Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tokwa't Baboy sa Taosi (Pork and Tofu in Black Beans)

  • pork, cut into cubes
  • tofu, cut into cubes
  • taosi (black beans)
  • kinchay, chopped
  • garlic, diced
  • onion, diced
  • oil
  • water
  • soy sauce (if you find the need to put some)
  • Fry the cubed tofu until golden brown or until it is cooked to your liking.
  • Saute the garlic and onion on the same oil where you cooked the tofu.
  • Add the pork, saute it until the meat is (a little) seared.
  • Add the taosi (black beans) as well as its juice, saute for a minute or two.
  • Add some water (according to your preference), cover the wok and let it boil for at least 5 minutes or until the pork is tender.
  • Taste it, if you think it is not salty enough, add some soy sauce. Simmer for a minute.
  • Put the chopped kinchay and the previously fried tofu, incorporate all the ingredients, cover and, again, simmer for a minute.
  • Plate and garnish with some fresh kinchay. Best eaten with a steaming cup of rice.
Easy does it. Happy eating!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Suam na Kabya (Clams)


misua noodles
patola (ridged gourd), sliced
malunggay (moringa), stems removed
ginger, cut into strips
onion, diced
garlic, diced

(As I was just learning how to cook, I don't have specific measurements for each ingredient, as you prepare to cook this recipe you can use some basic ratio and proportion to decide on how much of each you should use *smiles*.)


1.) Wash the clams. Let it sit in the water for a while (pagpapasuka sa kabya), and then drain it out just before you cook it.

2.) Saute garlic, onion and ginger consecutively in medium heat. Use only a little amount of oil and choose the vegetable variety if you can.

3.) Pour some water (again, according to your preference) and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.

4.) Put the patola (ridged gourd) and malunggay (moringa), let it simmer for at least a minute.

5.) Add the clams, mix and incorporate it with the rest of the dish and then let it boil until all the clams open up.
Add some salt to taste, you can even add some pepper if you want it a little spicy.

6.) Serve hot, preferably with rice.

*** If you trust me enough to try this recipe, please do tell me how it goes. Happy cooking!