Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Buko Pandan Gulaman Salad

Buko Pandan gulaman salad is my sisters famous recipe from the Philippines. It is really a hit so I asked for a recipe but she never responded yet, so I came up with other's recipe combined with my sisters way of doing it which is shredding the gulaman instead of  dicing. She usually serves this every time she is in the mood to cook on weekends for family get together. Too bad, I cannot make it here as often as I can, the buko is seasonal and gulaman pandan flavor or pandan leaves are nowhere near me. Anyway, here is the recipe that is too perfect for summer.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Lemonade is a perfect thirst quencher on a cold weather. My family loves this and I make sure to make a freshly squeezed lemonade than buying the powder mix. Try this homemade healthy, cool and refreshing juice drink for your family.

Lemonade Recipe
  • 6-8 lemons (depending on the size)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced (optional)
  • crushed ice
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)

1. Scrape off the yellow part a lemon peel. Set aside the lemon rind.
2. Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. Set aside, add the lemon rind. Let cool.
3. Extract the lemon juice.
4. Strain the simple syrup when cool.
5. Add the juice, the simple syrup and cold water to a pitcher. Add water and sugar according to your desired strength and sweetness.
6. Serve with lots of ice and some lemon slices. Enjoy your Lemonade!

*Do not scrape off as much the white inner layer of the lemon peel, this part is bitter. 
*Do not to leave the lemon slices for too long in the juice, it leaves a bitter taste.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pancit Bihon Guisado


Pancit Bihon is a very thin rice noodles common in Asian countries. Pancit Bihon or Pancit Guisado is one of the popular Filipino dish. It goes well with lumpiang shanghai and rice. This dish is always served in any ocassions like Fiesta, birthday parties, or just an ordinary day. The recipe varies around the Philippines. As long as you know the basic sauteing you are good to go. We cook pancit according to our style and taste. Some cooked it with sliced meat, shredded chicken, shrimp and whatever vegetables available or simply vegetarian way. Below is the basic and easy to follow Pancit recipe.

Louisiana Crawfish For Lunch

I finally get the taste of Louisina crawfish. I bought a frozen pack for less than $10 for my lunch and served it with rice and vinegar sauce. A Cajun Crawfish Boil is quite salty so the technique is to dip in vinegar to get rid of the salty taste.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Super Easy Bake Shrimp

Bake Shrimp is one of the easy recipes that taste good. For only 20-30 minutes you have you have a meal on the table that the kids will enjoy.