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SIBOT CHICKEN SOUP: A Hearty & Medicinal Soup

SIBOT CHICKEN SOUP: A Hearty & Medicinal Soup

I call this the get-well-soon soup. Well, in truth, it’s a Chinese dish that I’ve grown to love recently. This chicken Sibot soup is actually my local take on the traditional Chinese Chicken Black Soup which is known to have medicinal properties.

How to Make Dimsum Chicken Feet (Restaurant-Style)

How to Make Dimsum Chicken Feet (Restaurant-Style)

Some would say eeeewww, while others will say YUM! This recipe isn’t for everybody, but if you are like me who likes chicken feet. Then watch this video. Because I will show you how you can make the classic dimsum chicken feet!    This is 

How to Perfectly “Grill” Tuna Panga  (Sinugba | Inihaw)

How to Perfectly “Grill” Tuna Panga (Sinugba | Inihaw)

No grill, no problem. Inihaw or sugba has always been a huge part of the Filipino food culture. Weekends, birthdays, fiestas, an afternoon at the beach…sugba  or inihaw is always on the menu.

 

Now for you our foreigner friends, Sugba (a visayan word), or ihaw (the tagalog version) actually means GRILL or GRILLED.  

 

For this video, we will do Sinugba na Isda or inihaw…without the grill. Why? Well, for starters, I noticed that a lot of Filipinos grill fish (or any meat for that matter) the wrong way. What’s the wrong way?

 

Too much charcoal heat, the flame is too near to the grill which can overcook the outer part but undercook the meat inside. Worse, the meat comes burnt char which is not good for your health. In fact, it’s cancerous.

 

So if you still want to have the grill-like flavor, this recipe is for you.

I didn’t bother putting up the marinade mixture on this blog since you can easily find it in my previous post INIHAW / SUGBA: THE ULTIMATE FILIPINO MARINADE & BBQ GLAZE .

Just a few notes. This inihaw / sugba recipe is technically done in the oven. But you can definitely use a standard grill for it too.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oRMYOfdZeE

Now here's how you can also do the marinade mixture. 

 

Inihaw / Sugba: The ULTIMATE Filipino Marinade & BBQ Glaze

Inihaw / Sugba: The ULTIMATE Filipino Marinade & BBQ Glaze

Sinugba has always been a staple weekend sort-of-life celebratory dish in the Philippines. You know your neighbor is making sugba when you get a sniff of that smokey charcoal aroma in your neighborhood.   And for a chick who grew up in Gensan where we 

Fresh Sardinas: Quick Cook and Tasty

Fresh Sardinas: Quick Cook and Tasty

Tuloy, Tamban, Sardine.  A very inexpensive type of fish that most of us Filipinos would normally just fry and eat with the standard soy sauce with sili. I love this fish so much because it’s inexpensive but I admit, it takes time to clean and 

Fluffy & Milky Pancake

Fluffy & Milky Pancake

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Like really fluffy, creamy, milky, pancakes! Most of us home cooks would normally buy the pre-mixed pancake box from a grocery store to achieve such "YUMMY PANCAKES".  They're great, but they are NOT really that great for me.  Plus, you actually do not have to buy those boxes also. Making a restaurant-style pancake is actually EASY TO MAKE as long as you have the right ingredients and measurements for it.  Trust me! I've tried so many recipes and, tweaked and tested on everything! Well, maybe not on everything for years already. Then I gave up on it. Forgotten all about it. Not until the lockdown happened.  You know those moments when you ramage through your kitchen trying to figure out what "EXCITING DISH" to make for your family.

So since the lockdown, I’ve experimented on variations of this recipe, I finally nailed it!  But this one right here I believe is the best recipe I’ve created so far.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIkhYJmOjIY

INGREDIENTS:

All-purpose flour - 2 cups

Baking powder 3 teaspoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

2 eggs

Evaporated milk – 1 large can (about 250 to 300ml)

White sugar - ½ cup

Vegetable oil for greasing

 

 

PROCEDURE:

  1. In a large bowl, run the flour through a sift to separate any lumps on the flour.
  2. Add in the baking powder, sugar, salt then mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Next is add the milk and eggs to the dry ingredients, mix until you have a lump-free batter.
  4. On a flat pan (non-stick or iron skillet), grease the pan and set the heat to medium low.
  5. Using a deep ladle, scoop a portion of the batter and pour it to the pan. Give it around 45 seconds to a minute, or until bubbles starts to form on the sides, and then flip the pancake and wait for another 45 seconds to a minute.
  6. Repeat steps 4 to 5. Note that you can also add toppings to this pancake like chocolate chips, slices of bananas, or any other toppings that you want.
  7. On a plate, stack up 2 or 3 layers of pancakes, and drizzle with honey and add a slice of butter on top.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Healthy Salad: High Fiber Jicama/Singkamas Salad

Healthy Salad: High Fiber Jicama/Singkamas Salad

Another wonderful thing about jicamas/singkamas is that it’s packed with nutrients.

Easy to Make Pie Crust (Flaky & Crusty!)

Easy to Make Pie Crust (Flaky & Crusty!)

Before you make a yummy pie, in this case an ube pie. You need to make the pie crust. This pie crust recipe is ideal for sweet pies but if you want to use this for savory pies, just omit the sugar in the recipe.  

Ube Halaya Pie (The Purple Yam Filipino Pie)

Ube Halaya Pie (The Purple Yam Filipino Pie)

The humble ube. Ugly on the outside, damn good in the inside! That’s how I would sum up this humble root crop. Ube is a staple dessert or snack ingredient in the Philippines, and it has especially become famous/trending with other recipes like ube cheese pandesal, and ube cakes. This time, let’s use ube and make it to a tasty Ube Pie with a crunchy crust.

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 kg. ube (purple yam)

2 cups milk

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup all-purpose cream

1 ½ cup white sugar

 

 

PROCEDURE:

  1. Remove the skin and cut the ube to chunks. Then boil in a large pot of water for 15-20 minutes.

 

(A tip though before removing the skin, wet your hands with cooking oil to not get the sticky and itchy liquid irritate your skin while you do this process.)

 

  1. Drain and set aside the liquid.
  2. Mash the ube by either using a glass and bowl. Another option is by putting the cooked ube to a food processor, while adding the set-aside-water from earlier.
  3. In a wok, mix the milk, salt, and sugar and continue to stir until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
  4. Then add the mashed ube, and continue to stir ‘til you have a thick consistency. Make sure to turn the stove to low heat and continuously stir the bottom to avoid the ube from burning.
  5. Add the all-purpose cream and continue to mix for 5 minutes. Then asset aside.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 240 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. With your cooked pie crust, fill it with the ube mixture and make sure to tap the pie a few times to make sure that you don’t leave any bubbles in the filling.
  8. Do a criss-cross of the dough ribbons, and make sure to nip the ends of the ribbon to the side crust.
  9. Then brush with an egg wash (1 whole egg –beaten).
  10. Place in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until you have a crispy golden brown color of the crust.
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

 

P.S. Now if you are a big ube/purple yam fan, I also made a recipe of the famous Filipino dessert/snack Ube Halaya which you can find the recipe here. Video tutorial is right down below.

 

Cebu Linarang: Is it better than Sinigang?

Cebu Linarang: Is it better than Sinigang?

Linarang has been a staple sour fish soup dish around Metro Cebu. Cooked in large woks in Larangan (sidewalk cafeterias) all across the metro. When there’s a large wok of steamy larang displayed, you are guaranteed that people are lining up to order and indulge