Thursday, August 17, 2017



I originally wanted to cook a simple vegetable dish with cabbage and white sauce but when I checked, the cabbage wasn't fresh anymore so I threw that away and scratched the recipe in my head.  While throwing the cabbage in the bin, I remembered that I had some French beans so I thought of using those. I also decided to change the white sauce to dark and used oyster sauce and soy sauce. 


You need:

Your choice of vegetables
In this recipe I used:
carrots
French beans 
broccoli
onions
Green bell peppers
hard boiled quail eggs

Sauce:

(I didn't put the exact measurements for the sauce because I just eyeballed it. I also want to encourage my readers to experiment and not be afraid to taste as they go. Cooking is not an exact science.)

soy sauce
oyster sauce
fish sauce (about half a teaspoon)
water
sugar (about a teaspoon)
salt and pepper

Mix everything (except cornstarch slurry) together in a small bowl. 

cornstarch slurry (teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in a little bit of water)

Let's do this!

Chop your vegetables. In a pan, heat some oil. Add the chopped onions. Then add the vegetables. Put the longest to cook first and stir fry on high heat. Add the hard boiled quail eggs and the sauce. Mix together and simmer for a minute or two. Add the cornstarch slurry and mix. 

I served this with some oven-roasted pork belly. 



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017



We went to Zubuchon for my son's birthday dinner. As you may know, Zubuchon is the restaurant of Marketman. I went with my family including my mom and sister. I didn't even know that there was already a Zubuchon in Makati. I only discovered it one night while I was browsing through the restaurants on Food Panda, looking for some takeaway food. 


The interiors are simple and elegant, very Marketman style. 




The restaurant is spacious and there is an outdoor space which I think can be used for events. 



Love the red plates. Complimentary peanuts were given while waiting for our meal. 



My sister ordered this Kalabasa or squash soup. I didn't like it. The texture and taste were just weird for me. Maybe I got used to pumpkin soup too much. My sister liked it though but then she had allergies after eating it. 



Of course, we ordered the famous lechon. However, being used to lechon sauce, we didn't like it. I think it's a Manileno thing. This particular batch didn't have too much flavor. I didn't like to eat it with vinegar because I get tummy aches when I eat food with vinegar at night. Also, I wanted to see if the lechon will stand up on its own. For me, it didn't. Sorry, Anthony. It's not for me. Maybe this was a fluke batch. We were not able to finish this order. I brought it home, put it in the freezer and after our vacation, added it to a vegetable dish. 

I also ordered ginataang langka or jackfruit which is my favorite. The flavor was good but I was disappointed with the presentation. The jackfruit were cut into huge chunks and was a bit hard to eat. I had to make sure that my chunk would not accidentally fly off to my mom's plate... or to the other table. It was good though. 



Next is this stuffed crab. I didn't eat a lot of it because I was scared of allergies but it was okay. My husband and sister enjoyed it. On the other hand, the pancit was spot on. For me, it was the star of the dinner. It was sumptuous. The texture was perfect. There was a good noodle to toppings ratio. I'm a noodle person so this was perfect for me. I'd be happy to order just this if we eat there again. 



For dessert, I think my sister ordered budbud kabog. I'm sorry, I wasn't able to taste this but she said it was good. She also ordered kamias shake which was demolished in no time. 


We ordered leche flan for dessert but was very disappointed. I like my leche flan smooth but also firm. This was just too mushy for us. We shared this order but still had a hard time finishing it. My son didn't like it also. 




See how mushy it is.


I paid over P1,600 for this meal. There were 4 adults and one 4-year old. We also had 3 PWD ID's so we were entitled to a discount. This amount was already the discounted amount. We brought home a lot of leftovers after this meal. 

They also offer a lot of to-go items from Cebu and I believe you can also order the lechon to-go or frozen. If you want delivery, they are on Food Panda. If Makati is too far for you, Zubuchon will also open in Megamall soon. 









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Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's Saturday! I got up late, well, later than my usual sched and I didn't want to cook an elaborate breakfast so I made these. These breakfast quesadillas are super easy to make. You only need 3 ingredients.

You need:


Tortilla rounds
Nutella
Crushed almonds

Let's do this!

Spread some Nutella on a tortilla. Top with crushed almonds. Put another tortilla on top to close. Pop in the oven for about 3 minutes or just until heated through. You can also do this on a nonstick pan on the stove top. Just flip the quesadillas for even heating.

Take out of the oven and use a pizza cutter to cut into wedges. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup, top with whipped cream and sliced fresh fruits. Enjoy!
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