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Ensaladang na Talong at Itlog na Maalat - Food with Mae-2

Ensaladang Talong at Itlog na Maalat

Charred Aubergine and Salted Egg Salad My Filipino neighbour and I have been exchanging some Filipino foods. They gave me some Filipino empanadas and recently some homemade salted eggs. In return I gave them some Mango float (no bake mango cake) and some Suman (sweet glutinous rice cakes). I was thinking on how I can […]

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Ginataan na Isda

Sea Bream Cooked in Coconut Milk with Squash and Green Beans – What is Ginataan na Isda Ginataan is a type of stewed or braised Filipino dishes cooked with coconut milk. There are many varieties to this dish but the common ingredients are coconut and pumpkin or squash. The word “ginataan” (also spelled as guinataan) […]

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Bicol Express

Spicy and Creamy Stewed pork in Coconut Milk 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) that operated from Tutuban, Manila […]

Vegan Ginisang Monggo

Vegan Ginisang Monggo

No Meat Braised Mung Beans Ginisang Monggo is usually eaten on a friday and according to Yummy.ph “this custom stems from the Philippines’ predominantly Catholic population, which refrains from eating meat during Friday every Lenten season. Catholics typically abstain from meat as a form of sacrifice, and monggo was a favorite substitute.” They also said […]

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Santa Maria Pizza Review

Pizza is Love…Pizza love! It’s not a secret that I love Pizza. The husband surprised the family and treated us to some pizza. I thought why not review it too, 2 birds and all that. Haha! I didn’t know where he was taking us, I was definitely intrigued. When we arrived at the place and […]

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Chicken Oil for Inasal

A savoury condiment to add chicken flavour to your rice! What is Chicken Oil It’s a condiment that is drizzled over rice when you eat Inasal na Manok or Chicken Barbecue. Inasal literally means ‘to grill’ and is from the Bacolod region in the Philippines. It’s a popular way of barbecuing meat because of its […]

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Tocino Burger

Caramelised Pork Burger with Fried Egg and Atchara What is Tocino? Tocino is a Filipino style of caramelized, sweet cured bacon. This dish is popular with +Silog breakfasts or brunch and typically served with garlic rice, salad, atchara (pickled veg) and fried egg on the side. It’s a must have in our home! Tocino is […]

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Cassava Cake

Sweet and Moist Cake with Young Coconut What is Cassava Cake? Cassava cake is unique to the Philippines although the root crop cassava came from Latin America during the Spanish colonization through the Manila – Acapulco trading route.  It’s a traditional moist cake with a custard-like topping. It’s usually eaten as snacks but it can […]

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Garlic Fried Chicken

Crispy-li-cious! Period! I am totally obsessed with fried chicken!! I love watching ASMR videos of people eating fried chicken. There’s something about the sound of that crunch on each bite that I’m obsessed with! Leaves me drooling over my phone while watching. I made a couple of recipes with fried chicken already and I’m happy […]

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Leyte Humba

Oozing with savoury, sweet flavours and melt in your mouth pork bites, here’s my Braised Pork Belly in soy sauce and vinegar with salted black beans, palm sugar and star anise.  What is Humba? Let’s get this completely clear, Humba is NOT Adobo!  They both are braised with soy sauce and vinegar. Both have bay […]

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