Adobong Manok Recipe 1

How to make Adobong manok?

Adobong manok and so called “chicken adobo” is considered as one of the national dish of Filipinos in the Philippines. They say it is originated with Spanish colonizers. Marinated is the Spanish word for adobo, but Filipinos adapted adobo as an own dish. Adobo is one of the famous Filipino dishes, but there are so many different style of cooking.

1 Whole chicken (cut into parts) or choice cuts of breasts, thighs or wings.
¾ cup white vinegar
¼ cup soy souce
Onion, thinly sliced -- 1/2
1 head garlic (firmly chopped) portioned into two
3 pcs. of laurel (bay leaves) - do not crack the bay leaf
1 cup water
6-8 pcs. of peppercorn
Salt -- 1 teaspoon
3 tablespoons oil

1.In a deep skillet, brown chicken in oil.
2.Add vinegar, soy sauce, first portion of garlic, laurel, peppercorn and water.
3.Bring to a boil, lower the fire and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
4.When it gets too dry just add 1/2 cup of water.
5.Cover and let simmer until chicken becomes tender.
6.In a deep pan, cook remaining garlic until it becomes soft golden-brown.
7.Add the chicken and cook until lightly crispy and pour the rest of the adobo sauce.
8.Serve hot.


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Bata sa Basura

Balitang balita ang isang malagim na sinapit ng isang sanggol na tinapon sa basurahan sa toilet ng isang Eroplano. Marami ang nagalit, marami ang nagtaka, merondin namang humanga. Ngunit hindi natin dapat husgahan ang babaeng gumawa ng isang bagay na hindi kaya gawin ng isang ina. Maaring meron siyang mabigat na dahilan. Subalit bilang isang tao hindi natin dapat gawin hayop ang naging bunga ng isang insidente. Kung meron lang sana tayong isang magandang gobyerno, hindi na kailangan gawin ng isang ina ang isang hindi katanggap tangap ng pangyayari. Isang gobyerno na pwede mo lapitan sa mga sitwasyon na kailangan mo sila. Ngunit minsan ayaw mo lang lumapit dahil baka ma-disappoint ka lang o maaaring wala din silang magagawa.

Bata sa Basura
by Eoz

Nasan ako aking ina?
Ako’y lumabas ng hindi ka nadama
Nakahiga sa mga basura
Na dapat sa bisig mo, ina.

Tao po ako
Bakit ako ay iyong itinago?
Sa isang basurang mabaho
Nasan ang iyong puso?

Dapat bang itong gawin?
At ito ay aking makamtin
Ano kaya ang kinabukasan?
Na walang inang mahahagkan.

Nais ko lamang ina
Iyong malaman tuwina
Mahal kita kahit na…
Itinapon mo akong parang basura.

Mga Tula:
Kahalagahan ng Paggawa
Bata sa Basura
Buhay OFW
Iba na Ngayon
Ikatlong Buwan
Aking Ama
Colour Pensil
Isang Taon at Anim na Buwan
Ang Hamon
Daang Matuwid
Para sa Kaibigan
Ako ang Simula



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Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips

Beans and Peas absorb water when being cooked.

Always remember that beans and peas absorb water when being cooked. On average, it will take the one cup of beans or peas into two to three cups when cooked.

Pasta absorbs water.

As beans and peas, pasta also absorbs water when being cooked. It also take the one cup of pasta into two to three cups when cooked.

How to make a perfect slice?

Study shows that using a wet knife will help to get a perfect slice when slicing cake or a boiled egg. So try to practice to use a wet knife before slicing.


Microwaves are a good way of heating foods but not for cooking.

Roast Meat.

After a roast meat is cooked do not serve and carved it right away. Let the roast meat stay in few minutes to allow them to absorb fluids and become juicy.

Affect of metal in vegetables.

The taste of vegetables may affect by using of metal. That is the reason why lettuce should shred by hand and not by knife. The vegetables using a metal knife should be limited to when there is no other way. So never use a metal bowl for salads because of the affects of the metal on vegetables.

Keeping vegetable's fresh.

In keeping vegetables fresh for as long as possible, it is important that they are dry before putting in refrigerator. Washing them once taken out of the fridge and not before putting them will help to avoid spoiling them in short period.

Frying Tips

Frying Tips

Oil and water should not mix when frying.
Oil and water should not mix when frying. If you do spilling water into an oil pan, it will cause an explosion.

Fry only Dry Foods.
Making sure that the food you are going to fry is dry. If you are trying frying moist meat, you can coat them with flour or bread crumbs.

Oil is hot enough.
The oil is hot enough before putting food in the pan. If the oil is not enough, the oil will be absorbed in the food.

Oils need different temperature.
Different oils need different temperatures. Olive oils should burns on low temperature or around 50 degrees C. Canola oils burns on high temperature. Mixing olive oil with butter or other oils may raise its burning temperature. Burnt oil is a cause for cancer. So try not to burn your oil while frying.
The best frying temperature for frying is about 180 degrees C.

Oil Re-using.
If you plan on using the same oil twice, filter it before doing so. Make sure there are no chunks of food floating in your oil from the last time you used it. Do not use the same oil more than 4 to 5 times.

Fry food one at a time.
Insert food to the frying pan slow, one at a time. Every time you insert something into your boiling oil the temperature in the pan reduces. That is why I recommend frying in small batches or inserting the food one at a time.

Amount of Oil
Use the minimum amount of oil, which is 10cm in deep frying. Do not use to much oil.

Frying Fish
Fish should be coated before deep frying them. Otherwise, the delicate flesh of the fish will burn. You can coat the fish with breadcrumbs, batter, ground almonds and many more as you can think of…

Deep-Frying Tips:
1. The oil must reach a good temperature to brown the exterior of
the food quickly while cooking it. That temperature is almost always between 350F and 375F degrees. To be sure the oil is right use a frying thermometer.
 2. Use canola oil for frying. It is low in saturated fat, has a
high burning point, and does not detract from the flavor of
the food you are frying.
 3. Avoid crowding food that is deep-fat-fried. The food must be
surrounded by bubbling oil, and you must keep the temperature
from falling too much. If you add too much food to a small
amount of oil, the temperature will plummet, and the food will wind up greasy and soggy.
4. Never fill the pot more than halfway with oil; this will
prevent bubbling over when the food is added.
5. Dry food well with paper towels before adding to the pot;
it helps reduce splattering.