Burger Steak Recipe: With Homemade Gravy and Fresh Mushrooms

We can’t shake the association of burger steak to Jollibee. So we’ll nip this in the bud and say—this is not a food hack. Though we do love the weirdly satisfying version of the red bee, those oddly textured flat patties with extra thick gravy aren’t exactly what come to mind when we think of… Continue reading Burger Steak Recipe: With Homemade Gravy and Fresh Mushrooms

Calamares Recipe: Tender—Not Gummy—Squid Rings in Crispy Coating

We love calamares as much as our pre-teen cousins or beer-bellied titos. What’s not to like? Deep-fried squid rings encased in a crunchy breading. Sure, it’s a knock-off of Mediterranean (or is the fried version American?) calamari. But the culture around—and the method behind—it is purely Filipino, which explains why we’ll never find a local restaurant without… Continue reading Calamares Recipe: Tender—Not Gummy—Squid Rings in Crispy Coating

Taiwanese Pork Chops Recipe: The Iconic Lunchbox Meal

You’ve probably recognized Taiwanese pork chops from Din Tai Fung. (That is, if you’ve ever gotten the courage to stray from the xiao long bao.) These are just like regular pork chops, so it’s similarly satisfying in the meat department. But thanks to a Chinese-style marinade (it’s the five-spice powder) and a cornstarch-and-rice-flour coating combo,… Continue reading Taiwanese Pork Chops Recipe: The Iconic Lunchbox Meal

Pork Floss Buns Recipe: How to Make the BreadTalk Favorite at Home

You can’t go into a BreadTalk and walk out with at least one pork floss bun—that’s just disrespect. Or maybe the presence of willpower. It’s hard to resist those soft, fluffy buns; even harder when they’re loaded with light and crispy strings of sweet-salty pork floss. Lucky for you, we’ve developed this recipe to recreate… Continue reading Pork Floss Buns Recipe: How to Make the BreadTalk Favorite at Home

Glazed Pork Recipe: How to Make It in the Ooni Koda 12

A few months back, we got to try the Ooni Koda oven. Naturally, we used it to make ourselves a killer Margherita pizza in just a minute. We also cooked some longganisa in it, both to just eat on its own and to top onto another pizza. But there’s so much more that this high-powered… Continue reading Glazed Pork Recipe: How to Make It in the Ooni Koda 12

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

Chili Fried Fish Tacos Recipe: A Different Take On Singaporean Chili Crab

We know that chili crab has to have crab. It’s literally in the name. But since making our chili crab sauce recipe, we realized something. The rich, gloopy gravy—which is really the star of the Singaporean dish—doesn’t have to be boxed in crustacean territory. You can use it with other things; case in point: these… Continue reading Chili Fried Fish Tacos Recipe: A Different Take On Singaporean Chili Crab