Pan de sal and scrambled eggs with shrimp
Bandi, the Visayan peanut brittle. I am visiting my brother in New York, when I saw Visayan peanut brittle in his pantry. Without hesitation, I opened one and started to eat it. This type of brittle, which we call bandi in our language, is a specialty of Antique, the neighboring province of our province of [...]
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 [...]
From these … To this … No explanation necessary …
I have this annoying habit of taking pictures of the food I eat. But then again, a lot of people do too.
Longganisa lunch special from Isla Pilipina on Lawrence and Western in Chicago Food pictures from the last two months. I have been eating well!
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From Hotel Dusit in Makati City
… 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.
I was surprised to see this kind of heirloom rice in the Asian store today. It’s basically red/pink/violet rice that, if I remember right, grown upland or in drier parts of the rice field. They are usually very fragrant. It’s similar to wild rice here in North America. I served it with afritada and cashew [...]
Celebrating with friends at a Manila Chinese restaurant …
Prof. Dominador Ibarra Ilio, Sr. When my father, a retired professor at the University of the Philippines, a poet and writer, was still alive, he would visit me and my brother here in the US every other year, starting when I was in grad school in Urbana-Champaign and in Chicago where I moved for work. [...]
Thanksgiving at Ron and Diane’s … there was so much things to thank for this year … even though the year was pretty harrowing.
Having an early breakfast of tropical fruits (papaya!) before heading out to see the sights.
Some of the dishes we ate during out trip in Northern Minnesota.
From my niece’s (Rinah) garden in Gilberts, IL in the Northern burbs of Chicago. Actually, it’s Rey and Rinah’s garden, tended by Rey’s Mom and Dad. Different kinds of tomatoes Simple tomato salad Slice tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper … and basil (fresh if possible) but since I didn’t [...]
I love Costco! We go there … at least twice a month to replenish our supplies. Obviously, we are not the only one.
My strawberry plant is flowering … I can’t wait to be harvesting strawberries … soooooon!
This summer, aside from planting flowers in my balcony, I decided to try my hands at planting vegetables. I wasn’t successful with pechay (bok choi) but my amargozo (bitter melon), talong (eggplant), bell pepper, strawberries and tomatoes did well. Next summer … hmmmm ….
Had two July 4 parties … one at a friend’s house from noon till six, then at my house from six till late to view the fireworks from my veranda.
Woo hoo! All we needed was fruit, but we forgot.
New Orleans style though … very different from Pinoy style. It just tastes different, that’s all.
Hot hot hot!