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Craving for Sinaing na Tulingan

It’s been ages since I last cooked sinaing na tulingan for the family. And now that I thought about it, I’m planning to cook this before the week ends. Pray that I will find fresh tulingan in the market since I wake up late. I remember I post a simple recipe here.

Sinaing na tulingan is so easy to cook. All you have to do is boil the fish with a handful of kamias, chopped onion, salt and add a moderate amount of water. Boil the fish for 20 minutes or more. Elders prefer to cook this in palayok (earthenware) to achieve the stage where the fish sauce (patis) naturally comes out of the cooked tulingan. You can store this for a few days.

Tikoy for Chinese New Year

I know this post is way too late for publishing but will post it anyway. We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year like most people (non-Chinese) do. But we see to it to buy Tikoy or CNY cake to feast on even if the occasion is over. We bought it for only 100 pesos at Fairview Center Mall.

Cooking Tikoy is easy. Sliced the cake thinly and dip in egg before frying. Fry for a few minutes until golden brown. Best served with coffee or you favorite beverage.

Nian gao, sometimes translated as year cake or Chinese New Year’s cake, is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour and consumed in Chinese cuisine. While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year. Wikipedia

Must-have Gifts and Gadgets for Wine Lovers

There’s some so very special about a glass of your favourite wine, and if you like nothing more than a large glass of vino at the end of a hard day at work, then here are some great products that should find their way onto your wishlist…

Wine Cooler

If you’re partial to a glass of white or rose wine then you’ll need to keep it chilled. You can chill red wine too if you’re that way inclined. You can just pop it in the fridge but if you’ve got a purpose-built wine cooler then you don’t have to fight your way past the yoghurts and cheese to get to it. With a wine cooler you can also easily see when you need to restock it! You can find some excellent Rangemaster coolers over at hispek.com.

An Amazing Wine Holder

Just standing up your bottle of wine on the table is pretty boring really. Instead, how about putting it in an amazing wine holder such as this? If you’ve got guests round then they’ll be blown away by how cool this looks and will likely go and gets themselves one as soon as they leave!

Wine Thermometer

You can’t simply grab a bottle of wine and pour it into a glass. No, you have to make sure it’s at the right temperature, and therefore a wine thermometer is a great gift for any wine connoisseur. Apparently the temperature at which you should serve wine is very specific and can differ even within the different types of red or white wine. Here’s a handy list of the recommended temperatures.

A Quirky Decanter

Having a bottle of wine at the table is so uncouth and therefore the wine should be decanted into a, erm, decanter. You can get normal, bog standard decanters, but everyone’s got one of those (haven’t they?), so opt for something a little more unusual. Some of the quirky decanters in this blog post are works of art, and would make an excellent centrepiece at the dining table.

Wine Aerator

Any wine expert knows that decanting wine and letting it breather improves its flavour, so using an aerator is a great way of doing this much faster than letting it breathe in a decanter or carafe. Simply pour the wine through it and into the glass and you’ll have a perfectly aerated glass of wine and it will, of course, taste hugely different and much better.

Wine Stopper Combination Lock

If you’re sick of people stealing your wine then a wine stopper combination lock is the answer. Simply pop the stopper in the top of the bottle as normal and then set your combination code. You bottle of wine is now protected from wine thieves and ensures you won’t be disappointed the next time you go to the fridge – until you realise you’ve already drank it.