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Noodle Go Go

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We are always on the lookout for authentic Chinese restaurants in our area. We just learned about Noodle Go Go Asian Bistro from social media. This is not your typical Chinese take out place where you can just order Orange chicken or Sweet and Sour Pork. One indication that food will be good is that if you see a lot of Asians eating there, not to be racist or anything. My husband and I ate here for our Friday date night. The place is neat and nicely appointed. We were…read more

Jose Tejas

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Jose Tejas is a very popular restaurant in our area that serves authentic Tex-Mex food. Expect long waits even on weekdays so be sure to come early as soon as they open at 11 am if you want to be seated right away. We came for lunch last Thursday as a treat for the girls. Prices in this restaurant are reasonable and serving portions are huge. They will give you complimentary housemade chips and salsa as soon as your are seated, which is refillable by the way. Chips are excellent…read more

Filipino Smoked Fish (Tinapa) Pasta

Posted by in Pasta/Noodles

I was really dead set on making fried rice tinapa (Filipino smoked fish) after seeing this photo, but after getting all the ingredients I began to have second thoughts. It may not appeal to my girls and I was a bit concerned about the sodium content of the dish. This got my creative juices flowing and suddenly had this idea of making a pasta dish instead. I just listed ingredients that would go well with tinapa keeping in mind that is has to be Filipino inspired. This is what I…read more

Filipino Rice Bowl

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch

This a a creative way of dishing up Tapsilog. This combination of meat, egg and rice became so popular in the 80’s that several restaurants and take out counters sprouted all over the city serving only this. There are several possible combination of meat, egg and rice dishes you can come up with. Most popular would be tocino a sweet cured pork, longganisa which is a type of Filipio sausage and tapa which is cured beef. There are really no limits to what you can use fried chicken, bacon, hot…read more

Egg and Avocado on Toast

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A healthy breakfast to start your day. I don’t even want to call this a recipe, more like assembling an open faced sandwich. To make, slice some avocado and place it on top of your toast. How much you say truly depends on your preference. I suggest making use of whole grain or some kind of hearty bread for it does make a difference. Then heat a non-stick skillet and add a pat of butter or oil over medium heat. Then pour in 2 beaten eggs and when it begins…read more

Spam and Egg Onigirazu

Posted by in Bento, Lunch

This is my second recipe for onigirazu. It is a type of onigiri that looks like a rice sandwich. It’s very quick and easy to prepare. For step by step instruction refer to my previous post. You can use whatever filling you like, tuna, ham, chicken, avocado etc. For this recipe, start by making a sunny side up egg. Be sure to cook it over hard but if you prefer your eggs runny make it over easy. Then slice up some spam and cook it until crisped and brown and…read more

Greek Yogurt Pancake

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The family wanted pancakes so I searched for a recipe that will include ingredients I already have. Using yogurt instead of milk to make the batter appealed a lot to me. So even if I haven’t tried this recipe I was hoping for the best. To make, whisk the following dry ingredients: 7 Tbsp. flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt. In a separate bowl beat 2 eggs and add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Get a container of greek yogurt (I used a 7oz container…read more

Stove Top Grilled Corn On The Cob

Posted by in Vegetable

I make it a point to get Jersey corn at our town’s Farmer’s Market during the Summer. They simply are the sweetest corn ever. It’s also not that expensive at 6 for $3.75 . I don’t do anything fancy with it. I usually just boil or grill them. I just discovered that you can grill corn on your stove top. This made it a lot easy for me since I have avoided using our outdoor grill lately, simply because I cannot stand the heat and humidity we have been having….read more

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Posted by in Seafood

I am always on the look our for dinner ideas. I have a pound of shrimp in the freezer I wanted to use so I searched for a recipe that is exciting enough but not too hard to prepare. Salt and Pepper shrimp stood out from all the recipes I read. We always order salt and pepper silverfish everytime we dine at our favorite Chinese restaurant so this would be perfect. To make, clean shrimp by trimming the head and claws/legs with kitchen shears. Pat dry with paper towels and…read more

Barley Tea

Posted by in Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry

I was first introduced to Barley Tea 6 years ago, at a Korean restaurant that opened near our area. It was a complimentary drink given to all their customers. I didn’t know what it was that I had to ask our server. He told us it was barley tea and even explained how to prepare it. He said I can buy the grains used to make it at the Asian store just beside the restaurant. So I have been buying packs of barley and making tea out it using the…read more