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Kare-kare

A rich stew of ox tail, face, leg, tripe or all of them together, and a variety of vegetables in a sauce flavored and thickened with roasted ground peanuts (peanut butter is … [Read more...]

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Pork and beans

It's been rainy for days. I like how the weather has cooled although I feel so sorry for those who have been caught in flash floods and traffic jams. Story of life in the … [Read more...]

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Beef and spinach stew

Time for stews. Tradition says beef and red wine go together; I say it's a ridiculous rule. You can cook beef in white wine to make a delicious stew. And this is the … [Read more...]

dinuguan

Dinuguan (pork and blood stew)

Dinuguan comes from the root word dugo, or blood. This dish is so named because it is a stew made with the blood of a freshly-slaughtered pig. Traditionally cooked using a … [Read more...]

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Chicken and bean stew

I like beans. I even like canned pork and beans -- occasionally. Beans with tomato sauce is uncomplicated and comforting. But there has to be some meat to go with them and I'm … [Read more...]

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Korean beef stew*

I’ve often been asked, mostly by Filipinos based abroad who intend to vacation in the country, to suggest restaurants where they can take their families. I’ve shied away from … [Read more...]

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Thai chicken curry

Chicken curry is a dish that I grew up with. But the chicken curry of my childhood was just a coconut milk based stew made yellow with curry powder. Homey and really … [Read more...]

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Easy chicken and sausage stew

I love dishes that cook in 30 minutes or less especially when all I have to do is throw everything in a pan and the dish magically cooks by itself. This is one such dish. … [Read more...]