The Difference Between Whipped Cream and Whipping Cream, and How to Whip Whipping Cream

The Difference Between Whipped Cream and Whipping Cream

Understanding the distinctions between whipped cream and whipping cream is essential for culinary enthusiasts and home cooks alike. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they refer to different stages in the preparation process. In this article, we’ll explore what sets them apart and provide a detailed guide on how to whip whipping cream … Read more

Thai Shrimp Curry: A Flavorful and Easy Recipe Guide

Thai Shrimp Curry: A Flavorful and Easy Recipe Guide

Thai shrimp curry is a delectable dish that combines the rich flavors of coconut milk, aromatic spices, and succulent shrimp. This dish is a staple in Thai cuisine and is beloved worldwide for its balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavors. In this guide, we’ll explore the ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and tips to create an … Read more

Tinapa for Breakfast: Do You Need to Cook the Fish?

Tinapang bangus (smoked milkfish) egg, rice and vegetables in a plate

For non-Filipinos, tinapa is the generic term for smoked fish. It can be any fish although the most popular (or, perhaps, ubiquitous is the more precise word) is bangus (milkfish). A plate of tinapang bangus, or smoked milkfish, with rice and eggs, is a beloved breakfast dish. It’s everywhere in the Philippines — on the family dining table, in eateries, … Read more

Kasubha is NOT Saffron

Kasubha is NOT Saffron

When it comes to vibrant and aromatic spices, saffron often stands out as a premium choice. However, not all that glitters is gold, and not all that looks like saffron is genuine. This is the case with kasubha, a spice that is commonly mistaken for saffron. Despite its similar appearance and ability to impart a … Read more

Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Home Entertaining

Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Home Entertaining

Fondue, hotpot and shabu-shabu all refer to a dish that consists of a communal pot at the center of the diners where small pieces of meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit or bread are dipped. Fondue is Swiss in origin (some say French); hotpot is Chinese; shabu-shabu is the Japanese version of the hotpot. While the Asian … Read more

Lechon Belly: A Guide to Making Filipino Roast Pork Belly

Crispy Lechon Belly

Lechon belly, also known as pork belly lechon or boneless lechon, is a popular Filipino dish known for its crispy skin and juicy, flavorful meat. Traditionally, lechon involves roasting a whole pig, but lechon belly offers a more manageable and equally delicious alternative. This dish is perfect for celebrations, family gatherings, or any special occasion. … Read more

How to boil water, how to steam food and why it is important to know

How to boil water, how to steam food and why it is important to know

The fundamental techniques of boiling and steaming water is crucial for anyone interested in cooking. While these methods might seem basic, they are the foundation for many recipes and culinary techniques. This article will delve into the intricacies of boiling and steaming, their differences, and why mastering these methods is essential for culinary success. Boiling … Read more

Ginger, Galangal and Turmeric: How They Differ in Appearance, Flavor and Aroma

Ginger, Galangal and Turmeric

Galangal, ginger and turmeric are all rhizomes commonly used in Asian cooking. All three are also used in herbal medicine. Ginger has long been used a cure of colds and coughs. Over the past decade, turmeric has gained popularity for its supposed anti-inflammatory properties. But this is a food blog so I’ll go ahead and … Read more