Bibingkang malagkit (sticky rice cake)

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It's like biko but better. Cook the glutinous rice in coconut milk. Spread in a greased baking dish, top with salted caramel, sprinkle with desiccated coconut and bake. It's so good. But to really do this sweet dish right, it's best to soak the rice for … [Read more...]

How to cook: Thai chicken curry

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Chicken curry is a dish that I grew up with. But the chicken curry of my childhood was just a coconut milk based stew made yellow with curry powder. Homey and really comforting but, well... it lacked fire somehow. Later on, when I learned to cook, I would … [Read more...]

How to make buko (coconut) and pandan jelly drink

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The term "buko pandan" can mean either of two things. The first is buko pandan dessert with coconut meat and cubes of pandan-flavored pudding (made with gelatin or agar-agar) mixed with cream and sweetened condensed milk. The second is an iced drink made … [Read more...]

How to cook: Bicol Express

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I've always wondered how Bicol Express could be cooked with lots of chilies but without making the dish too spicy that it practically scorches the mouth and throat. The answer was so simple I wondered why I never made the connection before -- scrape off … [Read more...]

Spinach, mushrooms and squash in coconut cream

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Dear Kulinarya Cooking Club,My vegetable dish post is late, I know. I don't have an excuse but I do have an explanation. I was so very busy tweaking templates and editing old entries to make my blog compliant with Google's new specialized recipe search … [Read more...]

How to cook: Grilled pork in lemongrass stalks

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A popular Southeast Asian hawker food, this dish consists of minced meat flavored with chili, cumin, crushed galangal, ground coriander, coconut milk and fish sauce, wrapped around lemongrass stalks and grilled. There are Thai, Malay, Indonesian and … [Read more...]