Thai Papaya Salad
We have a mystery guest blogger today … from England, no less! An array of delicious Filipino food cooked in the diaspora Filipino food is known for combining sweet (tamis), sour (asim) and salty (alat) flavours all in one dish. These contrasting flavors create a unique taste and texture. In addition, Filipino cuisine is rather [...]
Longganisa lunch special from Isla Pilipina on Lawrence and Western in Chicago Food pictures from the last two months. I have been eating well!
… especially in winter time when you need energy. It’s not tapsilog (beef jerky, fried rice and egg) but close enough: poached egg, home fries and bacon.
Celebrating with friends at a Manila Chinese restaurant …
The Pancit Molo is coming! Our annual family Christmas Party in Chicago … Happy New Year from the Yerros and Tirols in Chicago!
These instant noodles (like ramen) and the Filipino pancit (bihon or canton) … are terrific especially when you dress them up with pork and/or shrimps. You wouldn’t even notice the difference (from home-cooked, from-scratch varieties).
Some of the dishes we ate during out trip in Northern Minnesota.
This is from my friend Victoria – we had a pizza brunch party today at their house. And instead of pizza crust, she used Pita bread as crust – white and whole wheat. It was terrific.
Pancit Canton – Filipino noodles I had a craving for pancit the other day … so I decided to pass by the Filipino store to buy pancit canton noodles. Pancit Canton are yellow flour noodles that are used for one of the variations of Filipino noodles. In the store, I grabbed several packages without really [...]
Crispy pata seems to be in every Filipino restaurant menu in the diaspora (at least in North America) and every restaurant seems to claim that theirs is the best. Or at least, the specialty of the house. I’ve done crispy pata only once in my life … so I cannot say that I know how [...]
I was lucky to find fresh saluyot (jute) leaves at the Asian store last weekend. I like saluyot … when cooked it tends to ooze a gelatinous substance (like okra) that I really like. I remember, when i was a kid, my mother used to ask me to gather some leaves from plants that were [...]
Here’s a refreshing salad that is always very delicious. Now that you can buy now ripe tomatoes on the vine, this would be a breeze to make and will be a great side dish to any meal. I’ve posted a similar recipe before but this time, I added blue cheese. Needs: sliced tomatoes blue cheese [...]
Eaba-eaba (seaweed salad) Pinayukang bagtis (a kind of freshwater fish in coconut milk) Steamed kagu-ko (steamed Manila clams)
Inihaw na talong (broiled eggplant) Inihaw na isda (broiled fish) Chicken binakol Mangga Click on caption for recipes (if available).
Again, these pictures were taken with early consumer digital cameras back in 1999 – 2001. Please click on caption for recipes (if available). Arroz a la Cubana Nilagang Mani (boiled peanuts) Cassava Bibingka Ginataang Hilaw na Langka (Unripe jackfruit in coconut milk – a regional Aklanon dish) Inihaw na baboy Lumpiang Shanghai Lechong K’wale (pan [...]
More old food pictures from my files. Some of these were used in the main carinderia site. Pritong plapla (deep fried tilapia … so cripsy that you can eat everything including the bones) Sinigang na Panga ng Salmon (Salmon head soup) … sarap!!! Scrambled Eggs with shrimps Shrimp with peas American cake … homage to [...]
Old food pictures (ca 1999-2001) from my files. Take note that these were taken with early digital cameras so the focus, resolution and styling are a little bit off. Biko Brazo de Mercedes Prito and fresh lumpia Special mami (with beef tendons) Onion pancake
More old (ca 1999-2001) food pictures from my files. Recipes are linked if available in the main carinderia site. Arroz Caldo Atis Empanadas Palitaw Manggang Hilaw Bibingka
I constantly am finding food pictures in my files … These ones date back to 1999 – 2001 when consumer digital cameras were quite new and certainly were novelties. I had a succession of Fuji cameras then that took low resolution (640 pixels at the longest dimension) pictures, much like early cam phones. Recipes are [...]
Gearing up for a summer picnic …
At the grill For a number of years now (well, since I came to Chicago in 1992), I’ve been hosting parties together with a friend who also came to Chicago at almost the same time I did (or maybe he was here a few months before me). I came to Chicago from Champaign, IL, from [...]
We use this pasta sauce for any pasta – spaghetti, penne, linguini etc. Whenever you don’t feel like cooking a storm, this is a great standby even for guests. Paul Newman’s tomato and basil ground pork ground beef mushrooms (button, fresh) celery onion garlic tomatoes (canned diced) basil salt and pepper lemon juice sugar garlic [...]