Thursday, December 25, 2008

Maligayang Pasko!

Merry Christmas Everyone!


... and i am very sorry if i wasn't able to cook and share recipes with you lately. I've been so busy with all the things this Christmas season brings.

Happy Holidays
God Bless!

(gee ann trying to reach for the christmas ball. so cute! *smiles*)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is our version of spring roll. It is very seldom that we do not have this dish during family celebrations. For this one, here are...

The Ingredients

1/2 kilo ground pork
2 large carrots, julienned
1/4 kilo fresh green beans, julienned
1 kl Ubod (heart of palm), julienned
1 large red onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
cooking oil
lumpia wrapper


here's how

saute garlic and onion, add the ground pork and a dash of salt.
Stir well until the pork turns light brown.
Add the vegetables, season with salt and pepper.
Mix well until the vegetables are half cooked.
Remove from heat, drain excess fats.
Set Aside.


To assemble the lumpia...

Lay one sheet of lumpia wrapper, get another one and cut into half.
Place the half sheet over the 1st sheet of lumpia wrapper (on the edge nearest you).
Place 2 tablespoon of the filling.
Roll the wrapper towards the center.
Fold the sides then continue to roll.
Use beaten egg to seal the lumpia


Fry until golden brown.
Drain excess oil.


with dipping sauce


for the sweet & sour sauce

1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water

On a sauce pan combine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, water, sugar and salt, and boil for 2 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch mixture. Makes 1 1/4 cup

for the Vinegar Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced

Tip of the day!

You can use other vegetables for fillings such as squash, bean sprouts, cabbage, sweet potatoes and singkamas (turnips).

What is Julienned?

According to wikipedia, Julienning is a method of food preparation in which the food item is cut into long thin strips.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

i'ts been a while since my last post... got sick, been busy with my work and all... the result... no cooking done and no blog post as well...*sad* so while kuting is warming up for her kitchen come back... let's have lunch at Chowking for the mean time... *big grin*


i've got beef chow fan, fried tofu & iced tea


I love fried tofu (tokwa/bean curd)!

what to try this at home... here's how
Prepare the sauce first.
On a small bowl, mix minced garlic, chopped onions, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt.
Measurements for this depends on your taste. You can add chili (sauce/powder/flakes) if you want it a little bit hot. Set aside.
Fry the tofu until golden brown. Cut into 1/2-inch cube.
Place on a serving dish, pour the sauce and top with spring onions.
Serve hot!