PRITONG SABA

Are you familiar with saba banana? It is also known as fried saba banana, it is a sweet banana and popular Filipino snack dish.  Yesterday in the afternoon I will cook pritong saba for our snack, I also bought the banana to my neighbor, it cost 2.00 per piece and I also bought 20 pieces.  Pritong saba is very simple to do it: a.)First you can cut one end of the banana and remove the peel. b.)Then heats up the oil on medium heat. c.) Cook for a couple of minutes. d.) Get ready to put the banana. e.) Then cook for 10 minutes or until the banana becomes brown. f.) Let it cool down for a bit on a wire rack before serving. I also add a little bit of sugar to dip it because I feel much yummy. Or it’s up to you what you like.

By the way another popular banana snack or dessert dish which we also do occasionally is called minatamis na saging or sweetened banana.  It is banana plantains boiled in coconut milk and caramel sauce. The other one is saging na maruya it is a super yummy snack, bananacue and many more.

Anyway, based on my research saba banana are rich in potassium, they help the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain. This also helps maintain a regular heartbeat and a proper balance of water in the body. Potassium is also helpful for reducing strokes and regulating blood pressure because of the way it promotes circulatory health.

DINNER @ BUDDY’S RESTAURANT

I just want to share our dinner time at Buddy’s Restaurant. Buddy’s restaurants are very familiar to everyone they have a many branches here in Quezon province and the main branch is in the province of Lucban, Quezon. By the way the photo below is in the Buddy’s restaurant when my sister treats us for blow out dinner. She inviting  us for dinner because she promoted to her job. I think its 8:00 o’ clock in the evening (late dinner hehe) she was very happy to ask me about her promotions and that’s good for her. 

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My hubby and Vince (cute bonding hehe :-))
me and my sister
Me and my sister

        Thank you sister for the dinner! Mwahhhh love you sis! May God bless you always and more power to your success!

 

MACARONI SOUP

One of the foods I  like to eat during the cold season is the soup (sopas). Last week I cooked the soup during rainy day. I do not know how to make this soup I was watching the youtube as my guide. By the help of youtube my worked has done and succeeds :-). Here is my simple recipe!

Ingredients :

 1 carrot, chopped
150 g. pork
100 g. elbow macaroni
1 onion, chopped
1 small cabbage, chopped
1 knorr pork cubes
2 c. of full cream milk
1/8 c. chopped onion leaves
salt and pepper
Vegetable oil or olive oil

Cooking procedure :

Put oil in a saucepan or casserole then heat until frothy. Add the pork and cook over medium-high heat until the meat starts to brown. Add the chopped onion and carrot. Continue cooking until the onion is soft. Pour in the meat broth. Then add the salt and pepper. Bring to a rolling boil. Add the macaroni, cook, stirring, until the broth boils again. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the macaroni is done. Pour in the milk then put the cabbage add the knorr chicken cubes.  Cook until the milk is heated through. Transfer to a soup bowl. Sprinkle the chopped onion leaves on top just before serving.

TORTANG PAKO

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Are you familiar with pako vegetable? Pako is a type of fern grown along the riverbanks. In our hometown, pako is very familiar and many dishes to choose like tortang pako, insaladang pako, ginisang pako and ginataang pako with suso. Anyway, the pako vendor was selling at home for only P10.00 per bundle. My hubby does not familiar this kind of vegetable then I will cook the tortang pako for him. This is my simple procedure to cook. First, I will wash pako and cut into equal parts. Then I will prepare the ingredients; garlic, onion, cooking oil, salt, pepper, magic sarap and scramble egg. By the way, for the one bundle of pako I also used two pcs. of eggs.

My simple recipe:
1. Saute garlic and onion in oil until the onion is nearly translucent.
2. Put the Pako. Be sure to drain as much water as you can.
3. Put salt, pepper and magic sarap to taste.
4. Cook until the leaves turn into a dark green.
5. Cook eggs for the omelette.
6. Put the Pako filling once the egg is cooked and fold it in half.
7. Then it‘s ready to serve.

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THE BALUT EGG

Balut eggs are very common to us, it is called duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is a common food in everyday life and anyone knows balut eggs are more calories, protein and fats. I am one of those people who eat balut egg except the fetus of duck inside. A ballot egg is from a duck contains a high protein and fat. Anyway, balut are mostly sold by street vendors. It is commonly sold as streetfood here in the Philippines.  Like the photo below, every night around 7:00pm to 9:00pm the balut vendors sell her balut and chicharon baboy in our Subdivision. I took a photo during my neighbors eat balut with salt and vinegar.

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Another photo below when my nephew Vince goes outside the house after he eats balut. Yes, he loves to eat balut and everytime he heard balut vendors I bought one for him. I was really amazed because he eats a fetus of duck while I do not want to eat like that.

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EATING DIRTY ICE CREAM

Dirty ice cream or sorbetes is very familiar to us.  In everyday my nephew Vince waiting the ice cream seller. When he heard rang of the bell, kling-kling it is a sign sound of an ice cream vendor. Vince makes it faster to ask me the money. Then I will give him P5.00 only for one cone. But sometimes I did not give him because I just take care himself to avoid the cough and cold.  Dirty ice cream is cheap amount compared to the other branded ice cream. Just because of the P5.00 per cone many children can afford to buy the dirty ice cream.

I took a photo when he ate the dirty ice cream. The place is in the Liliw Laguna, during my SIL and I bought the footwear for our small sideline income. Because Vince is two years old he needs to put the swaddling clothes or lampin instead of baby bibs during he eat of ice cream. He feels to eat the dirty ice cream and I say that ice cream is one of his favorite foods.

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GRANADILLAS JUICE

Are you familiar in granadillas fruit? Anyway, about granadillas it is a type of

granadillas fruit, the photo is not mine

orange fruits. The color is yellow and the shape is round if you open you can see the seeds inside.   Granadillas shell is hard and shiny. The taste is like the orange juice and the smell is like a guava fruit. My neighbor was selling the granadilla’s juice, according to him granadilla’s juice is not familiar to everyone. Because it is a new product invented by one of his friends. I also interested because the taste is good and perfect for the cough and cold. Then I was search the internet about the granadilla’s fruit. I was not totally shocked when I saw the fruit hehe; because the fruit was very familiar to me is called mirenda in our hometown and  ordinary fruit.

I was happy for the new juice product of granadilla’s fruit because it is favorites of my hubby and my loving nephew. The one bottle of juice is cost of P45.00, very affordable price; the one bottle is exactly for one week to us. Because the juice is pure, I just take a little juice then I will add water and a little bit of sugar. Anyway, based on my research the granadillas is called the passion fruit. The fruit is rich for antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber.

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THE TAHO VENDORS

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Every morning my loving nephew bought taho. He just waits the shout of taho vendors every morning just because he loves eating taho. I gave him 5 pesos for one cup but one cup is not enough for him because he takes almost 2 cups. I really happy because he loves eating taho, because everyday I was worried; he was not eating much in the morning. I thought that taho is his breakfast food plus his vitamins. I believe that taho is a healthy food, because is made of fresh soft soybean curd, arnibal (brown sugar and vanilla syrup), and pearl sago (similar to pearl tapioca).

Besides, I am thankful to taho vendors for his everyday present to sell his taho in our place.  I really admire to all the vendors to their sacrifices just to give their family a decent life and support them financially.  For me the kind of vendors is not easy job just because they have to beat the hit of the sun. But for all the vendors they did not mind the heat of the sun that burns his skin. All he cares is that he is doing it for his family.

LECHE PLAN for dessert

Leche plan is a perfect dessert during wedding or any occasions. Yesterday has no occasions but  I was surprised because my hubby makes a leche plan for me just  because this is my favorite dessert. According to him he tried to make a leche plan, and this is the first time to make this. He search the online how to make a leche plan, according to my hubby making leche plan was very easy. Here are the ingredients, 10pcs of egg yolk, vanilla, 1 big can alaska condensed milk, and 1 small can alaska evaporated milk, then he started mixed.  In a llanera, caramelize about 2 tbsps. of refined brown sugar over direct heat, moving the llanera around with a tong to prevent the sugar from burning. Watch this process because the sugar can burn in less than a minute if it stays in one place for too long.

When the sugar has melted and has turned brown, remove from heat. Then prepare the steaming, this is the traditional method for cooking leche flan, and is usually prepared in an oval-shaped metal pans called Llanera and steamed over moderate heat until set.

These ingredients are for three llanera only. Just very simple to prepared leche plan.

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SNACK TIME at ZYMURGY CAFE

I just want to share our snack time experience  at the Zymurgy Café. Zymurgy Café is a kind of restaurant has a good food, cool ambiance, or quiet place. Their foods are not just yummy, but also very healthy. We choose this place because it’s near from our home and the place is good for us. Photos below were at the Cafe. They have different kinds of foods to choose from and lots of desserts, drinks, and delicious soups. About the price, it’s affordable.  Here are foods we choose;

Thanks for a wonderful experience in this café we really enjoy and we are truly relax and comfortable (halata naman hahaha :-)). Anyway, Zymurgy Café is located at Ma.Cristina BL Granja St., Brgy. V,LucenaCity, near at CAP Building.

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