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Atchara (Pickled Green Papaya) Filipino Recipe!!!

Atchara or Achara is a popular Filipino side dish made of grated green papaya. The grated papaya is squeezed out then combined with carrots, red and green pepper, garlic and onion. The vegetables stored and refrigerate in a sealed bottle with vinegar, salt and sugar for at least a week to maintain its sweet and sour taste. This tangy relish is a perfect complement to barbeque, fried chicken and fish, beef and etc.  Atchara is usually served as side dish together with fried or grilled food. ...

Kilawin na Kambing (Goat in Vinegrette) Filipino Recipe!!!

Kilawin na Kambing is an appetizer in the Philippines, specially when Filipinos drink liquor. Ice cold beer is the best pal of Kilawin na Kambing. It is a very delicious dish that is made from goat's skin with vinegar or kalamansi juice and other seasonings and spices. Kilawin na Kambing is another Ilocano favorite. Kilawin na kambing has different kinds of cooking versions, usually it is made of goat’s skin, meat and some liver that are freshly grilled and chopped into thin slices. ...

Dion’s Steak Flautas – Very Delicious!

We just discovered that my 13 year old grandson loves to cook!  Not only does he loves to cook, he does it very well.  He recently tried out his culinary skills by making us these very delicious Steak Flautas! What are flautas?  They're also called taquitos, tacos dorados, or rolled tacos.  Basically they are a small tortilla rolled up with a filling.  Whatever you call them they are very tasty and are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. Flautas can be filled with shredded chicken, ...

Bean Sprout & Tofu Shrimp Fritters – Ukoy

Ukoy is a typical Filipino appetizer, snack, or even main course.  It's a mixture of bean sprouts, tofu, sweet potato, or other veggies usually topped with small unpeeled shrimp that's battered and fried.  In short it's the Filipino version of Shrimp Fritters. In the Philippines it's usually eaten as a crunchy snack and is made with the veggies and small unpeeled shrimp.  The shrimp is eaten peel and all making it very crunchy indeed.  In our family we serve Shrimp Fritters as a main ...

Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings

The other week my daughter Jaime and I were discussing dishes she could take to a pot luck at the Hawaiian Club. Now Jaime and her family do not eat beef or pork so we were limited to seafood or poultry.  I suggested she make Shoyu Chicken, that's an easy dish and definitely local Hawaii food.  Then I remembered these chicken wings my mother used to make for pot lucks, we called it Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings.  They were yummy! Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings are deep fried sweet ...

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

Taho is made from extra soft tofu with the texture of silky custard, sweetened with brown sugar simple syrup and topped with tapioca pearls. Taho is a Philippine street food sold by magtataho “peddlers”. They sell it early in the morning, till afternoon, it’s a very yummy snack and a good source of energy to start your day. This treat is a breakfast staple and also a very satisfying comfort food and very easy to prepare and to cook. Since this sweet treat is of Chinese origin, try ...

Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is on February 5.  Just about everyone I know is looking forward to the big day.  The Game of course is the main event, but many of us are waiting for the half-time show and the commercials.  Whether sport fan or not I think we can all agree that a big part of that Sunday revolves around the Super Bowl Snacks we will all be munching on during the game. Here are some great snack ideas and recipes for Super Bowl Snacks, most can be made ahead of time so you can get out of ...

Cheddar Biscuits Recipe – Just Like Red Lobster’s! (Well Almost)

I have to admit I'm not really a big fan of Red Lobster.  As far as seafood restaurants go there are many better ones than this big box chain.  But every so often I drag my husband, who does not eat seafood at all, to suffer thru a meal mediocre meal of chicken or steak at our local Red Lobster.  I don't go for their seafood dishes at all, I go because I have a craving for their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits! I love those melt in your mouth buttery cheddar biscuits served fresh from their ...

Chicken Potato Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Chicken Potato Salad Recipe is a yummy and luscious main dish or side dish that is perfect for any Filipino occasions like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, fiestas, birthdays and etc. Making a healthy and attractive main course is way too easy with the Filipino Chicken Potato Salad Recipe. Since it is a quick-fix dish that gets done in a matter of time, feel like an expert in your kitchen. This recipe is ideal if you are planning to have chicken potato salad for lunch. Simply prepare it in the ...

Siopao – Filipino Steamed Pork Bun (Pork Asado filling)

Siopao literally means “steamed bun”  with yummy meat fillings. It is a famous Chinese-Filipino snack or street food.  It's mainly sold in Chinese restaurants or by sidewalk vendors in the Philippines. Pork Asado Siopao or Steamed Pork Bun is the most popular type  and a favorite of many Filipinos including me. There are many kinds of fillings that can be used in this siopao recipe but pork asado is the most popular one. Making siopao or steamed pork bun is not as difficult as ...