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Friday, October 16, 2015

Lomi (Egg Noodle Soup)

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Way back home, when it's rainy and cold, a bowl of hot sopas (chicken noodle soup), hot mami (beef noodle soup) or hot lomi (egg noodle soup) will be nice to keep us warm. In fact, even if the weather is fair and sunny, still these foods are so good to feed a hungry lady like me.

When my mom visited us here, I made sure that she will pass on to me her lomi  recipe. I'm glad she did. Now I'm sharing it to all who reads this and I hope you'll enjoy this. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Basa Fish Fillet

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Bangus, tilapia, galunggong or Gg, alumahan, dalagang bukid, trout, mackarel, tuna and salmon are the most common fish I knew and trust. I seldom bought  unfamiliar ones except recommend by family and friends. 

When my mother visited me and my family here in Dublin, she introduced to me this called Basa Fish. In case you don't know either, it is native to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, China, Cambodia and Laos. With their abundance, other countries around the world are also getting them through importation. 

My nanay (mom) taught me to cook it like fish and chips style. But sometimes I don't have the luxury of time to make batter and fry them, I tried a very easy way to cook it or I should say bake it. 

Using a baking tray lined with kitchen foil, lay down your basa fillet. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Massage gently with butter of your choice ( I used light butter.) Sprinkle generously with sliced spring onion. Put inside a pre-heated oven at 180 deg C. Cook for 20- 30 minutes. Don't over cooked it as it will dry up the meat. 

You can topped it with mayonnaise before serving with chips or rice. Hope you like it. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Crispy Chilli Beef

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The Daily meals doesn't have to be fancy all the time. But if I can make one in less time and effort, why not.

Every week I spend an hour planning for our 7-day meal. It's easier that way to budget and check if I'm serving nutritious  dishes for my family. 

I'll be sharing my menu for next on a different blog post. For now, just to give you an idea of what simple meal I cook for not more than 30 minutes, here's a recipe of Crispy Chilli Beef. 


Ingredients: 

250 grams of beef (sliced)
Cooking oil 
2-3 birs eye chillies (depends on how hot you want it to be)
1/4 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

Marinade:
3 cloves of garlic
3 thumb sized ginger
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce (dark or light)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp sugar
1 egg
250 grams corn flour

Sauce:
1 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp ketchup
5 tbsp mirin (sweet japanese vinegar)
4 tbsp honey

I normally marinate the beef for 10 minutes. Then deep fry it and drain excess cooking oil. In a different pan, transfer the fried beef. Finally pour over the sauce to the crispy beef, stir in the chillies and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve with boiled rice.

Yes, that is so easy. So why not give it a try. I'm sure you will love it.