PF Chang Mongolian Pork

So I’ve never been to PF Chang but my friends have told stories and squealed in excitement when they opened their first branch in Manila.  I wasn’t too excited to try it because I knew the prices would be sky high.  Other than McDonald’s, every other food place franchised from the US is expensive.  Think … Continue reading

Eggplant Lasagna

This recipe was inspired by two things: what I thawed in the ref before I left for work in the morning, and extra (leftover) fresh tomatoes.  Served with the tomato with cheese appetizer. I thawed some ground beef, intending to cook it with the usual baguio beans with oyster sauce.  But like I said before, … Continue reading

Beef Salpicao

Those who attended our wedding might remember that the wedding souvenirs that we gave away were little bottled spices which came with a ref magnet containing three recipes.  Pork dumplings, Seafood Marinara (my favorite dish), and Beef Salpicao (D’s favorite).  The spices were part of the recipes, something that will hopefully give the guests a … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Creamy Meat Sauce

Here is another successful replication of a recipe from — tomato-based pasta with loads of chunky meaty goodness.  This is the first time I had attempted to cook the spaghetti sauce without using pre-packaged ones available in supermarkets. I used Hungarian sausage for this batch.  These are (probably) cheaper alternatives. They are available at … Continue reading

Beef Ampalaya

D adores ampalaya.  While so many people strive for ways to make ampalaya (bitter gourd) less bitter, he likes it as bitter as it could get. Back when I was still single, my mom taught me to take the bitterness of ampalaya away by soaking it sliced in salt water before cooking.  So, depending on … Continue reading

Korean Beef Ribs

Normally, I would say that this is fast and easy, but there’s nothing fast about boiling beef.  It normally takes 3 hours. But this IS easy to cook. The recipe is born out of an accident.  I bought the wrong thing.  I wanted korean beef stew. Anyhow. Step 1.  Boil the beef ribs.  Don’t forget … Continue reading

Ben’s Creamed Beef

I posted this recipe over at community. Now I’m posting it here for record purposes. =) ———————————– Sound’s like a clobbered up cow, doesn’t it? =p My family’s first encounter with creamed beef was at Camp John Hay in Baguio City. My dad loved it so much our summer getaways to Baguio always included … Continue reading