Leftovers for Breakfast (Leftover-silog)

I love weekend breakfasts, but I hate cooking on an empty stomach. I like brunches, but I detest getting ready early to meet my friends – you see, my friends very well know that if they want my presence early in the morning I. MUST. BE. BRIBED. WITH. FOOD. A traditional Filipino breakfast is a … Continue reading

Tomato and Egg Instant Ramen

Stella Dacuma Schour Tomato and Egg Instant Ramen Cooking with Stellaaa-112

The nor’easter Nemo is freezing New York City as I write this. I’ve blogged about my hurricane preparedness and while it may seem like suffering to eat ramen noodles for survival (oh the dramatics!), here’s a recipe for you to enjoy the day when you should be staying indoors and NOT ordering delivery. This dish … Continue reading

Stellaaa Porchetta Made in a Turbo Oven

I’ve been dreaming about making this wonderful meat roulade since I came across the recipe from BonAppetit, and made it right after I got back from my trip to Italy. While I did not use BonAppetit’s recipe (I personally don’t believe in porkloin as a cut because i think pork should have fat to make … Continue reading

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you my first ever recipe contest entry! If you have a Food.com account, please send me some review love. Ingredients: (serves 4, with a side of bread or salad) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, fins clipped and cleaned very, very well. 7 cloves of garlic (smash 2 cloves, finely chop … Continue reading

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Here’s the recipe I used:Dad’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chicken and Rice Porridge: How to Make Arroz Caldo in Pictures

Arroz caldo is actually a Chinese congee that was adapted to the tastes of the Spanish colonial settlers who patronised Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. -Wikipedia Funny enough, I had to check out Wikipedia how this dish comes about. In its plain basic form, Lugaw – it is just a rice porridge with no meat. … Continue reading

Fried Whole Fish: Make It, Debone It & Eat It!

Growing up in Manila (Philippines), fried fish is usually on the dinner table. I loved having fried fish for dinner because this means that I can douse my rice pink with banana ketchup. As a child, I didn’t know what fish sticks are, and I first learned about fish fillet from McDonald’s Fillet O’Fish Sandwich. … Continue reading

Papri Chat Assembly

Papri Chat Buffet While buffets are usually easy to navigate – a papri chat is one part of the Indian buffet that needs quite a bit of a lesson in assembly. This dish is suited to the taste of the one who is going to eat it and has as many permutations as a lottery … Continue reading

Filipino Spaghetti Recipe Using Ingredients From American Supermarkets

Spaghetti with Hotdogs and Ham + Birthday Cake = Birthday Party! If you tell me that there is a birthday party, you can expect that I will be counting “the amount of sleeps” before it happens. While I will be excited about the balloons and the party favors, nothing gets me to be more enthused … Continue reading

Shrimp and Chive Dumplings in Noodle Soup

I love Hong Kong style dumplings. The wrapper is there merely to hold the filling together. Between these and the more usual doughy dumplings, I will pick these any day. It was to my delight to find out about Sifu Chio thanks to Yelp. The glowing reviews sent me my merry way. You see, I … Continue reading

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