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Pancit Malabon

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This dish originated in the town of Malabon which is beside Navotas, the town where my parents and grandparents grew up. History shows that Navotas was originally part of Malabon, it was in 1859 that it became an independent town. Navotas is a coastal town located in the Northwest part of Metro Manila. It is known as the fishing capital of the Philippines. This dish incorporates a lot of seafood, as you would expect something coming from a fishing town. Pancit Malabon is not the same as Pancit Palabok as…read more

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Spinach

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An alternative for tomato based pasta, this recipe is really quick and simple to make. First brown your italian sausage (mild) in large pot deep enough to hold several cups of broth. I used 4 italian sausage patties that I broke up while cooking. Then add a medium sized onion that has been diced and 2-3 cloves finely minced garlic. Cook until onions are soft and translucent. In the same pot, add 5 cups of water and 1 chicken bouillon and let it come to a boil (the original recipe…read more

Jollibee Style Spaghetti

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Jollibee is the number one fast-food chain in the Philippines. It is one hundred percent Filipino owned and boast of having several dozen branches all over the world. It’s menu caters to the Filipino taste where you would find rice and noodles together with chicken and burgers in their menu items. We do have Jollibee here in the Northeast but it’s location is not really accessible to us, you either have to take the NJ transit train and subway to NY city or sit through traffic at the turnpike and…read more

Zaru Soba

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Zaru Soba is a Japanese noodle dish that is typically served cold. We love to have this for either lunch or dinner during these hot and humid Summer days. It is a welcome change from either the cold sandwiches or salads that we usually have. Zaru Soba is made up of buckwheat. They are usually served in a bamboo draining tray called Zaru. I have seen some restaurants even serve Zaru Soba on a bed of ice. They are eaten with a dipping sauce “Tsuyu” which is a mixture of…read more

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Fridays is pasta night in our family. It’s just usually the girls who have dinner at home as Fridays is date night for me and hubby. It’s also the end of the week and I want to cook something quick and easy. Tonight I decided to make spaghetti and meatballs. I made the meatballs from scratch but I used my favorite bottled brand for the sauce. I did not have any canned plum tomatoes on hand so this will make do. For the meatballs, add the following to your ground…read more