Rice is a staple in the Filipino diet. I think the first thing a Filipino does when they move to another country is to find out the nearest place they can get rice from. Most of our dishes are best served with rice. It's no wonder that quite possibly, the first thing one learns to … Continue reading Perfect rice!
I've always loved these chewy bars. When I was younger, you could only get food for the gods at Christmas time. It was a favourite Christmas giveaway. Or at least that's how I remembered it. I think they're now more available in shopes and one doesn't have to wait for Christmas to enjoy these date … Continue reading Food for the gods
In an effort to stop myself from performing a Nigella-esque night-time raid on my fridge (which at the moment is stocked with rice, tomato and bagoong, perfect comfort food triumvirate!), I have switched on my lappy and am tiptapping on my keyboard instead of preparing a bowl of rice and tomato salad with bagoong. Bagoong … Continue reading Nocturnal musings
I have been looking for a really good salt beef with pickle and mustard on rye and found it. If you're in London, find out where Bel Shapiro. She absolutely will NOT disappoint. My salt beef sandwich was bee-yoo-tee-ful and absolutely delicious.
I started writing this entry with the words "When I think of home..." and started laughing. Because in my head I started singing "...I think of a place where there's love overflowing..." If you don't know the song I'm singing, well, your musical education isn't as good as you think it is. Well, either that … Continue reading A Working Girl’s Mapo Tofu Don
When I was growing up, hotcakes, or pancakes, were a breakfast staple. For some reason, my mom would almost always cook them on a Saturday. It was pancakes out of a packet but I thought it was the bees' knees! How my mom could make so many pancakes from one egg and a smallish looking … Continue reading Wannabe Domestic Goddess Pancakes
Itlog na maalat (Filipino for salty egg) or itlog na pula (Filipino for red egg) is not something that I can get from my local Morrisons, Tesco or Sainsbury's. And I missed it terribly. I missed just being able to pop down to the market and buy a couple of eggs, one-fourth kilo of tomatoes … Continue reading Salted Duck Egg and Tomato Salad