Caldereta is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. Everything in it is somehow included in the list of things that I love. Beef. Tomatoes. Liver spread (There was a time that I lived on tasty and liver spread as a child). Potatoes. Carrots. Sauce. Yum!
There's this gem of a Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood. Been living in San Antonio Village for more than 2 years and I just ate at Tonkutsuya a few weeks ago. What a shame!
feast at Jumbo Seafood, I was determined to make Salted Egg Golden Prawns at home. I've actually tasted a similar dish in the Melbourne's Little Vietnam some years back. It was called Fried Chicken with Golden Egg. As my Ilocano lolo would say 'Isumilaiso' or as the Thais would put it 'Same same'.
In both dishes, it was the sauce that held the yummy secret.
To thank our hosts in Singapore, I baked some ribs for Sunday Brunch.
Walked to the neighborhood supermarket to buy some supplies. Good thing the ribs were bigger than what I usually buy in Manila. And it came with chunks of meat clinging to the bones, too!
Here's a breakdown of the things I made!
Barbecue Ribs with sauce made of a combination of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, cayenne pepper, lime, and honey. Didn't have time to marinate so I kept on basting the ribs with the sauce. That did the trick. Turbo baked it in about 2 hours!
Honey Butter Carrots. I boiled some carrots, then added a knob of butter and a dollop of honey. Yum!
Caramelized Red Onions. Chopped a bag of onions and sauteed them in a pan drizzled with a bit of oil.
Creamed Spinach. Washed 2 bags of spinach. Chopped them. Added them to a pan with browned garlic and butter. Then added a splash of milk. You can substitute cream, of course.
And since I was afraid the food wouldn't be enough for 8 people, I whipped up a batch of Brown Butter Garlic Pasta. I just boiled some pasta then added it to a hot pan with chopped garlic and butter.
I was relieved that the portions were just right! For dessert, we had brownies baked by CIL and SIL topped with Wall's chocolate ice cream with chocolate bits. YUM!
I first got to experience Marché about 5 years ago. I was part of a press trip hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board. It was a fun trip, especially since I met this crazy columnist from Davao, Jinggoy, who was my picture whoring soulmate.
I loved Marché! Marché was one of my favorite parts of that trip :) So this time around, when the CIL (cousin-in-law) suggested we eat at Marché , I was first to say 'YEY!'
From The Shady Shack, we went straight to Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. In true backpacker fashion, we trooped in with our big backpacks, loose clothing, flipflops, uncombed hair, and shades. We felt that we'd lose our reservation if we dropped off our stuff at home first, and frankly, after the 3+ hour trip from Indonesia, we were famished!
Since the concert Mike and the siblings-in-law were supposed to watch in Singapore was cancelled, SIL decided that a beach trip would be the perfect antidote. So we went to the Shady Shack for some much needed R&R and much enjoyed Indonesian fried chicken!
After our trip to Achiote some weeks back, I decided to whip up some wet burritos at home. I can't exactly call them enchiladas since while looking for a recipe, I found out that you had to use corn tortillas for enchiladas. Well, I only had whole wheat tortillas at hand so I just ended up calling this a wet burrito. (Haha! Technicalities!)