Compilation of food, recipes that we've tried, and food reviews.

  • Ginataang Puso ng Saging Recipe

    Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Dilis

    One of the few dishes that I miss in my hometown is Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Dilis (Banana blossom/heart in Coconut Milk with Anchovies). I told my husband about it and fortunately, he knows how to cook it. Sharing the recipe here for future reference. “Banana blossom, also known as a “banana heart”, is a fleshy, purple-skinned flower, shaped like a tear, which grows at the end of a banana fruit cluster.” – Ingredients 1 whole puso ng saging (sliced/chopped)2 cups coconut milk4 cloves garlic (minced)1 onion (chopped)1 1/2 tbsp vinegar1/2 tsp pepper1 tsp saltanchoviespork (optional)chili (optional) Procedure Peel the outer layer of the puso ng saging /…

  • Chicken Caldereta

    Chicken Caldereta Recipe, How To Cook Caldereta Using My Trusted Mix

    Can I let you in on a little secret? Before I got married, I don’t know how to cook complicated dishes without a cookbook. The only ones I know by heart were fried dishes, ginisang ampalaya, adobo, and sinigang. So, how did I know how to cook chicken caldereta? The answer is Mama Sita’s Meal Mixes. Mama Sita’s® line of food mixes and sauces was born out of Mrs. Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes’ pity for Filipinos abroad. She was worried that ‘children would grow up without getting to savor Filipino cuisine due to the absence of necessary ingredients and the time-consuming way of preparing them.‘ **Information is from Mama Sita’s…

  • Salmon HQ Baked Sushi

    You Need to Order Salmon HQ’s Baked Sushi NOW!

    What started as a fad has now become a staple in a lot of people’s dining tables. Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday or just to get through the week, baked sushi is what you need.  Now that we’ve established that, it’s time for you to meet the Queen of all Baked Sushi, Salmon HQ.  Salmon HQ used to be known for their trays of big, fresh, juicy salmon, but now, they have made a name for themselves when it comes to Baked Sushi.  3 types of Sushi Bake by Salmon HQ Salmon HQ has three types of baked sushi, the Crunchy California Sushi Bake, the Aburi Salmon Scallops Ebi Sushi Bake,…

  • CDO Karne Norte Picadillo

    CDO Karne Norte Picadillo

    “Guisado na naman?” Tired of listening to this line whenever I tell him that we will eat CDO Karne Norte for breakfast or lunch. So, I scoured the internet to look for a new recipe to try. After an hour of searching, I found nothing that he liked. With exasperation, I checked the label in the can and found out that they have a written recipe there, and you guessed it right, the recipe is CDO Karne Norte Picadillo. Sharing the recipe and video here with you: Ingredients: 2 cans of CDO Karne Norte⠀onion, garlic, tomato⠀potato, carrots⠀cabbage, green peas, bell pepperwater, egg⠀salt, pepper How to Cook: 1. Saute garlic, onion,…

  • Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Buffalo Wings Recipe

    Can it still be called Buffalo Chicken Wings even if it’s not spicy? Or, just plain sweet chicken wings? haha We originally planned to try cooking a spicy buffalo chicken wings, since we have a toddler, we just left out the hot sauce. Here’s our Buffalo Wings recipe: Ingredients:⠀⠀1 tsp pepper⠀1 tsp salt⠀2 tbsp fish sauce⠀1 egg⠀1 kg chicken wings⠀2 tbsp butter⠀4 tbsp tomato sauce⠀4 tbsp brown sugar⠀2 tbsp soy sauce⠀3 tbsp flour⠀4 tbsp cornstarch⠀2 tsp garlic powder⠀hot sauce optional⠀sesame seeds PROCEDURE: Pour the salt, pepper, fish sauce, and egg to the chicken then mix. Marinate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the flour and cornstarch to the chicken…

  • Mango Pie

    Easy Homemade Mango Pie

    ECQ made me do it! haha Since we’ve been cooking a lot these days, we created our own Youtube account where we can share the recipes that we are trying, of course, named after this blog — Homebound Mom. First on our list is this Easy Homemade Mango Pie. If you are from or went to the Philippines and visited the ever famous Jollibee, you probably tried their Peach Mango Pie. I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on social media recreating it, but, we don’t have peaches so we just made Mango Pie using sliced bread. Here’s how we did it: Ingredients: – 2 big ripe mangoes– 3 tbsp…

  • Mother's Day The Manila Hotel Cakes

    Make Mother’s Day Extra Special at Home with The Manila Hotel

    Mother’s Day is a yearly reminder to cherish our relationship with our moms. Given this year’s unique circumstances, many of us will be celebrating this special day at home. And some of us, are even away from the special person in our lives. Still, even when fancy dinners are impossible, Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be canceled. With some creativity and preparation, we can still give our moms the Mother’s Day she deserves. The Manila Hotel pulls all the stops for you to still be able to give her a memorable Mother’s Day. This home celebration will have a five-star hotel feel and The Manila Hotel will make sure it…