Soy Steamed Fish

This is another staple dish in our house – the entire family loves it. No matter how many filets I cook, they never last, and there’s never any left over. When I was young, still living in Manila, we would eat fresh steamed grouper cooked in this style at the dampa (fish market). Unfortunately, our…

Reverse Seared Steak

It’s been a while since I last wrote something on my blog. Between getting ready for the holidays, being busy with the kids, and getting sick with the flu, I had just been cooking staples. Bud I had been craving for a great steak. When I was attending culinary school, the only time I was ever…

Thai steak salad

I love Thai food, and one of the things that makes its taste distinct is the flavor of fish sauce. Fish sauce is widely used in Asian cuisine, and it is one of my favorite seasonings. Some people may find the smell offensive, but I think it can make anything taste good. Another element I…

Beef Nilaga

One of my comfort foods is this one pot meal – Nilaga. It is a traditional Filipino dish, with steamy flavorful broth, served with fish sauce with lemon and birds eye chilis. My family loves it! People in the Midwest find it interesting that we Filipinos eat rice with soup, but I say it is…

K- style burrito

I’m always looking for recipes to cook during the week or for when guests come over. While researching for recipe ideas for packed lunches for my husband and daughter, I found this interesting one. After confirming that I had all the ingredients, I decided to try it. I marinated the meat for a few hours,…