Paella con Socarrat

Best Paella Valenciana con Socarrat


Tinolang Manok– The Pilipino recipe-Malinamnam!

The French call it mirepoix, the Italians– soffrito, and Filipinos exclaim: “Pang Tinola!” comprised of ginger, garlic, and onion. This trio of ingredients provides an exceptional taste to the broth, especially when a whole chicken is cooked in a slow simmer to exude its natural juices.My grandmother touts this soup as an immune system booster….

Mongolian chicken flavored with 15 spices–a pick-me-up recipe!

This redolent chicken dish was called ‘special chicken’ in a Mongolian restaurant. We had to order it as it was the last dish available for the evening. Impressed by the flavors, I asked our waitperson, “What did you put in the chicken to make it so flavorful?” She replied that she could not disclose the…

Vietnamese Spring Roll Gỏi cuốn

I love making these Vietnamese Spring Rolls. It is easy to prepare with ingredients that are accessible to most grocery stores. Inviting guests to wrap their rolls always creates a fun time for socializing when served as an appetizer–have all the ingredients prepped and ready with a warm bowl of water at the center of…