Thursday, December 23, 2010

Daddy's Lechon Kawali - to die for!

Our potluck for tonight's homeowner's Christmas party.

Renato's Lechon Kawali

1 kg Pork belly
Water with some salt

Daddy's secret is the pork. He's very picky and meticulous with the meat he cooks with. He wants it ultra fresh, as much as possible. With this, less seasoning is needed. Just your usual and preferred 'sawsawan'.

Boil pork until soft. Tried asking Daddy how long but he can't determine a specific time. He insists 'just until it's soft.'

Drain meat, wrap in foil and then freeze overnight. Keep the pork broth for nilaga or sinigang.

How much oil is needed? A lot! Make sure that you're able to completely submerge the meat. Ensure that oil is really hot. Smoking hot - literally.

Straight from the freezer, cook meat until skin is crispy. If you wont serve it immediately, wrap again in foil. If you wish to reheat, use a turbo broiler. On high for 10-15 minutes.

Our preferred sawsawan is bagoong isda (not alamang) with calamansi or our new favorite Sukang Pinakurat

I've been getting requests and demands for Daddy's Lechon Kawali. Especially from those who've tasted it. That's why Daddy always has at least one pre-boiled pork inside the freezer. Ready to fry on demand!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Best Raisin Bread - Bag of Beans, Tagaytay

For years, the best raisin bread for me was Baguio Country Club's until I tried Bag of Beans' today. Fresh from the oven, so soft, and packed with raisins! Be purist or with butter and jam, still heavenly. Now, we don't have to drive 6 hours and spend P6k/night for a night's stay in a hotel; just an hour's drive (less if there's no traffic) and we have really good raisin bread.

Just make sure to enjoy it with freshly brewed coffee.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Can't call it homemade. We bought everything and mixed them at home. So home-mixed halo-halo seem more appropriate.

This is how we celebrated Easter, while trying to beat the heat.

Highly recommended. Cheaper than having it in a restaurant or fast-food.

Next time will include minatamis na saba and Erwin's leche flan.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bye, Jolo

Another death in the family.

They say it comes in threes. Uncle Bob, Lola Luz, now Jolo.

I hope this is the last in a very long time.