Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chicken Liver, Bistek Style

Chicken Liver, Bistek Style. The best method of cooking chicken liver is either Adobo or Bistek Tagalog style. For today I want to share my version of Chicken Live,r Bistek Style. There is no special about it just that the liver should be marinated, the marinade is discarded after use, I do not re-use the marinade of my liver Bistek. For the sauce I just add fresh soy sauce and kalamansi. Buy the freshest chicken liver. Cooking is fairly simple, it is basically similar to my other Bistek dishes. Click the link list below to find out our other Bistek recipes.

Beef Sirloin Steak, Bistek Style

Pork Loin Steak, Bistek Style

Bistek Bulalo with Pineapple

Bangus Bistek Tagalog

Mushroom and Tofu, Pinoy Bistek Style

Liver Bistek

Pork Bistek

Tanguige Bistek Tagalog

Bangus Belly Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Stir Fry

Bistek Bulalo


Here is the recipe of my version of Chicken Liver, Bistek Style, enjoy


1/2 kilo chicken liver, cut in halves

2 medium size onion, peeled, sliced into rings

1/2 head garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped

1 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup kalamansi juice

1 tsp. peppercorn, crushed

cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Marinate chicken liver in a mixture of half of the soy sauce, half of the kalamansi juice, garlic and peppercorns for at least 15 minutes. Remove pork liver from the marinade and set aside, discard the marinade. In a wok heat a tablespoon of cooking oil and stir fry onions until translucent remove from wok and set aside. In same wok heat 3 to 4 tbsp. of oil and fry chicken liver batches for 2 to 3 minutes or until color changes to golden brown. Using the same wok add return the fried chicken liver and add in the remaining soy sauce, remaining kalamansi juice and 1/2 cup of water into the wok, bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is reduced to half and has turn into an oily sauce. Add in onions and continue to cook for a minute. Serve with a lot of rice.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pinoy Pork Curry

Pinoy Pork Curry. Most Pinoy are intimidated by curry dishes, curry to most means super spicy hot. To those who love curry there is a tuned down version with the use of very minimal curry powder the Pinoy Curry. Check out some of our OPC version of Pinoy curry that we have already posted below.

Pinoy Beef Curry

Pinoy Fish Curry with Kalabasa

Seafood and Vegetable Green Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry, Pinoy Style

Chicken Curry with Bamboo Shoots

Pinoy Chicken Curry

Pinoy Chicken & Pork Curry

Today I would like to share a pork version of the Pinoy curry. The recipe use pork strips with some vegetables and potatoes. Cooking is basically the same with my other Pinoy curry dishes.

Here is the recipe of my version of Pinoy Pork Curry, enjoy.


1 medium size pork loin, cut into large strips

1/2 head garlic,peeled, crushed, chopped

1 large size onion, peeled, chopped

2 thumb size ginger, skinned, cut into thin strips

2 medium size potato, skinned, cut into wedges

1 large size carrot, skinned, cut into wedges

2 small size red and green bell pepper, cut into strips

2 pieces red and green chili chopped

1 big can coconut cream

1 bunch snow peas, trimmed

1 bunch green beans, trimmed

1/4 cup fish sauce

1-2 tbsp. yellow curry powder

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

1-2 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. ground peppercorns

1/4 cup cornstrach


cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

In a sauce pan sauté garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant. Stir in the pork and stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add in fish sauce and stir cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the ground peppercorn, 1/2 part of the coconut cream and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring once in a while. Now add in the curry powder, the turmeric, the remaining coconut milk, potato, carrot and sugar, continue to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until the potatoes are just cooked. Correct saltines if required. Add in the green beans, snow peas and chili, cook for minute, then thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water, continue to cook for a minute. Add in the bell pepper and cook for another half a minute or so. Serve immediately with a lot of rice.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tokwa’t Talong

Tokwa’t Talong is our vegetarian version of Pinoy’s firm tofu dish Tokwa’t Baboy. Tokwa’t Talong is the latest version of our Tokwa’t… series. Below are the list of versions that we have posted in the past.

Crispy Tokwa’t Baboy

Tokwa't Baboy, Pork and Tofu

Tokwa't Isda, Fish and Tofu

Tokwa't Baka, Beef and Tofu

Tokwa’t Manok

Tokwa’t Pinakurat

Using fried eggplant as an alternative to the pork in Tokwa’t Baboy is the best option. Fried eggplant is a regular Pinoy vegetable side dish, usually served during breakfast with the Pinoy fried rice. Similar to fried firm tofu the fried eggplant goes very well with vinegar soy sauce dressing or dip.

Making the dish is fairly easy, it is basically similar to all our Tokwa’t… recipes. Just cut any eggplant into large cube and fry until color starts to turn to golden drown. The fried eggplant is then tossed with the fried firm tofu and the special vinegar soy sauce dressing with chopped garlic, onion and some chilies.

Here is the recipe of my Tokwa’t Talong.


2 large size eggplant, trimmed, cut into large cube

1 big block firm tofu, cut into rectangular blocks

1 small size onion, coarsely chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, chopped

1-2 red and green chili, sliced crosswise

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tsp. sugar

cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

In pour vinegar and soy sauce, mix in the onion, garlic, sugar and chili, set aside until ready to serve. In a deep frying pan fry the eggplant in batches for 2 to 3 minutes until crisp side turned to golden brown, keep aside. Using the same deep frying pan fry the tofu in batches for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until crisp, drain excess oil, keep aside until ready to serve. To serve chop the tofu into cubes, place in a serving bowl with the fried eggplant and pour over the vinegar soy sauce with the onion and garlic mixture, toss to mix.

Ground Pork Adobo with Quail Eggs

Ground Pork Adobo with Quail Eggs. Ground meat or giniling is one of the more popular choice of meat to most Pinoy. Ground meat dishes are very common in Pinoy cuisine, it is either cooked as the main ingredient or in combination of other vegetables. Check out the list below of some of the ground meat recipes that we have already posted.

Kalderetang Giniling na Baka, Ground Beef Kaldereta

Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Egg

Braised Ground Beef with Oyster Sauce

Giniling na Manok, Ground Chicken with Tomato Sauce




Special Embutido

Meatloaf, Christmas Meatloaf

Tortang Carne

Spicy Chili con Carne

Winged Beans with Beef, Ginisang Sigarillas

Cheesy Lumpiang Shanghai

You may have noticed that most of the ground meat dishes are cooked with tomato sauce. For today’s dish we go back to the basics, we try to cooked ground meat, adobo style. This is not new, but it is my first time to cook giniling, adobo style. For this adobo recipe I wanted it simple by just using vinegar and salt and have omitted soy sauce. I do however cooked my ground pork adobo with potatoes which is usually an indispensable ground meat partner in Pinoy cuisine. I have some canned quail egg lying in the pantry for some time now, which I have added to add character to the dish, not to mention that boiled egg goes well with adobo.

Here is the recipe of my Ground Pork Adobo with Quail Eggs.


1 kilo ground pork

1 can boiled quail eggs, drained

3 medium sized potato, skinned, cut into cubes

1 small onion, peeled, chopped

1 head garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped

2 tsp. crushed peppercorns

3-4 pieces bay leaf

1/2 cup vinegar


cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

In a wok heat generous amount of oil and stir fry the potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Remove from wok and keep aside. Using the same wok sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant, then add in the ground pork, crushed peppercorns and bay leaf and stir cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vinegar and about 1 to 1 1/2 cup of water let cook for about 2 to 3 minutes without stirring. Season with salt to taste. Now add in the potatoes and continue to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and has turn in to an oily sauce. Now add in the quail egg and continue to stir cook for a couple of minutes. Serve hot with a lot of rice.