'Tis The Season

Christmas is fast approaching and right now I am thinking of what to make for our Noche Buena. I might make baked chicken and Baked Ziti as my potluck share for that night. Well, I still dont know, I might change mind and just make seafood kare-kare and Chocolate Lava Cake instead. Im really excited now. :)

Oh anyway, Aside from that, I'll be a bit busy this week baking goodies for friends for their Christmas give-aways. Im so happy. Now I am experiencing what I really wanted to do. Bake and make business, hehehe!

Here are some of the goodies, friends asked for.....

Chocolate Chip Cookies with walnuts.

Chocolate Brownies

and then after baking the cookies and brownies, I will place it nicely in this red box......
As I've said, Im so happy. Things are falling into place. I am so blessed. Thank You ! :)


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Fish Fillet and Tofu in Oyster Sauce

As I've said in my previous post, I love eating tofu. I love including it in my salad, in some pork or beef dishes and vegtables. For last night's dinner, we had fish fillet and tofu in oyster sauce.

To prepare this, just marinate 250 grams of fish fillet ( I used cream dory) in calamansi juice (4 pcs)with salt and pepper for an hour

When the fish fillet are ready, prepare the batter. But first heat oil in a frying pan. Then mix 1 tbsp of flour, add 1 beaten egg, Season with salt and pepper. Cover the fish with the batter and fry the fish, making sure both side are brown. After cooking the fish fillet, set it aside then fry the cubed tofu on the same pan, then set it aside.

Now will make the sauce...
Saute onions, garlic then ginger. Thrown in the julienne carrots. Stir fry for a minute then add a cup of water. Simmer for a while then drizzle oyster sauce depending on your taste. Thicken sauce with cornstarch dissolved in water. You may season it with salt and pepper if you want.

To serve,
place steaming rice in a bowl, then top the rice with fried tofu and fish fillet. Spoon the thicken sauce over. Drizzle oyster sauce and sesame oil and then serve hot. Yummy!

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Bistek Tagalog

Another dish that reminds me of how good my mom cooks is the Bistek. Bistek by the way is the equivalent of Beef Steak in a Filipino Kitchen. It’s made from thin and flat beef strips that’s cooked in soy sauce, calamansi and onions. It's a simple dish but really flavorful that is why its a real favorite.

For the recipe, you need;

1/2k sirloin beef, sliced thinly
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp calamansi juice
2 large onion cut into rings
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp pepper
some salt
cooking oil for frying


1.In a large bowl, mix the beef, soy sauce, calamansi, and black pepper. Marinate the beef for 30 minutes or much better if overnight.

2. In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onion rings until soft. I like my onions a bit half cook. Set aside.

3. In the same pan where the onions were fried, fry beef slices until color turns brown on both sides. Set aside.

4. Saute the garlic for a few minutes

5. Pour the marinade and bring to a boil.

6. Put in the fried beef and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water as needed.

7. Add the stir-fried onions, drizzle some salt and pepper to taste

8. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!


Pritong Talong and Bagoong

If you'll have this on you table make sure you'll have enough rice. Pair it with fried fish, seafood, meat or eat it as alone as a viand, I'm sure, a cup of rice wont be enough! :) Enjoy the day everyone!