Monday, May 10, 2010

Enjoy Filipino Food

                      Enjoying Food at Sit-N-Bull Restobar

What do friends do during life's milestones?  Celebrate with  friends of course!  And what were the milestones?  We sold our car at lightning speed and we were sending off  Nory with good wishes. She will be vacationing in Hawaii with hubby, Allan. Honeymoon!

Wonder what the food above are called?  Sinigang na bangus (milkfish in  sour soup), Crispy pata and Kare-kare.   Hmmmn, Yummy!

How do you cook these food:  Here's how:



1. In a casserole, bring water to a boil together with the ginger.
2. Add the bangus, tomatoes, and onion and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the tamarind powder and salt to taste.
4. Add the eggplant and string beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Remove from heat, add the kangkong leaves, and let stand covered for 5 minutes.

The Crispy Pata recipe, you could find that in my previous entry :)

 Kare Kare Recipe 

Estimated cooking time: 2 hours

Kare Kare Ingredients

  •    1 kilo of beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes, beef tripe or oxtail (cut 2 inch long) or a combination of all three (beef, tripe and oxtail)

     3 cups of peanut butter
     1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
        1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)
        2 pieces onions, diced
        2 heads of garlic, minced
        4 tablespoons atsuete oil
        4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
        1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces
        1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2" long
        1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water
        1/2 cup oil
        8 cups of water
        Salt to taste

Kare Kare Cooking Instructions:

1.  In a stock pot, boil beef, tripe and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.
2.  In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.
3.  Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. 
4.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
5.  Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes - Do not overcook the vegetables. 

Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice.

We cheered each other with  Bailey's shake!

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  1. Hi!

    Your Sinigang looks really delicious!

    I'm collecting a list of the best sinigang recipes in my blog, and I included your sinigang recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

    Keep in touch!

    Tanya Regala

  2. Hi Tanya,

    Glad you like it.
    I visited your blog and I may copy some of your recipes too. Will let you know :)

    God bless.


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