PINOY FOOD RECIPE : GINATAANG TILAPIA


Pinoy Food Recipe Ginataang Tilapia
Pinoy Food Recipe : Ginataang Tilapia

The Philippines, being an archipelago, has numerous regions with a variety of specialty ingredients and dishes. One region in the north is well known in producing deep-fried pork with a crackling skin, exotic dishes abound in central Luzon while ceviché is widely prepared in the southern most region.


In southern Luzon, the use of coconut milk and chillies are the highlight of their dishes. Bicol region is famous for two iconic coconut dishes – Laing and Bicol Express, both uses coconut milk and chillies.


So with a craving of anything with coconut milk, I am sharing with you this delicious recipe – Ginataang Tilapia (Tilapia with Coconut Milk).

TAGUM CITY’S BANANA BEACH RESORT


A JEWEL IN DAVAO REGION

Tagum City's Banana Beach Resort
I have visited Davao Region's Davao City a number of times and I am constantly captivated by its beauty and bounties. In my previous written works published in various food and travel magazines, I have even entertained the idea that Davao would be a good place in the event I relocate and felt the need for a better place after my overly stressful work in the field of television production.

PINOY FOOD RECIPE : GARLICKY PORK LIEMPO


Pinoy Food Recipe : Garlicky Pork Liempo

Majority of Filipinos are rice eaters. What’s the perfect partner for piping white rice? There are numerous Filipino dishes that would be perfect for hot white rice – Kare Kare, Sinigang na Baboy, Bulalo and the iconic Adobo. However, these are somewhat elaborate to make, so allow me to share with you an all-time hit that is super easy to create, Garlicky Pork Liempo (Garlicky Pork Belly).

EASY RECIPE : LUMPIANG SHANGHAI



Lumpiang Shanghai

My mom has always been the chief cook in our home. I remember when I was growing up, she would cook my favorites and I would be by her side in great anticipation, enjoying even the aromatic scent that swirls all-over the kitchen.

As I whip up my own creations, mostly inspired by the cooking shows I have produced and those that I have watched when I was a kid, I would not dabble into my mom’s own recipes. But over the recent years when I get to cook more and more dishes for her to savor, I have requested her to hand me her own recipes. In a heartbeat, she would enumerate the procedure!

So allow me to share with you one of our favorites, it’s another easy recipe – Lumpiang Shanghai (Pork Spring Rolls). I added a few tweaks but the main ingredients are what I have been accustomed to, as prepared by my mom.

DULCINEA


The Best Churros con Chocolate in Town

Dulcinea

Dulcinea was born in 1963. My mom and I have always enjoyed dining and their Glorietta branch is sort of a second home way back in college. When I have early morning meetings in Quezon City, I would have breakfast at Dulcinea whenever time permits. I enjoy their kiosk in SM MOA and for sometime, they even opened a kiosk in ABSCBN’s ELJ Building.

RECIPE ROUND UP : 8 EASY CHINESE RECIPES

A FEAST FOR THE LUNAR CHINESE NEW YEAR

The number 8 is the most auspicious number in the Chinese culture and believed to be one of the luckiest numbers in China, together with numbers 6 and 9. The number 8 means wealth and fortune, which is highly favorable to most Chinese businessmen and even among Filipinos who practice some Chinese traditions.

The coming Lunar Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 and to start the Year of the Red Fire Monkey allow me to bring you luck as I have rounded up 8 deliriously delicious and easy Chinese recipes. These 8 Easy Chinese Recipes may not only bring you luck in the kitchen, but perhaps in your love life too. As the famous saying goes “The way through a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner too.

So if you have any craving for Chinese cuisine or would want to prepare some delicious Chinese dishes in the coming Chinese New Year, here are 8 Easy Chinese Recipes for you and your family to enjoy!