Food that Stares Back

So breakfast didn’t exactly happen. My morning class got canceled and I jumped at the opportunity to sleep in. BUT I refuse to disappoint, so I am happy to report on what turned out to be a two-day scaly cooking experience. “Fish Escabeche” was the name of my challenge, and challenge it was. Thankfully, I … Continue reading

Pancit Recipe

Thanks to my new found friend Marvin from the blog “Burnt Lumpia” (he doesn’t know we’re friends yet), I was directed to this valuable resource for my pancit recipe. Most other recipes I found made use of one of two noodle types, but this one included both! From The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, click here for … Continue reading

The Pancit that Almost Wasn’t

Before we get to the great pancit adventure, I need to make an announcement. I SURVIVED THE LUMPIA FRY! (with flying colors I might add.) Me in my long sleeves and long pants stood around the corner behind a wall armed with 30″ long tongs that one at a time settled my little pork rolls … Continue reading

Lumpia Recipe

I found this guy courtesy of extensive google searching. His name is Marvin and he’s a food blogger, sells Filipino food out of a van in Southern California, and just landed a cookbook deal…very cool. I’ve already learned a lot about Filipino cuisine from him. This link takes you right to the lumpia recipe that … Continue reading

Chicken Adobo Recipe

Filipino Chicken Adobo From the Los Angeles Times Ingredients 1 whole chicken 12 whole cloves of garlic 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 4 dried bay leaves Steamed jasmine rice (optional) for serving Directions 1. Cut the chicken into 10 pieces: breasts, wings, thighs, legs, cutting the … Continue reading

Garlic and a Chicken…Carcass

A quick trip to my newly discovered gem of a grocer… Mabuhay Asian and Oriental Food in Topeka, KS… changed my world yesterday. After taking a look at my recipes and loading me up with all of my “I can’t find these in a normal grocery store” ingredients, the friendly grocer was very pleased to … Continue reading

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