Simply Filipina

Have the passion of cooking, she's sharing you the goodness and deliciousness recipes from her KUSINA to your KUSINA! Or from my Kitchen to your Kitchen that will cost less yet very comforting that the entire family would enjoy! It's all about GOOD FOOD and more!!!

The recipe isn't so hard my mom's specialty as far i could remember. Whenever we have company coming our house and some special gatherings going on this fish Escabeche is sure on the center of the table. And so from time to time i can't help to missing it! We live in TN state and it is so hard to have such fish to cook for yummy escabeche so when i saw this salt water fish in the market weeks ago i grabbed quite a bit to content me, lol. The husband is not really a fish eater so i ate them all till i drop kidding aside but i was so happy and satisfied at least I've finally cook it.

You will need:

4-5 medium size whole fish (clean thoroughly)
1/2 slice carrots
1 small chopped onion
3 cloves garlic chopped
small size ginger slice into strips
1/2 cup thinly slice green/red bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 vinegar (datu puti)
1tbsp brown sugar
1/2cup water
1tbsp corn starch
2tbsp cooking oil


  • On a skillet, Heat oil and fry fish till crispy brown. Set aside.
  • On different deep skillet, sauteed garlic, onion, ginger, bell peppers gradually
  • Next pour slice carrots and stir them altogether for 5minutes or till slightly cooked.
  • On a measuring cup mix all the liquid ingredients including brown sugar and corn starch mixed it well.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and add the fish. Simmer till sauce thickened, season it with salt and pepper. You can decide how sweet or sour your escabeche is by adding sugar or vinegar to it.
  • Serve hot with white rice.

Enjoy Cooking.

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There's nothing special about this plate really but this is my husband's favorite, turkey leg is the part of the bird he loves just boiled it to tenderness with my house spices and seasonings along with mashed potato & creamy gravy and side of sauteed green beans... whenever this 3 meets in the plate he said that i truly love him to the deepest level, haha! Thanksgiving is coming so which means turkeys are just around the corner and this time we waited till after thanksgiving so the rack of turkey meat will down price and we get to get several to stock on the freezer for awhile. Wink!

Remember always enjoy cooking!!

I really like this Beef Stew seasoning mix from McCormick brand because it has the natural blend of spices and seasons well made. Sure the delicious flavor of homemade beef stew actually which is one thing i really want in the taste! My family loves it and so do I, cleaned our plate every time i fix this fellow!

I just follow the instruction on the back of the label and i add a little bit of my stuff such as our favorite veges i alter the celery into green and red bell peppers instead because the housemates hates it! As well with extra onions and carrots, I also add paprika on it i love the paprika brings to the dish. Instead of adding water i use half and half chicken and beef broth. And simmer to tenderly perfection. Serve with rice or mash potato, YUM! Try it for your self!

Enjoy Cooking!

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I remember when i was in my childhood my folks specially my grandfather cook the best Bam-e in the world, lol. Actually bam-e for me is a special kind of pancit guinisa because of so many different variety of condiments and meats in it. Like pork fat or bacon even sausage in some, seafood such as shrimp, squids and clams. Then theres the ingredients of spices altogether what makes this guinisa mix of pancit canton and sotanghon rice noodles what they called here in the US.

Anyway, since i have complete stuff to make Bam-e the other day so i hastily gather all the ingredients. Kiddos and I enjoyed every bite. Planning to get more of the stuff for the next bam-e day. Wink!


One small onion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
3-4 bacon (Sliced)
1lbs chopped pork
10-15 pieces shrimp
A package of instant pancit canton (i use the ramen i just threw away the spices)
1 small package of sotanghon or vermicelli
1 cup slice carrots
1/4 cup green bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 soy sauce
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2 cup thinly slice cabbage
1tsp paprika

  • In a deep skillet cooked bacon till crispy
  • Add the onion and garlic continue stirring and add the pork until brown add soy sauce then add the shrimp continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Pour carrots, and bell pepper and cabbage stir continuously. Gradually add the broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Season it with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Then add the noodles stir it well till everything is mix. Covered and check every now and then if the noodles are tender enough. Add broth or water if needed. Serve hot with your favorite bread or side dish.

Enjoy cooking!

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For the coconut filling: 1/2 pounds of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of water, half bag of desiccated coconut and 1tsp of vanilla extract. Baked in 400 degree for 15 minutes.

Everybody enjoy once again, my boy had 4 piece, lol. Definitely will bake some more next time.

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They truly love and enjoy every munch of the hot pandesal i make to the point they can eat it everyday, haha. Family and friends keep craving on them. They even said the est read they've ever taste very flattering right coz they're patronizing Filipino product! Everybody wanted me to sell fresh bread at the office how cool is that! Just so happy they enjoys my food! Wink!!

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Have a nice day ahead!

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Nice to have you here in my place guys. I really appreciate it. See you around!