Banana-Pineapple Cake

I’ve been baking cakes weekly non stop since mid January. I took a break after holy week to concentrate on breads. I however got irritated at how the lakatan bananas ripen really fast. I also bought a few kilos of avocados and pineapples waiting to be eaten. So, I excused myself for a while and…

When I was away

Well, there’s really no reason or point in explaining why I haven’t posted a single thing since months ago. NO matter how swamped I was I could’ve always made time to post, yes? I didn’t and that’s it. Meanwhile, I can tell you what I’ve done so far. I got a job that I knew…

My bento love story

In the Philippines lunchboxes mostly contained only protein and carbohydrates. A high number of those lunchboxes are under this “baon” group: hotdog+rice, tapa (cured meat)+rice, eggs+rice, adobo+rice. Back when my brother was still in high school we always expect at least a 3 day tapa (cured meat) breakfast as it is also his “baon”. It’s…

Deep Fried Tofu

Deep Fried Tofu (soaked in stock) 2 blocks soft tofu 30 grams each Oil for deep frying For the stock: 1 ½ cups chicken stock 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp mirin Garnish: Toasted black seeds Chopped scallion 1. Drain the tofu by wrapping it in kitchen paper towels. Next, set it on a cookie/cake…

Ceramics and Oyakodon

According to all of the Japanese food blogs (the ones written in English) Oyakdon literally means “parent-child bowl”. My first thought was that it referred to a mother’s dish shared with her child. Really, that’s what I thought, it made sense. According to Nami-san of Just One Cookbook however, it referred to parent=chicken and child=egg….

I miss missing you

There are times when I wish I lived in a time where technology isn’t amplified, to a world where 90 % of humanity’s daily life is dependent on being connected online. Now, it seems, is the time where correspondence is equals to 120 characters or a single photograph. Spending time with friends has now become…