Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ginataang Tilapia with Pechay

I was never fond of tilapia. My taste bud was never raised to eat fish from man-made fish pond. Since, I grew up in the southern part of the archipelago surrounded by seas, where fishes and among other seafood are abundant, I find tilapia strange. I thought it taste like mud.

In 1997, our family moved to Pampanga where tilapia is a household favorite. Kapampangan usually fried the tilapia and served it with buro (fermented rice) and some veggies. I would look at them with envy as they would eat tilapia with so much joy. I simply don't appreciate it. But many things can change through time. I eventually learned to love tilapia and my taste buds seems to magically adapt the Kapampangan taste. Tilapia doesn't really taste like mud I realized, but the flesh is a little bland that's why you have to seasoned it very well.

Today, I cooked ginataang tilapia with pechay (tilapia in coconut milk with pechay or Filipino bokchoy).  My ingredients lack ginger so if you'll cook this recipe try to add some ginger for added flavor and to lessen the fishy smell.

  • Tilapia
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk 
  • 2 cups coconut milk for boiling (squeezed the milk from the gata the second time)
  • magic sarap
  • pechay or bokchoy
  • salt and pepper 
  • chopped garlic
  • chopped onion
  • Arrange the tilapia in a saucepan.
  • Put the garlic, onion and magic sarap.
  • Pour the 2 cups of coconut milk for boiling.
  • Boil the tilapia in a slow fire as not to break the fish. 
  • Add the pechay or bokchoy on top.
  • Add the thick coconut milk.
  • Let it simmer for few minutes. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a spoon or spatula, carefully mix it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Heartwarming Ramen in Rai Rai Ken

There is nothing more relaxing and gratifying than eating delicious ramen in Rai Rai Ken in a cold rainy evening. A bowl of hot ramen with mixed seafoods is amazingly delightful to the palate. I savor every sip and every bite.

Ramen are either miso (soybean) based soup or soy sauce (shoyu) based soup. Both are actually good. But, of course, it depends on your preference.

Ramen is best paired with some dumplings like gyoza. It's heavenly!

Rai Rai Ken offers some hard-to-refuse promos. Recently, they offered 50% off their ramen. You can visit their website to get some promo updates and check out their menu.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crazy About KFC Chicken Ala King

KFC Chicken Ala King is a rice topping with chicken fillet topped with mushroom sauce and sided with corn. It has been my favorite ever since I first tasted it.

The chicken fillet is cooked in KFC's original recipe. It is perfected by the creamy sauce.

For just P90, you can fill your hungry stomach with this heavy rice meal.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Danish Butter Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not sure when and how my fondness of cookies started. But, recently, I can't simply live without it.

I've been very busy day and night. And I am not exaggerating. I wish I am but truly I'm not. Nevertheless, I always try to have my 6 to 8-hour sleep and, of course, food to energize me and keep me company. Cookies has always been that ready-to-nibble snack, perfect for my coffee or tea while working.

Danish Butter Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for sweet tooth like me. It is soft to the bite that makes me say hmm!