Sinigang na Pork Ribs sa Pakwan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
12 tamarind(sampalok) Or sampaloc mix
1 big onion(diced)
6 tomatoes(quartered)
1 regular sized watermelon, peeled, seeded, sliced
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
1 bundle of stringbeans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
4 pieces taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
Salt and Fish Sauce(patis)
2 litres of water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Boil tamarind, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, add pork ribs, onion and tomatoes to boil until tender.
2. Add tamarind juice, watermelon and gabi, continue simmering for 30 minutes or until gabi is tender.
3. Add okra and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
5. When tender, add kangkong leaves then serve hot immediately.

Beef Mami Soup


Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
300 grams miki noodles, cooked
1 piece beef broth cube
3 pieces star anise
4-5 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
Chinese cabbage, chopped (optional)
3 stalks spring onions, chopped (optional)
2 pieces hard boiled eggs, sliced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a stock pot, heat oil to saute the garlic and onions until translucent.
2. Stir fry the beef brisket and let it cook until meat turns light brown.
3. Add beef broth cube, star anise and pour water then bring to boil.
4. Lower the heat and simmer until beef becomes tender. Remove scum that rises.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 2
1. In a serving bowl, arrange noodles and chinese cabbage.
2. Pour the soup and beef brisket, garnish with boiled egg and spring onions.
3. Serve hot immediately.

Tofu Kimchi Stew


Ingredients:
250 grams pork liempo, cut into small bite size pieces
2 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili paste (gochujang)
1 tablespoon bean paste (ssamjang)
onion leeks, chopped
1/4 cup kimchi
tofu, fried and diced
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork and continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Add chili paste, bean paste and onion leek then stir cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add kimchi, fried tofu and water then simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste.

Sinigang sa Miso (Salmon Head)


Ingredients:
1 kilo salmon head, sliced into serving pieces
3 tablespoons miso paste
6-8 pieces tamarind(sampalok)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 litre of water or rice washing
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup vinegar
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste
2 bunches mustard greens(mustasa) or pechay
2 small white radish(labanos), peeled and sliced(optional)
3 green chili(siling haba)(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, arrange salmon then add vinegar. Bring to boil then drain. Set aside.

Part 2
1. boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, 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 tamarind juice then bring to boil.
4. Add salmon then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning then add vegetables and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Clams in Ginger Soup


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo fresh clams(halaan)
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 clams thoroughly and drain.
2. Place the clams 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 clams 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.

Sinigang na Bangus Belly


Ingredients:
3/4 kilo bangus belly, cut into serving pieces
6 tamarind(sampaloc) or 1 pack(22grams) sampaloc mix
8 cups water or rice washing
3 pieces tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, chopped
1 medium-sized white radish(labanos), peeled and sliced
4-5 pieces okra, cut diagonally
2 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
1 bundle kangkong leaves or sweet potato leaves
Salt or Fish Sauce(patis) to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water and add onion and tomatoes. Bring to boil.
2. Add bangus belly, cook and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add tamarind juice or sampaloc mix, bring to boil.
4. Add vegetables then simmer for 5 minutes. Add kangkong leaves.
5. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
6. Serve hot.

Chicken Arroz Caldo


Ingredients:
4 pieces chicken thighs or drumsticks
2 cups sticky rice(malagkit), uncooked
5 cups water or chicken stock
1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 chicken broth cube(optional)
safflower(kasubha)(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)
4 pieces eggs, hard-boiled(optional)
toasted garlic, chopped(optional)
calamansi or lemon juice(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add chicken, chicken broth cubes, pepper and fish sauce.
3. Cook until chicken is tender and color turns to golden brown.
4. Transfer everything into a large bowl then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, Add rice then saute for 2 minutes.
2. Pour water then cover and simmer while stirring occasionally until the rice is cooked. Add water if necessary.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer for a few minutes.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then add hard-boiled eggs and chicken.
5. Sprinkle with safflower, toasted garlic and spring onions then serve with calamansi.

Papaitan Baka


Ingredients:
1 kilo beef innards(tripe, intestines, liver, kidney)
1/2 cup diluted beef bile
2 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
1 head garlic, chopped
2 medium-sized onion, chopped
5 pieces green chili(siling haba)
8 pieces calamansi
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil enough water with 1 tablespoon salt.
2. Add beef innards and simmer for 30-50 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain and let it cool. Slice into small pieces then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. add beef innards and continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Pour 4 cups of water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add water if needed.
4. Pour bile and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Add green chili, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. Simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat then serve hot.

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.

Special Lomi


Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams lomi noodles
100 grams pork, boiled and cut into small pieces
100 grams shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup chicken balls, cut into half
4 gloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 cabbage, chopped
1 pieces carrots, sliced
2 1/2 liters chicken stock
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces raw egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup kikiam, slice thinly diagonally(optional)
100 grams chicken breast, boiled and shredded(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash lomi noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add pork and chicken balls then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add shrimps and stir fry then pour broth and bring to boil.
4. Add noodles and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vegetables then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. add dissolved cornstarch then season with salt and pepper.
7. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.