Monday, July 26, 2010

Beef Steak /Bistek Tagalog

It's been a busy week for me and no time for blogging for a while. But I don't want to miss this weeks Yummy Sunday and Luscious Saturday so I checked out some of my saved photos and got my late entry for this week. One of the easiest food to prepare that everybody loves to eat.

  • 1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 pc. lemon or 3 calamansi
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into strip
  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil
  • salt to taste

  1. Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon and ground black pepper for at least one hour.
  2. In a sauce pan, heat the cooking oil.  Stir fry the marinated beef (without the marinate sauce) until colors turn brown. 
  3. Pour the marinate sauce and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat into low medium fire. Cook until meat is tender. Add water as needed.
  5. Just before turning off the fire, add the green bell pepper, onions and some salt to taste. Stir well. 
  6. Serve with potato or rice.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fried Salmon

I always love salmon ,my favorite fish actually .I really like the juiciness and the taste of it .I bought 1 kilo for QR 60( $17 ) last week and asked for the vendor to cut it for me and left for some more grocery stuff then came back after a while .I took the fish out of the plastic once I get home but to my dismay ,the slices was too thin,hmm!. I like it better if it was a little thicker but what else can I do.Here is my salmon with just salt and pepper fried in olive oil.Me and my son enjoyed eating it dipped in soy sauce with lemon and lots of rice and sliced cucumber.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010


 Got me some banana saba at the store again and this time instead of the usual turon/banana roll  and  banana in sugar syrup , I just boiled it for a change .I haven't eaten boiled banana  for a long time now  and here it is my snack  for the day.


And of course ,hubby  got me some pork skin crackling to munch always .

My all time favorite snack Rice Porridge with tripe ,chicken strip,boiled egg,green onion, fried garlic  serve with  tokwa't baboy .Unfortunately we don't have pork here so I just settle for  fried tokwa.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Pancit Canton

 When it comes to cooking pancit ,I prefer pancit canton than bihon although I like them both.The reason is that I cannot cook the bihon right. It is either under cook or dry while the pancit canton can be cook however you like it ,crisp,dry or a little saucy.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

What's for Breakfast ?

These are some of the most requested breakfast  of  my loyal customers.

egg omelette,pan cake and french toast

I serve it with pancake syrup and sausage or bacon

My eldest son's all time favorite fried rice with mix veggies,eggs,hot dog ,bacon and/or ham or what ever left over meat  is in the fridge.It is a complete meal already so I just give him fresh milk.

 My bunso  waiting for his pancake

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

My Food trip Friday entry for this week is the spaghetti that my husband and son loves so much. For them mommy's spaghetti is the best. They like it with lots of meat sauce and cheese toppings

And of course ,I always make sure to have garlic bread to go with the spaghetti.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chicken Adobo


This is my mom's easy to cook chicken adobo recipe. Actually, I just found out about my mom's adobo when my sister came to Qatar to baby sit my youngest son  She cooked it one day and the taste was really good, so I asked her how she did it. And that's it, she said that it is our mom's Adobo recipe.


  • 1 whole chicken- cut into serving piesces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 onion chopped
  • minced garlic
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp kalamansi juice or lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking directions:

  1. Throw all the ingredients in a deep pan. Cover
  2. Let it boil  without stirring to avoid the sour taste of vinegar. 
  3. Mix well after few minutes of boiling and cover again. Lower the fire to medium .
  4. Cook according to your preference. You can have  it dry or with a little sauce.
  5. Add salt and pepper according to  your taste.
  6. Serve with rice, hard boil egg and tomato. 

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Andrei's Birthday Party

 My friends son turned 8 last week .Here are the foods that we shared together on the special day.

spring roll,pancit bihon ,spaghetti,chicken babrbecue,hotdog on stick with marsmallow,beet salad cake and gelatin,fruit salad.

picture taking

 Time to blow the candle

 Fun games

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Adobong Kangkong

When my mother was pregnant with me,  kangkong was her favorite food.She was always craving for it and cooks anytime she wants. .They used to leave in a company compound  at that time with lots of kangkong(swamp cabbage) plants in some vacant area. Doon daw ako pinaglihi. I usually eat  Adobong kangkong together with fried fish and lots of rice but this time I had  it with some pre heated  left over fried chicken .

Adobong kangkong is a popular dish sauteed in cooking oil, onions, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce.You can also add some tomato like I always do.

Kangkong can also be added at sinigang (meat or fish sour stew) or serve as an appetizer  called crispy Kangkong

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Friday, June 25, 2010

McDonald's Sundae

For how many days now ,I was telling hubby that I want a sundae from Mcdonald. So on Sunday on the way home from the US embassy, we stopped by Mc Donald's drive thru  to get  lunch plus 3 orders of  sundae, unfortunately we went home without the sundae's  but an extra kiddie meal chicken nugget instead. It was our bad coz we did not check the receipt first nor the orders they gave us. Then Wednesday came, hubby was craving for a sundae and decided to get us all  each. At last I have ordered my favorite strawberry sundae  while hubby and kuya had their hot fudge sundae. Oh,so yummy!

I bought this slices of cake in one of the bakeshop here when I was craving for some cake. The blueberry cheese cake is my favorite.

Hubby always brings me taco salad from work. We like to have it for lunch.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Breakfast at Jollibee

My children and a friends son having good time eating breakfast at Jollibee. They so love it !

 bunso's first taste of Jollibee chicken joy and palabok

 kuya said after 4 year's, he got a taste of Jollibee again

we'll come back again Jobee,see you next time!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spring Roll ( Lumpiang Gulay)

 Spring roll is one of the appetizer that is so easy to do. You don't have to be a good cook to make it. As long as you know how to saute and fry, you are good to go. Here is my mothers recipe, she always use tokwa/tofu and it really tastes good.

Spring  Roll Ingredients:
  • onion chopped
  • garlic minced
  • carrot, julienne cut
  • green beans, julienne cut
  • sweet potato and/or potato, julienne cut
  • bean sprout 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tokwa/tofu diced 
  • 1 chicken cube
Cooking Directions:
  1. In a hot oil, saute garlic, onion and tofu.
  2. Add all the vegetables, tofu, little water, chicken cube, Stir well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  4. Let boil until half cook. 
  5. Put in a strainer to drain.

How to wrap:
  1. Prepare the spring roll wrapper. 
  2. Put one tablespoon of vegetable mix on the wrapper. 
  3. Spread it lengthwise and roll make sure to fold both ends.
  4. Seal by dipping your finger in water and paste it at the end of the wrapper.
  5.  Deep fry until golden brown. Place in  a paper towel to remove excess oil. 
  6. Serve with vinegar  or sweet chili sauce.

Vegetable and Chicken Spring Rolls

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Biscocho (toasted bread)

We always have left over bread in the fridge which  is often  ended  up in trash. Well, don't  throw it yet, you can make a delicious snack or dessert out of it. Have you ever tried making Biscocho? It is very easy and will not take time.

slices of leftover bread

1. Spread butter on the sliced of bread and sprinkle with sugar or you can dab the buttered bread  on a plate full of sugar. 
2. Put bread in an  oven toaster 3-5  minutes until it becomes toasted. Another way is by oven at 300 F for  30 minutes or more  until the bread turned golden brown.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Puto (Rice Muffins)

 Rice muffin is one of my eldest son's  most requested  snack. Most of the puto available on the market nowadays is made of flour and milk, it taste good but not as good as the traditional puto made of grinded rice. I made the rice muffin (puto) easier by using rice powder and coconut milk in can. Saves time yet the taste is better than the commercial one.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar ( 1 cup is too sweet for me so I  make mine 3/4)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • grated  or sliced cheddar cheese or grated hard boiled egg  for toppings(optional) .
  • 1 can  coconut milk ( 400 ml or 2 cups )
  • grated coconut or butter
1.Sift first four ingredients together  in  a mixing bowl

2.Add coconut milk and mix  well to make a smooth mixture.

3. Fill in greased muffin pans 2/3 full. And topped with grated cheese

4. Steam for 30 minutes. Make sure to boil the water first  for best result and cover with cheese cloth or any white clean cloth to  prevent water from drippings into the muffin.

You can make 18 -20 puto

Serve with  freshly grated coconut or butter.

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