Month: April 2012

Cooking: Filipino Style Spaghetti

First Cooking Entry I have been cooking since when I was still in high school. My mother, has trained me along with my two elder brothers how to do the kitchen works. It was a training that is really worth learning for. In cooking, if you…

Oven-Baked Salmon

OVEN-BAKED SALMON Ingredients12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces Coarse-grained salt Freshly ground black pepper, or lemon-pepperInstructionsPreheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It looks like having a theme for a week has been quite popular so we will try to bring you a themed post once in a while and for every special occasions. Since there is something for us to celebrate this week (can anybody guess what…

Camaron Rebosado

Camaron rebosado — “the Shrimp tempura of the Philippines”, is an easy seafood dish which is made out of deep fried battered shrimps served with sweet chilli or sweet and sour sauce. Though it looks like a tempura this shrimp dish is very different to the Japanese counterpart…

Suman

At last we found some banana leaf here in New Zealand but it is frozen though, but at least we got some, this means we can now cook some rice cakes which we have been craving for quite sometime now. I grew up with a lot…

Polvoron

Polovron is a type of shortbread with Levantine origin, popular in Spain, more specifically in Andalucia as well as its past colonies such as Philippines and Mexico.  It is a very simple shortbread which is made out of flour, sugar and milk. In Philippines it is called “pulburon”…

Gaya-gaya Puto Maya!

Gaya-gaya Puto Maya! Folks of my circa would remember this– Filipino limericks that kids would shout at play. We teased playmates gaya-gaya putomaya (copycat!) but never knew what putomaya was. On my first ever trip to Davao sometime back, I found out it was neither a puto (steamed rice…

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Broth)

Tinola which is a ginger based soup, is an authentic Filipino dish that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. One of my favorite variations of it is the Tinolang Tahong or Mussels in Ginger Broth. This is a very nutritious and delicious soup that…

Spanish Bread

I don’t know why this is called Spanish bread as I guess it does not have anything to do with any Spanish types of bread. Anyways for those who know why, please let me know, I can’t find any resource on why is it named such.…