Chicken Afritada

I am not an expert in the history of food recipes. But hopefully my memory serves me right when I share with you that Afritada is a spanish-inspired recipe. I haven’t seen any original Filipino dish that uses tomato sauce or paste as an ingredient. Spanish and Italian, yes. But Filipino? Hmmm. Even the original …

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Lumpiang Sariwa (Hubad)

The first time I tasted fresh lumpia was way back in the late 70s in Unimart in Greehills. It was love at first bite! My father brought me along to do our groceries and before going home he treated me to this delightful dish. After that and so many years later, I would still go …

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Callos 1.0

It is not very often that my father prepares something exotic for us. Growing up in Manila in the 70s and 80s was quite an exciting time. The Philippines was under Martial Law and it was also the start of civil disobedience which led to the People Power Revolution in 1986. During these turbulent times …

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

For a lot of people, Christmas is the most awaited time of the year. Both for children and grown-ups, the thought of receiving a present or maybe giving a present to someone special aside from family makes this a very special time of the year. I remember the Misa de Gallo that begins on December …

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Corned Beef

Here in North America school starts in September which means fall is just around the corner. This year fall officially begins September 22. School days start at 8:30 AM. If you need to prepare an easy no hassle breakfast, you can cook up this corned beef breakfast. This is a recipe prepared by my father …

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Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup

Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup

The first snow fall for 2016 has finally come, and what better way to warm the heart, the stomach and the family on such cold freezing temperatures than hot soup. This recipe is not a family recipe. I just picked it up from somewhere. But definitely I know it is Asian because it has lemon …

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Quesillo

It has been quite some time! Welcome back! Busy as a bee. Work has kept me very busy and quite unavailable to sit down and write an honest to goodness post. But I am here. Still here. It was a special day. April 23 2016. It was my son’s First Holy Communion.  And it was …

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Chicken Sandwich

Dads Home Cooked Meals, Lutong Bahay Lutong Tatay, Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich Growing up in a family of four children is a tremendous task.  Imagine waking up every morning to prepare breakfast and snacks/baon for all of us.  Aside from our lunches, my mother used to make eight sandwiches every day for the four of us. I could still remember my mother preparing ham sandwiches. …

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Home-made Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burgers   Growing up in the late 70’s in Manila, the only hamburger place to go to was Tropical Hut.  And it was the best! Jollibee, Wendy’s and McDonalds came in the 80’s.  But even if these giant fast food chains surpassed Tropical Hut in terms of sales, and visibility, I still believe that …

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The Week of the Grill – Grilled Tilapia(Inihaw na Tilapia)

The Week of the Grill – Grilled Tilapia(Inihaw na Tilapia) I always accompany my father to Farmer’s Market in Cubao.  It is not that I volunteer.  Nor is it because I am excited to wake up early Saturday mornings but rather my father wakes me up and forces me to go with him because I can …

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