Thursday, May 26, 2011

Native and Exquisite Cuisines

ODOX or One-Day-Old Chick
One of the famous Filipino street food. These chicks are deep fried til crisp. Served with chilli and vinegar.

An Ilocano favorite. These fresh baby fish are drizzled with Calamansi (or Lime or Lemon) juice, minced onions and salt to taste. Served as an appetizer or beer food.

An Ilocano staple. An assortment of local veggies steamed with BAGOONG and grilled fish. Served with rice.

Bigoli's @ Trinoma

Tita Ji's choice, tender juicy steak and some buttered veggies.

Bigoli Breadsticks
Complimentary breadsticks for my Chin.

Pepperoni Classico and Spaghetti Bolognese
Big lunch for a 7 year old. 

Stromboli Beef
Loved it! Will try Stromboli Bacon next time I visit the place!

Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta

Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta
A quick fix for our vegetarian friends.

Corned Beef Spaghetti

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Hmmmm, this is one of our comfort food... great to eat anytime of the day! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


La Trinidad Strawberries

Dipping our strawberries in honey as if it's not yet that sweet. :)

Chicken and Corn Casserole

Chicken and corn Casserole

Tired making adobo or fried chicken, I checked what's available in our pantry and found a can of corn kernel. 
Ingredients: whole chicken cut into serving size, diced red bell peppers, corn kernels, minced garlic, sliced onions, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, tomato sauce, oil for sauteing
Procedure:  Saute onions and garlic, add in the chicken and brown a bit, put in the tomatoes and bell pepper, season with salt and pepper, pour in tomato sauce add in the corn, simmer for 15mins.
Serve with steamed rice.

Beef Tapa

Sun-drying Beef slices
Almost dried - Beef Tapa
Taking advantage of the hot and humid weather! Sun-dried beef slices marinated in soy sauce and crushed garlic. Could be served any time of the day be it breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Beef Tapa with Sliced Onions
Surprisingly tender and savory, best with caramelized onions and of course steamed rice!


This is an all time favorite. We never get tired having this almost every single day! I prepare a week's supply and and keep it frozen. And fry just what we need for breakfast or snack.
Ingredients: Saba bananas, brown sugar for rolling, lumpia wrapper, chunky/crunchy peanut butter (optional), oil for frying
Procedure: slice saba bananas lengthwise into four, roll each in sugar of peanut butter and wrap neatly with lumpia wrapper. Keep in plastic containers and freeze until needed. To cook, heat oil in a pan and fry, making sure to cook all sides. Enjoy while hot and crunchy!