Recipes, DIY, Travel, Lifestyle Blog of a Filipina Mom


Month: December 2015

Ube Halaya/Sweet Creamy Purple Yam

Ube Halaya/Sweet Creamy Purple Yam

Ube also known as Yam in English is a root crop that is used in a number of recipes in the Philippines. But the one dish that it’s really famous for is the Ube Halaya. A dessert that has a rich creamy and sweet, almost […]

The Clueless Guide to Visiting and Shopping at Carbon Market, Cebu

The Clueless Guide to Visiting and Shopping at Carbon Market, Cebu

With the sprouting malls and your neighborhood sari-sari stores, there’s no denying that buying for your grocery supplies can now be very convenient. A quick visit to your nearby grocery store will give you the convenience of shopping for your breakfast must-have and dinner favorites. […]

Chinese Chili Oil

Chinese Chili Oil

Ever wondered how those spicy and yummy chili oils from your fave dimsum favorites are made? If you’re like me who likes a good spicy kick from Chinese cuisine or any Asian food, then you might as well have a Chili Oil ready in your kitchen. It’s very easy to make, and can be stored for months! So stop buying those chili oils in a jar and buy fresh chili’s and cook some for your kitchen.

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups fresh red chili’s (chopped)
1 1/2 bulb of garlic (peeled and chopped)
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup of water (optional)
2 cups cooking oil

 

PROCEDURE:

1. Finely chop the chili’s and garlic and then place in separate bowls.

2. Using a pan put the heat to medium, add 1/4 cup of the oil. Once the oil is hot, pour the chopped garlic. Stir for 30 seconds.

3. Then add the chopped chili’s.  Stir for another 1 minute.

4. Add the remaining cooking oil and the salt, stir again for about 15 seconds until all ingredients are combined.

4. (Optional) Add half cup of water if you want a softer texture of chili’s and garlic. Continuously stir the ingredients thoroughly until the water fully evaporates.

5. Once water has evaporated, turn the stove off.

6. Let it cool at room temperature, then transfer to a glass jar. Store at a room temperature and serve this Chinese Chili Oil with your favorite Dimsum and Asian dishes.

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad

  INGREDIENTS: 3 cups of shredded green papaya ½ cup shredded carrots 2 string beans 2 small tomatoes (cut into bite sizes) 1 clove of garlic 1 chili (optional) 2 tablespoon fish sauce ½ tablespoon white sugar 2 kalamansi (squeezed) Chopped roasted cashew nuts or […]