Cooking Filipino Food For Dinner

If you have been following my blog you know that I was born and raised in the Philippines.  We ate a lot of fish and dried fish in the Philippines, and I am happy to be able to buy some dried fish here in the US.  Cooking Filipino food for dinner in our house happens all the time, it’s because my husband and our youngest daughter love eating the dish I prepare.  The one thing that amazed and surprised me the most is them eating dried fish.  If you know what dried fish is and how it smells then you know exactly why I was amazed by my husband and daughter eating them. Read more

Bamboo Shoots With Sardines And Saluyot Leaves

Bamboo Shoots with Sardines and Saluyot Leaves is really delicious.  I remembered eating this growing up, saluyot leaves are very easy vegetables to grow in our farm.   My grandparents believe in eating a lot of vegetables and less on meat.  Pretty much, every day we eat vegetables and some fish.  The only time we have meat is on special occasions like birthday, wedding, and New Year.  This bamboo shoots with sardines and saluyot leaves are something that I missed eating.  So I decided to make this for my husband and kids.

The texture of the saluyot is similar to kale or turnip but it’s runny like the okra.  It’s hard to explain but I think I’m pretty close to it.  Saluyot is very good for your body, some benefits you can from it actually.  I remembered my mom and dad will make a salad out of the saluyot.   On this recipe there only a few ingredients that you gonna need, and some of these ingredients you can easily find at any grocery store.  The rest have to be bought at the Asian store. Read more

Chicken Siomai Recipe

This Chicken Siomai Recipe is so simple, easy and delicious.  My husband loves easing Chicken Siomai, it’s one of his favorites to order whenever we go eat at any Asian Restaurant.   What I love about this Chicken Siomai Recipe is that the ingredients I used are good for your body.  This meal is very healthy, and can be eaten as is or with dipping sauce.  Since this was my husband favorite I thought I’d surprise him by making it for his dinner.  I would say I was pretty nervous because it was my first time making it at home from scratch. Read more

Deep Fried Banana Rolls (Toron)

Toron is a very popular snack in the Philippines.  Matter of fact growing up that was the easiest snacks we can make at home.   Deep fried banana rolls are really delicious and easy to make.  It’s something that you put in the freezer as well if you don’t want to cook it all at once.  Cooking deep fried banana rolls is like cooking the eggrolls, the only difference is that we coated the outside with caramelized brown sugar.  You can control how much sugar you want to add to this snack.  Since you coated the banana with brown sugar before you wrap it, it makes it sweeter and moist inside.

The first time I made this for my husband and kids, I was unsure how they gonna react with it.  Luckily, they all like it and want more of it.  So since I didn’t cook everything I put some in the ziplock bag and freeze them.  Deep fried banana rolls (toron) can be fried frozen,  you can use your pan or deep fryer.  Now that I finally bought a deep fryer, I am in the mood to cooking snacks like this or even the eggrolls.  Owning deep fryer definitely change the way my frying look. Read more

Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Milk

This Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Milk is a recipe I saw from a friend of mine. I’ve never tried combining pineapple and coconut in a dish like chicken. However, I didn’t regret doing it so, because of how delicious it came out.

My husband and daughter love this dish, a matter of fact we all enjoyed it. It took me about 30 – 45 minutes total to finish cooking this dish. As you can see in my video, none of the vegetables is overcooked. The chicken was marinating on the pineapple juice while I was prepping all the veggies.

The reason I marinated the chicken with the pineapple juice, is to give it more flavor. You can pair this dish with rice or eat it by itself. So let’s get this recipe started, shall we? Read more

Anna’s Chicken Curry Recipe

Today I am sharing you my version of chicken curry.  I named it Anna’s Chicken Curry Recipe because this curry is something that I really love.  It’s not spicy at all, the flavoring is a great combination.   Since it has been awhile since I made curry my husband was pretty happy to finally have chicken curry for dinner.  When making chicken curry it’s up to you if you want it very spicy, medium heat, or mild.  The one I made it was not spicy at all that way our daughter will be able to eat the chicken curry. Read more