Monday, October 31, 2011

Lumpia Recipe

ready to fry lumpia

This is hubby's favorite among Filipino foods. He likes it with lots of lots of cabbage and with ground beef only, no pork, no shrimp and no chicken. 

If you want to try it, here's the recipe:

You will need:

1 package of Lumpia wrapper (I buy them at an Asian Store in Reno)
1/2 pound of ground beef, yup, half a pound only
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onions
2 cups shredded cabbage
salt and pepper to taste


1. In a pan, cook the ground beef and onion together until the beef is not pinkish anymore and the onions are transparent already.
2. Add carrots. Cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add celery.Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Finally, add the cabbage and add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Set aside to cool down.
6. Wrap in the lumpia wrapper following the package instruction.
7. Fry.
8. Uncooked lumpia can be stored in the freezer for future use.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dried Fish or "Bulad" in Tomatoes

Dried fish is not healthy if eaten alone since it is very salty so most of the time I'd cook it with lots of tomatoes. When tomatoes are very cheap in the market, that's the best time to make this recipe.

By the way, this is a Filipino recipe :)

Dried Fish in Tomatoes

salty no more :)

You will need:

3 or 4 pieces of (Pinikas) Dried fish/"Bulad"
6 medium size tomatoes
1 medium size onion
2 cloves of garlic
vegetable oil (for frying the dried fish and for sauteing the other ingredients)


1. Wash the dried fish thoroughly. Fry in a hot oil. Set aside when done.
2. In another pan, saute the garlic until it looks brownish.
3. Add onion until it becomes transparent.
4. Add tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes.
5. Put in dried fish. Make sure to mix the tomatoes and dried fish thoroughly.
6. Simmer for 5- 10 minutes in a low fire.
7. Serve as a side dish.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet and Fruity Gulaman


I've created this blog a year ago but it was a shame that I haven't posted anything until today. I'm excited!

To start with, I am going to attend a Filipino potluck party today and I want to bring something sweet so I made a sweet and fruity gulaman. I don't get to eat it often but it is one of my favorites. I'm sharing the recipe here. I hope you will like it.


looks good ha?

Can't open the other lid until it is served


You will need:

2 bars of gulaman, any color (I prefer red/pink or orange)
1 can big condensed milk
1 small can of fruit cocktail (don't use the juice and the whole can)
2 cups of water
gulaman molder (I got my almost new Tupperware molder from a garage sales last summer)


1. Heat water to a boil.
2. Break gulaman sticks into smaller pieces and immerse in  the boiling water.
3. Stir continuously until the gulaman becomes liquid. Strain.
4. Add evaporated milk and condensed milk.
5. Stir gently until completely blended.
6. Pour into molder and settle for 10 minutes. 
7. One at a time, add the fruit by pushing it down gently into the gulaman
8. Refrigerate until it is done.
9. Serve with a smile.