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Kimchi

Fermented Asian Cabbage What is kimchi? Kimchi is a collective term for vegetable dishes that have been salted, seasoned, and fermented. Korean food has become so popular that even I couldn’t resist the temptation to dabble in Korean cuisine and end up loving their cuisine!  Here’s the truth, during the lockdowns I run out of […]

Tilda Firecracker Rice - Food with Mae-11

Fire Cracker Fried Rice with Prawns

A Meal in Minutes! Sometimes you don’t want to slave in the kitchen for a good meal and ordering food is too expensive. Here’s a lovely recipe that my whole family enjoyed. I know it sounds too spicy but it actially isn’t that spicy. My youngest daughter who is not keen on spicy food loved […]

Sotanghon with Sardines Noodle Soup - Food with Mae-9

Sotanghon at Sardinas

Vermicelli with Sardines Noodle Soup As a working mum, I know the struggle of getting home and still have to worry about what to have for dinner. This noodle dish is a complete meal done in 20 minutes! I have 2 daughters who are not always keen on eating seafood and surprisingly enjoyed this meal […]

Biko Heart - Food with Mae-4

Ube Biko

Rice Cake Cooked in Coconut Milk, Mixed with Sweet Coconut Caramel What is Biko Biko is a sweet rice cake dish cooked with coconut milk and mixed with sweet coconut caramel syrup. Like other rice cakes, this is referred to as kakanin (derived from the word “kanin” which means rice) and is often eaten as […]

Pancakes - Food with Mae-47

Cereal Pancakes with 3 Flavours

Cereal pancakes are such a fun pancake to make and eat and I made different flavours for my own twists. You may have seen these flavours from my other pancake recipes too. It has vanilla, ube and pandan flavours.  The flavours are optional if you don’t have them in your cupboard, I just thought it […]

Pancakes - Food with Mae-28

Japanese Souffle Pancakes

This fluffy pancake is one of our favourites! We like to add butter with maple syrup or butter and nutella or butter and biscoff. Sometimes some bacon too!!  I must admit..this recipe was a challenge for me and I did 3 tries to get it right and made my own tweaks. On my first try, […]

Lomi - Pressure Cooker - Food with Mae-20

Pancit Lomi

Pressure Cooker Series Episode 4:Pancit Lomi – Chicken Noodle Soup What is Pancit Lomi? Pancit Lomi is a chicken noodle soup with a thick broth and plenty of toppings. The toppings can range from fish balls, kikiam (prawn & pork sausages), boiled eggs, lechon kawali (fried pork) and crackling. This is also accompanied with a […]

Adobong Manok-Pressure Cooker - Food with Mae-16

Adobo

Pressure Cooker Series Episode 3: Adobo – Chicken Cooked with Soy Sauce and Vinegar What is Adobo The word ‘Adobo’ is a borrowed Spanish word ‘Adobar’ meaning to marinade. When Spaniards came to the Philippines, according to the book Memories of Philippine kitchens by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, a dish braised with soy sauce […]

Bicol Express-Pressure Cooker - Food with Mae-13

Bicol Express

Pressure Cooker Series Episode 2: Pork Belly Cooked in Coconut Milk (mildly spiced) What is Bicol Express According to Wikipedia, The dish was named by Laguna resident, Cely Kalaw, during a cooking competition in the 1970s in Malate, Manila. The name of the dish was inspired by the Bicol Express railway train (Philippine National Railways) […]

Kaldereta-Pressure Cooker - Food with Mae

Kaldereta

Pressure Cooker Series Episode 1: A Tomato Based Hearty Beef & Liver Stew What is Kaldereta or Caldereta Kaldereta’s also known as Caldereta name is derived from the Spanish word caldera meaning cauldron. This dish is one of those dishes that was brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonisation. The origin is not confirmed […]

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