Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cream of Portobello Mushrooms and Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken is a native dish to Africans, particularly in Angola and Mozambique, which once were Portugese Colonies. Portugese adopted the recipe and now they are famous for it =)
*Piri Piri literally means chilies in African language

I'm excited to blog about my piri-piri creation. It was my first time to make piri piri chicken, and it turned out great.... the skin was crispy, meat was so tender and tasty and oils have all dripped off. It's a healthy chicken I can say. It is usually cooked barbeque style (charcoal grilling), I didn't have time to buy charcoal so I broiled it in the oven instead =) i just didn't have the smoky flavor but it was ok.

Fresh from the oven, see all the drippings ?

Piri Piri Chicken - wasn't spicy at all, have to add more chilis next time

I also made Mushroom soup and Kani salad (again, as requested =))

Cream of Portobello Mushrooms
This was really tasty... delicious =)

Kani salad - Arvin's favorite

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stuffed Squid Teriyaki

Cooked stuffed squid using teriyaki sauce for a change. They liked it 'cause for the first time the squids were all gone.

Kani & Tuna Salad, Shrimp Poppers

I was trying out a new menu for Get Hooked.... shrimp poppers =) taste was good but the cost is a bit high.... tried cooking the shrimp whole and small bits.... I think bits are better

Made Tuna and Kani Salad for hubby

Mushroom Fritata

Mushroom Fritata for breakfast =) packed with portobello mushrooms and oyster mushrooms


No, I didn't cook this.... but my dad did and this is my favorite.
This is one of my dad's specialties, Chili Beans =) And it's the best! No Bias.

I ate this for breakfast with my Cheese Hungarian Sausage, then for lunch with chicken and for dinner with just rice. mmmmmmm....m

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sizzling Bulalo

I made sizzling bulalo for last night's dinner =)
I love the sizzling sound that the sauce made when it's poured onto the plate....sssssssszzzzzzzzz


Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Had been making salads for dinner lately....

Last night we had this sweet and tangy Chinese Chicken Salad
don't have mandarin oranges so I used pineapple chunks instead

Tonight, we had this ... a salad that I've made up... I even made my own dressing =)
started with lemon, Dijon mustard, garlic, vinegar, rice wine....(I was grabbing whatever was in the cabinet =) ) emulsified it with olive oil, salt and pepper... it needed a little sweetness so I added honey ... and this dressing was perfect with my salad=)
maybe I can call it, Vin's Healthy Salad (because this is for him)

Joan for the Chinese Chicken Salad you'll be needing the ff...

chicken, chunks or grilled chicken or shredded chicken, pwede din roasted chicken na himay himay
mandarin oranges
wonton wrappers, julienned (2.5x.5x.5) strips =) then deep fried OR sotanghon , deep fried
i used sotanghon kasi mas mabilis =) hehehe, but if you use wonton mas maganda ang color =)
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp veg. oil
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp chili sauce (optional )

combine all ingredients in a jar with cover.... then shake it.... and its ready =)

For the other salad you'll be needing the ff...
1 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup olive oil
salt pepper

in a bowl whisk together lemon, mustard and honey....drizzle small amount of olive oil at a time while whisking, to emulsify... when the dressing has reached its desired consistency then you can season to taste =) pwede mo rin add more honey if gs2 mong sweeter, if gs2 mo sour then add more lemon .. season again with salt and pepper

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I underestimated the hotness of their "SUPER HOT".... It was by far the hottest that I've tried.....
I've tried Buffalo Wings and Things, Hooter's, Charlie's Grill's, Gumbo's, Sunrise Bucket's Super Hot or Nuclear and this is the only one that made me ask for some water.

It was reasonably priced... Chicken didn't stay crispy, it wasn't crispy at all but taste was good =) liked their honey mustard dip also...wanted the cheezy bleu but it was already 86.

Located at The Fort, near Shell and Starbucks

"Super Hot" Chicken Wings....hot sauce was made with siling labuyo... if you zoom in you'll see the chopped chili's

1 - 5 * five as the highest

taste 5
hotness 5
crispiness 2

taste 5
hotness 4
crispiness 4

taste 5
hotness 4
crispiness 4

* rated these 3 only 'coz these we're the ones that I've tried recently...

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Ashton's 1st Birhtday cake

I took fondant cake classes 'coz I wanted to make his cake..... sad to say, I didn't.

This marvelous Safari cake was created by Bam Gelano of Cakeworks, she has a store called Invitation House at Greenbelt5. It's at the basement 1 level, beside Picture Company and Gymboree.

call her at 0917-6265780

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chili Crab & Paella

Cooked Chili Crab and Paella (again) for dinner =)

Felt bad killing Mr. Crab.... believe it or not, crab was crying, you can see tears falling =(

Chili Crab

My famous Paella


I only have 3 favorite Filipino restaurants, Fely J's, Romulo's cafe and Mesa

For today's lunch we chose to eat here, at Mesa. Food is delicious and very very affordable.

Hito Flakes on Spoon (PHP 180)
One spoon is not enough....

Baked Tahong with cheese (PHP 150)

Sisig with Egg (PHP 180)

Grilled Liempo Mesa Way (PHP 180)
Very tasty and tender....

Pancit Palabok (PHP 135)

Sigarilyas tossed in Coconut milk with Shrimp (PHP 180)
My one year old son liked this...so it means that it's that good =)
Very tasty, not too salty but tasty

Crispy Boneless Tilapia with four sauces (PHP 290)
You have to order this....

If you're planning to eat at Mesa, make sure that you make a reservation 'cause this place is always packed. A proof that they serve good food.


Monday, October 4, 2010


We have planned on visiting Hooters in Manila since it was opened. But we're not able to .... until last Saturday.

Hooters are known for its best selling Chicken wings, they are served either breaded or naked... then you get to choose on how HOT you want your wings to be.

They are also known for burgers, beers and girls ....

Ambience - very laid back

Mushroom Swiss Burger


Naked - Nuclear... I personally didn't like it, it was sour

Breaded - HOt... this was delicious! loved it!

a shot with the Hooter girl

free dance show from the girls =)