foamy. add cream of tartar. beat until you get a smooth peaks.

gradually add sugar while beating continusly. whip until stiff but not dry.

fold the batter in the eggwhites. pour into a greased 9" round pan. bake for 20 mins. cool

Icing: beat cream over some cracked ice until light and fluffy

gradually add powdered sugar while beating.

dissolve gelatine in hot water until clear.

gradually pour into the whipped cream. beat vigoruosly until well blend.

flavor with strawberry jelly.

frost the prepared cake

garnish with pineapple slices and marshmallows, if desired


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Chicken Chow Mein

Chow mein, another Chinese recipe that is commonly found in the Philippines. Sometimes or commonly know as "pancit"

1/2 kg. chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1/4 kg. bijon (South‐East Asian; noodles made from fermented maize kernels and cornflour. <- from http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O39-bijon.html)
3/4 cup pineapple tibits, well draied (reserve syrup)
1-1/2 cup chicken stock
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red bell pepper cut into rings
3/4 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup spirng onions, sliced thinly
1 tbspn. corn starch dissolved in pineapple syrup
salt and pepper to season

sprinkle 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt over chicken strips. set aside

fry bijon in 6-8 spearate batches, one at a time until crisp but not brown

saute garlic until golden brown

remove from pan

stir fry bell peppers, set aside

fry chicken strips in same oil till slightly brown. add stock, soy sauce, pepper and garlic. simmer

add pineapple tibits and syrup

simmer for another 2 mins

add bell peppers and spring oninos.

arrange on top of fried bijon.

served immedietly


Friday, January 1, 2010

Twin Seasons

a super refreshing easy recipe

2 cups Pineapple juice
1/2 cup Soursop(Guyabano) puree
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup white sugar
8 oz. Sprite

dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water. cool

combine with pineapple juice, guyabano puree and water

add sprite before serving.

served iced