Saturday, February 18, 2017

Recipe | Filipino Laksa

Difficulty Level: Medium

Actually, this recipe is easy.  The only tedious part is 'deveining' your shrimp.

You can omit pork, but the taste would be different as pork fat gives a distinct taste on your sauteed veggies.  So, this is a surf and turf dish. :)

Since it's weekend and we're currently experiencing a gloomy and rainy weather, this recipe is perfect for you and your family!

For Taglish recipe, click here.




Yield: Good for 2

Ingredients:

1/8 pork cubes

1/4 shrimp, deveined

3 small red onions, sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 small tomatoes, sliced

2-3 cups water

1 small pack of vermicelli (sotanghon)

2-3 cups hot water (para sa sotanghon)

1 small puso ng saging o banana blossom, chopped

Rock salt

1-2 tbsps soy sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

*optional: chopped onion leeks*


Procedure:


  • Take off the shrimp's head and shell.  Keep the heads aside.
  • Devein shrimp by slicing the middle top part of it, not too deep, and discard the black vein.
  • Salt shrimp and rinse thoroughly.  Set aside.
  • Evenly coat chopped banana blossom with rock salt.  Let it sit for 5-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.  Drain.
  • Render pork in a pot.  Add salt.
  • While rendering pork, place vermicelli in a bowl and pour hot water in it.  Let it soak until you need to stir it in on the laksa soup.
  • Keep stirring your pork cubes until cooked.  Set aside.  You'll use it as a topping later.
  • Saute shrimp heads.  Squeeze out its juice as it has more flavor by pressing down your ladle.
  • Once cooked, you can discard the shrimp heads.
  • Then saute your sliced onions, chopped garlic, and sliced tomatoes.
  • Add in your chopped and rinsed banana blossom.
  • Pour water until it covers the rest of the ingredients.  Cover and let it simmer.
  • Once banana blossom is cooked (wilted), you can add water if necessary, and 1-2 tbsps of soy sauce.
  • Don't forget to taste your soup.  Add salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Optional: add in chopped onion leeks.
  • Top your laksa with cooked pork and serve!


Recipe video:






Recipe | Cheesy Chicken Tomato Sandwich

Difficulty Level: EASY

I prefer bread over rice.  And whenever I don't feel like eating rice or when hubby's not home, I either make a homemade tortilla and fill it with whatever I have in my fridge, or just fix myself a good ol' sandwich.

Here's a quick recipe that we, yes, me and my hubby, had for dinner last time along with a bowl of sopas.

Feel free to change the type of meat you'd want for your sandwich ;)

#spreadlovenothate

For Taglish recipe, click here.



Ingredients:


4-6 tbsps Butter

Chicken strips

1 small tomato, sliced

Slices of cheese (I use Eden cheese because I just love it!)

2 slices of bread of your choice

Salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:

  1. Heat pan under medium.  Melt 1 tbsp of butter.
  2. Sear chicken strips.  Season with salt and pepper.  Flip it.  Set aside.
  3. Melt another tablespoon of butter.  Saute tomato slices.  Season with salt & pepper.  Set aside.
  4. Melt butter.  Grill both sides of the bread of your choice.
  5. Then place slices of cheese on top of a grilled bread, then add the tomatoes, and the chicken strips.  Cover it with the other piece of bread.
  6. You can cover the pan with lid to let it steam.
  7. Flip the sandwich to reheat the other side of the sandwich.
  8. Slice in half and serve. :)

For video recipe, you can watch it here:






Friday, January 20, 2017

ItsJudyTime in Manila (Meet & Greet)!

If you're fond of watching YouTube vloggers, ItsJudysLife is one of our (my hubby and I) faves!  We're so fond of watching their family, especially their kids, Julianna, Miya and Kira. :D

And if you often watch their daily vlogs, you know, for sure, that they are here in the Philippines.  And on January 29th, Judy is going to have a meet and greet at SM Aura's Samsung Hall.  Big time!!!  

From 12 PM to 1 PM, she will be presenting her PIXI Palette.  And on 1PM until 5PM is the meet and greet proper for VIP ticket holders.

And yes, there would be tickets to get to the event.  But, they have general admission for those who just wanted to listen and see Judy on stage.

Since we're on a budget these days, we won't be able to attend this event.  :(  But I can't wait for your posts: photos, blogs, and vlogs about the event and your experience. :)

Do take note that the kids won't be there on the entire duration of the VIP event proper (based on Judy's video below) as the event would take so many hours that would tire JMK.

::: UPDATE :::
Tickets are sold out!