Saturday, October 29, 2005

Singapore Food

This coming early Decemeber, my centre will visit the elderly home. I am preparing one item for my children to perform. My children with their chef costumes will sing Food, a rhyme from Rhyming Round Singapore book written by Kathleen Chia and Linda Gan. I just titled it Singapore Food.

The rhyme tells the different food here in Singapore: Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian Cuisine. Here's the rhyme:

Hot dog, french fries
Hot dog, french fries
Onion rings, onion rings
Chocolate ice cream sundae
Chocolate ice cream sundae
large milk shake
Large milk shake.

Roti prata
Roti prata
Chicken rice too.
Rojak or mee rebus
Rojak or mee rebus
Wan tan soup
Wan tan soup.

(Sing to the tune of "I hear thunder")

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Can you guess to what race Rojak belongs?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Lasang Pinoy 3: Buko Pie & Fish Balls

I could not access my site yet where I used to post my entries and where friends know where to find me.

This food blog of mine was born out of my feeling for that blogger who commented on my site that I decided to hibernate for a while. But then I really would like to continue posting on this site of mine though I haven't made this site public.

Since I could not access my previous site yet for reasons I really don't know, I am posting my entry for LP3 here.

The theme for LP3 is about street foods.

With food, I always remember my birthplace, Laguna. Where coconut trees are abound and is known for its scenery, craftmanship and hospitable people.
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And of course my province is well known for its buko pie.
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During my college days, whenever we would be going home, I always prayed then that my brother would take the route to the Laguna Expressway rather than the route to Antipolo, so we could stop in Los Banos or Calamba, Laguna to buy boxes of buko pie. Though it took more hours for us to take the Laguna route going to my small town, it was okay for me for all the travel pains were gone from the smell and of course taste of my buko pie.

I am not sure if buko pie is considered a street food since we can buy that from stores along the highway. My concept of a street food is something peddled in the street. If that is so, then one of my favourite is the fishball.
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When I got married and bought a house in a place in Rizal, street foods became so prominent on my sight that I also became a "suki", meaning a regular customer. How my daughters loved those fishballs with a choice of different sauces. My daughters loved the sweet tasting sauce while I always asked for the sweet and sour one.
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Luckily, my daughters and me can still eat fishballs whenever we wish for there are a lot of fishball brands here in Singapore. What we missed a lot are those sauces. Everytime I make one, the taste could not match the excellent sauce we tasted there in Rizal.

So for our next vacation, humanda kayo buko pie and fish balls with those sauces!!!!

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Ginataang Kalabasa

Our theme last week was about vegetable and so I wrote a lesson plan about pumpkin. I brought to school the pumpkin I bought and showed it to the children together with the seeds. The children of course were so amazed of the real pumpkin and the pumpkin seeds and then promised me that they would ask their Mums to buy and cook one for they would like to eat pumpkin.

After my lesson, I brought home my pumpkin. Why so? Because it was really my intention to have two birds in one shot. I was able to show my children the real pumpkin and at the same time, I would be able to cook the Filipino dish we call Ginataang Kalabasa.

Of course I bought the red chillis .
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And the powdered coconut milk.
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How I cooked it? Basta, I sauted the onion and the finely sliced young ginger followed by minced pork. After a while, I cooked with it the sliced kalabasa. Then I pour the coconut milk and then the chillis. Wow!!! Sarap ng luto ko!

And here's the final product. My ginataang kalabasa. Tingin pa lang masarap na di ba?
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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Applebees and Ruby Tuesday

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at Applebees in Williamsburg

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at Ruby Tuesday

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Ruby Tuesday's fried chicken

If you find these food nice, you can visit Applebees and Ruby Tuesday in Williamsburg. Why I put these two restaurants together? Well, the food are almost the same.

Since I am really fond of chicken, I tried the fried chicken and the sweet and sour ones. For me, fried chicken will always be the best.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Cheddar's Cafe

Cheddar's Cafe is an all American restaurant in Newport News Virginia. It is one of our favourite place to dine. We like their Onion Rings very much. And everytime we go there we see to it to have that Onion Rings in our list. Their Onion Rings is the best I've ever tasted so far.

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The place is just fine with enough parking space for customers.

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I like that potato. So yummy. Though I forgot how they call it.

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My eldest oredered this salad. The first time we ordered this, ubos lahat!

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This chocolate cake is something! I asked for 4 spoons.
Dapat lang siyang ubusin!

I highly recommend Cheddar's Cafe.Not only for the food but for the place itself

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Road Trip Snacks

With my new web site I for sure will be going on different trips to visit blogs about food. I will then be going on road trips for food.

Ahh, I remember that road trip we had. We all prepared everything but forgot about the food we would be bringing. My daughter said that we would be stopping over to eat in restaurants that we would pass by. Magastos talaga!!!

We just only turned the road, but all of us were hungry already. Luckily, there was a drive-in named Sonic.

The snacks at Sonic were just OK especially if you're hungry already. We usually order there whenever we go to Target or WalMart as it was convenient for us what with 3 toddlers with us.

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Though I could say that snack foods are not healthy, it is really tempting to eat such food at drive-in. And convenient pa!

My Food Blog

This is my new blog site where I will be posting about food. And of course I will be joining the Lasang Pinoy3. It was "unfortunate" that I was not able to join the second blogging event due to personal reasons. The truth was that I already have the ideas running on my mind then. I knew what I wanted to write. Unluckily, I was not able to post it. But this time I will be doing so. I have this food blog site now. Yehey!!!

So dear folks, I hope I am still welcome to join you.