Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the…

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Real talk, I don’t think I have ever actually eaten pineapple upside-down cake but I know in my mind it tastes delicious. I mean what is not to love: pineapples, cake, cherries, caramel. YUM! This sweet treat is an American classic that reminds me of…

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super…

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok (aka Chicken Tinola) is chicken soup with a ginger flavored broth. Yes, I have previously shared this recipe HERE with you all but figured I should update it since I tested it out in my Instant Pot today. Once you prep all the…

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

You can probably tell from scrolling thru my page or Instagram that I love love love pasta (really I love all noodles). Since I inherited a pasta roller machine (is that the official name of it? not sure.) a few months ago and wanted to…

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Lou and I exchanged Christmas gifts early this year. He got me a new Instant Pot — the one with WiFi! That’s right people, I am super high tech now! I decided to use it tonight to make my favorite cold weather dish: Nilagang Baka…

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a Filipino noodle dish that incorporates vegetables and meat. There are a number of variations throughout the Philippines and each variation is its own unique spin on the dish. I find the style of pancit I make is a pretty simple, basic…

Adobong Pusit (Filipino Squid Adobo)

Adobong Pusit (Filipino Squid Adobo)

Adobo is a staple Filipino dish. Squid adobo makes this already tasty dish an even better delicacy. The recipe I use is the one that my mom taught me over the years. I have found that compared to other recipes on the internet, this version…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Bistek (pronounced “beefsteak”) for short is a delicious Filipino ulam (main dish) that combines sour and salty flavors. The sour flavor of the dish typically comes from the use of calamansi juice which is a native citrus fruit in the Philippines that…

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

Dinner tonight was Korean BBQ at home. Normally, we like to go out to ALL YOU CAN EAT KBBQ restaurants but tonight I just wanted to stay home. I decided to marinate some flank steak with a Korean BBQ marinade to feed the craving. This…