Kiampong aka Adobo Rice

I grew up with a lot of chinese dishes and Kiampong is one of them.  It’s nothing but adobo rice, really,  with vegetables mixed in.   The kiampong that I grew accustomed to had chunks of radish and leafy veggies like Pechay.  Our ninang also made an excellent version, using hibi (dried preserved shrimps) and … Continue reading

Asparagus with Leeks

I first had asparagus with leeks at one of the local chinese restaurants.  Back then, I think it was a trick to make it look plentiful since asparagus isn’t exactly the most widely available vegetable in Manila.  However, I did like the combination of the refreshing leeks against the  strong taste of the asparagus.  To … Continue reading

Chicken with Chinese Sausage and Mushrooms

I’ve been acquainted with chinese mushrooms ever since I was young.  My dad used to slice them thinly, fry them in a little oil, then serve them with a drizzling of vinegar and a sprinkling of sugar.  That would be a special breakfast for me and my dad would always make sure I had a … Continue reading

Sesame Leaves

I like going to different groceries because you’ll never know what interesting things they sell in the vegetables section.  Although generally I would say that the vegetables in Landmark at Trinoma are fresher because of the high turnover, they have limited choices and tend to concentrate on the basics.  I usually don’t like to do … Continue reading

Broccoli with 3 kinds of Mushrooms

It’s rare that I go to SM to grocery shop, but the last time that I did, I found another new kind of mushroom. Seriously, I don’t know what they’re called, and the label doesn’t help much either.  So I mixed it with 2 other kinds.  Notice that the strange one has a dark hue … Continue reading

Chinese Adobo

On one occasion when we were having lunch in the office, a friend and I started discussing on what the difference is between the typical Filipino adobo and what makes it a Chinese version of adobo.  We both grew up in the FilChi environment, and were exposed to a lot of chinese food.  Okay, so … Continue reading

Broccoli with Zucchini

Last weekend was our company’s offsite activity at one of the beach resorts about 3 hours south of Manila.  One of the things that they served during lunch was a broccoli with zucchini dish which I loved and replicated at home.     This was real easy to make too. Just cut the zucchini into … Continue reading

Braised Pork Ribs version 1

    This is a recipe that I got from A Good Appetite, which in turn was taken from Eating Out Loud.  I called it version 1 because I’m pretty sure I’ll have other braised recipes for pork ribs in the future. (typing as I drink my cold milk with dark chocolate syrup) This is … Continue reading

Shantung Dinner

I know I’ve said that there were very few websites that I buy vouchers from, but this is one exception.  A good friend in the office told me that there was a voucher for a restaurant called Shantung, which was very near our house.  I have never eaten there, but I’ve heard good reviews about … Continue reading

Clams with Tausi

I cannot believe I haven’t posted this recipe.  It’s been months since I last cooked this dish. The hardest part about cooking clams is the cleaning part.  You have to soak it in water for several hours, changing the water several times.  You have to make it spit the sand out, much like what you … Continue reading