Meatless misua soup with broccoli and cauliflower

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Misua (also spelled miswa or mee swa) is a thin Chinese noodle made from wheat. In Chinese and Chinese-influenced cultures, it is often cooked as a stir fry for special occasions especially on birthdays to symbolize long life. The best stir fried misua I … [Read more...]

Chicken and pasta soup with B├ęchamel sauce

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I was about to start this post by saying that that's ziti in the photo and not penne but that wouldn't really be accurate. Ziti is a variant of penne and what distinguishes it from penne is its size -- ziti is a wide variety of penne. But then I realized … [Read more...]

Herbed chicken soup with assorted beans

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I've noticed that many readers simply wait for updates via Facebook, Twitter, RSS or newsletter to view the latest recipes in the blog. What they don't realize is that there's so much more in the archives. This is a ten-year-old web site, after all. Which … [Read more...]

Baby corn and Chinese broccoli soup

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Baby corn (or young corn, as it is sometimes called) is often associated with stir fries. Who would have thought that it would make a superb ingredient for a soup dish too? I used fresh baby corn, not canned, and I have no idea if canned will work equally … [Read more...]

White corn and chicken soup

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There is another white corn soup in the archive with pork and squash flowers. This version is not as colorful but it is definitely richer in flavor. If it were a photograph, I'd describe the flavors as deep tones and bold saturation. What makes it so … [Read more...]

Chinese broccoli and tamarind soup

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It's really just sinigang, simplified, milder and with none of the traditional vegetables that go into the soup. We were having fried danggit (rabbitfish) and poqui-poqui, and I just wanted a simple soup to go with them -- simple to prepare and simple to … [Read more...]

Caribbean-inspired beef tripe and dumplings soup

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Just like fried fish, the dish that consists of boiled meat and vegetables can be found in every culture. We have our nilagang baka of which the bulalo is a regional variation, there's the Irish Dublin coddle, the Chilean caldo pata, New England boiled … [Read more...]

The pork version of Speedy’s picadillo

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First, there was Speedy's picadillo, a soup made with tender beef cubes, carrots, potatoes and chayote. Next came a close variation in the form of bulalo picadillo. Then, there was Sam's picadillo with upo (bottle gourd) in lieu of chayote. And then, … [Read more...]

Pork, beans and vegetables soup with sweet paprika

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Let me take a break from everything vegetarian. This soup has meat. Gelatinous meat from the hock and trotters. And an assortment of vegetables. It's very chunky. And filling because it has beans -- beans that I had cooked to perfect tenderness in the … [Read more...]