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. 😉

What’s in a box

This is a thank you post. Our niece who got back from a vacation in Taiwan gave us this delicious pineapple cake in a box. On the other hand, hubby received a boxful of non-fat fresh milk from the office.

From Taiwan. Thanks, Ate Aileen!
Non-fat fresh milk from hubby’s office.

We are always grateful for the provision that we received.

Churro Sandwich – One of the Most Massively Delicious Desserts

When you are craving for a sweet dessert, nothing can stop you from the best. Churro sandwiches are considered as one of the most delicious desserts in the world. But before you settle down for this sweet, there is a lot that you need to know about it.

Some people consider this dessert as a cinnamon-sugar coated doughnut that is stuffed with the ice cream of your choice. This is true, but one thing that fans should know is that churros are prepared with special dough to make them crispy and give them their distinctive flavor.

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This Spanish dessert is commonly known as a churro ice cream sandwich in many parts of the world. Restaurants and dessert parlors that retain the authenticity of this dessert will always have their clients very happy.

Churro Sandwich Variations

You are likely to find a variety of churro sandwiches anywhere in the world. The main difference is in the ice cream that is used. Look at the following popular variations:

·         Vanilla ice cream churro sandwich – This is by far the most popular option in the world. According to popular Latin American dessert chefs, vanilla compliments the dough very well.

·         Chocolate ice cream churro sandwich – For ladies who love chocolate, this will suit them very well.

·         Churro French toast sandwich – As the name suggests, you can still have French toast that is filled with your favorite ice cream as your dessert.

How to Prepare a Churro Sandwich

When you order your favorite churro dessert at, it is worth knowing how you can prepare one at home. Thus, going through this guide will give you a quick insight.

For the dough, you will need wheat flour, cooking oil, water, and salt. Mix them together to make medium-firm dough. On a flat surface, press the dough through a piping bag to make spirals with the desired diameter. Freeze the dough for 2 hours before you deep fry them.

Separately, prepare the cinnamon sugar and coat the browned doughnuts generously. After this, the final step is to put a scoop of ice cream in between the two doughnuts, or three depending on how you like it. Serve immediately as the ice cream starts to melt.

Best Time and Place to Enjoy Churro Sandwiches

Are you wondering when and where to get this dessert? Churros can be eaten alone on a hot afternoon or even after dinner as part of a dessert course. But the former is the most popular. In Latin American countries, this is one of most popular dessert on the streets from mobile food outlets. Both kids and adults can be seen enjoying them as they come from shopping malls. On the other hand, fine restaurants, especially those that offer Spanish meals, usually offer this as a great dessert after dinner.


Regardless of when or where you choose to eat churro sandwiches, you can rest assured that you will enjoy it if it is prepared in the right way. Those who have not enjoyed one should give it a try next time they go out.