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Soy sauce eggs

They're called shoyu tamago in Japanese; the simplest English translation of the Chinese name is braised soy sauce eggs. They are served as a snack, as a topping for congee or … [Read more...]

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Pork lo mein, a light version

There was a time when I would refuse to cook a dish if I didn't have all the ingredients specified in a recipe. All newbie cooks go through that phase, I surmise. The … [Read more...]

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Pork mami (noodle soup)

Mami is what we Filipinos call the traditional Chinese noodle soup with vegetables and meat or seafood. I have no idea who coined the term but I am pretty certain that the … [Read more...]

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Soy (soya) pork

There's soya chicken and there's soya pork. Both are cooked with a generous amount of soy sauce but the cooking method differs. While the chicken cooks, for the most part, in … [Read more...]

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Beef hofan

Alex has a thing for beef hofan. She's obsessed with it. It was the only dish that she asked for when she got sick over the holidays (we didn't give her any because her … [Read more...]

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Sticky Szechuan Pork

Last night we feasted. We had dinner with Batjay, Tito Rolly and Apol, and the menu was as carnivorous as a meal could possibly get. Half a duck (served three-way), pata tim, … [Read more...]

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Corn egg drop soup

There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are … [Read more...]