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29 April 2014

Fishballs in sweet and sour sauce


This is a different take on the simple street food we know as fishballs.  It is usually fried, and then dipped in sauce as it is eaten.  In this instance we cook the fishballs with the sauce.  This results in a more flavourful dish.  Best of all, you avoid double-dipping!

22 April 2014

Breakfast Pizza


I got this idea from the Food in a Minute book I borrowed from the Library.  The ingredients are readily available from the supermarket, but you can also substitute for variety!

I made this for our two breakfasts over Easter Sunday and Monday and it's a certified hit.  Even my baby daughter loves it!  One pizza is good for 2 adults; make 2 to share (and maximize use of oven)!  The ingredients listed below are for 2 pizzas.

16 March 2014

Embutido (Filipino-style Meatloaf)


The Filipino version of the meatloaf - the embutido - usually makes an appearance during celebrations only.  Perhaps it's because making this dish is a bit labour intensive.  It takes time to make a batch.  But that's not to say it's difficult to do.  Check out the procedure below and you'll see what I mean!

Since it is steamed, embutido is already cooked as is and can be served cold.  However it tastes best when sliced then fried, paired with ketchup or your favourite dip with meat.

Note that you will need a steamer (or a similar device) to make embutido.

05 February 2014

Ginisang kamatis (sauteed tomatoes)

My wife casually mentioned that my Nanay shared this recipe with her in one of their more recent phone conversations.  I love it, and friends do too!  It's like a thick sauce for that perfect side dish to fried fish (and I did not mean to rhyme!).  The above photo is the second batch my wife has cooked in a week.

30 January 2014

Champorado (chocolate rice porridge)

I was having a quiet lunch at the office while browsing through the Dominion Post when I spotted a familiar face smiling up at me.  It was one of our friends giving an interview about his favourite childhood food, the Champorado (chocolate rice pudding)!  I excitedly shared the news with friends and they were obviously elated to see someone they know in the papers, and in a good way too!

Of course news like this has to lead somewhere, and so a couple of weeks later we were treated to Dave's famous Champorado at their home!


The Champorado was awesome.  Now, I'm sure you are itching to have a copy of the recipe, in which case I am happy to point you to the news article at Dominion Post.  You're welcome!