Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wok with Yan!

Since I was a child, I have always loved to watch cooking shows. While other kids watch cartoons, the tv at our house was tuned in to my very first favorite cooking show... Wok with Yan. *wink* A very popular Chinese cooking show which was aired here in the Philippines during the 80's. Hosted by Stephen Yan, a very energetic and cheerful chef. His sense of humor was fascinating that makes cooking looks so easy. I guess that is why people love watching his show.


I tried to find video clips of any of the episodes. Sadly, I can't find one...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gee Ann's 1st Birthday!

Last November 8,2008 was my niece Gee Ann's birthday.



Most of the foods served are Filipino Deli.
Inay's Springrolls was a hit... well... as always! *big grin*
I'll be posting it's recipe soon. *wink*


Gee Ann's birthday cake from Goldilock's Bakeshop. Yummy!
Chocolate cake covered with colorful icing.


One of the games during the party is the Pabitin (lattice of goddies). Kid's stuffs such as toys and candies are placed on the lattice (balag). Then it will be hung on a place where it can be easily raised or lowered and where the kids can freely move. The kids will have jump to reach for the prizes when the lattice is lowered. This is the most loved game during kiddie parties.


After the long day of fun...


it's time to rest... shhh.... *wink*

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Sago pearls in fruit shakes and other artificially flavored shakes have been a craze here in the Philippines. But the idea started with traditional sweetened Sago pearls. *wink*

I really thought that Sago is a Filipino term and Tapioca is its English term. It's just recently that the two came from different starch. *big grin*



Served during Gohan's birthday last October 21... Sweetened Sago pearls served with evaporated milk... The guests love this dessert.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get Together!

At long last... i finally find time to go to Manila to meet my former workmates at The Alexandra Condos. (after 4 years! whew!) *big grin*

Loa & Summer

It was past lunch time when we met at SM Megamall, so we decided to eat before heading to TAC. Loa suggested that we eat at sbarro, Summer and I agreed without second thought. *super big grin*... sbarro is where we usually eat after work, we all love pasta & pizza *wink*



I've got a slice of Chicago White Pizza which i shared with Loa since the serving's so big. And of course my personal fave, sbarro's baked zitti with meatballs sauce.

Oh! i guess i was really hungry that time that i forgot to take pictures before we eat!

and now... i am craving for pasta & pizza... *waaaahh*

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Kakanin Saturday

Another Filipino Deli made out of malagkit (sticky/glutinous) rice.

Here's how: Malagkit rice is soaked in water and then ground. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the thick batter, roll up into ball and then flatten on the palm of your hand. Drop into boiling water. When it floats, remove from the water and then coat with grated coconuts. Serve with dip made out of sugar and roasted linga (sesame seeds).



if you don't have the machine to grind soaked malagkit rice, you can use malakit rice flour (dry) then mix it with water to create a thick batter/dough. *wink*