Monthly Archives

Labanos Burger Steak

Last week, we harvested our first batch of home-grown labanos (radishes). Of course, we were so excited at first that almost every meal we had had fresh labanos salad until each of us didn’t want to even smell a single radish, LOL!

Radishes ready for harvest, a week more for the okra, and 2 for the pechay. #organic #vegetable #garden

This was the Instagram shot I took before we pulled out the radishes.

Home-grown radishes

Nothing beats fresh and organic veggies!

We obviously had excess radish and the boys didn’t want to eat a single radish anymore. But I didn’t want it to go to waste and I thought, well if they don’t see the radish, they’ll eat the dish. What better way to hide radishes in a dish than to make burgers! Anyway, I already tried mixing in turnips and carrots when I make burger patties or lumpiang shanghai filling so I knew it would work. To make the burgers yummier for ulam, I then thought of mixing the grilled burger patties with mushroom gravy.

And so, my  very own creation, Labanos Burger Steak, was born!

2013-01-28 Labanos Burger Steak LR (7)

Labanos Burger Steak served with Buttered Rice and a siding of Corn and Carrots

Read More

2013 AJINOMOTO® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC)

College students taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Nutrition from various universities and colleges in Metro Manila will once again meet  and showcase their cooking skills in this year’s AJINOMOTO® Umami Culinary Challenge.  Now on its 4th year, the AJINOMOTO® UCC will be held at the Hall 2 of the SMX Convention Center on February 2, 2013.

Umami challenge 2013

Read More

Frabelle Foods 1st Foodie Chef Competition Finals

After a two month-long search, Frabelle Foods has finally found their first ever Foodie Chef in the finals held last January 9, 2013 in Pasig City. No less than Frabelle Foods ambassador, the dashing senator Chiz Escudero, graced the event and played chairman of the board of judges.

2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR (25)
The participants were asked to come up with their own recipe using any of the delicious Frabelle Foods product namely Yummy! Hotdogs and Cheesedogs, Pork Ham Tocino, Longganiza Hamonado, Hickory Smoked Bacon, and Honey Ham. Out of the numerous entries submitted at the Frabelle Foods Facebook page, five Foodie Chefs stood out and they are as follows:

  1. Stuffed Chicken by Neneth Tiongkiao Madrona
  2. Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken by Romeo Julian Garcia
  3. Frabelle Trimeat Breakfast by Nathan Dapon
  4. Frabelle Delish Muffin by Maridel Pacleb
  5. Frabelle Meatlover’s Dream by Marlon Cruz

2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR (11)2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR (3)
2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR (6)2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR (9)
2013-01-09 1st Frabelle Foodie Chef  LR

Read More

Creamy Chicken Spring Rolls

Tired of the usual lumpia? Here’s a new spring roll recipe courtesy of the NESTLÉ Cream Facebook page. Rapi loved it so much that Dadi only got to eat one roll, LOL! He said it’s a cross between chicken curry and cheese sticks which are his favorites.

Creamy Chicken Spring Rolls


2 tbsp cooking oil
1/3 cup minced onions
250g chicken breast, minced
1 8g pack of Maggi Magic Sarap
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup grated quick melt cheese
1/4 cup NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream
10 pcs lumpia wrapper, cut in half
oil for deep frying

Read More