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3 Reasons why you need Sopas this summer (creamy chicken + macaroni soup)
February 24, 2016 – 4:22 pm | 3 Comments
3 Reasons why you need Sopas this summer (creamy chicken + macaroni soup)

Yep, you read right ma, I am indeed posting a soup recipe smack bam in the middle of summer because.. Melbourne decided turn the balmy days all the way down and bring back the wrath …

Ginataang Manok (chicken stewed in spicy coconut milk)
March 15, 2015 – 10:51 am | 2 Comments
Ginataang Manok (chicken stewed in spicy coconut milk)

Hmmm…what in the heyall do I do with all dem cans of coconut milk in the pantry?! Last I counted, I had fifteen. Yahuh FIFTEEN. Unless I was planning on a running a three colour …

Sweet, Saucy and Porky Filipino Spaghetti
November 30, 2014 – 10:47 am | 9 Comments
Sweet, Saucy and Porky Filipino Spaghetti

Oh man. During my last trip to the Philippines and the US, I was so hooked on Jollibee’s Chicken Joy with Spaghetti that the only way to get me to stop eating it …

Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls
July 13, 2014 – 10:13 am | 8 Comments
Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls

Shut.Up. Yo, it’s mid July?!
Aaaaahhh know I’ve struggled to mention anything remotely great about winter, but there’s one place that mega EATUUURRRS like me tend to appreciate more in the colder months – THE KITCHEN! …

Childhood Treat: Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous rice balls, sago + jackfruit in coconut milk)
April 1, 2014 – 5:34 pm | 16 Comments
Childhood Treat: Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous rice balls, sago + jackfruit in coconut milk)

It’s funny, I seem to be diggin’ desserts I loved as a kid even more as an adult! One theory was that it was due to my recent appreciation for specific elements. For instance, my …

BBQ Lamb Adobo with Chilli, Mint and Kumquat Dressing + Homeboy’s 2013 Reflection
January 11, 2014 – 4:12 pm | 18 Comments
BBQ Lamb Adobo with Chilli, Mint and Kumquat Dressing + Homeboy’s 2013 Reflection

So here we are – 2014 baby! If I went and saw a fortune teller a year ago, never would I have imagined that 2013 would have played out the way it did and I …

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls) + How to fold a Spring Roll
June 16, 2013 – 4:46 pm | 47 Comments
Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls) + How to fold a Spring Roll

I don’t know what’s been up with me lately, but I seem to be going maple syrup crazy pouring it on everything and I mean EVERYTHAAANG from toasted cheese sangas, chicken wings, grilled corn to …

Inspired by Gaudi: Cathedral Window Jelly with Condensed Milk
May 12, 2013 – 12:02 pm | 47 Comments
Inspired by Gaudi: Cathedral Window Jelly with Condensed Milk

Put your ‘1’s’ up if you’re also inspired by Gaudi. This guy was not only an architect, but an artist, a visionary, a genius. Seeing his works in person in Barcelona was an unforgettable experience. …

Cola Addicts Glazed Lamb Ribs
April 21, 2013 – 11:08 am | 47 Comments
Cola Addicts Glazed Lamb Ribs

If ever I’m in a situation where I’m forced to smile, like in company photos – I think of ribs. A rack of BBQ ribs make me smile. The glaze…aahh…the glaze! It has all the …

{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake
February 26, 2013 – 1:16 am | 45 Comments
{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake

Once upon a taaame, there lived a man, a man that never quite understood what it meant to follow a recipe step by step. He liked to remix recipes and Lemon Drizzle Cake was no …

Cured + Caramelised Sausage, Green Mango, Chilli & Mint Salad (longanisa)
November 25, 2012 – 10:48 am | 34 Comments
Cured + Caramelised Sausage, Green Mango, Chilli & Mint Salad (longanisa)

Don’t call it a comeback, Longanisa has been calling this Filipino boy’s tummy home for years. I’ve been eating it the same way since I was kid – with rice, lightly salted chopped tomatoes and …

No bake, No marinade Twice Cooked Cola + Tamarind Spicy Pork Ribs
November 4, 2012 – 9:59 am | 34 Comments
No bake, No marinade Twice Cooked Cola + Tamarind Spicy Pork Ribs

Say whaaat?! I’m writing this post whilst on a sugar high just after hosting a Filipino BBQ and Chocolate Ice Cream Party where I made Tocino Chicken Wings, BBQ Pork Skewers, Pandesal bread and this …

How to make Addictive Maanghang Atchara (spicy pickled green papaya)
September 8, 2012 – 11:28 am | 50 Comments
How to make Addictive Maanghang Atchara (spicy pickled green papaya)

Atchara is one of the few things I take for granted. When relatives come down to visit from the Philippines, they would come back with a huge jar of this good stuff. I don’t know …

Banana Que Pops (Filipino saba bananas with a crisp caramalised coating)
August 19, 2012 – 11:30 am | 69 Comments
Banana Que Pops (Filipino saba bananas with a crisp caramalised coating)

Get ready, get ready for your tooth’s first taste of hurt! Something I’ve missed from back home is Banana Que. A dish that unfortunately didn’t make it into my cookbook. Usually found at streets stalls …

Grown Up’s Lemonade BBQ Pork
June 17, 2012 – 10:00 am | 37 Comments
Grown Up’s Lemonade BBQ Pork

One thing’s for sure, my pork drive goes all night like a trucker.
It can’t be helped. Pork comes first, everything else comes second. Being Filipino and why heck, being Asian, it’s the way I’m built, …

The Ginormous English Berry Trifle Recipe (remix)
December 9, 2011 – 9:55 am | 36 Comments
The Ginormous English Berry Trifle Recipe (remix)

I’m no alcoholic ( I swear!) but I do love me some Frangelico once in a while and when it came to making an English Trifle, I found any reason to somehow infuse it into …

Recipe Time: Satay Chicken Boats with Coriander Sails
June 12, 2011 – 11:02 am | 42 Comments
Recipe Time: Satay Chicken Boats with Coriander Sails

Inspired by Adam Liaw’s demonstration at the Malaysian Kitchen stand last week, I was in the mood to cook up something to the tune of that nature.  Although, in a rush to get prepared for …

International Feast Party
April 3, 2011 – 11:39 am | 43 Comments
International Feast Party

Sitting within the confines of my work cubicle one day, I was suffering extreme bouts of hunger that couldn’t be satisfied. It was actually brought on after looking at photos of deliciousness from my trip …

Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie
March 10, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 46 Comments
Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie

When my mum would tell me stories of her family’s hardships when growing up in the Philippines (usually when I talk about getting an iPad!) – I would always remind myself to be grateful …

Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)
November 22, 2010 – 10:49 am | 27 Comments
Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a few requests to post more Filipino recipes up on my blog and in the light of  seeing Poh featuring Filipino food on her show recently –  …

Recipe Time: Honey Maple Glazed Roast Pork + I’m off to Japan
August 8, 2010 – 4:00 pm | 23 Comments
Recipe Time: Honey Maple Glazed Roast Pork + I’m off to Japan

Whenever the winter months hit, my buds aka the taste buds start begging for a roast dinner. Ahuh…So long as a hunk O meat, of any sort, comes out of the oven –  my shameful …

Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs
April 20, 2010 – 9:50 am | 25 Comments
Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs

I consider Chicken Tinola (Tinolang Manok)  to be the Filipino version of chicken soup. A meal in a pot. Just as comforting but more filling!
This is a classic Filipino dish that of course, has a …