PINOY FOOD RECIPE : LECHON KAWALI

Lechon Kawali, a crisp pork Filipino dish


Do you love Filipino food? For foreign readers of this food blog, have you even tried Filipino food? If you have, what are your favorites? If not, you should be trying right about now and here is a guaranteed deliriously delicious Pinoy recipe for pork lovers.


This Lechon Kawali recipe is a combination of inspirations over the years. Cooking Basics, a former culinary school which I collaborated in a previous project taught me about boiling the pork this way (read on the procedure and you will know what I am saying) while the marinate is an inspiration on how I marinate my Pork Adobo, an iconic Filipino dish.  

EASY RECIPE : SHRIMP AND BROCCOLI IN HOISIN SAUCE



Shrimp and Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce
October is one of my favorite months. For those who keep an eye on certain days and months of the year for food celebrations around the globe, (yes, we celebrate food days and food months year after year), October is a deliriously delicious month!

January is for Spaghetti and Cheese Lovers, February for Chocolate Fondue and Strawberries, March for Baked Scallops and Potato Chips, April for Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Mousse and so forth. October is my foodie month. Cookie, Seafood, Pasta and Pork are all celebrated in October.

PINOY FOOD RECIPE : CAMOTE CUE


A Healthy Filipino Street Food Version
Camote Cue, a popular street food
Do you enjoy eating street foods? Most travelers when heading out to Southeast Asian regions flock to wet markets, night markets or weekend markets to enjoy what most locals eat on a daily basis when stuck in the concrete jungle. Perhaps they are so engrossed seeing Anthony Bourdain munch on exotic dishes or the need to stretch their travel budget while traveling for months.


For those like me who avoid eating street foods for being excessively oily and loaded with every possible dirt you can imagine that surrounds the streets and drops into the food being cooked or displayed, I prefer cooking those “street foods” at home with the attempt of making them healthier for my family.


Here’s a quick and easy recipe, a favorite snack found on the streets of Manila. My take is a healthier and more delicious version of Camote Cue (Camote Fritters), a popular Pinoy street food.

50 PLUS HOMEMADE DESSERTS

DELIRIOUSLY DELICIOUS!

Eat To Your Heart's Content Presents 50+ Deliriously Delicious Homemade Desserts

Life is Sweet here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content! 

Having a sweet tooth, a meal would not be satisfying for me, without a sweet ending. Depending on my mood or craving, I would be content with a cone of ice cream or a slice of cake while in some stressful cases of my day job, a tub of ice cream plus tons of chocolates with almonds, walnuts or macadamia will have to do the trick, of making my life a little sweeter.



Let’s celebrate, because here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content, Life is Sweet!


TASTING THE PHILIPPINES IN 10 WAYS

10 Ways to Taste the Philippines
If you happen to visit the Philippines for the first time or it might be your nth time but haven’t really tasted Filipino cuisine, you are missing a LOT! Do not just be confined with oily street foods that the struggling working class satiate. Street foods tend to have too much oil, too much salt, too much sugar and you are depriving yourself from savoring the best of Pinoy food.

I would like to share with you my article published at Pacific and Park a couple of weeks back. I am fortunate to stumble into this gorgeous site as it features amazing destinations and delicious food adventures.

Here are my Top 10 Ways to Taste the Philippines via Pacific and Park.

PRAWN SALAD




Prawn Salad


I love Shrimps and Prawns! I go crazy whenever I see fresh and beautiful Shrimp & Prawns in the market. Earlier, I bought medium-sized prawns for something delicious to whip up in a flash.


Sharing with you fellow food lovers an easy recipe, that’s healthy too – Prawn Salad.

GO CRAZY OVER PHILIPPINE MANGOES

Let's Go Crazy Over Philippine Mangoes!
The summer (dry) months in the Philippines, despite the maddening heat is close to my heart and my gut. These months of March to May bring the most beautiful of flowers, the perfect days to head to the beaches and frolic under the sun in any of our 7,107 stunning islands and savor our decadent fruits with the abundance of delicious and sweet, oh sweet mangoes! Read on and join me as I go crazy over Philippine MANGOES!!!

IFEX PHILIPPINES : 10TH ASIA’S ETHNIC FOOD & INGREDIENTS SHOW

IFEX Philippines happening May 21-24, 2015

It’s an exciting 4-day event for all food lovers and regional cuisine enthusiasts. IFEX (International Food Exhibition) Philippines – 10th Asia’s Ethnic Food & Ingredients Show opened today at the SMX Convention Center (across SM MOA).

RECIPE : SCHUBIG SAUSAGE PASTA


Schubig Sausage Pasta

For frequent readers of this food blog, I am sure you know that I do not only love eating, but I LOVE TO COOK as well. When I started this food blog, one section has been included from the start – Kitchen Goddess. This section features my own kitchen adventures, though oftentimes my day job has hindered me to cook and test recipes.


For busy bees like you and me, here’s a quick pasta dish which you can whip up in just a few minutes, Schubig Sausage Pasta :

20-MINUTE MEAL : MANGO BRUSCHETTA

Mango Bruschetta
I LOVE MANGOES! I love fresh mango juice, dried mangoes, ripe mangoes, green mangoes, mango shake, mango ice cream, mango cake, mango candies, name it, I love it! I even eat mangoes (as viand) with piping white rice!

So when I was craving for some Bruschetta, I thought of incorporating my beloved mangoes and turn the mixture into a mango salsa!

Here’s a 20-minute snack or even as a meal, from preparation to serving, Mango Bruschetta:

30-MINUTE MEAL : SHRIMP AGLIO E OLIO

Shrimp Aglio e Olio
Do you feel the heat? The weather intensifies as the days go by. Dishes easily spoiled due to heat and to avoid this, I prefer not to cook tomato-based dishes during this maddening season! But what if you have a sudden craving for pasta? Here is a delicious seafood option!

Here’s a 30-minute meal, from preparation to serving, Shrimp Aglio e Olio:

30-MINUTE MEAL : MUSHROOM PASTA



30-Minute Meal : Mushroom Pasta
Not wanting to bore our dining table with no-meat dishes in observance of the Holy Week, I decided to prepare some easy-to-cook meatless meals without sacrificing flavor and losing appetite.


Here’s a 30-minute meal, from preparation to serving, Mushroom Pasta :

RECIPE : THE ULTIMATE CHEESE SANDWICH Inspired By The Movie “Chef”


The Ultimate Cheese Sandwich, inspired by the movie "Chef"


Do you love watching movies?
 
I LOVE MOVIES! For 1 and a half to three hours, I somehow forget life’s stress-causing people and situations. I extremely enjoy food-themed movies like Julie & Julia, Ratatouille, Chocolat, Eat Pray Love and most recently, Chef.

THE BEST CITIES TO DINE IN THE PHILIPPINES (PART 2)

List of Best Cities to Dine in the Philippines

Here’s the continuation of my two-part special article in celebration of the 4th year anniversary of Eat To Your Heart's Content. If you haven’t read the part 1 of the Best Cities to Dine in the Philippines, here’s the link.
 

THE BEST CITIES TO DINE IN THE PHILIPPINES (PART 1)


List of the Best Cities to Dine in the Philippines
Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods creator, host and co-executive producer plus a contributing editor at the Food & Wine Magazine - Andrew Zimmern made a buzz in the Philippine food scene in mid-2012 for declaring that Filipino food will be the next big thing. Zimmern told Today.com "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months … I think that’s going to be the next big thing, I want to go on record — this is not something that’s hot now somewhere and will get hot everywhere else, it’s just starting." Zimmern added "I think it’s going to take another year and a half to get up to critical mass, but everybody loves Chinese food, Thai food, Japanese food, and it’s all been exploited. The Filipinos combined the best of all of that with Spanish technique. The Spanish were a colonial power there for 500 years, and they left behind adobo and cooking in vinegar — techniques that, applied to those tropical Asian ingredients, are miraculous.” These were Zimmern’s delightful words about the Philippine cuisine and truly inspired every epicure in the Philippines.