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Shrek’s Soup

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is a must these days. One way of taking care of yourself is by eating lots of vegetables. I know, it sounds old school but we all know that vegetables are good for … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mixed Veggies

So, my nephew paid me a visit last week, when I say “visit” it meant I need to babysit him for the day. But I really don’t mind taking care of that little menace. Anyways, whenever he do stop by to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tuna Spring Roll

Hello WordPress family! How’s your week going so far? I’ll be sharing a very simple recipe for today’s post. Tuna Spring Roll. It is like your ordinary spring roll only instead of pork meat it is tuna. Let’s start! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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My Junks and Sweets

Warning: This post is not healthy Every once in a while it never hurts to indulge or give into your guilty pleasures. I love to cook and also to eat but sometimes I would over eat most especially when eating … Continue reading

Recipe: Vegetable Hot Pot

Hello sunshine!

How’s your Valentine? I spent my Valentine’s day together with my fur babies. Hey, who says that Valentine’s day is for romantic couples only? Singles can have as much fun as couples be on V day, right?

Since I was home alone that day I decided to have a movie marathon and whip up something for our “datenight”. Yeah, I know it sounds pathetic but then I really don’t mind spending it with my fur babies, I had great time with them. Anywho, here’s the recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

2 red onions, chopped

3 clove garlic, chopped

1 whole bell pepper (green or red), diced

1 whole zucchini, diced

2 whole eggplant, diced

3 medium tomato, chopped

1 tsp dried basil

5 whole potato, mashed

75 grm grated cheese

150ml all-purpose cream

1/4 cup chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Procedure

  1. Heat oven to 170 C/340 F.
  2. Stove top, heat oil in pan, saute garlic and onions then add tomatoes and bell pepper.
  3. Add zucchini and eggplant. Add basil, stir well.
  4. Pour chicken stock and seasoned with salt and pepper.
  5. Add all-purpose cream and stir well. Bring to boil. Set aside.
  6. Pour vegetable mixture in oven dish. Top with mashed potato and cheese.
  7. Place in oven for 30-40 minutes or until cheese melts and/or golden.
  8. Serve.

Have you tried this dish before? How did you spent your V day?

xoxo,

Kyochon

Korean fried chicken, probably the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. Honestly saying I am so addicted with it. Crispy fried chicken coated with special sauce, no gravy, no catsup whatsoever needed. I tried recreating it at home and I never was able to capture the crispiness of the chicken. First time I tasted it was from BonChon Chicken and was really great.

Photo from kyochon.ph

Photo from kyochon.ph

Just a little bit of info, Kyochon is known as one of the best Korean fried chicken in South Korea.  It has branches in US, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. It is being endorsed by Korean actor Lee Min Ho and is chosen as Best Chicken restaurants by South Koreans for 13 consecutive years.

Last month while accompanying my mom shopping, we decided to eat at Kyochon for dinner before going home. Kyochon Philippines is located at Upper Ground Floor SM Megamall Building B, EDSA cor Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City.

Ambiance: It has a modern industrial look, wooden tables and chairs, really nice and cozy ambiance.

Staffs: The waitress taking our order looked as though she’s so bored with her work. When we requested for water, we needed to repeat it to several other staffs. We waited for an hour or so for our order to come. To be honest, the service was really not good considering the fact that the restaurant was not that busy at the time. It makes us feel as though we are not welcome to eat at their restaurant.

Food: We ordered the set meal for 4 which consist of 4 drinks, 4 bowls of rice, 4 bowls of rice cake soup and 1 whole chicken cut to small pieces. I guess I can say that it’s worth the wait. The fried chicken was crispy and crunchy coated with the glaze or flavour of your choice (we chose soy garlic as they say it’s their best seller.) Unlike other fried chicken where the flavour only stays on the skin. You can taste the soy garlic flavour can also be tasted from the juicy meat. Also the chicken is not greasy. The rice cake soup was okay.

Soy Garlic Korean Fried Chicken from Kyochon

Soy Garlic Korean Fried Chicken from Kyochon

 

Overall: Although the service was not so good the chicken was really tasty and has a great flavour and not greasy.

What is your favourite Korean Fried Chicken brand?

 

Matcha Latte

The first time I tasted matcha was when I got my first pay check and decided to try out a Japanese restaurant. I love trying out things, food most especially, and when I saw matcha on the menu I decided to give it a try. To be honest, I did not like the taste at all! I kinda felt like a goat being fed with grass. That was 10 years ago, I think, and matcha was not that famous of a drink yet (at least here in the Philippines.)

Anyways, moving forward to present times, I decided to give matcha another chance when I saw it on the Starbucks menu. That’s was the time that I love the taste of matcha. I don’t know I guess, I was really young back then and my taste preference was really different or did I just gave a wrong judgment back then with matcha; whatever it is matcha is now one of my favorite drink most especially that it has lots of health benefits.

Matcha latte is one of the drinks I make when I am just at home. This recipe is fast and easy to make.

Matcha Latte

Ingredients:

1 tsp Matcha green tea powder

2 tsp sugar

3 tbsp warm water

3/4  cup cold milk or hot milk

Procedures:

  1. Put matcha powder and sugar in a mug.
  2. Add warm water and mi with spoon or whisk until smooth.
  3. Add hot milk to mug until full for hot matcha latte or cold milk for cold matcha latte.
  4. Use whisk or spoon to mix matcha paste and milk together until smooth and light green in color.
  5. Serve it with muffin!

Have you try this recipe before? What are your favorite matcha recipe?