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Japanese Hambagu (ハンバーグ) Meatballs

Japanese Hambagu (ハンバーグ) Meatballs

Typically, Japanese style Hamburg steak aka Hanbagu (ハンバーグ) is a popular dish in Japan. It is made from ground meat with finely chopped sautéed onions, eggs, and breadcrumbs flavored with various spices, and usually formed into a flat, circular shape. You usually find this served 

Lechon Manok

Lechon Manok

Lechon manok is a Filipino spit-roasted chicken dish made with chicken marinated in a mixture of garlic, bay leaf, onion, black pepper, soy sauce, and patis (fish sauce). The marinade may also be sweetened with brown sugar. It is typically stuffed with tanglad (lemongrass) and 

Binagoongan

Binagoongan

So… what is binagoongan?? I mean besides super delicious. According to Wikipedia: Binagoongan is a Filipino cooking process consisting of vegetables or meat sautéed or braised in bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste), garlic, black peppercorns, and bay leaves. Some recipes also add pineapples, chilis, or 

Monggo Guisado

Monggo Guisado

Hiii, it’s been awhile! I am back with another Filipino dish for you. This time we’ve got MONGGO (aka Monggo Guisado, Munggo, Ginisang Munggo) – a Filipino Mung Bean Soup/Stew. Super simple easy weeknight meal. Ingredients: – 1 tomato, diced – 1 onion, diced – 

Pancit Molo Soup

Pancit Molo Soup

Basically Filipino wonton soup. So delicious. It is said to have originated from the town of Molo in the province of Iloilo and influenced by the wonton soups brought in by the large community of Chinese settlers in the area. Sarap! Ingredients  For the wontons 

Filipino Kare Kare

Filipino Kare Kare

Kare Kare (pronounced ‘ka-reh ka-reh’) is a popular Filipino stew with a thick savory peanut sauce. It’s typically served on special occasions but can also be made for a weeknight meal. You can use meat, seafood or easily make it a vegetarian dish. Most commonly 

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Beignets originated in France. Made from the delicate, spongy pâte à choux, these airy, square pastries are basically a doughnut. Disneyland serves these up at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar and they’re Mickey-shaped! Since the parks are still closed (sadface), I felt I should 

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri is Japanese for Rice Ball. Typically filled with vegetables or meat, this is basically like a Japanese sandwich and can be enjoyed as a yummy snack or meal on the go. Onigiri always reminds me of my Obaachan (grandma). She always made these for 

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

I love Pandesal! This Filipino bread roll is a soft, fluffy, slightly sweet roll that is a staple in Filipino homes. Typically eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack) and perfect for dipping in coffee and/or hot chocolate. Since we are supposed to be staying in, 

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some