Category Archives: All Year Round Food

From the archive: Beef Kare-Kare

After a few attempts, I was able to make a creamy Kare-Kare (Philippine stew). Yes, I did it. It was creamy alright, but still saucy. I’ll try to lessen the amount of beef stock next time. 🙂

If you don’t have time to cook, there are really good restaurants around that offer Kare-Kare for restaurant delivery. But personally, I prefer the home cooked Kare-Kare especially the ones prepared by my late grandmother. And Kare-Kare wouldn’t be exciting to eat without bagoong alamang (shrimp paste or shrimp sauce). You can make your own bagoong alamang or buy the bottled one.

For my home made Kare-Kare, I used beef meat (cubed). I put in about a cup of peanut butter and Kare-Kare mix and dissolved it with beef stock (pinaglagaan or pinagpalambutan ng karne) and let it boil with the beef meat until the sauce thickens. For the veggies, I added blanched sitaw (string beans), eggplant and pechay (pak choi) before I served Kare-Kare.

Next time, I’ll try to cook Kare-Kare using oxtail, offal or tripe.

This is an 8-year-old post. 😉

Bibingka: My fave rice cake

From a previous post. Check it http://www.yamikitchen.com/bibingkinitan/

Magpapasko na naman. Naaamoy niyo na ba ang mga pagkaing mabili tuwing sasapit ang Pasko? Dito sa amin wala pa akong nakikitang nagbebenta ng bibingka. Kung tutuusin available na ito kahit anong panahon nagiging mabili lang tuwing Christmas season. Saan kaya makakabili ng pinakamasarap na bibingka dito sa Quezon City? May alam ba kayo kung saan? 🙂

Food on a rainy day

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My Tinolang Manok sa Luyang Dilaw (Chicken Ginger Stew), a comfort food on a rainy day.

Rainy season allows us to cozily stay indoors and relax for a bit. You can also satisfy your cravings by preparing a delicious meal that will favor the cold weather. You should know foods that are very simple and easy to serve like a classic macaroni and cheese that will truly comfort you. Soup is famous in this season as it brings warmth and delight like tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich and French onion soup. You can also rely on stews and casserole like tuna noodle casserole and hearty stew. Pasta is also one of the easiest meals to prepare so consider them in your lists of rainy days meals.