• Bacon, Egg & Orange Kumara

    bacon egg and orange kumara

    On lazy days when I don’t feel like slaving in the kitchen, I make myself a quick, guilt-free, tasty breakfast. Lately, I found myself loving bacon, egg and orange kumara. Kumara is the Maori term for sweet potato or “kamote” as we say it in Tagalog or Visayan language. Who would not love sweet potato? It is packed with Vitamin A, Beta-carotene and antioxidants. A cup of sweet potato contains 10 grams of fibre and 48 grams of carbohydrate compared to a cup of white rice which contains 58 grams of carbohydrate. And that’s all you get from white rice, nothing else. I am not a nutrition expert of some sort, but I am just feeling good inside and out…

  • Lemon Pepper Fish Fillet

    Lemon Pepper Fish Fillet

    I have cooked this lemon pepper fish fillet for so many times, its amazing and its one of our family favourites. With the New Zealand quarantine moving down at level 3 this week, people are just excited to go out and fish again. Yesterday, a friend of ours gave us…

  • Pancit Sabsab

    Pancit Sabsab

    I was watching an episode of Pinasarap the other day and one particular dish piqued my interest. Pancit Sabsab is a variety of Filipino pancit which is very popular in Taal Batangas. It is sold like a “pan de sal” in the morning where people line up for their takeaway…

  • Biko with buko

    Biko with Buko

    When I was still in college, there was one place I always go to whenever I crave for Biko. It is a small restaurant which specializes in “batchoy“, located in the heart of Valencia City. Surprisingly, people are lining up to get seated in a small, cramped space. And while…

  • Moms Who Blog

    Its mid-autumn here in New Zealand. The leaves are slowly falling off the trees, the temperature is a bit cooler and…we are still on quarantine. I plan to read more Filipino cookbooks by this month and try a few interesting recipes, but I am quite discouraged knowing that I lack…

  • Roasted Pork Belly (Lechon Liempo)

    Roasted Pork Belly (Lechon Liempo)

    Roasted Pork Belly or Lechon Liempo is not only a festive dish to serve on special occasions but it is something that we Filipinos would love to eat even on regular days. With the Lechon business booming in the Philippines, we can just order lechon liempo in an instant, as…

  • Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

    Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

    My life changed when I discovered one handy ingredient in my cooking – my Lemon Pepper Seasoning. This seasoning makes dishes taste like you labored all day in the kitchen, but you actually did not. I use it to make my favorite lemon pepper chicken. It’s an impressive dish that…

  • Maskara Chicharon

    Maskara Chicharon

    “Maskara” is the Filipino term for all the parts of the pig head composed of skin, cheeks,  ears, snout and lower neck. All of these parts can be used to make the popular Filipino dish “pork sisig” or you may try preparing something new out of it like this maskara…

  • chiffon cake

    Chiffon Cake

    When it comes to cakes, we Filipinos also have our favorites. And I am pretty sure that on top of our cake favorites list is chiffon cake. It is the kind of cake that is commonly served in every occasion apart from chocolate cake, of course 🙂 . Who does…

  • Lechon Kawali

    Lechon Kawali

    If you have been following my blog for a while, you might notice I did a few tweaks to my theme and content. I added a new page entitled “start a blog” where I share all the tools and resources that I have used when I started building this blog.…

  • chopsuey

    Chop Suey

    Chop Suey is a popular Filipino dish prepared by stir-frying meat and vegetables in a starch-thickened sauce. This vegetable dish is a popular item in restaurant and catering menus.  Chop Suey is a healthy, quick and easy to prepare dish you can whip up in your kitchen for under 30…