Kulinarya Cooking Club: Lumpia!

Yay! It’s lumpia for KCC this month.    I love lumpia!  Lumpia is egg roll, fresh or fried. In my Filipino food vocabulary, this can only mean lumpiang sariwa/ubod ( fresh spring roll) or lumpiang shanghai ( deep-fried egg roll) —my favorite!  I have already blogged about lumpiang shanghai, about a year ago;  I was planning on […]

Ma Po Tofu

This is one of  my love-at -first- try recipes.   I was looking for some tokwa ( it’s how we call tofu in Filipino) recipes to try and found out about Ma Po tofu.  I have browsed through many recipes and the one below is what appealed to me. It’s fairly easy and the result is of […]

Orange-Lemon Pork Tenderloin

Years back when I was a kid, there was no cable television yet; there were only about 5 channels available then and there was this Chinese cooking show that I used to watch pretty regularly because it comes before the cartoons. It was in all in Chinese so I didn’t understand a thing but I […]

Kulinarya Cooking Club: Barbecue

Kulinarya Cooking Club‘s theme for the month of June is: BBQ! Who doesn’t love barbecue?  There are so many kinds of barbecue but for me, there’s only one that brings so much memories and is my favorite of all: pork barbecue in bamboo skewers, it’s the best! I remember those nights when I was a […]

Dwaeji Kalbi (Sweet and Spicy Korean Pork Barbecue)

This delicious barbecue  is very easy to do even more so if you use the marinade powder (that’s where I “discovered” this delicious Korean dish);  but making it from scratch using a mini food processor or blender makes it almost as easy as opening a packet of  marinade mix.  The homemade marinade is deliciously scented and  it’s sweet, […]

Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis)

I first saw this dish in a publication way way back when I was in college and I said to myself that I’m gonna make this dish one day…after a decade and a half, I finally got to make it..yay!  I’ve since lost that recipe I’ve been so meaning to make, luckily there’s internet already and I […]

Embutido (Filipino Meatloaf)

This is one of my favorite Noche Buena food.  My mother seldom makes this for Christmas because we usually receive it as gift along with ham and fruitcakes.   But you need not wait for someone to give you this, it’s very simple to make, just mix everything together in a bowl, roll it into […]

Pork Chile Verde

I bought some tomatillos (green tomatoes) with the thought of making salsa verde with it but then I saw this dish from Cooking Light Magazine (the same one where I found the Kahlua Cookies), which is even better: salsa verde with pork and chillies!Well, it’s actually Tequila Pork Chile (Chili, Chilli?!) Verde; it’s quite simple […]

Menudo

This dish shares the same name with the latin boy band of the ’80s that my sisters were so crazy about. I remember our room with so many posters of Menudo in their colorful spandex and headbands.   My two sisters and their friends were crushing on the four “older” members of the group and […]

Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Chilli Glaze

Did you know that pork tenderloin is as healthy as chicken breast? You do? Well,then good for you, but in case you don’t, read the facts here. Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cut of meat. It’s perfect for quick and easy meal, it takes almost no time to cook, it’s as versatile as […]

Tyler Florence’s Smothered Pork Chops

Tyler Florence is one of my earliest favorite chefs on Food Network. I love his show, Food 911, too bad it’s no longer around but I used to daydream before that he would come in my kitchen and rescue me,err my dish from becoming a disaster ( I used to burn a lot of food […]

Picadillo

Back in college my two sisters and I lived in a boarding house and whoever comes home first will have to cook dinner and that unfortunately for all of us, was most of the time, me. As much as we dreaded my cooking, we didn’t have a choice then, but to eat it. We lived […]