Bistek, Filipino Beef Steak

The Filipino version of steak is┬ábistek. I used to think that bistek was a localized pronunciation and spelling of beef steak but it appears that bistec is found in the … [Read more...]


Chicken, corn and macaroni soup

Feeling a bit under the weather? It seems there's a bug going around. I thought I was the only one suffering from flu-like symptoms but it seems not. These drastic changes in … [Read more...]


SPAM pizza bread

Cans of SPAM are getting opened so frequently in our house these days that I'm worried people might start thinking I'm a spokesperson for SPAM. I'm not. We buy our SPAM from … [Read more...]


Chili fries

French fried potatoes topped with chili beef and garnished with cheese. Serve as a main dish or as a snack. A real crowd-pleaser. Adults love it because it is unpretentious; … [Read more...]


Sausage and beans

My father loved canned pork and beans. So did I. Hunt's, to be more precise. Everyone in Speedy's family loves pork and beans too. But our daughters hate the stuff. I tried to … [Read more...]


Duck and mushroom congee

About a month ago, I bought a duckling and, before cooking it as a stew, I cut off a leg and thigh and reserved them because Speedy intended to use them for a duck congee … [Read more...]


Crab meat and eggplant omelet

Tortang talong or eggplant omelet (or frittata, if you prefer to cook it a bit differently), is one of those Filipino classics that is considered by many to be the ultimate … [Read more...]


Whole fish with mayo sauce

Perhaps, I haven't mentioned it yet but my mother couldn't cook if her life depended on it. Okay, that may be exaggerated. The truth is, she did not like to cook. And she … [Read more...]