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Monday, November 26, 2012

Before Six Diet's Top Posts


Here are the Top Ten posts in my two year stint as food and home-cook recipe blogger from 2010 to 2012. Two surprising high hits for viewers are my entries on Fish Soup with Kulitis which earns 80 viewers which I find amazing as "kulitis" is not a popular green leafy vegetable and Fish Soup with Kamote Tops which earned 93 hits. But both did not make it to the top ten though. Here are the top ten recipe with links that are always called for by the viewers (but I'm not sure if they're called to be cooked), and the number one which has 2273 viewers is unexpected as it has beaten my sushi, summer roll and pad thai. Read on!

92 viewers
posted last 12/11/11

113 viewers
posted on 1/14/10

130 viewers
posted last 1/15/10

203 viewers
posted on 5/15/11


137 viewers
posted on 12/6/10


141 viewers
posted on 12/2/11

294 viewers
posted on 9/25/10

478 viewers
posted on 10/28/11

506 viewers
posted on 2/18/11

2272 viewers
posted 3/27/10

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shortcut Pad Thai


The filling Pad Thai

I made Pad Thai before. See my previous post and another post. But this one, I entitled shortcut because I forgot to fry the tofu and chop them up. So I missed the essential ingredient of a real Pad  Thai. Anyway, this noodle dish I churned out in a hurry turned out yummy.

For this recipe, I had fried scrambled eggs, stripped native chicken flesh, mongo sprout and the rice noodles. I used available herbs too like celery and coriander.

As for the flavoring, don't forget the tamarind-based cubes, fish sauce, and soy sauce.

Please see my previous post for the cooking procedure.

rice noodles here are being soaked in a hot water

the cooked noodles, from crystal noodle to white color

The other ingredients go to the pan...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pinoy's Salad: Gulaman or Seaweed


1/2 kilo seaweed
hot boiling water

6 medium tomatoes
3 red/white onions
grated green mango
boiled egg/salted egg (optional)

In a steel bowl, place the seaweed. Add boiling water until the color turns from greenish to brownish. Drain.
Add the remaining ingredients and toss well.
Chill until time to serve as appetizer or side dish.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dinner in Larshian of Fuente Circle, Cebu


Chicken breast, chicken liver and pork barbecue, all grilled
and topped with sweet sauce.

What is Manokan Country for Bacolod City is Larshian for Cebu City. Located in the popular Fuente Circle district, Larshian houses several stalls that serve chicken and pork barbecue and various fish catch which can be grilled or cooked into sour fish soup.

Of course, the "puso" or the weaved coconut-leaves wrapping the cooked rice add the local "Bisaya" feel to the table.

While we were eating, an old man serenaded us with an English song and we immediately requested for a "bisaya" song, so he sang Matudnila to our delight.

Larshian is a nice place to visit while one is in Cebu, it is just fronting the Robinson's Galleria located by the Fuente Circle. While the shouts here and there of waiters and waitresses may be annoying, in fact, it adds a local feel to the eatery. This is where the locals eat and meet. So, it's definitely worth a try.

PUSO, the stress is in the second syllable.

White Marlin, can be cooked as Towa or Tinola for plain fish soup
or as sinigang for sour fish soup. We had the latter.

Enjoying puso while listening to Kuya's serenade.
Photo by Ms. Cecile Mesias.

In fairness, Kuya can sing....