How to cook: Kare-kare


A rich stew of ox tail, face, leg, tripe or all of them together, and a variety of vegetables in a sauce flavored and thickened with roasted ground peanuts (peanut butter is just as good!) and toasted rice flour.Another way to prepare kare-kare is to … [Read more...]

Tuna and cabbage spring rolls


It's tempting to create a food blog dedicated to vegetable spring rolls and nothing else but I don't think it's wise to eat spring rolls exclusively everyday. Much as I love spring rolls, too much of anything, no matter how good, can become boring. So, … [Read more...]

Oriental noodles with peanut sauce


If you're a fan of Vietnamese food, then you should be familiar with the peanut sauce that goes with the spring rolls. It's a mixture of tamarind paste, peanut butter and hoisin sauce, thinned down a bit with hot water. I love that peanut sauce. I can dip … [Read more...]

How to make: Vietnamese spring rolls


We never go to a Vietnamese restaurant without ordering spring rolls. Between Pho Hoa and Pho Bac, I prefer the latter's spring rolls. Apart from that though, my vote goes to Pho Hoa all the way. It's always been my dream to make Vietnamese spring rolls … [Read more...]

How to cook: Chicken satay


We were supposed to host a barbecue yesterday but our intended guests begged off at the last minute leaving us with a lot of chicken, pork and cocktail drink mixers.No problem. We mixed the drinks anyway, had our fill of Margaritas in our new … [Read more...]