• Pork

    Humba (Filipino Braised Pork Belly)

    Humba or the Filipino version of braised pork belly is a household favorite. It resembles adobo but it’s sweeter. Traditionally, Humba makes use of black beans and there are even some versions that use banana blossom. I didn’t use either in my version but I retained saba or cardava bananas. Here’s my recipe for what I like to call “crispy” Humba:

  • Asian,  Pork,  Tasty Tuesday

    Tasty Tuesday: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

    In my last post, I told you about this wedding gift that we didn’t open until now. It’s a 20-piece cookware set and the one item I loved the most from the set is the steamer. I have always wanted to cook steamed food but the only steamer I have at home is that single layer steamer which is actually just an accessory to a rice cooker. The old steamer works but this new one is a lot better 🙂 The very first dish I made from the new steamer is a steamed favorite: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings.           I have never made dumplings before and…

  • Pork,  Sauces/Condiments

    Half-Baked Half-Grilled Pork Bellies w/ Coca Cola Barbie Sauce

    I always celebrate my sister’s birthday even if we’re far apart (she’s in the US and I’m here in Manila). That’s been a tradition in the family. We celebrate birthdays even of deceased relatives, believe me. It’s not like we’re throwing a huge party or something. Typically, we just prepare pasta/noodles and meat dishes and a dessert. Sometimes, we just dine out if we’re too tired to cook at home. It’s more actually of the thought that counts and it’s our way of saying that, we may be miles apart, but we remember you on your special day and we’ll keep it special in our own way. Filipino-style spaghetti (tomato-based…

  • Pork,  Vegetables

    How To Cook Guisadong Labanos

    *I originally posted this on March 4, 2010 in YadaYadaYada. I was craving for cold watermelon today… it’s so hot outside! Anyways, as our helper went to Robinson’s to buy watermelon, I was left at home to prepare dinner. I know most of you don’t like labanos or radish. I didn’t like it at first too. But you know, they say that as you get older mature, you begin to like food that you didn’t like before For those of you who like radish, this is a fairly simple dish you can try at home. Good thing my camera was downstairs, I was able to take pictures while I cooked.…

  • Pork

    Binagoongang Baboy

    I originally posted this on February 4, 2010 in YadaYadaYada. Someone told me that the binagoongang baboy (pork with shrimp paste) at Milky Way is good. I went there and tried it and realized that it really is good. That was when I decided to make this dish on my own, with Milky Way’s version as my inspiration First time I cooked this was in March of 2009. That was when my mom was in the hospital for two weeks and since my dad can’t eat hospital food, I volunteered to cook and bring him food. At that very same day I brought this to the hospital, my aunts were…

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