Escabeche (Sweet and Sour Fish)

In Spain, escabeche is fried fish marinated in vinegar or citrus. The dish, along with the name arrived in the Philippines during colonial reign. Simultaneously, Chinese restaurants were serving their own version. Given that the preparation for both were strikingly similar, the name became used interchangeably. However, in Filipino households the Chinese-style recipe is more…

Pork Belly Adobo Sliders, Anyone?

Well…here I am!  Back in the cooking game after our 6th move in August.  I will not go into much details …but, I am pretty sure this is THE ONE! Of course, in my new little kitchen, the first meal I made (by request from our teen) was Pork Sinigang (Filipino sour soup or stew). …

This is Chicken Tocino…

Tocino is bacon in Spanish, typically made from the pork belly and often formed into cubes in Spain. A variant of it is popular in the Philippines.   In making tocino in the Philippines, the pork belly meat (although chicken can be used, as well) is first sliced into thin strips. Anise wine, annatto, water,…

Water Spinach (kangkong) Adobo

Hi there!  Here’s a different take for those of you who are familiar with adobo–Filipino style.  This is a perfect vegetarian dish if you want to experience the classic taste of Philippine adobo, but without the meat…

Memories and Food…

Yesterday, 1/18 was my late father’s birthday. He would have been 86. One of the memories I hold dearly in my heart were all the meals we shared together as a family. Whether they were at home for lunch or dinner or at one of his favorite restaurants nearby. No matter what meals and with…