Pork Belly Sisig (Sizzling Pork Belly)

This dish is far from ordinary. It is because it is made with a pork cut that is not necessarily used often – pork belly. Rightfully so, because this part of pork is fatty and a lot of people shy away from using this or probably don’t even know this pork cut even exist 🙂 . Not so health friendly as some may concur. However, cooking pork belly should be a once-in-blue-moon treat especially to…Continue Reading

Seafood & Noodle Soup

If we talk about comfort food, a hot and spicy noodle soup is one of them on my list. In fact, it is on my top 5 list.Seafood & noodle soup is very versatile with ingredients. For vegetables, you may use one kind or a mix of vegetables like shiitake mushroom, bok choy,napa cabbage or spinach. You can make this soup as hot and spicy or not at all. As for noodles, you can use…Continue Reading

Curry Fried Chicken

If you are from Altoona, Pennsylvania, chances are, you have dined at Gourmet Buffet. Yes? Yes.Anyway, you probably tried one of their buffet staple – curry fried chicken. If you like curry fried chicken, now you can make your own, and the good thing is, YOU can make it even better. First, mix all the spices – garlic powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry powder, salt and then add the cornstarch.Why cornstarch? It is a tenderizer.…Continue Reading

Strawberry Cookies

Yields 45Ingredients 1 pkg strawberry cake mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh strawberries 2-3 tablespoons water 1 cup powdered sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix cake mix, vegetable oil, chopped fresh strawberries, & eggs. Scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper. I used a small ice cream scoop about 1 inch in diameter. Make sure to…Continue Reading

Lemon Cookies

I am one for easy-but-tasty cookies. I came across this recipe one day and I love how it is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. All you have to do is mix the vegetable oil, eggs, lemon juice and cake mix. Bake for 12 minutes. Then drizzle with some glaze. Anyway, that was a shortcut version of this recipe but really it can’t be easier than that. I used the smallest…Continue Reading

Filipino Fruit Salad

A fruit salad like no other. A mix of fruits, coconut and cheese make this fruit salad a truly mouth-watering dessert. If using coconut strings in a jar just like the picture below, I recommend draining the liquid off the bottle and rinsing the coconut strings quickly with water in a strainer. I find the strings to be too sugary-sweet when not rinsed.You can find this coconut string in a jar in most asian stores.…Continue Reading

Bola-Bola (Fried Fish balls)

This is a popular street food in the Philippines. At one time or another, this street food has been a part of commuters’ lives in the Philippines especially in Manila. Whether it was for a quick snack on the go or just to satisfy their hunger while waiting for the bus home. At least that was my experience and I am sure a lot of people can relate to that. So I decided to recreate this, complete…Continue Reading