Fresh Lumpia (Lumpiang Sariwa)


Ingredients:
Filling:
1/2 cup ground pork
2 cups carrots, shredded
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups water chestnuts(sayote) or turnips(singkamas), shredded
1 cup baguio beans, shredded(optional)
1 tablespoon onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ground peanuts
Lettuce leaves
Lumpia wrapper
butter or cooking oil
Salt to taste

Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic; minced

Procedures:
Cook the Filling:
1. In a saucepan, heat butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, simmer until it changes color.
3. Season with soy sauce and sugar.
4. Add vegetables and continue cooking until it is half-done.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste. Set aside.

How to make the Sauce:
1. In a saucepan, pour chicken broth and bring to boil.
2. Add sugar and soy sauce then mix well.
3. Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan.
4. Boil in a very low fire, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
5. Add the garlic. Set aside.

To Wrap the Filling:
1. On top of the lumpia wrapper, place a leaf of lettuce and 3 tablespoons of the mixture.
2. You may roll up folding one end and leaving other open or just roll up and place in the platter.
3. Garnish with sauce and minced peanuts.

Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 green chili peppers(siling haba), sliced
1 red chili pepper, chopped
salt and grind pepper
cooking oil for frying

Marinade:
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 tablespoons rice wine

Coating:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, grind
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine marinade then add ribs, marinate for 2 hours inside the fridge.
2. Add coating then toss until well coated.

Part 2
1. In a deep cooking pot, heat oil then deep fry ribs for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and drain.

Part 3
1.In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and chili over low heat. 2. Add fried ribs the toss to combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Classic Beef Tapa


Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce(optional)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade. Mix well then cover and marinate overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil.
2. Add marinated beef in a single layer, cook for 3-5 minutes each sides or until color turns to lightly browned and tender.
3. Transfer to serving plate. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies.

Note: Traditional beef tapa served with fried rice and egg.

Mussels in Ginger Soup


Ingredients:
500 grams fresh mussels(tahong)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
2 thumb-sized ginger, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 to 6 cups water, add more water if necessary
patis (fish sauce) to taste
ground black pepper to taste
chili leaves(dahon ng sili)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash the mussel thoroughly and drain.
2. Place the mussel in a bowl with water and salt.
3. Cover for several hours or overnight. This will allow the clams to expel sand.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute ginger, union and garlic.
2. Pour water then bring to boil. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Add mussels then simmer for another 3 minutes or until shells are opened. Discard shells that did not open.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add chili leaves and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then serve.

Butterfly Squid


Ingredients:
4 pieces Giant Squid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
bamboo skewers

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. Prepare beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Part 2
1. Clean the squid and remove the skin.
2. slit a long horizontal line on topside then press to flatten.
3. Slice 2 inch apart on both sides of the squid.
4. Skewered each squid then season with salt and pepper.
5. Dredge squid into dry mixture then shake off to remove excess mixture.
6. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge again into dry mixture to coat all sides.
7. Repeat the steps for the remaining squid. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each squid for a minute or until golden brown.
2. Drain then serve with dipping sauce.

Crispy Fish Fillet


Ingredients:
750 grams fish fillets(I used cream dory), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
1.5 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper then mix well. Set aside.
2. Prepare beaten eggs into a separate bowls.
3. Dredge fish fillet into flour mixture then shake off to remove excess flour.
4. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge into breadcrumbs to coat all sides.
5. Repeat the steps for remaining fish fillets. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each fish fillets for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towel and set aside.
2. Transfer fish fillets into serving plate then serve with garlic-mayo dip.

Beef Stir-Fry Teriyaki


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
3 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Marinade:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry beef over low heat until golden brown.
2. Pour the marinade and teriyaki sauce, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes until tender.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste by adding more sugar, water or teriyaki sauce.
4. Transfer the beef to serving plate and pour thickened sauce on top.
5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve hot with sauteed vegetables and steamed rice.

Buttered Beans Sprouts


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(toge)
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
10 pieces green beans, slice diagonally
1/4 kilo ground pork
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter

Procedures:
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and stir cook ground pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, add butter then saute garlic and onion.
3. Put back ground pork then a little water. Stir cook for 1 minute.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, and other vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

Tuna Flakes Nuggets


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Ingredients:
2 packs of sky flakes, crushed
1 can tuna flakes in vegetable oil, drained and chopped
1 red onion, minced
1 raw egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper to taste

Coating (optional):
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 raw egg, beaten

Cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients then mix until well blended.
2. Scoop a tuna mixture, dip in beaten egg then roll in bread crumbs.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry the mixture over low heat until golden brown. Drain.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with dipping sauce.

Easy Tuna Sisig


Ingredients:
1 can tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 white onion, minced
3 pieces chili, chopped
2 tablespoons crushed chicharon
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon margarine
liquid seasoning
1 raw egg (optional)
calamansi (optional)

Procedures:
1. In bowl, combine tuna flakes, chicharon, mayonnaise, onion and chili.
2. Heat sizzling plate over low flame then grease with margarine.
3. Add tuna mixture then season with liquid seasoning. Mix well.
4. Add raw egg then mix again until cooked.
5. Remove from heat then serve immediately with calamansi and steamed rice. Enjoy.