Beef Pares Recipe: Flavorful Broth, Tender Beef, and Velvety Asado Sauce

Traffic’s bad, the rain is heavy, and you’re hungry. You stop by a roadside carinderia and order a serving of beef pares. The lady gives you a plate of hot rice with a side of tender beef coated in a dark sauce. Then you get a bowl of plain soup, which she says you can… Continue reading Beef Pares Recipe: Flavorful Broth, Tender Beef, and Velvety Asado Sauce

Ginataang Gulay Recipe: An Easy Way to Use Up All Your Veggies

You buy a bunch of vegetables at a supermarket run. You’ve been using them all in portions all week: garlic cloves, knobs of garlic, chunks of squash, pulls of spring onions, etc. Now you’re at the end of your supply, and you’ve got a combo of veggies in random amounts. This ginataang gulay (vegetables in… Continue reading Ginataang Gulay Recipe: An Easy Way to Use Up All Your Veggies

Longganisa Bolognese Recipe: A Filipino Take On the Meat Sauce Pasta

Everyone should have a good back-pocket bolognese recipe. It’s easy to make yet extremely satisfying, and it’s also very forgiving. The customary way of making it involves stuff like celery, wine, and pancetta. But you can also whip up a version that uses regular aromatics, bouillon cube-based stock, and other ingredients in your pantry. There… Continue reading Longganisa Bolognese Recipe: A Filipino Take On the Meat Sauce Pasta

Tofu Chocolate Mousse Recipe: An Easy Two-Ingredient Dessert for Four

Tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. It comes in different forms, each of which you can use for different purposes. You can use it in stir-fries, soups, or as in place of meat for methods like frying and baking. It also acts as a blank canvass, being able to take on… Continue reading Tofu Chocolate Mousse Recipe: An Easy Two-Ingredient Dessert for Four

Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake

At its simplest, cà phê đá (Vietnamese coffee) is basically brewed coffee and condensed milk mixed together. (Though, of course, that’s a stripped-down homemade version. The real thing involves time, skill, and the right kind of coffee.) The condensed milk makes the drink creamy and slightly sweet, without necessarily overpowering its strong coffee flavor. This… Continue reading Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake

Spicy Mayo Makes This Spam Musubi Recipe Even Better

SPAM musubi sounds and looks terribly intimidating, doesn’t it? When you see that neatly wrapped Hawaiian parcel, you’d never think you could make it at home. In reality, this recipe comes together so easily, especially if you have your can handy to form the musubi in! Now that you know how simple it is to… Continue reading Spicy Mayo Makes This Spam Musubi Recipe Even Better