Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg

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I took this photo last summer but I have not been able to blog about it until today.

Ampalaya or bitter melon is one of my favorite vegetables. I'd love to cook it with eggs and have it half-cooked because I like it kinda crispy. I also make a salad out of it and sometimes, I'd cut them in wedges and arrange them atop of my paksiw na isda and season it with salt and pepper. Yum!

Thanks to my friend Jovy. She gave me a lot last summer from her garden and I really enjoyed them.

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Ginisang String Beans with Pork Belly

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This is one of my favorites! Whenever I see fresh string beans at the Asian Store in Reno, I would always buy some. Oh, I could eat 3 plates of Jasmine rice with this dish!

Make sure to brown the pork belly first before putting garlic, onion and tomatoes, then add dark soy sauce or ordinary soy sauce will do, then add string beans. Don't over cook them. 

It's really good!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Fried Pork Chops in Pinoy Crispy Fry Mix

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During the packing of stuff for moving to Round Mountain, NV, I found out that I had this crispy fry mix in my pantry so I thought to use it before it expires.

The first thing that I bought from the General Store (the only grocery store in Round Mountain) when we finally moved in were Pork chops. I seasoned them with salt and pepper first, then I put them in a resealable bag, added the crispy fry mix until well coated then fried them. 

It was so darn good dipping them with spiced Tuba Vinegar!

Yum, yum!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Spiced Tuba Vinegar

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Meet my new addition to my vinegar family in my pantry. I bought this from the new Filipino Store in Reno, NV. I went crazy when I saw it, hehehe!

By judging the photo, it looks like it is very very spicy to the highest level, but no, it is mild only, trust me! I even eat the "meat" of the hot pepper and it is not really that spicy at all.  Just make sure to only put a little salt or patis because it is a little salty already.

If you are missing tuba vinegar from your neighbor's sari2x store back home, look for this from any Asian store to try.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mango Float

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Mango float is a famous Filipino dessert and is best eaten during summer time but I made some anyway even though winter is just around the corner because hubby bought me a box of mangoes the other week. So, I thought to make a sweet treat out of them.

And I dedicated this sweet treat to my Pinay friends in Winnemucca, NV especially to Emy because she donated the graham crackers :) I supposed to bring the ingredients except graham crackers to Winnemucca last week for everyone to enjoy but I forgot to load them in hubby's truck.

I made two batches and I already enjoyed the first batch and I gave the other batch to my Mexican friend Josefina for her and her kids to try. I hope they liked it.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Prime Rib and Lobster Tail at da Vinci Retaurant in Siena Hotel and Casino, Reno, NV

Prime Rib with Prawns and Mashed Potatoes and a side of Lobster tail

When I was still working at Northern Nevada Eyecare in Winnemucca, Nevada, we had a tour to Sun Star Lab in Reno, for us new employees to have an idea how the glasses or spectacles are made and for old employees to be refreshed, something to that effect.

The Company paid for everything and the tour was very educational. We were housed at Siena Hotel and Casino and it was my first time there. One of my bosses, Dr. Svoboda, we call him Dr. S., treat us to dinner in a fancy restaurant inside the hotel. The food was superb! 

I love prime rib and sea foods so that's what I ordered. I only had water as my drink because I already had a glass of Margarita before we headed to the restaurant. 

Just last month, hubby and I stayed in Siena but the da Vinci Restaurant was no longer in business. I was surprised when I saw a different name which I couldn't remember what was it.

Well, I'm glad I was there when the da Vinci was still there. I wished hubby was with me that time.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Filipino Garlic Fried Rice with Bagoong Alamang

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I have been craving Fried rice Pinoy style lately after I had some at one of my weekend visits to Winnemucca, courtesy of my Pinay friends Emy and Nathalie. So, I fried my leftover rice with garlic and I also put a teaspoon of bagoong alamang (before I added the rice) to add some flavor.

I ate it with hard boiled eggs and tomatoes. Yum to the highest level!

The house got stinky because of the bagoong alamang but hubby said it's fine as long as eating stinky stuff makes me happy, hehehe! I lighted a scented candle though :)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Very Easy To Make Vegetable Lumpia

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Just buy a pack of broccoli slaw from the produce department, put salt and pepper according to your taste, wrap a tablespoonful in a lumpia wrapper then fry into hot oil. Very easy recipe, ain't it?

You can use any sauce but I'd like to eat it with spicy vinegar with lots of minced garlic, yum! Hubby on the other hand, would like to have it with a equally combined mayonnaise and yellow mustard.

If you love lumpia, try this recipe!

I learned this recipe from my Filipino friend, Jovy, who has been in the US since she was a little girl. Credit to her.

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