Pinoy Style Fried Chicken

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It’s nice to go back to childhood favorites. I remember having this style of fried chicken in every children’s birthday party I attended except for the ones held in McDonalds or Jollibee of course.

What’s great about this is that it’s so easy to make within a half hour’s time. And hubby, who hasn’t tried it this way has now taken a liking to it. The meat was perfectly juicy and the skin had just the right crisp.

I decided to pair it with an egg salad spread, not just to stir the famed question of which came first but it was just as filling as having rice, potatoes, or pasta. We felt the balance of every flavor without even having to use ketchup. A feat in a day that I thought was never going to stop going bad.

What’s in it:
– Chicken
– Flour
– Salt
– Pepper
– Egg
– Mayo
– Mustard
– Sugar

Ramen with Shrimp

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Just another version of Ramen I made for another unsurprisingly rainy day. Hotter than the last but with less spices. I used the shrimp heads to make the dashi and got the full flavor of the shrimp.

What’s in it:
– Shrimps
– Chili
– Ginger
– Chinese noodles
– Salt
– Pepper
– Tomato paste
– Vinegar

Pork chops with Tortellini

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As soon as I saw the meat in the Aktion section at Coop, the recipe immediately came to me like a lightbulb moment. Not the healthiest dish you’ve seen on my site but tasty as ever.

What’s in it:
– Prok chops
– Soy sauce
– Worcestershire sauce
– Salt
– Pepper
– Thyme
– Laurel
– Olive Oil
– Vinegar
– Anise
– Spinach tortellini

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Ramen with Beef

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Ramen or even any soup is best for a rainy day which we’ve been having for a while now. Sometimes the sun will come out which gets my hopes up but then it disappears behind the clouds and then comes the drizzle.

No one can really help getting their noses stuffed given our line of work. I decided to bring a bento box to have some coworkers try this dish and regain their strengths as I find it a medicinal, rainy day remedy.

What’s in it:
– Ginger
– Szechuan spice
– Dashi
– Mushrooms
– Mung bean sprouts
– Beef fillet
– Nori
– Anise
– Coriander
– Nori
– Chili
– Glass noodles

Karaage

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I have been exploring Japanese Cuisine that are easy enough to make at home and it wasn’t bad for a first try. I deep-fried salmon, sweet potatoes, and cabbage in an improvised deep fryer and paired it with buttered rice sprinkled with crushed nori. It was satisfying given that butter emphasizes the flavors of the I spices I used with the cornstarch to coat the fish including the lemon juice layer. I used hoisin sauce as a dipping sauce for the salmon because the sweetness of the sauce combined with citrus note was a match the also emphasized the freshness despite being deep-fried.

We may not be going to Japan any time soon but this is a good teaser and we’re looking forward to going around and trying their local specialties.

What’s in it:
– Salmon
– Lemon juice
– Salt & pepper
– Cornstarch
– Vegetable cooking oil (2-3 c depending on the size of your pot just to cover the pieces entirely)
– Cabbage
– Sweet potatoes
– Rice
– Butter
– Nori