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Tiger Prawns With Laing -Ang pina sosyal na laing

Tiger Prawns with Laing

Growing up, laing is not one of my most favorite food. I grew up in Marinduque, an island province in Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines. We have an abundance of gabi – yam leaves, and coconut in our yard. Naturally, this dish is part of our diet almost weekly because it’s free. My mother […]

Seafood Tom Yum

For  #FridayFast and #NoMeatFriday, I prepared a seafood recipe that is familiar to the Filipino palate yet different. It’s familiar because it’s something like our Sinigang, it’s a sour soup. Different because the Thai ingredients gives this soup a different flavor profile. Tom Yum is a soup from Thailand and the ingredients are notoriously hard […]

Crispy Ukoy Recipe -Shrimp Fritters with Sweet and Sour Sauce

The crispy Ukoy, or shrimp fritters, is usually a snack sold as a street food in the afternoon by vendors on the streets. It can serve as an appetizer or partner with a vegetable recipe like Chopsuey or Ginisang Pinakbet sa Giniling (Tagalog) and you have a whole meal. Crispy Ukoy Recipe -Shrimp Fritters with Sweet and Sour […]

Shrimp and Vegetable Crispy Okoy Recipe (Chef Tatungs Version)

The crispy Okoy version that most people know is the shrimp okoy, our version of fritters. It uses small shrimps, and served as a snack with vinegar dipping sauce. My mother sometimes prepares a pure vegetable okoy too, using either togue or kalabasa. One Saturday morning, at the Maya Kitchen, Chef Tatung taught us how to cook […]