Eggplant and Tofu in Spicy Oyster sauce

I found this meatless recipe on a magazine.The first time I tried this recipe, it became my favorite. This is also my favorite packed lunch for work and my officemates loves it too. 
Now let me share this 10 minute recipe. If you love tofu, I am so sure you will like this recipe too. :-)

You will need;

4 pcs eggplant cut 1" long then cut in half
300 grams firm tofu cut in cubes(I used masoya Japanese firm tofu)
half cup oyster sauce
1 tbs sugar
liquid seasoning
1/2 cup water
Chopped chillies (I used 2)
oil for frying (I used olive oil)

Then what you will do;
  • Fry the eggplant then place in a paper towel to remove excess oil and set aside.
  • On the same pan, place the oyster sauce, liquid seasoning, sugar and water. Simmer for a minute.
  • Throw in the cubed tofu. Simmer until the tofu until it'll soak up the flavors. If you think, the sauce is running dry, do add more so as not to burn the sauce. 
  • Keep simmering until the sauce thickens. Add the fried eggplants. Mix and turn of heat.
Serve hot. 


Ham and Cheese Rolls

We have left over ham, cheese and bell pepper. So I decided to make an easy snack one fine Saturday afternoon. :)

You will need;

8 slices white bread (brown edges removed)
4 slices sweet ham (cut into half)
Cheese sliced into 8 strips
Green Bell Pepper (Julienned)
2 pcs. eggs (beaten)
Japanese breadcrumbs


Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin, use a clean glass bottle of softdrinks if you dont have a rolling pin. Place the flatten bread on a plate and lay the ham first then the cheese then put a strip of green bell pepper.

Wrap it up. Dip the ham and cheese roll into the eggs then roll it over the Japanese breadcrumbs. (If you dont have japanese breadcrumbs, you can replace it with crushed skyflakes )

Deep fry it until it becomes golden brown. Place in a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Enjoy and Serve. Yummy...for me it taste like pizza :)


Adobong Manok na may Gata

The best Filipino dishes are the ones that do not have a written recipe other than the knowledge passed on from generation to another. This is one is a great example and it is one of my all time favourite comfort food.

You will need:

6 pcs chicken legs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic crushed (the more the merrier)
1/2 cup vinegar (I used delmonte cane vinegar)
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp salt
6 pcs fresh chillies (optional)
1/2 cup water
3 pcs bay leaves
1/2 cup coconut milk
cooking oil

Then you have to;

  • Marinate chicken in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. I marinate my chicken overnight.  
  • In a sauce pan, heat oil, thrown in the garlic and seared the chicken pieces and pour-in the marinate mixture.
  • Simmer until the chicken is cook.
  • Add the chillies.
  • Add the coconut milk. Simmer until a saucy consistency is achieved. Season with soy sauce or salt if needed or according to desired taste. Serve hot!