• Salad

    Momofuku's Cherry Tomato Salad

    According to the book, Jean-Georges Vongerichten considers this dish as the best dish David Chang has ever come up with. That was a big remark coming from such a great man and it made me wonder what this salad is all about. This is the very first dish I served for my FB24x24 Momofuku dinner. David Chang’s team used tofu which basically could do what a mozzarella does in a traditional caprese salad, i.e., to moderate the acidity of the tomatoes and give some creaminess to the dish. The recipe also calls for Shiso or Japanese mint. Shiso and basil are like long-lost relatives in that they are both minty.…

  • Fish/Seafood,  PinoyFoodista,  Salad

    Old Bay Shrimp Salad

    This is the second of my two entries for Pinoy Foodista Cooking Challenge for January 2011. The first one is my Chicken Adobo Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette. I’ve always wanted to use the Old Bay Seasoning given by Mindy for my first Foodie Exchange. And there’s no better way to use it than with shrimps. Hence, my very simple version of the Old Bay Shrimp Salad.

  • Pork,  Salad

    Bagnet Ensalada (Crackling Pork Salad)

    I know, I know, this doesn’t look like a salad and you’re probably yelling “I WANT RICE!” Just allow me to make use of crackling pork in a salad this one time 🙂 Will make you feel less guilty, promise! Bagnet (crackling pork) is a famous dish from the Ilocos province which is served with bagoong. I used bagnet as the main ingredient for my salad for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24. As I said in my Meal.Teal.It’s A Deal! post, I mixed crackling pork with mustard leaves and tomatoes and served it with a special bagoong Balayan, a special fermented fish paste that borders on the flavors of anchovy sauce.…

  • Parties & Entertaining

    Lunch @ Home

    I love mid-week breaks. Yesterday was a holiday here. It was the Inauguration of President Noynoy Aquino, the 15th President of our Republic. Instead of going out, I decided to just invite my best friends over for lunch and watch the inauguration on TV at the same time. I planned a simple and informal lunch for them.

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