Meat-Free Meal Prepared The Way You Like It

Enjoy sumptuous meat-less meals this Lenten season at Isla Sugbu Seafood City at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City.

At Isla Sugbu Seafood City, you can abstain from meat by opting for its unique offering called Paluto All-You-Can. Select from a wide array of fresh and live seafood and have it cooked the way you like it until you have your fill.

If you do not have any dish in mind, you can choose from its delectable selection of best-selling dishes such as Salted Egg Shrimp, Oysters topped with Garlic and Cheese, Fresh Crabs in Chili Sauce, Squid in Garlic Teriyaki Sauce and Steamed Parrot Fish. Whether you want something extravagant or just a simple, well-cooked dish, Seafood City is ready to serve appetizing meals for you and your family and friends.

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MCDonald’s Secret Menu Revealed!

Good news especially to the McDonald’s fans out there! In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you the secret menu that you can order at McDonald’s.

 

What’s this secret menu all about? Simple, these are sets of menu that McDonald’s can offer to their customers which are not listed or showing from their overhead menu at their restaurants/food chains. How to? Just directly order at their cashiers and mention the secret menu that you would like to try. THAT’S IT!

 

So, here’s where you can choose from:

 

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#Recipe of the Day: Boeuf Bourguignon

 

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to watch (LIVE!) the cooking demo of Chef Xavier Btesh, at the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center in Makati.

 

Chef Xavier was born and raised in Paris and spent the earlier part of his career training under renowned chefs before he went on to become a consultant chef for various businesses and eventually published his own cookbook Les Petits Diners de Xavier which sold more than 40,000 copies across Europe.

 

When you’re a French chef, people come to you and they tell you about 3-star, 4-star Michelin chefs, truffles, and foie gras. But I keep telling people, this is not the food we eat daily,” he says. “I know that Filipinos love their family-style and we’re the same in France, we have family-style as well. I want to show the way we eat at home.”

 

Now, I’m sharing with you one of the recipes he taught us during the cooking demo. It’s called:

 

Boeuf Bourguignon

 

According to Chef Xavier, this is similar to our “adobo” but a French version. Just switch the vinegar with wine and there you’ll have a French stew.

 

What you’ll need:

2 mugs beef chunks

1 pc onion

1 pc garlic clove, peeled

1 tsp tomato paste

4 pcs button mushrooms or 2 pcs Portobello mushrooms

2 pcs carrots, peeled and sliced

1 espresso cup bacon chunks

1 ½ mugs beef broth

2 tsps white flour

1 tsp dried/fresh thyme

1 pinch clove powder

2 mugs GOOD red wine

salt and pepper to taste

½ espresso cup butter, melted

 

Instructions:

 

Set a frying pan on med-high heat. Place in half your butter, and saute your onions and bacon. When onions turn translucent, transfer onion and bacon to a cast iron pan on high heat along with the rest of the butter. Add the chunks of the meat and toss well. Sprinkle flour, and stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the beef broth, wine, and all the other ingredients except the mushrooms. Mix well. Reduce to a very low heat and cook for 3 hours, stirring every once in a while so that your ingredients won’t stick to the bottom of the pan. After 2 ½ hours, add your mushrooms. If the sauce reduces too much, add a bit of wine or broth. After 3 hours, your iconic French stew will be ready!

 

 

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#Recipe of the Day: Pansit Habhab

Pansit habhab is the ALL-TIME favorite merienda of people living in Quezon province particularly in Lucban and Lucena City. Yes, I am a certified Lucenahin!

Pansit habhab is basically made of dried flour noodles. It’s our own type of miki. It is thin and brown in color. This is popularly served in Buddy’s Restaurant (Sponsor please, haha!) and in Lucban or Lucena, pansit habhab are being sold in streets or peddled around the area.

This is usually eaten without any utensils. It is served in a banana leaf and then you eat it directly from that. When you say habhab that means to eat suctioning the food like pigs. Yes, you read it right. Hahaha!

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