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Utan - Food with Mae-8

Utan Bisaya [oh-tan-bee-sa-yah]

Mackerel and Vegetable Soup What is Utan Bisaya also known as Law Uy It’s a humble dish that is made with many vegetables and sometimes added with fried fish, salted fish or any fish available. It has a close similarity with other Philippine regional dishes such as dinengdeng or inabraw (Ilocos region), bulanglang (CALABARZON), and laswa ( Western Visayas). I […]

Sinanglay - Food with Mae-7

Sinanglay [si-nang-lie]

Stuffed Sea Bream Wrapped in Leafy Greens and Cooked in Coconut Milk What is Sinanglay  Sinanglay is a traditional Filipino dish originating from the Bicol area. The dish is usually made with a combination of fish (usually tilapia), tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, chili peppers, bok choy, coconut milk, and salt. The fish is typically stuffed […]

Beef Noodles - Food with Mae-5

Pansit Baka

Egg Noodles with Cubed Beef Steaks Pancit or Pansit is noodles in Filipino. We usually eat pansit during celebrations or special occasions. BUT we should be able to cook Pansit when we want or crave them.  If you’re new to Filipino food or you don’t have much time to cook in the evenings. This quick […]

Kimchi Stew - Food with Mae-6

Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly I made some kimchi a few weeks ago, so my kimchi is pretty fermented already. Perfect to make some jjigae. Using an old or very fermented kimchi is key to this dish, the older the better! Jjagae is very popular to Korean people and now the world knows about it. […]

Kare Kare - Food with Mae-2

Kare Kare Tofu

Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce What is Kare Kare Kare kare is traditionally cooked with oxtail or beef as a stew with ground peanuts and thickened with rice flour. Peanut butter is a modern way of cooking Kare kare today for ease. This dish is a popular choice and is usually seen at special celebrations […]

kimchi - Food with Mae

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 […]

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