Monday, August 16, 2010

Chicken Adobo – Chinese Style


1 whole chicken ( aprox. 1 kilo)

6 pcs. eggs

1 big bulb red onion

1 big bulb white onion

6 cloves garlic

1 1/2 tbsp. ground pepper

6 tbsp. sugar

1 small ginger

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup water


How to cook?


Step 1: Boil the eggs for 10 minutes and remove the shell. (it must be hard boiled egg)


Step 2:  Cut chicken into cubes, slice onions, garlic and ginger.




Step 3: Put all the ingredients in a pot except the white onion.


Step 4: Let it boil for about 10 minutes. (do not stir until it’s already boiling, mahihilaw yung suka)


Step 5: Add the white onions and simmer for another 10 minutes.



chicken adobo - chinese style

Best partner for Garlic Rice (Sinangag)!

garlic rice

Serves 6 – 8 pax

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nilagang Maling

Hey guys!  Let's start with an easy one.  I like luncheon meat but I don't want it dry anymore so I decided to make another recipe using it.  "Mahilig po kasi ako sa mga food na may sabaw or may sauce", so ito po ang kinalabasan.  Easy to cook, and it can also serve more people unlike when you fry it.


1 can     Maling Pork Luncheon Meat
2 tbsp.  Whole Peppercorn ( Pamintang Buo)
3 tbsp.   Fish Sauce ( Patis)
3 pcs.    Potato ( Big Size)
1/4 kilo  Baguio Beans
3 packs  Pechay ( 3 Tali)
2 pcs.    Onion Bulbs
1 pc.      Pork Bouillon ( Pork Cubes)
2 liters    Water
The procedure is so easy.  Just like an ordinary nilaga except, you don't need to boil the meat first.

1.  Cut onions and potatoes into 4 slices each and boil them using your 2 liters water for about 10 mins.

2.  Add the peppercorn, fish sauce and bouillon and wait for another 2 mins.

3.  Cut the luncheon meat into cubes and add it to the boiling water together with baguio beans.

4.  And lastly, add the pechay leaves and simmer for 5 mins.


Best with Calamansi-Fish Sauce with "Sili"!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Are You Clean Enough?

RULE # 1: Sanitize
“Hindi komo masarap ang iniluto mo ay kakainin na ito ng tao”

     Before we go on cooking, I just want to remind you guys that cooking has a big responsibility.  I mean a very BIG one!  Being YUMMY is just the 2nd most important when it comes to cooking (mas gugustuhin ko pang kumain ng pagkain na hindi ganon kasarap pero sigurado naman ako na malinis ang pagkakagawa).  Cleanliness is the first thing you must always keep in mind.  You really have to make it sure that everything you use, the utensils and ingredients are clean and sanitized.  You might harm yourself and the people who will eat your creation.  You must remember that you have to wash it before you cook it.  Even if it is in the dispenser,  you still don’t know who touches it and if there’s an insect that crawled in it (kung ano-anong sakit ang nakukuha sa dumi at sa mga insekto). 
Some Tips:
1. Wash utensils first before use.
2. Disinfect by using boiling water. (pinaka mabisang panglaban)
3. Always keep them in a safe and sealed storage.
4. Make sure every utensils are dry when not in use to avoid rusting.
5. You should always check if the ingredients are fresh, usable and in good condition.
6. Always check the utensils if there’s a rust. (avoid using it if you think it is rusted already)
7. You need to refrigerate anything perishable.
8. Always check if the canisters are sealed.
9. F I F O or First In – First Out System
10. Avoid cross contamination.
11. Cold must be cold and hot must be hot.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Chop it up!

Hi guys!  This Blog will share you my own recipes and also my Family's recipes too.  Some of it are modified versions of traditional Filipino dishes.  I can say that I have good initiative and I am also creative when it comes to cooking.  I will tell you what we use and how to cook every single dish that I know.  Hope you guys will like it.  Have fun cooking!

I'm just trying to help and give ideas to those who want to cook something new.


     I really love cooking!  I started cooking since I was on 4th Grade, I think I was just 11 years old back then.  They said that it is hereditary because most relatives on my Father's side know how to cook.  And they are really good in cooking!  Even my Grandparents own a small Carenderia before.  I always see them and my uncles cooking and they always tell us, me and my cousins, that we should also learn it.  They said that cooking is a great advantage, like winning a girl's "heart".  They taught us the techniques that they use. I can proudly say, none of our recipes are written in any way.  It is passed thru generation to generation verbally.  My Uncles wanted us to just memorize every single part of it.  "Hindi ka gagaling mag luto kung lagi kang nakatingin sa recipe book mo!  Dapat saulo mo bawat sangkap at kung pano lutuin ito", that's what they always say.