All posts filed under: Filipino Food

Ube Cheesecake

For the past month I’ve been working on improving the taste of the Ube Cheesecake. Daddy C who is a big fan of Ube Cake requested that I re-create the taste of ube ice cream for the cheesecake. The first batch of ube cheesecake was baked using just mashed boiled ube  and the 2nd batch was enhanced with ube flavoring. I discussed the boys comments with Sandy my sister from another mother who lives in Vienna and she suggested I try making it again but this time use halaya (jam). See ube doesn’t have any distinct taste you need to add butter and salt to boiled one or macapuno to enhance it’s flavor.

Ginataang Munggo

I am talking to my sister via facebook, she’s in the office and even though storm Maring has left Philippines it still is raining back home. The recipe I am sharing today is perfect to give warmth to a rainy season. Ginataang Munggo is a mix of glutinous rice and green mung beans cooked with coconut milk and sweetened with either sugar or condensed milk similar to ginataang mais.   It’s 9 am and the kids are still sleeping. I am enjoying a little bit of “me quiet time” while reading the newest addition to our bookshelf – Momofuku Milk Bar. I am planning to prepare at least three recipe from the book every month. The husband has been giving me hints that he likes ginataang munggo, the dish was suppose to be a surprise for him to enjoy for afternoon snack but then the nearby grocery delivered the wrong item and didn’t bother to come back for my glutinous rice. My dear husband had to go down and buy me glutinous rice a key ingredient …

Ampalaya Salad recipe

Ampalaya Salad

I’ve been slowly introducing V to eating raw vegetables this month, I guess it has been my fault that he’s not gotten to like eating more fruits in vegetables since we have been so forgiving of him when he refuse to eat them. We have reinforce the rule of having 1 bite of each food prepared during meal time, explaining to him that he will never know if the dish taste good if he never try and eating vegetables will make him stronger. As a kid my cousins use to put all their veggie share on my plate and bully me to finishing all of them or else I’m not allowed to leave the dining table, thanks to our Manang’s who would only require me to finish a spoonful of my veggie share. Sadly I was not a big vegetable eater as a kid but I did eat a lot of fruits, it was not till my teens that I enjoyed eating them. One of the vegetables that I refuse to eat is Ampalaya (Bitter …

Bangus Sisig Recipe

Bangus Sisig

This month’s Kulinarya theme “Sisig” is hosted by Jenn of Storm In My Kitchen and Iska of ISKAndals.com. Sisig is one famous Filipino appetizer which is enjoyed with either an ice cold beer or coke. After a days work my friends and I would share a plate of sizzling sisig and laugh out our daily stress in life. I can’t remember the last time I made sisig, but whenever I do I always use pork ears & liempo. For this month’s challenge I’m making a healthier version using fish – bangus (milkfish). I  prepared 2 kinds of sisig (pork ears & fish) for dinner but the boys preferred the fish version.   You need to cut your bangus butterfly style, season with salt and pepper and fry it to crisp. Remove bones from fish and shred/mince/chop meat. Once that’s complete let’s get on to making Sisig.   Bangus Sisig 1 large Bangus, fried and minced 1 medium Onion, minced 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 4 cloves Garlic, minced 1/3 cup each of Red & Green Bell Pepper (Capiscum), diced …

Paksiw na Isda

Last week I received the award for drama queen, was feeling really sad, alone, tired, and didn’t want to talk to anyone. My poor husband was left guessing what was wrong, he would find me crying along with our baby. Really missed my siblings, mom, and friends back home. I miss being in the office and earning but my heart breaks at the thought of leaving my kids with a nanny while I go back to work. V saw me crying myself to sleep and my husband suggested that he accompany V till the bus came so I can get more sleep. They both kiss us bye and V whispered “Don’t be sad na Mama. Let’s eat fish later okay.” He greeted me at the bus stop with a kiss “I’m home mama. You’re happy now?”  We talked about school and what kept me busy that morning. V showered me with hugs & kisses. Re-assured me that everything will be ok. We shared our favorite fish dish – Paksiw na Isda. Eating using our hands we …

Bangus Sardines in Tomato Sauce

  The start of Dubai summer has been hard for V and I. We’ve been having the flu almost every other week and have been a regular at V’s pediatrician. V was ordered to rest for a week because aside from the usual cough and colds he was also starting to have sore eyes. C has been reminding me to try and not cuddle V much or kiss him since it might make me sick as well. It’s impossible for me to stay away from my sick child who needs all the cuddle and kisses to make him feel better. He’s feeling better now and enjoying school while I’m still coughing for almost a week now. Both V and I crave for fish meals when the flu decides to visit and this Bangus Tomato Sardines hit the right spot to make us feel better. I got this recipe from Ate Agnes who knows that I can eat fish all week (she’s picky with her fish).   Bangus Sardines in Tomato Sauce 1.5 kilos of Bangus …