Siomai

Siomai

Siomai is a family favourite at our home and is a comfort food for me until now. For a time, it was part of our almost weekly nilaga-sinigang-giniling food rotation. I was in the early stages of my cooking journey then and we’ve reached the maximum utility of...
Pork Bistek

Pork Bistek

Growing up, I can’t help but feel excited and ecstatic whenever I see a platter of pork bistek with fried potatoes on the table. I’m sure to eat a lot of everything…pork, potatoes and rice…lots and lots of rice. I eat so much that I remember my...
Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada

Among the empanadas I’ve tried over the years, my favorite is still my mom’s baked version. As usual, I am wary of trying her chicken empanada. It’s the seasoning, I think! I don’t know how much salt and pepper to put and when I ask her, her...
Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake

Although it’s one of my favorite Filipino dishes, I never imagined myself ever making Cassava Cake. I had no idea how to make it nor do I want to handle cassava root. Aside from not knowing how it looks like, I am aware that it could be poisonous. I did a bit of...
Skinless Chicken Longganisa

Skinless Chicken Longganisa

  ***Update: 15Feb2017–Cooked this again for a breakfast gathering with friends and I don’t know why but it tastes different…a bit salty and lacking in sweetness. Note to myself: try again with less salt (try 3tsp), 2 tsp hot sauce and make sure to...