Category Archives: Favorite Food

Paksiw na Ayungin (Silver Perch)

Hubby and I decided to regularly include paksiw na isda in our menu to cut down on our meat consumption. Paksiw na isda is fish poached in vinegar broth usually seasoned with salt (or fish sauce) and spiced with crushed garlic, onion, ginger and siling pansigang. You may include vegetables like eggplant and bitter melon. (wiki)

The kids don’t actually like paksiw (except for Lechon Paksiw) so we have to cook a separate viand for them. Besides Ayungin, we also love to cook Paksiw na Bangus.

For this one, I used Ayungin (freshwater fish called silver perch). I placed all the ingredients I mentioned above including the fish in one pot and cooked it for over 20 minutes.

Paksiw na isda is perfect for cooked rice and fried rice. Mas lalong sumasarap ang paksiw habang tumatagal ng ilang araw. 😀

Spicy Chicken Feet

chicken feet

This is the first time that I tried to cook this recipe. I didn’t achieve the dark brown color like the ones being sold from my fave dim sum outlet. But the taste, according to hubby, is just as “good”.

I got the recipe from Panlasang Pinoy but I made a little variation (for lack of some of the ingredients or garnishings).


1 kilo chicken feet
2 tablespoon oyster sauce (I used Silver Swan)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch diluted in 1/2 cup water
ginger (cut into strips)
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp black beans (tausi)
minced garlic
chopped small red chilli


1. Instead of frying the chicken feet I let them boil in a pan of water until tender.
2. Saute the garlic and ginger in cooking oil, add the chicken feet, oyster sauce, soy sauce and black beans.
3. Add the sugar, chili, and diluted cornstarch. Mixed well and let it simmer until the sauce thickens.
4. Serve with rice or your favorite beverage as this is also best for “pulutan”.

Simple spaghetti recipe for my boy’s 18th birthday

I cooked spaghetti for K’s 18th birthday today. I used the spaghetti noodles and sweet sauce package from UFC.

The other ingredients include:

1/2 kilogram ground pork, 1 can mushroom (chopped), shredded carrots, minced red bell pepper, garlic, white or yellow onion, salt and pepper, cup of water, grated cheese.

Procedure is so simple.

In a large pot, boil 5 or more cups of water. Add a pinch of salt and little cooking oil prior to boiling. Add the spaghetti noodles and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Occasionally stir. Drain and rinse in running water for a couple of minutes.

For the sauce. Saute garlic and onion, add ground pork. Add salt and pepper. Let it simmer until the ground pork turns a little brown. Add water and simmer for a few minutes. You can now add the chopped mushroom, shredded carrots and minced red bell pepper. Simmer. Add the sweet spaghetti sauce and grated cheese. Simmer. And serve.

We were planning to have a double celebration on August 4 – K’s birthday and his big sister’s graduation day. 🙂