Pancit Malabon

1 kilo fresh rice noodles (soaked for 10 minutes in water and drained)
For sauce
6 tbsp atchuete oil
6 cups shrimp juice
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste

For toppings
1 cup kintsay, sliced
1 cup pechay Baguio, sliced
1 cup chicharon, crushed
1 cup smoked tinapa, flaked
1 cup oysters, cooked
1 1/2 cup shrimps, cooked and peeled
1/2 kilo squid, sauteed in oil and garlic
1 cup pork, cooked and cubed
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup spring onions, chopped finely
4 tbsp fried garlic
4-6 pcs calamansi, sliced
1. Dissolve 1 cup of flour in 1 cup of water. Set aside.
2. To make sauce: Heat atchuete oil in a pan. Sautèe garlic, then add shrimp juice. Allow to boil. Pour in water with dissolved flour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. Boil water in a wok or large saucepan. Fill a luglugan or bamboo strainer with noodles, pechay Baguio and kintsay.
4. Dip into the boiling water and drain. Put in a large bowl.
5. Add sauce, crushed chicharon, and tinapa flakes. Toss, then transfer to a plate.
6. Top with oysters, shrimps, squid, pork, egg slices, spring onions, and fried garlic. Serve with sliced calamansi.

Pork sinigang (Mama's style)

Pork Sinigang
1 kilo pork, preferably spare ribs, cut into chunks
1 regular red onion, diced
5 tomatoes, sliced half
1 roll lemon grass (tanglad)
100 gm. river spinach (Kangkong)
100 grams string beans
3 pieces horse radishes, sliced
3 pieces gabi (taro), pealed and sliced
4 pieces sili (green finger pepper)
200 grams sampalok (tamarind)
4 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
1 liter of rice wash, pork broth or water
1.        Boil sampalok in water until the shell cracks.Cool and  peal off the shells, mash and with the use of strainer, separate the meat from the seeds. Set aside the sampalok juice.
2.        In a pot, sauté garlic and onion then add the tomatoes. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
3.        Add pork, tanglad and fish sauce then add the rice wash. Bring to boil then simmer for 10 minutes then add the gabi. Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes or until the pork is tender.
4.        Add the horse radish and simmer for 5 minutes then add the string beans, kangkong and sili . Let boil for 2 minutes.
5.        Serve hot.
(cooking tip: you may use commercially available tamarind cube or sampalok seasoning instead of tamarind fruit)

Kadyos, baboy, langka - authentic Ilonggo dish!

Enjoy KBL, or pork knuckles stew with kadios, baboy & langka - an authentic Ilonggo dish.

3 cups of fresh kadios
1 kilo langka cubes
1 kilo pork
Pieces batuan
2 liters water
1 medium sized onion
1 roll tanglad or lemon grass

How to cook:
Broil over charcoal pork belly/legs to give it its smoky flavor in the stew later.when done cut into desired sizes. set aside

In a separate pot, boil fresh kadios for  5 minutes. Add langka and lemongrass. When the langka is soft, add the cut-up broiled pork and continue boiling for about 10 minutes. add batwan and katumbal. Mmmm! Namit gid ya...