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Chicken with Coconut milk, spicy version.

This is a more flavourful version of the Ginataang Manok recipe I posted a while back. Just replace the sweet bell pepper with mild chillis and the snowpeas with 2 lemon grass. Add more ginger too!

Binaki

Here is a snack from my home-province in Northern Mindanao, it is often mistaken as sweet tamales because it is wrapped like tamales. But the Binaki have no filling and is sweeter. It is commonly sold on the streets and in markets but sometimes, lucky villages have roaming binaki vendors shouting at the top of…

Champorado

One of the best-loved breakfast in the Philippines. It is perfect to make on cold days and best served shared with family and/or friends. What makes this rice porridge special is the addition of the tabléa. Tabléa are discs of concentrated cacao, like 100% dark chocolate 🙂 Tabléa can be made into a drink too,…

Cooking with Hello Fresh

Many of the food featured here are from HelloFresh. I’ve been a fan ever since they knocked on my door ages ago. We consider the meals as experiments, a different way to discover something new to eat. Hello Fresh since introduced my family to at least 3 most favourite dishes. These gets cooked again at…

Filipino Pork Barbecue

So, summer is almost upon us and some of us started making use of our back gardens already. Some street grills in the Philippines use this or a variation. So for a taste of one of the Philippines’ popular street food (or close to it), try this sweet recipe! This recipe will serve 6 people. Marinade…

Ginataang Manok (Filipino Chicken in Coconut Milk)

The Philippine cuisine is where you’ll find a beautiful mix of western and eastern food, adapted by the locals using locally sourced ingredients to substitute what they cannot find. Many of the country’s dishes are very simple and affordable to make. This dish is locally known as Ginataang Manok, is a classic where each family…

Paprikas Csirke

The triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister Theresa May made me both sad and angry. I arrived in Europe 20 years ago and in those years, I’ve met so many amazing people. So in honour of Europe’s great diversity and my European friends in countries within the European Union, I am cooking something from…

Sauteed Aubergine with egg

I’ve known this dish since I was a child. My mother would swap some fish for vegetables and many a times it’s aubergines. She’d ask me to buy an egg for it since in those days, we don’t keep eggs in the fridge. We buy what we need. Today, Article 50 was triggered. I want to…

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