Cardillong Ampalaya sa Tilapia

Try this recipe, something different from the regular pork and shrimp Cardillo dish. 

2-3 lbs Tilapia, cleaned and pat dry
2 pieces large ampalaya, sliced thin
2 pieces egg, beaten
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, sliced thin
2 pieces large tomato, sliced thin
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup water
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Direction:
Fry tilapia till golden brown. Remove the fish from oil and pat dry using a paper towel to remove the excess cooking oil. Arrange fish in a serving dish and set aside. 
Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes till caramelized. Pour in water and simmer for few minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Add the slices of ampalaya (bittermelon) and simmer for few more minutes. Pour egg over the ampalaya and simmer for few more minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the fried fish then serve. 

Pork Ribs and Mushroom

Try this creamy mushroom recipe, so tasty.

2 lbs pork short ribs, cut into bite size
1/2 lb fresh button mushroom, rinse and dry
1 can Cream of Mushroom
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, slice thin
2 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and ground pepper to taste

Cooking Direction:
Saute garlic and onions till caramelized. Add slices of pork ribs till golden brown. 
Pour soy sauce over sauteed ribs and enough water to cover the meat. Bring to boil till ribs soften while adding more enough water if needed. When meat is tender and sauce thickens pour in the cream of mushroom and fresh mushroom. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve. 

Vegetarian Pasta

1 lb elbow macaroni, boiled al dente
2 8oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 lb fresh mushroom, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped 
1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin
salt and ground pepper to taste

Cooking Direction:
Using a deep pot saute garlic and onion till caramelized. Add mushroom, bell pepper and cilantro. Pour in the tomato sauce, water, salt, ground pepper and simmer in low heat for 15 minutes. Remove the sauce from heat and mix in the pasta. Let it sit for few minutes before serving. That will allow the sauce to mix well with the pasta. Enjoy! 

Filipino Fruit Salad

A mouth watering Fruit Salad recipe

6 lb can fruit cocktail, drain
32 oz bottle macapuno strings, drain juice
2 can 14 oz whole kernel corn, drain juice
1 32 oz red nata de coco, drain juice
1 32 oz green nata de coco, drain juice
2 tall can Nestle Table Cream
2 32 oz can condensed milk
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 small box of cheddar cheese, cube

How to prepare:
Mix condensed milk, nestle cream and cream cheese evenly. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Ampalaya con Hamon

My favorite dish to make with my left over Ham from Christmas dinner. 

1 cup chopped ham
1 lb ampalaya, seeds removed and sliced thin
2 pieces egg, beaten
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 medium size tomato, diced
1 cup water
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoon cooking oil

Cooking Direction:
Using a wok saute garlic, onions and tomatoes in cooking oil till caramelized. Add the ham till golden brown. Pour in  the cup of water and simmer. Season with salt and ground pepper. Add slices of ampalaya (bittermelon) and simmer in low heat for couple of minutes. Add the egg, simmer for few minutes then remove from heat, serve and enjoy over steam rice. 

Pineapple Ham

Try this Ham recipe, even kids will like it. 

Ingredients :
10-12 lbs pre-cooked  Ham
2 cups  crushed  dole pineapple  
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon  salt
1 cup pineapple  juice
1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon powder

Cooking  Direction:
Heat oven to 375 degree. Place ham in the center  of the oven covered in aluminum  foil. Bake for 2 hours.
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Simmer in low heat till sauce thickens.
Remove ham from the oven and allow to cool for maybe half and hour.
Glaze ham with the remaining  ingredients. Return to the oven for maybe half an hour.
Remove  ham from the oven. Allow  to cool before slicing. Serve  and Enjoy!

Pinakbet Ilonggo Style

A mouth watering Ilonggo recipe also known as Pakbet. 

1/2 lb. Pork, sliced thin
1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled1 tblspn. Bagoong (Sauteed Shrimp paste)
1  lb. Long beans, cut bite size1 lb. Kalabasa (squash) cut cubes

2 pcs. Ampalaya (bittermelon) sliced bitesize
1/2 lb. Okra, cut halves
1 med. piece Talong (eggplant) cut bitesize
4 pcs. Garlic, crushed
1 med. Onion, sliced thin
Salt & pepper to taste.
2 tablespoon Cooking Oil

Cooking Direction:
Using a wok set heat on medium. Saute garlic, onion in cooking oil till golden brown. Add pork and continue cooking. When it starts to sizzle add the bagoong. Season with enough salt and pepper to taste. Add the shrimp and the vegetables starting from sitaw, ampalaya, kalabasa, okra and talong. Stir fry for few minutes then add a cup add a cup of water and simmer till vegetables are cooked. Serve over steam rice. A lot of rice.

Homemade Mango IceCream

A very simple homemade Mango Ice  Cream recipe and it was very good too! 

6 pieces Ripe Mango
1 can Condensed Milk
1 small can Nestle Table Cream

How to Prepare:
Grate mangoes and toss the seeds. Mix grated mangoes, condensed milk and Nestle cream. Mix well. Place in a Tupperware, freeze overnight and serve.

Good for 2 person. Happy Eating!

A Traditional Filipino Breakfast

A traditional Filipino breakfast is commonly served with garlic rice and pandesal. This time no pandesal just garlic rice. Actually this is not just breakfast, more on a Brunch! Started cooking around 7:30 am and finished by 10 am so no more time to cook lunch. Family just have to wait for (early) dinner by 5 pm.

Fried Palid-Palid (dried thin fish from Iloilo City) 

Fried Longanisa, Hotdog w/ slices of Tomato

The complete meal.... Garlic Rice, Daing na Bangus, Spam and Eggs

White Rabbit Truck, the Original Filipino Fusion

After reading and seeing so much about this food truck, I finally got to try it myself. Prices are not bad at all and portions are very filling and satisfying. 

Pork Sisig, Egg and Garlic Rice Burrito is a must. It's like having your breakfast and lunch rolled into one. 

White Champurado was okey. I prefer the original Chocolate Champurado,

The White Rabbit Food Truck

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