Sweet Corn Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: sweet corn soup is an easy soup dish consists of sweet corns as main ingredients. Grind and cooked in evaporated milk and cornstarch then season with salt and pepper. This soup is usually served during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Japanese sweet corn
2 cups water
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup corn water)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped spring onions(optional)
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves(optional)
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water with salt then cook Japanese corn until done.
2. Let it cool then removed from cob. Reserve the water.
3. Reserve 1/4 cup corns for garnishing.

Part 2
1. In a blender, process the corns with 1/2 cup corn water until smooth puree.
2. In a pot, pour milk and coriander leaves then bring to boil.
3. Add dissolved cornstarch and simmer until thicken.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add corns and spring onions then transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot with garlic sticks.

Notes:
1. You may also used corn kernels if you desired.

Mais con Yelo

Filipino Style Recipe: mais con yelo is another sweet and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of corn kernels, milk, sugar and cubed ice. Mais conyelo is an easy Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) that is commonly sold along the streets and usually served during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
corn kernels
evaporated milk
sugar or condensed milk
shaved ice
corn flakes or crispy pinipig(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a tall glass, put 2 tablespoons of corn kernels
2. Add 1 tablespoon sugar then add shaved ice.
3. Pour 1/4 cup of evaporated milk then top with 1 tablespoon corn kernels.
4. Sprinkle with corn flakes then serve chilled.

Vegetable Chowder

Filipino Style Recipe: vegetable chowder is a creamy vegetable dish that is made up of vegetables like broccoli, potatoes and carrots cooked in a blend of flour, milk and cheese.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-20 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
4 cups broccoli florets, cut into serving pieces
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced thinly
1-1/2 cups water
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups evaporated milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed

1 chicken cube(optional)
4 slices ham or bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces(optional)
1 cup corn kernels(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour and 1 cup milk, mix until smooth. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, pour water and bring to boil.
2. Add onion, carrots and potatoes.
3. Pour flour mixture, milk, chicken cube, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
4. Add broccoli, bacon and corn. Keep stirring until sauce thickened.
5. Remove from heat and add cheese just until melted. Serve.

Shrimp and Corn Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Shrimp and corn soup is a creamy soup dish that usually served during rainy season. Shrimp, corn and potatoes cook in coconut milk which has a creamy and tasty flavor.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
200 grams medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup coconut milk
1 large potato, diced
1 onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry shrimp for a minute. Strain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry potatoes until light brown. Strain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add coconut milk, water, potatoes and corn then simmer for 2 minutes
3. Add shrimps then season with salt and pepper.
4. Simmer for another minute then transfer to serving plate, garnish with spring onion. Serve.

Chicken and Corn Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken and corn soup is another soup dish that usually served during rainy season. Normally the chicken and corn boiled with carrots and beaten egg.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
2 pieces chicken breast
1 can corn kernel, drained
1 small carrot, cubed
1 onion, diced
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
5 cups water
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar(optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water then add chicken, ginger, onion, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes.
2. Remove chicken and shred using fork. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Add carrot and corn into chicken broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Lower the heat then pour the beaten egg slowly, stir while pouring.
3. Add shredded chicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving bowl, garnish with spring onion. Serve

Filipino Style Oriental Chicken Noodle Soup

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Filipino Style Recipe: oriental chicken noodle soup is a nutritious recipe. It consists of whole wheat noodles simmer with chicken stock and shredded chicken meat then add some spices that bring taste and aroma to the soup.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
250 grams thin-flat noodles or rice noodles(I prefer whole wheat noodles)
2 cups shredded Barbecue chicken
1 liter chicken stock
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 egg, beaten
2 spring onions, chopped
1 red chili
2 stalks baby bok choy(petchay), chopped
1 medium carrots, halved crosswise(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat chicken stock, ginger and garlic and bring to boil.
2. Add sesame oil, soy sauce and noodles. Simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add shredded chicken, bok choy, carrots and a few spring onions and chili. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
4. Remove from heat and add beaten egg, stirring consistently for 30 seconds.
5. Serve hot into bowls, garnish with remaining spring onions and chili.

Tips
1. You may add canned corn kernel while simmering.

Maja Blanca Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: Maja Blanca(Maha Blanka) or coconut pudding recipe is a famous filipino dessert usually served as a snack. It is basically made from coconut milk, cornstarch and sugar. The basic maja blanca does not include corn and milk. In my recipe, I added corn kernel and condensed milk to make it more sweet and creamy.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cans coconut milk
1 medium can condensed milk
1 medium can evaporated milk
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 can sweet corn kernel
toasted grated coconut(latik) or grated peanuts

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, dissolved cornstarch in 1 cup fresh milk or water.
Part 2
2. Heat saucepan in a medium heat, pour coconut milk, sugar, condensed milk, evaporated milk and corn kernel.
3. Stir occasionally and bring to boil. Simmer for 5-8 minutes.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch, stir occasionally until the sauce thickens.
5. Remove from heat then transfer the mixture in a serving tray, use spatula to flatten the top.
6. Let it cool and refrigerate for at least an hour.
7. Garnish with toasted grated coconut.
8. Serve and enjoy!

Nilagang Baka(Beef Stew)

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang baka or beef stew is an easy yet delicous Filipino soup dish. Beef stew is so simple to prepare but time consuming. The beef simmered for an hour until tender then cooked with corn cobs, potatoes, bananas and veggies. This is so popular and can be served anytime or the best during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 70 – 90 minutes

Ingredients :
1 kilo of beef meat (brisket, shank,short ribs), cut into serving pieces
3 medium-sized potatoes, cut into quarter
5 pieces cardava banana(saging na saba)
3 Japanese corn cobs, cut into 3-4 pieces
1 small bundle green beans(baguio beans), trimmed
1 bundle bok choy (Pechay) , cut the 2 pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon peppercorn
fish sauce(patis) or salt to taste
1 liter of water
1/2 small cabbage, cut into quarter(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a large casserole, place the meat and add water. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 hour or until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker only takes 30 minutes.
2. Add corn and onion. Season with fish sauce and sprinkle some salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until the corn is tender.
3. Put potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked.
4. Then add cardava banana and all the vegetables. Do not cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are done. Do not overcooked the vegetables.
5. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce and salt according to taste.
6. Serve hot with fish sauce and birds eye chili(siling labuyo) for condiments.

Notes:
1. You may also add anise or cinnamon powder for seasoning.
2. You can also try chicken (chicken stew) or pork (pork stew) for variety.

Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Chopsuey is a Chinese dish that is now popular for many Filipinos and some other countries. It consisting of meats (often chicken, fish, beef, shrimp or pork) and eggs, cooked quickly with vegetables such as bean sprouts, cabbage, and celery and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. It is typically served with rice and some served with stir-fried noodles which they called Chow mein.

In this recipe, I added shrimp and quail eggs that makes chop seuy special. I’ll never forget to include “baby corn”, because this is one of my favorite ingredients. It will be more tasty if you use meat broth instead of water. For me, I love pairing it with java rice instead of steam rice.

Estimated preparation & cooking time: 45 minutes. Good for 3-5 persons.

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small cubes
1/4 kilo chicken liver and gizzard, sliced to small pieces(optional)
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 dozen quail eggs, boiled and shelled

12 pieces baby corn, sliced diagonally in half
100 grams snow peas(sitsaro)
1 piece medium carrot, sliced thinly
1/4 kilo cabbage, chopped 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 kilo broccoli or cauliflower, break into flowerettes
2-3 stalks leeks(kutsay), chopped 2″ long(optional)
2-3 stalks celery(kinchay), chopped 1″ long
1 piece red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 piece green bell pepper. cut in strips

2 to 3 tablespoons corn oil or vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, minced
2 cups meat broth(Pork or Chicken stock)

1 teaspoon soy sauce or fish sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 teaspoons sesame seed oil(optional)
2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper, as needed

PROCEDURES:
Part 1
1. Simmer pork and remove scum that rises to the surface. Save the broth and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute the garlic and onion.
2. Add the pork, chicken liver and gizzard.
3. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Continue sauteing until pork and chicken giblets is slightly brown.
5. Add 1 cup meat broth, simmer for 15 minutes or pork and chicken giblets are cooked.

Part 3
While waiting, prepare the sauce:
6. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, cornstarch and sugar.
7. Add the remaining cup of meat broth and dissolve the cornstarch.

Part 4
7. When the pork and chicken giblets is tender, add the shrimp and quail eggs.
8. Add the carrot, baby corn and then all the vegetables.
10. Add the sauce, stirring until it thickens.
11. Cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are done.
11. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
12. Serve hot with rice.