Manyaman Kare-Kare Easy Recipe

Kare-Kare is the Filipino version of stew which is thickened and flavored with peanut-based sauce. Any meat can be used for Kare-Kare but the popular choices are ox tail, pork hocks,  tripes, and beef. It is traditionally served during special occasions like town Fiesta and usually served with Bagoong (shrimp paste). The best tasting Kare-Kare I ever had…

My Chicken Giniling Espesyal

GINILING.  We call it giniling or ground meat in the Philippines but here in Singapore, they call it minced meat. Just the same, I will be cooking a favourite Filipino dish today for my hungry munchkins using minced chicken meat I bought from online meat store, Mmmm! The Filipino style of cooking Giniling is similar to cooking Spanish dishes…

The New Year and Fiestas in Manila

We Filipinos truly love festivities. We are known to have the longest celebration of Christmas and still, it’s seems like there is always something to celebrate all year round. In January alone, a week after celebrating New Year’s Day , people from all walks of life gather in Quiapo, Manila to join a procession celebrating…

Ginataang Kalabasa and My Aging Eyesight

The optometrist broke the news yesterday. I went to the Land and Transportation Office in Quezon City to renew my driver’s license and passing an eyesight test was one of the requirements. If it was not for that, I would have not known that my right eyesight is not as clear as it used to…

Menudo with Yummy Hotdogs

June is a month-long school break here in Singapore. Me and my daughter agreed that this holiday is not 100% free time as she has to catch up with her lessons and improve her grades next term. As obedient as she is, my daughter abides with the “work and play” schedule we discussed even when…

SOPAS: Pinoy-Style Chicken Macaroni Soup

It’s a laid-back weekend and we love it! We are in for a movie marathon tonight at home and I cooked a special dinner with my daughter, Jodee, as sous chef. It’s a hearty and milky comfort food, the Filipino-style macaroni soup we call “SOPAS” in the Philippines. To complement our sopas, we also toasted…

Pinoy-Style Chicken Curry Easy Recipe

We found our new nest! Tweet! Tweet! :) :) :) I, the mother hen, along with my brood, is so happy to settle in our new home. Our rented, two-bedroom HDB flat is simply adorable with its humble furnishings, freshly renovated sit-down toilets, comfortable bedroom, airy living room, and spacious kitchen. Our block is just…

Creamy Monggo Sauté and Katipunan Stories

Sunday is Family Day for the Mangalonzo household. We usually go to mass together in the morning, eat home-cooked lunch, stroll in the mall after and then cap the night watching a feel-good movie. But we woke up late so the order of activities for this Sunday has changed and we started our day having…