Beef Arroz a la Cubana


Ingredients:
400 grams lean ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup fermented black soy beans
1/4 cup raisins
4 pieces ripe cardava bananas, halves
4 raw eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry banana until light brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry sunny-side up egg until set. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion, then add ground meat and cook until light brown.
2. Add tomato paste, beef bouillon, soy sauce and ground pepper then cook for 10 minutes. Add a little water if necessary.
3. Add black soy beans and raisins then simmer for another 3 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning with sugar and salt according to taste then cook until nearly dry.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice, fried banana and egg.

Yang Chow Fried Rice


Ingredients:
8 cups cooked rice(preferably leftover)
1 cup Chinese sausages, sliced
200 grams prawns, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup carrot, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, melt butter then stir fry sausages for a minute.
2. Add garlic, green onion and carrots then saute for another minute.
3. Add shrimps and sweet peas then stir cook for another minute.
4. Add cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame oil then mix until rice is well coated.
5. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped green onions.

Honey Garlic Chicken


Ingredients:
8-10 pieces chicken legs and wings, cleaned
4 cups flour
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce:
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1/4 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Combine sauce ingredients then marinate chicken for at least 2 hours or over night inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. When ready, remove chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade.
2. Toss chicken with flour, salt and pepper then shake off excess.
3. Arrange chicken in a baking pan then drizzle with cooking oil.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Turning the chicken at 20 minutes.

Part 3.
1. Meanwhile, Simmer marinade in a sauce pan for 5 minutes or until reduced by half.

Part 4.
1. Take chicken from oven then toss with the sauce.
2. Return to oven then cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Transfer into serving plate then serve hot immediately.

Sinigang na Galunggong sa Miso


Ingredients:
6-8 pieces large-sized galunggong, cleaned
3 tablespoons miso paste
1 pack of tamarind powder or tamarind(sampalok)
3 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
3 green pepper(siling haba)
1 liter water or rice washing
cooking oil
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Make a slit on both sides of galunggong then sprinkle with salt.
2. In a pan, heat cooking oil and fry fish until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add sinigang mix then bring to boil.
4. Add fried galunggong and green pepper then cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Season with salt and ground pepper according to taste.
6. Add mustard greens then simmer for a minute. Serve hot!

NOTES:
1. To extract tamarind juice instead of sinigang mix, boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice.

Pork Sisig Kapampangan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout)
200 grams chicken liver (optional)
4 tablespoons butter
3 pieces onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3-4 chili hot pepper(siling labuyo), chopped
3 green chili (siling haba), chopped (optional)
3 gloves garlic, crushed
3 pieces bay leaves
1 tablespoons rock salt
1 teaspoon peppercorn
4 tablespoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork meat, garlic, bay leaves, rock salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour enough water, simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Drain.

Part 2
1. Grill over hot charcoal until crisp and browned.
2. Slice the pork cheeks and ears into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute ginger and onions.
2. Add chicken liver then crush while cooking until tender.
3. Add chopped pork cheeks and ears and stir fry for 5 minutes.
4. Add chopped green chili and hot pepper,
5. Season with vinegar, salt and ground pepper. Mix well.
6. Stir cook until the sauce thickens. Serve.

Ampalaya Con Carne with Mushroom


Ingredients:
300 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces
1 medium-sized bitter gourd(ampalaya), cut in half then removing the seeds and sliced crosswise
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine bitter gourd, 1/4 cup salt and enough water then soak for 15 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Pour 1/2 cup water then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add bitter gourd and mushrooms then stir cook for a minute.
5. Add soy sauce mixture, and oyster sauce then simmer for 5 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice.

Stir Cooked Tofu and Spinach


Ingredients:
300 grams tokwa (firm tofu), cut into cubes
100 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces(optional)
a bunch of water spinach, trimmed
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
a dash of chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry pork until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion.
2. Add tofu then stir cook for 3 minutes. Put back the pork then add oyster sauce, water and chili flakes.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook for a minute.
4. Add spinach then simmer for another minute. Serve.

Kinamatisang Tilapia


Ingredients:
2-3 medium-sized tilapia, washed and cleaned
4 pieces tomatoes, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the pan, heat oil saute the garlic, ginger, onion then add the tomatoes.
2. Season with salt and pepper according to taste then cook until soft.
3. Put back the fish then cook for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Garlic and Soda Shrimp


Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps, cleaned
1/2 cup lemon soda
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
a pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, combine shrimps, soda and salt then simmer over low heat until fully absorb.
2. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Put back the shrimps then add oyster sauce and ground pepper then toss for 3 minutes or until well combined. Serve.

Simple Pork Hamonado


Ingredients:
500 grams pork, cut into serving pieces
1 cup pineapple chucks or tidbits, cubed
1/2 cup pineapple juice
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 pork bouillon
3-4 cups water
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork the saute until light brown.
3. Pour soy sauce, pork bouillon and water then simmer for 40 minutes or until tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add pineapple, pineapple juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for another 3 minutes.
5. Transfer into serving plate then garnish with parsley. Serve.