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Steamed Tilapia

Steamed Tilapia

Tilapia for me is a tasty fish meat that deserves some good old kitchen magic that easily brings out its flavor without that “tilapia fishy smell”. With this Tilapia recipe, I’ve used herbs and spices to make this dish aromatic by simply steaming it. INGREDIENTS: […]

Kinilaw | Filipino Ceviche

Kinilaw | Filipino Ceviche

INGREDIENTS: ½ kilo fish (I’m using a pre-sliced flying fish from my suking tindera at the local fish market, or use tuna or tangigue if you have that) ½ bulb of onions (chopped) 1 ½ thumb size Ginger (finely chopped) 3 green or red chili […]

Tinolang Tahong/Quick Stew Mussels

Tinolang Tahong/Quick Stew Mussels


Chopped garlic – 3 cloves

Chopped ginger – thumb size

Chopped red onions – medium size

Sliced tomatoes – 3 medium size

Spring Onions – 3 stalks (Separated the whites from the greens)

1 ½ kilo of mussels/tahong

Lokot/Seaweed (optional)

Vegetable oil

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon white sugar

½ liter water



  1. First is we need to clean the mussels. remove the hair by trimming it using a knife. Then rinse them with water 3 times.


  1. Using a large pot, drizzle a bit of cooking oi. Then toss the onions stir for a few seconds, followed by the garlic and ginger.


  1. Then pour the mussels in. Stir for a minute to make sure each of these shell fish gets the proper heat.


  1. Then lets add the tomatoes, followed by the white spring onion stalks. Then add ½ a liter of water. Then our lokot. And we will let this cook for about 4 minutes.


  1. Then stir again making sure each ingredients are cooked. Add the salt, and a sprinkle of white sugar to balance the flavor.


  1. Let it boil again for 2 minutes. And we are done!


  1. Serve hot and enjoy it as a starter or pair with a steamy bowl of rice.
Adobong Pusit /Sauteed Calamari with Squid Ink

Adobong Pusit /Sauteed Calamari with Squid Ink

Adobong pusit is a staple Filipino dish that is basically sautéed calamari with its squid ink with is normally paired with a steamy bowl of rice. Although this recipe is totally “black” and messy visually, it packs a delish sweet and bountiful flavor of the […]

Sweet and Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Here’s a quick seafood dish to give you that seafood foodtrip without heading to the beach. This sautéed shrimp version has a sweet flavor to it with a spicy kick and a hint of buttery goodness. Sounds weird? It’s not, it’s actually yummy. This is […]