Monday, December 21, 2015

Lisa's in Town!

Yay! Lisa is in town!

She is from Long Island, NY and she visits her family and friends here in Manila every 2 years.

Her favorite is Fish balls!

I asked Hermie to buy the Shanghai brand from Guadalupe Market.

DO NOT refrigerate it or else it will not expand when you fry it.

I have a new recipe for Fish balls sauce!

Fishballs Sauce

2/3 C. White sugar

1/3-1/2 C. Vinegar

2 T. Soysauce

1 C. Water

1 t. Msg

1 t. Salt

Slurry: 1/4 C. Cornstarch dispersed in 1/4 C. water

Boil all the ingredients in a sauce pan except the slurry until the sugar has melted.

Do NOT stir.

Add the cornsrach slurry. Stir until thick.

Transfer into a bowl and add:

Chopped onions, garlic and siling labuyo.

Lisa loved it?

What do you think?

I also cooked Lechon Kawali

And Lomi for her.

We had a get together at Dodai's in the evening.

The early birds....

The very lucky early bird who ate all the chocolates of each variant in one sitting.

I cooked Pancit Sotanghon Guisado.

They said it tasted good!. I'm sharing the recipe.

Pancit Sotanghon Guisado

500 gr. Sapporo Vermicelli Noodles, soaked in tap water for 15 minutes then cut into short strips.

250 g. Chicken Breast

250 g. Chicken liver

1 t. Rock salt or 1/2 t. if using fine salt

Soup stock from boiled meat.

1/3 C. Cooking oil

6 cloves garlic, crushed

1 onion, sliced

250 g. Shrimps, peeled

1 carrot, julienned

100 g. Baguio beans, sliced thinly

1 C. Cabbage, shredded

1/3 C. Pantai Oyster Sauce

1/4 C. Datu Puti soy sauce

1 . Black pepper

1/4 C. Kinchay, chopped

1/3 C. Cooking oil or oil rendered from pork fat

Boil 4 C. Water, then add chicken, liver and salt. Cover and let it cook over low heat for 25 minutes.

Chop the liver and flake the chicken. Set aside.

Saute the garlic and onion in cooking oil.

Add the chicken, liver and shrimps.

When the shrimps are cooked, add the carrots and beans. Saute for 1-2 minutes then add the cabbage.

Add the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Continue sauteing for about a minute then add the sotanghon noodles.

Gradually add the soup stock until noodles are soft. You do not have to use all the stock.

Add kinchay and switch off flame.

Pour the cooking oil to prevent noodles from sticking to each other.

Serve with calamansi on the side.

Candy, Mylene and Janette asked me to cook for them Halabos na Suahe

And Adobong Pusit.

Dodai cooked Laing.

Miko brought Salad Greens and Dressing

Bibo cooked her famous Lamb Adobo!


Vargas Brazo de Mercedes from Cath and Sarita.

Bibingka from Jodie.

Panettone with Mascarpone from Dodai.

And the Chocolate filled liquor!

Tin brought ice cream.

Lisa brought Biscotti, soda and loot for the girls.

Entertainment for the night was..... Noise Pollution!!!!

Hahahahaha I inagurated the newly bought Grand Videoke by Alex!

Maybe it was not such a good idea after all. Look at everybody's facial expression!

But hey! My score was 99!

It was a great night!

It is hard to plan a get together during the holiday season because of the traffic and yet our friends were able to make it!

Merry Chritmas friends!



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