Bicol Express

Bicol Express is one of the popular dishes in the Philippines, natively known as "sinilihan" in Bicol. It is a spicy pork stew cooked in coconut milk and loads of green chilis. Bicol Express is named after a train in Bicol Region, which is known for its spicy food. The train travels from Naga (Bicol)… Continue reading Bicol Express


MindFood: Sticky Pork Belly with Steamed Coconut Buns

INGREDIENTS:FOR STICKY PORK BELLY:1 kg pc. boneless pork belly with skin on1/4 cup light soy sauce2 Tbsp black vinegar1/4 cup chicken stock1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup honey2 Tbsp grated ginger4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced2 star anise1 cinnamon stick3 spring onions, cut into 10 cm lengths3 long strips of orange rindFOR COCONUT BUNS:400 ml can coconut… Continue reading MindFood: Sticky Pork Belly with Steamed Coconut Buns


Ginataang Pork with Kalabasa and Green Beans

This recipe is timely for people who are in the US, as it's actually Autumn there, meaning there are lots of pumpkins! But let me just clarify that pumpkin is not kalabasa... kalabasa in english is Squash. Some of my followers in my Instagram account asked me, what is a kalabasa and what is the… Continue reading Ginataang Pork with Kalabasa and Green Beans


Keto Recipe: Mozarella Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Keto Recipe: Mozarella Cheese Stuffed MeatballsThis recipe is for 4 servingsFat: 62%Protein:38%Carbs: 1%Total Carbs: 1grams per serving (approximately 3 meatballs)INGREDIENTS:1½ lbs ground pork (or beef)1 Tbsp dried basilsalt and pepper to taste2 Tbsp cold water4 oz. mozzarella cheese (frozen)2 Tbsp butter for fryingINSTRUCTIONS:1. In a large bowl, combine the basil, salt, pepper, and a little… Continue reading Keto Recipe: Mozarella Cheese Stuffed Meatballs


Pork Tonkatsu Recipe (Japanese Breaded and Deep Fried Pork)

Most of the time when we eat in Japanese restaurants, we opt for salmon avocado sushi or feta pineapple sushi rolls, but if we're not in the mood for sushi, we'd buy the tonkatsu bento box.It seems very easy to cook and prepare at home but if you're not using Japanese products like the Tonkatsu… Continue reading Pork Tonkatsu Recipe (Japanese Breaded and Deep Fried Pork)


Coconut Beef Stew

IINGREDIENTS:1 tablespoon olive oil2 onions, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 tablespoons paprika2 tablespoons cumin1 tablespoons cinnamon1 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons tomato paste1 14oz can coconut milk2 pounds beef chuck steak, cut into cubes4 large Yukon gold potatoes, cut into chunks2 cups carrots, cut into 1-2 inch pieces1 Tbsp natural yoghurtchopped parsley or mintINSTRUCTIONS:1. In a heated pan… Continue reading Coconut Beef Stew



Ingredients:Ingredients:1 pork leg (pata) (whole or cut whichever you prefer)1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup oyster sauce1/2 cup brown sugar1 head garlic, chopped6 cups pork broth2 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)1/2 small cabbage, cut into quartersalt to taste2 bay leaves(laurel)(optional)2 cups soda(sprite or lemonade) or root beer(optional)1 bundle bok choy(Pechay)(optional)100 grams baby corn, sliced in… Continue reading Patatim