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Ginataang “ginagmay”

For those who love Bicol express and any ginataan na ulam (in coconut milk), I would recommend for you to try this recipe. I had a sample of this when we had lunch at a restaurant in Robinson’s Manila. A friend recommended this place for its homecooked-like comfort food. He especially recommended this ginataan food, I just forgot what it is called. I liked it at first taste; it was so easy to eat. The flavor of the coconut milk, the meat and a hint of spiciness just mingled wonderfully in the mouth, while the green beans retain its crunchiness in tiny pieces. Without the chilis, I think this recipe would be a perfect way to feed those veggie deficient kids.
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Almost-Japanese beef bowl

This is quite very simple for such a tasty recipe. I was browsing for recipes online for a left-over cut of tender chuck beef in the freezer. I want an extremely simple one, ┬áthe whole time I was wishing for the Yoshinoya beef gyudon in my mind. Indeed, making one is so easy, I just don’t have the right ingredients. ┬áNevertheless, I did quite manage of what I have – without the mirin, sake, and Dashi soup. Instead, I substituted these with Shaoxing rice wine. The result is a tasty sweet savory beef bowl.


INGREDIENTS: (for 2-3 servings)

  • 300 g thinly sliced beef – I used tender chuck
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 5 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tbsp granulated brown sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

2. Bring to a boil, and simmer covered for a few minutes until meat is cooked.

Top this over a bowl of steamed rice and Moshi moshi! a tasty lunch.

Thin slices of tender chuck.

Let the flavors of Kikkoman and Shaoxing wine seep into the meat.

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