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Chicken Bas-oy Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound of chicken meat, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 grams of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 5 cups of water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Direction

Heat oil in cauldron then cook garlic. When garlic turns light brown, add ginger and cook for 2 minutes.  Then add onions and cook for 1 minute, then add the chicken.  Add salt, mix, then cover cauldron and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  Then stir to slightly fry the chicken. Then add the water and soy sauce. Stir, then bring to boil for 10 to 15 minutes.  You may add a little vinegar or chili power to taste. 

This is the first local dish I have learned from my Mama Nesing.  I have started cooking, maybe at age 5.

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How to make cafe latte (Binisaya style)

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Ingredients

  • 1 mug of fresh full milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon of instant cofee
  • 1 or 1/2 tablespoon of sugar

Method

Heat the fresh milk in the microwave to boil. (Maybe 2.5 to 3 minutes.) Carefully remove from the microwave, then add instant coffee and sugar. Mix well. Enjoy your cafe latte! 🙂 [I have learned this from Mary Eunice Nicolas of Maryland. Salamat Eunice.]

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Pepper/Mushroom/Radish Salad Preprandial

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Ingredients

  • 1 big red  bell pepper; sliced in 1 cm.
  • 1 big yellow bell pepper; sliced in 1 cm.
  • 1 big green or orange bell pepper; sliced in 1 cm.
  • 5 big fresh oyster mushroom; sliced in 1 cm.
  • 1 pack of pickled round thinly sliced radish
  • [missing in the picture] crab meat stick (imitation)

Method

Put the pickled radish in the center of a round plate and the other 4 ingredients around it, as shown in the picture above.  To eat, get one sheet of the pickled radish, and use it to wrap one slice from each of the 4 other ingredients [and few strands of the crab meat stick].  You need a freshly washed hands to enjoy this very healthy antipasto. [I have learned this simple preprandial from a very nice Korean lady who works as a scientist at National Institute of Health (Maryland). Thanks HK. :)]

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Asian Beef & Brown Rice

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce or Silver’s Swan
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 green onions & tops, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh coriander (cilantro)

Method

Combing 1-2/3 cup water and soy sauce. Heat large frying pan over high heat. Add beef and garlic; stir-fry 5 minutes, or until brown. Add bell pepper and cayenne;stir-fry 1 minute longer. Mix in rice and soy sauce mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 50 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. [If rice is still hard, add more water.] Mix in green onion & tops and coriander. Remove from heat. Let stand covered 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings; about 1-1/4 cups each. [Recipe pulled from the Nishiki Premium Brown Rice plastic bag.]

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Archie’s Fried Rice :)

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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups of 1-day old steamed white rice
  • 2 eggs, scrambled (cook separately) & thinly sliced; 1 inch long
  • 5 heads of garlic; thinly sliced
  • 1 pc. of onion; small size; thinly sliced
  • 4 stalks of green onions; sliced
  • 1/4 cup of green peas
  • 1 cup lettuce – tear
  • 1/8 cup of cubed carrots
  • cubed or sliced leftover hotdogs or meat or sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method

Heat olive oil in a big frying pan.  Add garlic. When brown, add rice then mix well until oil is even. Cover the pan for 3 minutes and lower the fire  Then add sliced onion and salt, and mix well. Cover for 2 minutes. Then add the sliced scrambled eggs and the leftover hotdog/sausages/meat. Mix well then cover for 2 minutes. Put fire on medium.  Then mix in carrots and lettuce. Remove from heat, mix well, then cover the pan for 5 minutes.  Then mix in the green onions to serve. [You may also use seafood instead of meat.]

n.b. The fried rice in photo is the simplified version, i.e. no leftover meat, no lettuce. 🙂

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Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the  mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. [from Simply Recipes. http://www.simplyrecipes.com

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