Meatballs Noodle Soup

Ingredients:
Meatballs:
1/4 kilo ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, minced
2 tablespoon spring onion chopped finely
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg
1/4 cup breading
oil for frying

Noodle Soup:
3 cups water
1 medium onion,sliced in half
2 3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 bullion shrimp flavor
1/4 kilo thick noodles
1 piece pechay baguio cut into 2 inches
1 small carrot cut into small chunks
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. To make the meatball, combine all the ingredients except the oil and using the hand, form into balls around 1 teaspoon each. Heat pan with oil and fry meatballs until brown on all side.
2. In a pot, boil water with onion, garlic, sesame oil,and bullion. Add carrot and meatballs and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the carrot is soft. Add the noodles and pechay then let it boil for a few seconds then remove from heat. Transfer to serving bowl and top with hard boiled egg and spring onions.

Lemon Bars

Filipino Style Recipe:This pastry is a good contrast of sweet and tangy,and soft and crunchy. Lemon bar is best served with coffee or tea but you can also eat it on its own. Know the best part? The trimmings at the edges!

Ingredients:
For the crust:
Oil for greasing the pan
2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened

For the filling:
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 lemons, juiced
lemon zest
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar for garnish

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Grease 9 x 13 pan with oil,line the pan with aluminum foil and also grease the foil.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and blend until the dough comes together, about 1 minute.
3. Press the dough on the bottom of the greased pan making sure there are no cracks.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes or until golden.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, combine the sugar,flour, eggs, and lemon juice and whisk until well blended. Add the lemon zest and mix.
2. Pour into the filling over the prepared crust and return to oven. Bake for additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven at 350 Farenheit.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
4. Put into the refrigerator until ready to serve. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

Queso de Bola Cheesecake

Love cheese? Then this yummy treat is for you. Your favorite cheesecake is even made more cheesy with grated queso de bola.

Ingredients:
For the Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
6 tablespoon butter, melted
4 tablespoon sugar

For the Filling:
3 packs cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoon flour
3 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup grated queso de bola

Procedures:
Part1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crushed grahams, butter and sugar until the mixture is moistened.
2. Press the mixture into round cake pan. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Using a mixer, beat together until well combined.
2. Starting at this point, all mixing will be done by hand and spatula. Add one egg at a time and mix until just combined. Add the sour cream, flour and vanilla, and mix until combined.
3. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. After baking, let it stay in the oven for at least 2 hours.
5. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Top with the remaining queso de bola.

Oreo Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Oreo Cheesecake is one of the favorite cheesecake by most of us. The slight bitterness of the Oreos balances so well with the sweetness of the cream cheese and sugar.

Ingredients:
4 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla
3 packs Oreo cookies
4 tablespoon butter, melted

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove filling of Oreos and put into ziploc then crush 2 packs into slightly coarse crumbs. In a bowl, mix the Oreo crumbs and butter until well combined. Press into the bottom of a round 9 inch springform pan then chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
2. In a big bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla and mix again.Add the eggs one at a time mixing using the hand until just combined. DO not over mix.
3. Set aside around 8 pieces of the remaining Oreos for topping. Remove the filling of the remaining oreos and break into pieces. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.
4. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
5.After cooking, open the oven slightly and let the cheesecake cool inside for about 2 hours.

Part 2
1. Remove the cheesecake from the oven, top with the remaining Oreos and refrigerate before serving.

Pork Adobo Flakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Adobo Flakes is another delicious and tasty dish. This is another innovation on how to recycle the left-over adobo. This dish is very simple and easy to follow, normally the adobo meat shredded into flakes then roast until golden brown together with seasonings.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams leftover pork adobo, shredded into flakes
3 cloves garlic, mined
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon liquid seasoning
salt pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat then saute garlic until

light brown.
2. Add shredded meat and the remaining ingredients.
3. Stir cook and toast until the meat turns to golden brown.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with garlic rice.

Pan Fried Rosemary Chicken with Potato Wedges

Filipino Style Recipe: pan fried rosemary chicken with potato wedges is another easy and simple chicken dish. First, the potato wedges fry into butter until golden brown. Then pan fried chicken seasoned with rosemary, salt and pepper until golden brown. I recommend this dish for those on diet and health conscious.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
4 pieces potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, place chicken then season with rosemary, salt and pepper.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then fry potato wedges until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, Add butter then fry chicken until golden brown and tender. Drain.
3. Arrange fried rosemary chicken and potato wedges in a plate then serve.

Adobo Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobo pasta or pork adobo pasta is another delicious and tasty pasta made of Filipino adobo. This is another innovation on how to recycle the left-over adobo. This dish is very simple and easy to follow, normally the adobo meat shredded into flakes then saute until brown and crisp. Then toss in pasta together with black olives and spring onion. If pork adobo is not available,

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta or any pasta
1/2 kilo pork adobo(preferably left-over), shredded into flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup black olives, sliced(optional)
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add adobo flakes and chili flakes then stir fry until brown and crisp.
3. Add pasta, black olives, olive oil, salt and pepper then toss to coat.
4. Turn off the heat then transfer to serving plate and garnish with spring onion. Serve.

Milk Tea

Filipino Style Recipe: milk tea is a sweet and creamy refreshing beverage. This milk tea combines milk, brewed tea, sugar syrup and tapioca pearls to create a sweet drink.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-12 minutes
Good for 3-5 servings

Ingredients:
3/4 cup brewed tea(preferably black tea)
1 cup ice cubes
2 tablespoons sugar syrup(see recipe below)
1/2 cup soy milk or evaporated milk
1/4 cup black tapioca pearls(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a blender or cocktail shaker, combine tea, milk, syrup and ice. Blend or shake until frothy.

Part 2.
1. In a glass, place tapioca pearls and milk-tea mixture. Serve cold!

Sugar Syrup:
Ingredients:
2 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups water

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, combine ingredients then simmer over medium heat until dissolved. Stir.
2. Let it cool. Set aside.

Beef Pochero

Filipino Style Recipe: beef pochero is another beef dish that commonly served by Filipinos. This is similar to pork pochero. Normally beef boiled and cooked with tomato sauce together with cardava bananas(saba), potatoes, green beans, cabbage and bok choy. This is a mouth-watering dish that my family loves so much.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 50-70 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef, cut into cubes
200 grams tomato sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 garlic gloves, chopped
1 small onion, quartered
4 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
4 pieces banana(saba), sliced diagonally
1 small bundle, green beans, sliced diagonally
1 small chinese cabbage, quartered
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil

1 bundle bok choy or pechay(optional)
1 red bell peppers, cut into stips(optional)
6 potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange beef with 1 liter of water. Bring to boil and simmer for an hour or until the beef is tender.
2. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker takes less time.

Part 2(optional)
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry potatoes. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion, add in beef and stir cook until light brown.
2. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce then stir cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Pour beef stock then simmer until 5 minutes, add more water as necessary.
4. Add potato and banana then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add other vegetables, cook for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according taste and bring to boil.
7. Transfer to serving plate, serve with steamed rice.