Thursday, July 4, 2013

HUMBA or Braised Pork Belly


Humba is not my favorite food because it is very fatty. But last week, I craved for fatty foods so I thought to make humba out of the frozen pork belly in my freezer. Thanks to my Pinay friend Emy for buying them from an Asian Store in Reno for me.

I found a recipe online but I modified it depending upon the availability in my pantry. The humba turned out just perfect!

Sharing the recipe here:


2 lbs pork belly- cut into desired serving size
1 cup Pepsi
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup silver swan soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp peppercorns
1.5 tsp salt
1 regular size white onion
1/2 cup water 


1. Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup water. Marinate for 1 hour.
2. Put them all in a sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup water.
3. In medium heat, cook them for 15 minutes.
4. Lower the fire until meat becomes tender.
5. Taste it according to your liking.
6. It takes an hour or an hour an half before it is done but make sure to check it once in a while.
7. Serve.

I heard that it tastes better when using pineapple juice but I was out of it so I used Pepsi instead. I will try using pineapple juice in my next craving, hehehe!

Thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gulaman, Mango and Avocado Sa Malamig

Gulaman, Mango and Avocado drink

It was 104 degrees last Sunday but it did not hinder me and my Filipino friends to go out to the park for a picnic. I grilled bangus and I made gulaman, mango and avocado drink, or we call it in the Philippines "Gulaman sa Malamig". I did not put "sago" because I did not have it. I only utilized the fruits that were available. That morning, hubby bought mangoes and avocados so I thought to make a refreshing drink out of them with gulaman bars in my pantry that's been there for months.

As soon as I arrived at the park, everyone had a drink right away to quench their thirst. We had lots of food and we had a great time :)

Sharing the recipe of Gulaman, Mango and Avocado Drink:


3 cups diced cooked gulaman - follow the label's instruction when making them
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 big mango- diced
1 big avocado- diced
2 cups of water
 ice cubes


Combine all ingredients gently in a pitcher except ice cubes
When they are combined thoroughly, put ice cubes
Pour in tall glasses


Read More at © Filipino Style Recipe

Read More at © Filipino Style Recipe
You may want to put sugar if you want it sweet. I did not put sugar in mine because I believed it would just add up the thirst after drinking. I wanted a refreshing drink only, you know :)

Thanks for dropping by :)