Pan-Fried Chicken Gyoza


Ingredients:
gyoza or dumpling wrappers
beansprouts (optional)
Filling:
250 grams ground chicken lean
4 cups cabbage, chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste
ground white pepper

Dipping Sauce:
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, cabbage, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil then arrange dumplings in it flat side facing down.
2. Cook the bottom for a few minutes until light browned.
3. Slowly pour hot water until half submerged. Cover and cook until the water has evaporated.
4. Transfer the Gyoza into sizzling plate together with beansprouts. Serve with dipping sauce.

Salted Caramel Crepe Cake


Crepe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Whipped Cream Ingredients:
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Sauce:
salted caramel sauce

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix together until well combined.
2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter until smooth.
3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Refrigerate for one hour or overnight to allow the bubbles to settle.

Part 2
1. In a small nonstick pan, grease using melted butter. Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel.
2. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter then pour and swirling the pan to make as thin as possible.
3. Cook for 30 seconds or until slightly brown, Flip and cook the other side for 10 seconds.
4. Remove from the pan then repeat the steps for the remaining batter.

Part 3
1. Using hand mixer, beat the cream until it forms soft peaks.
2. Add vanilla and sugar then stir until well combined. Do not over beat.

Part 4
1. In a cake stand, place one crepe then add a thin layer of whipped cream.
2. Add the crepe and layer the cream until you have reached the desired height.
3. Allow the cake to chill for at least 30 minutes.
4. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce then cut the cake with a sharp knife. Serve.

Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce


Ingredients:
250 grams fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
1 can (395 grams) crushed tomato
1 medium onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
1/4 teaspoon dried basil flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese
Parley for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil then saute onion, garlic and chili flakes.
2. Add crushed tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat. Stir occasionally.
3. Add black olives, capers and dried basil flakes, adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add pasta to the sauce then stir well until well coated. Add a little pasta water if needed.
5. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then garnish with parsley. Serve with toasted garlic bread.

Homemade Lumpia


Ingredients:
spring roll wrappers
1 whole egg, beaten
oil for frying

Filling:
500 grams ground pork with fat
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, minced
1/2 cup carrots, minced
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons ground pepper
2 tablespoons salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients then mix well.
2. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
3. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
4. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Use a bit egg to seal the last edge.
5. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with sweet and sour sauce.

Easy Chicken Lollipop


Ingredients:
12 pieces chicken wings
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups bread crumbs
1/4 cup calamansi juice
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken wings through the soft joints.
2. Carefully sliding a sharp knife around the tip of the bone.
3. Separate the meat from the bone and gently push down the meat until a lollipop shape is formed.
4. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi, salt and pepper then marinate for 15 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs and flour then mix well.
3. Dip the chicken lollipop until well coated then roll in bread crumbs.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil over a medium heat.
2. Deep fry then chicken for about 10 minutes or until colors turn to golden brown and tender.
3. Drain on paper towels and transfer to serving plate. Serve chicken lollipop with your favorite dip.

Coffee Jelly


Ingredients:
1 pack clear unflavored gulaman
5 cups water
2 tablespoons instant coffee
3/4 cup sugar

2 pack 370ml all purpose cream
1 tablespoons instant coffee
1 pack 190 grams condensed milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine gulaman, water, coffee and sugar then stir until dissolved. Cook until it boils, stirring constantly.
2. Transfer into flat container and let it chill overnight or until set completely. Cut into cubes, about 1/4 inch and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, mix all purpose cream, coffee and condensed milk. Whisk until the coffee is fully dissolved.
2. Add coffee jelly cubes. Chill for at least 30-60 minutes. Serve immediately.

Spicy Sardines Lumpia


Ingredients:
2 small cans spicy sardines in tomato sauce
1 tablespoons flour
1 raw egg
1 red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 small carrot, minced
3 stalks parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

18-20 pieces lumpia wrappers
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Using a strainer, drain sardines and reserve the sauce.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine sardines, flour, egg, onion, garlic, soy sauce, carrot, parsley, salt and pepper then stir while slightly mashing it using a pair of forks.

Part 2
1. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
2. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
3. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Finally, use water of seal the lumpia completely.
4. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with sweet and sour sauce.

Banana Cake


Ingredients:
1 cup milk mixed with 1 tbsp. vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup or 5 ripe bananas (lakatan) mashed
2 tablespoon cinnamon powder

Procedures:
1. in a mixing bowl, cream the oil and white sugar. beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
3. Alternately blend in the flour and milk mixture into the sugar mixture. Fold in the mashed bananas.
4. bake in preheated oven at 120 degrees C for 50-60 mins or the until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven and place directly into freezer for at least 15 minutes to stop the cooking. This will make the cake very moist.

Dalgona Coffee


Ingredients:
1 tablespoon coffee
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
cold fresh milk
ice

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine coffee, sugar and hot water.
2. whisk until mixture turn a light brown and stiff peaks form.

Part 2
1. Fill the cup with 2/3rd cold milk and add some ice.
2. Spoon a foam and add on top of the cup. Serve and enjoy.

Pansit Lucban with Bagnet


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pancit miki (miki lucban)
1/4 kilo pre-cooked bagnet
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 pan, fry bagnet until crispy. Put into a strainer and set aside.
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 serving plate. Serve with vinegar.