Kare Udon

Filipino Style Recipe: Kare Udon is a popular curry soup dish inspired by Indian and Japanese cuisine. Generally the soup is made of udon noodles with thick curry flavoured broth.

Ingredients:
1 pack udon noodles
3 cups vegetable broth
250 grams beef tenderloin, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons oil
1 white onions, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 black fungus mushrooms(tengang daga), chopped
1/2 Chinese cabbage (baguio pechay), cut into pieces
2 cubes curry roux
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 hard-boiled egg, halves
1 stalk onion leeks, chopped

Procedures:
Part 1.
1. Cook noodles according to package instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil then stir fry beef until brown all sides. Set aside.
2. Saute onion, mushroom, carrot and curry powder. Pour a cup of vegetable soup then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
3. Add curry roux and beef then stir cook until then meat is tender and the sauce thickens.
4. Add the rest of vegetable, broth and curry mixture. Simmer for a few minutes.
5. Prepare cooked udon noodles in a bowl then pour the curry soup.
6. Add hard boiled egg then garnish with green onions. Serve.

Pansit Palabok with Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Pansit Palabok with Squid is popular noodle dish in the Philippines. Pansit palabok is made of pansit bihon served palabok sauce made of shrimp juice, annatto water, flour and fish sauce. Topped with squid, tinapa flakes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and chicharon.

Ingredients:
500 grams rice or cornstarch noodles (bihon), I used HOBE special palabok
8 pieces calamansi, sliced
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Sauce:
200 grams ground pork
annatto water(dilute 1 tablespoon annatto seeds in 1/4 cup hot water)
1/2 cup flour or cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces onions, chopped
1 shrimp cube(Bouillon cube)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion,chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup smoked fish(tinapa)(fried and flakes)
1/2 cup chicharong baboy, ground

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add squid, soy sauce and vinegar then stir cook over high heat until the sauce reduced.
3. Add oyster sauce then cook until almost dry. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil saute onion then add ground pork. Cook until brown.
2. Pour water, annato water, shrimp cube and dissolved cornstarch. Continue stirring until thicken.
3. Season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 3
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain and transfer to serving plate.

Part 4
1. Pour the sauce on top then arrange squid over the sauce.
2. Sprinkle with ground chicharon, tinapa flakes and spring onions then serve with calamansi.

Spicy Shrimp Fettucine

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of fettuccine pasta and shrimp cooked in spicy red sauce.

Ingredients:
1 medium white onion,minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 pieces tomatoes, minced
2 pieces green chilies, cut diagonally
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 can shiitake mushrooms, halved
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 kilo fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
oil for sauteing
salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
2. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the chilies and mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Add the shrimps and cook until color tuns orange. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add the cooked fettuccine and mix. Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Mushroom and Tomato Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Tomato Pasta is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of linguine pasta and a creamy white sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.

Ingredients:
250 grams linguine
2 tablespoon butter
5 cloves garlic, miced
5 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1 cups oyster mushroom, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 pack (250 ml) all purpose cream
1 piece chicken bullion dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil flakes (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain.
2. Sprinkle with oil to avoid from sticking and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan over medium heat, saute garlic in butter until translucent.
2. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and the juices comes out.
3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the all purpose cream and chicken broth, reduce heat and let it simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced and the sauce is a bit thickened.
5. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
6. Scoop the sauce over pasta, top with cheese and basil.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce is one of the popular Italian dish. This dish is made with a layer of wide-flat pasta shape, meat sauce and creamy white sauce.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo Lasagna pasta (cooked according to package direction)

Meat Sauce:
1 kilo ground lean beef
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh basil, chopped(optional)

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Toppings:
1/2 cup grated Mozarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, prepare lasagna pasta based on cooking instructions. Make sure to cooked it well then set aside.

Meat Sauce:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion
2. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.
3. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and brown sugar. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Alfredo Sauce:
1. In a separate pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Keep warm and set aside.

Assembly:
1. In a rectangular(12x8inch) baking dish, arrange pasta sheets at the bottom.
2. Spread a layer of meat sauce then a layer of Alfredo cheese.
3. Repeat alternate layering up to 4 layers is formed.
4. top with Mozarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Baking:
1. Cover with aluminum foil then bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
2. Remove foil then bake for another 20 minutes.
3. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serving:
1. Arrange lasagna slices in a serving plate then top with remaining Alfredo sauce. Serve with toasted bread.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is one of the popular noodle soup dish. The dish most sought after/during rainy weather because it’s hot and spicy soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
200 grams beef chuck, cut into 1/2 inch
110 grams rice noodles
1 liter beef stock
2 pieces Thai bird chili, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 small carrot, chopped
a bunch of baby bok choy, cleaned
small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup annatto water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Add beef, chili, paprika and cayenne then stir fry sauteing until begins to brown.
3. Pour beef stock then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 80-90 minutes or until the meat is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add carrots then simmer for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
5. In a small bowl, dissolved sugar in soy sauce and annatto water then stir into soup.
6. Add baby bok choy then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange rice noodles then pour the soup with beef and vegetables.
2. Wait for 2 minutes or until noodles is soft. Top with cilantro then serve immediately.

Broccoli Fussili Pesto Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe:This is a very healthy dish that will surely fill up your tummy. The spice from the tuna and freshness of pesto and basil is a very nice contrast.

Ingredients:
200 grams whole wheat Fusilli pasta
1 head broccoli
2 tablespoon Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head onion, minced
1 can spicy tuna, drained
3 tablespoon sliced black olives
10 pieces cherry tomatoes, cut in half
180 grams pesto sauce
Handful fresh basil,chopped
Parmesan cheese
Fish sauce to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook fusilli according to package instruction. Drain and reserve water. Set aside.
2. Using then water from the pasta, boil again and blanch broccoli for 1 minute or until the color green becomes bright. Drain and dip into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Part 2
1. In a big pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add sliced black olives and tuna and cook for 3 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook again until it is slightly softened.
2. Add the pasta on the pan then pour the pesto sauce. Mix until the pesto is evenly combined with the pasta.Add the broccoli.
3. Season with fish sauce according to taste.
4. Remove from heat. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.

Pansit Habhab

Filipino Style Recipe: Pansit Habhab is a popular noodle dish in Lucban, Quezon Province. This is commonly served on a banana leaf with vinegar then eaten directly to your mouth without using any utensils. Like other pansit dish, it consist of vegetables and pork liempo.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-60 minutes
Good for 5-7 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pancit miki (miki lucban)
1/4 kilo pork liempo or leftover lechon kawali
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
5 tablespoons soy sauce or fish sauce
3 cups pork broth or water
1 cup Baguio beans or snow peas
1 chayote, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 bundles bok choy or pechay, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 tablespoons cooking oil
spicy vinegar to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry meat until golden brown and crispy.
2. Drain and let it cool then chopped into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry all veggies for 3 minutes or until half-done. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion.
3. Add fried meat, water, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to boil.
4. Add noodles then cook until it has absorbs the liquid and tender.
5. Add vegetables then cook until done.
6. Turn off the heat and transfer into banana leaves then serve with vinegar.

Diablo Penne

Filipino Style Recipe: Diablo Penne is a popular tomato-based Italian pasta made of Penne cooked together with Italian sausage in olive oil, tomatoes, red chili, basil and other herbs. Served with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams Penne pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 big can(350 grams) chopped tomatoes
100 grams tomato paste (optional)
100 grams sliced mushroom
200 grams hot Italian sausage, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a skillet, heat oil then cook sausage and mushroom until evenly brown.
2. Add garlic and onion then sauce until translucent.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and red chili flakes then sauce for 3 minutes.
4. Add tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt and pepper then simmer until nice thick sauce.
5. Add precooked pasta then carefully stir until pasta is well coated.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty bread.