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Sinigang na Bangus Recipe


One of the easiest dishes to cook, for me, is Sinigang na Bangus. “…it is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour and savoury taste most often associated with tamarind (Filipino: sampalok). It is one of the more popular dishes in Filipino cuisine.” – Wikipedia

For this recipe, I used boneless milkfish because it is easier to eat, especially if you have a toddler. You can either have the milkfish deboned in the wet market or buy one in the supermarket.

Sinigang na Bangus Recipe
I know, I know! I’ll take a better photo next time. 🙂🙂


1 Bangus (Milkfish, Cleaned and Sliced)
2 onions sliced
3 tomatoes sliced
20g pack Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix Original
1 L water
a bunch of kangkong (water spinach), separate the leaves from the stalks
1 bundle sitaw (string beans)
2 sili pangsigang (long green chili, optional)
Okra (optional)
1 tbsp patis (fish sauce)


  1. Put tomatoes and onion in a pot of water and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add 1 pack of Knorr Sinigang sa Sampaloc Mix, stir.
  3. Add the milkfish and let it boil, add the fish sauce.
  4. Put the string beans and kangkong stalks and your preferred veggies.
  5. Cover the pot and let it boil for another 5 mins.
  6. Turn the heat off then put the kangkong leaves.

And that’s how I cook our Sinigang na Bangus. You can adjust the taste according to your liking. As for me and my family, these ingredients are enough for our tastebuds.

PS. In the past few weeks, I noticed that I am trying and sharing recipes here and on my Facebook Page. Because of that, I decided to make a hashtag for my post so it will be easier for my readers to see these recipes (assuming that I have readers. :D)! I called it #SaturdayIsRecipeDay. So from now on, I will only be sharing my recipes, food experiments, recipes inspired by others or anything about making food every Saturday.

How about you? How do you cook your Sinigang na Bangus? Or if you tried this specific recipe, let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!


Fusilli Carbonara with Mushroom Recipe


Whenever my son doesn’t want to eat rice, our go-to food would always be pasta, pancit bihon, pancit canton or any noodles topped with white or red sauce. And today is one of those days. Good thing pasta and sauce are included in our monthly grocery staples! I prepared a very easy to cook Fusilli Carbonara with Mushroom for lunch so the picky toddler can eat.

I do not have time to check for the best recipe online, so I just cooked it like a normal pasta would be cooked. Here’s how I did it.

Fusilli Carbonara with Mushroom
This picture doesn’t give justice to its taste. 🙂
  • 3 cups Fusilli pasta
  • 200g Del Monte Carbonara Style Spaghetti Sauce
  • water
  • salt
  • oil
  • 1/2 bulb garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 115g Jolly Mushroom in a can – premium sliced
  • dried parsley
  • grated cheese
  1. Add the fusilli pasta to a pot of boiling water. Add salt and oil. I usually add salt after I put the pasta inside to avoid mineral deposits or white spots on my cooking pots.
  2. Let it boil for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.
  3. Keep half-cup of the pasta water. Drain and keep aside.
  4. In a different pot, saute the onion, garlic, and mushroom until slightly brown in color.
  5. Add the Del Monte Carbonara Style Spaghetti Sauce.
  6. Stir and add the half-cup pasta water until well-mixed.
  7. Add the grated cheese according to your liking.
  8. Season with a pinch of salt and parsley.
  9. Let it boil until creamy or until the cheese melted.
  10. You may opt to mix all the sauce in your cooked pasta or put it in a separate container to just pour the sauce on your desired amount of pasta.
  11. Top with cheese and dried parsley and you’re done!

I just felt happy after lunch as my son liked my version of Fusilli Carbonara with Mushroom. Cooking has never been a talent. But when we moved to our own house I had no choice but to learn how to cook, consult google or experiment with a recipe like my own version of Chicken Adobo.

If you are not a good cook like me, have you tried recipes without a guide?

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Thank you and enjoy!


Best Chicken Adobo Recipe


Chicken Adobo is considered a national dish in the Philippines (unofficial) and every town or province has its own way of cooking it. Some cook theirs with onion, some don’t. Others cook it without soy sauce (yes, there’s someone I know) and a lot more unique recipes that you can find on the web.

There are also several types of Adobo — chicken, pork, beef, liver, vegetable, etc. As I’ve tasted several recipes already, there are times that I’ll be disappointed if I didn’t get the taste that I am looking for. Having a mom who cooks tasty and delicious dishes, I cannot help but compare other recipes to my mom’s cooking.

I, too, have my own version. I am not entirely sure if this is the correct way to cook it but this works for me and my son, who is a picky eater. He likes it so much that he can eat it every day. How do I cook it? Read on.

Chicken Adobo
This photo doesn’t give justice to its taste. haha

Ingredients (no exact measurements, ‘tantya, tantya’ lang):

Soy Sauce

  1. Heat the oil.
  2. Fry the chicken until brown (not too much, just make sure that all sides are cooked properly).
  3. Remove the chicken from the wok, and saute the onion first until slightly brown, then garlic.
  4. Add the soy sauce.
  5. Let the mix boil first then add the chicken.
  6. Once the chicken is drenched with soy sauce, add the vinegar. I always put half the amount of soy sauce. When I put 1 cup of soy sauce, I’ll add 1/2 cup of vinegar.
  7. Add the peppercorn and sugar.
  8. Let it boil until the chicken absorbs the mixture and the sauce thickens.

And that’s it! I have my own perfect Adobo, perfect for my family’s taste only. 🙂 I have not tried this exact recipe for others, but I hope you’ll like it too.

How about you, how do you cook your Chicken Adobo? Or, if you’ve tried this exact recipe, did you like it? Let me know in the comments section. 🙂

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