Spicy Beef Ramen made easy

Spicy Beef Ramen made easy

Get it while it's hot! This Spicy Beef Ramen is so good and really easy to make.  No need to go out to look for a decent Japanese restaurant for you to be able to enjoy a bowl of a delicious Spicy Beef Ramen. Making was surprisingly easy especially if you already have the ingredients at home. I always have a jar of hoisin sauce in the fridge because I use it often for quick stir-fries and, of course, a Filipino kitchen would also always have soy sauce along with the various other…Read more→
Nilagang Baka (Filipino Beef Soup with Vegetables)

Nilagang Baka (Filipino Beef Soup with Vegetables)

Nilagang Baka is a Filipino beef soup cooked until the meat becomes really tender and with vegetables like potatoes, beans, and cabbage that makes this simple soup healthy and flavorful. This dish is one of that 'ordinary day' dish that is served at a Filipino table on a regular basis. It is normally eaten with rice, of course, and I usually make a dip from fish sauce with chili flakes. It is perfect for the rainy days but is usually eaten all year round and even in the heat of the summer. It may…Read more→
Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopas) – Filipino version

Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopas) – Filipino version

Try this delicious and hearty Sopas (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup) recipe that will surely keep you warm and fit for the cold and rainy days!  Note: This article was originally published on March 14, 2014. It was updated to include new photos. The Philippines has only two seasons, the dry and rainy season. So just imagine, that half of the year it is almost always raining. During this season, and especially when classes/work are suspended due to a typhoon or flooding, people usually pass the time staying in bed and/or eating. For many,…Read more→
Chicken Sotanghon Soup

Chicken Sotanghon Soup

Try this Chicken Sotanghon Soup. A tasty and immune-boosting Filipino chicken soup with slippy cellophane noodles.  Have I told you how much I love soups? I love soups so much I can eat them all year round, even at the peak of summer. Nevermind getting sweaty all over at that. Soups also have to be hot! And I mean straight from the pot steaming hot, I wouldn't have it any other way! And yes, I've burned my tongue (and esophagus) a lot of times too! I think I am a bit of a…Read more→
Wonton Soup Easy Recipe

Wonton Soup Easy Recipe

Try this wonton soup easy recipe. Classic Chinese dumplings filled with minced pork and shrimps and soup loaded with vegetables to keep you fit and warm! I love wontons, either fried or steamed and wonton soup is my soup of choice whenever Armin and I frequent our favorite local Chinese diner/takeaway. This is actually inspired from theirs. It is then usually followed by a crispy duck in sweet and sour sauce with steamed rice or fried noodles. Yummy!   This wonton soup is also loaded with vegetables, which makes this soup really healthy…Read more→
Leek Cheese Soup (German Käsesuppe)

Leek Cheese Soup (German Käsesuppe)

Try this German Käsesuppe or leek cheese soup recipe. With sauteed ground meat and blue cheese.  It is so simple yet so deliciously creamy and hearty!  Leeks are in season again and one of my favorite recipes for leeks is this leek cheese soup which is commonly known here in Germany as Käsesuppe. I got the recipe from a colleague where I used to work before I decided to quit and focus on this blog. We used to have lunch together in the office kitchen with some of our other colleagues. This is…Read more→
Chicken Mami Recipe

Chicken Mami Recipe

Try this Filipino Chicken Mami recipe, a delicious chicken noodle soup perfect to warm you this cold season and to help keep the colds away.Although we do not have autumn or winter in the Philippines, we do have the rainy seasons and the month of December to January are also seemingly cold, well at least to us locals. During these times, we keep ourselves warm by eating hot soups like Sopas (chicken noodle soup with milk) and mami, just like this one. This chicken mami recipe is really easy to make which basically…Read more→
Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

When I went home to the Philippines last January, one of the things I brought back to Germany were some food that I cannot easily find here, like dried spices and canned foods because they were the easiest to transport. If it was up to me I would have brought all the food stuff I could but I guess I would have a problem with the customs. One of the items I brought was Cream of Mushroom Soup  from Campbell's, yep the canned one. I usually use it as sauce from a chicken…Read more→
Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola or just Tinola is 100% Filipino dish. You will not find anything like it from our neighboring Asian countries or even around the globe. I would say that next to Adobo, Tinola is the most favorite dish in every Filipino household commonly served for lunch or dinner...with rice of course. Put simply, Tinola is a chicken soup with lots of ginger and goodness in it. It is no wonder that everytime I feel that I am about to get sick or when it is getting too cold for me, I would crave for this…Read more→
Arroz Caldo (Rice Porridge)

Arroz Caldo (Rice Porridge)

Arroz Caldo is a Filipino rice porridge or congee , made with glutinous or sticky rice and flavored with ginger and other spices. The main difference of Arroz Caldo from other rice porridge, like Goto or Lugaw, is that it uses chicken meat and sometimes chicken liver and hard-boiled egg.  Although it is known to be a good comfort food for the sick especially during the rainy season, it is also usually served as breakfast because it is filling and nutritious. Print Arroz Caldo (Rice Porridge) Author: Bebs Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30…Read more→
Simple Vegetable Soup

Simple Vegetable Soup

One cold day, Armin suddenly asked for a soup and I was caught unprepared. Usually, I make 'Sopas' which is a Filipino version of chicken noodle soup cooked with milk and he loves it. But at that time, we didn't have chicken and we just ran out of milk and we had a really ugly cold weather that neither of us wanted to go out and buy some. So I rummage around our fridge and cupboards to see what we have at hand. That is how this soup came to be. It is…Read more→
Mung Bean Soup (Ginisang Munggo)

Mung Bean Soup (Ginisang Munggo)

This is  another Filipino food that I really missed but not anymore because  only recently a friend of mine, who is also a Filipina I met here in Germany invited me over her place with our other friends for a Filipino lunch! She served Ginisang Munggo or Mung Bean Soup with other equally missed dishes! It is truly a feast whenever we have this get together. It is not like I do not cook Filipino food at home, I actually do quite often but sharing them with another Filipino makes the food extra special and…Read more→
Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This recipe makes a  thick, smooth and creamy pumpkin soup. It  is one of my favorite soups, probably because of how easy it is to make yet it turns any meal into a fine dining experience. More popularly served during time of Thanksgiving, but why wait? To create the heart design: Using a teaspoon, drop some circles of cream on the surface then get a toothpick and run it through the middle of the circles. Now you have a perfect soup for Valentine's dinner.   Print Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time: …Read more→