Category Archives: Favorite Food

Sweet and Sour Tofu

It’s the second time I cooked this dish for the family. It’s budget-friendly and easy to prepare than the other sweet and sour dishes I’ve made.

Ingredients:

  • 8 – 10 tofu (tokwa), thinly cubed
  • green and red bell peppers, cubed
  • ginger, julienned
  • onion, cubed
  • garlic, minced
  • cornstarch
  • vinegar
  • water
  • ketchup
  • sugar
  • soy sauce
  • oil for frying

Procedure:

  1. Slice tofu into thin cubes, fry until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. For the sauce, mix the following ingredients:
4 tablespoon sugar, 3 tbsp. vinegar, 4 tbsp. ketchup, 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  1. Saute ginger, onion, garlic.
  2. Add bell pepper. Simmer for a couple of minutes before adding the sauce mixture.
  3. Add cornstarch 1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1/3 cup water.
  4. Mix until sauce thickens.
  5. Add fried tofu and mix well. Turn off heat.
  6. Served with freshly steamed rice or fried rice.

Buttered Seafood Dampa Style

I cooked this dish a few months back. It is easy to cook but a bit longer to prepare because of shrimp deveining and cleaning mussels.

The ingredients are few. We need shrimps, mussels, corn cut into four pieces, spring onion, garlic (lots of it), butter (or margarine), salt, and pepper to taste. You can add other spices like cayenne and chili flakes.

First, boil the corn until done. In a separate pan, saute the garlic in little oil and butter. Add in mussels and let it simmer for a few minutes until the shell opens. Then add shrimps. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Simmer until the shrimps turn orange. Add the other spices as you please. Simmer for a few more minutes. Turn off heat.

Add the corn to the side of a platter; arrange the shrimps and mussels. Top the dish with spring onion and the remaining sauce in the pan. You’re all set. Pair it with plain rice or fried rice. Happy eating!

Our Simple Christmas and New Year’s Eve Food

Another year has passed and we are starting a new leaf on the calendar. We are thankful for the food we shared on the table and I’m sharing our simple salo-salo picture on Christmas and New Year’s Eve here for posterity’s sake.

Our DD ordered our food on Christmas Eve. It is her way of treating the family since she got a new job before the year ends. The food came from different sources. We have pizza and Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta from Yellow Cab; chicken wings and fries from Frankie’s; cake from Cake 2 Go; and puto calisiao from Decena Puto Calasiao.

Since we are only four in the family we made the food lasts until the next day. The pizza and cake for two days or so.

Our simple New Year’s Eve food was courtesy of our niece. The delicious combo include sushi bake, baked spaghetti and banana cake. Not in photo was KFC Hot Shots.

We may have been affected by the worldwide health crisis in 2020, but let’s not forget to be thankful for friends and loved ones who always remember and look after us in times of need. May we not forget to pray and hope for all the good things to happen in 2021. Let’s toast for a healthier and brighter 2021!