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Sesame miso soup

Miso soup is something that my daughters can make with one eye closed. Along with kani salad, miso soup has been such a favorite in our family that there was a period when … [Read more...]

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Sweet and spicy fish and tofu

Sweet and sour dishes are common. But sweet and spicy? Nothing irritatingly sweet, don't worry. It all starts with the basic sweet and sour sauce but there's less vinegar and … [Read more...]

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Tokwa’t baboy as a stew

Traditionally, tokwa't baboy is a side dish served with lugaw (congee). Pork face is simmered in salted water until tender, chopped into cubes, tossed with crisp fried tokwa … [Read more...]

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Mapo Tofu, take 2

The last time I cooked mapo tofu, I used tausi, or salted black beans. It was great although I found the cooked dish a tad too "strong". I wanted it more mellow, the saltiness … [Read more...]

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Tuna and tofu stir fry

I had a small piece of tuna belly, a cake of firm tofu and some vegetables. I also had two choices. Stir fry everything without adding any sauce and, after they have been … [Read more...]

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Mapo tofu

The first time I cooked mapo tofu, I used Lee Kum Kee's ready made sauce. Too spicy for my kids. By cooking the dish from scratch--no ready made sauce--I could adjust the … [Read more...]

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Lechon con tokwa

Lechon con tokwa was one of our favorite dishes in a Chinese restaurant in Caloocan City. Took me a long time to duplicate it. Not the taste but the proper texture of the … [Read more...]