Posts Tagged ‘Filipino’

Today, we exposed the two chefs (P&P) to other cuisines. Thought we’d eat “Filipino fusion” food at Max’s of Manila (801 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii). We asked the chefs if they wanted to tag along, and surprisingly, they did.

I think some of the food was a little of a cultural shock to them although we tried to order “safe”.

Nilagang Baka

Tender beef shank and ribs in flavorful broth. Greens, potato, and peppercorn.

Ensaladang Kangkong

Kangkong  (ong choi) tossed with sesame soy vinaigrette. I liked this, the chefs thought the presentation was pretty.

Ubod Salad

Heart of palm and pineapple chunks. Again, I liked this, the chefs thought it was a little too sweet for “salad”.

Sizzling Tofu

With onion, bell pepper, and green  pepper sauce. One of The Cat’s favorites.


This is not some fancy schmantzy spaghetti with gourmet sauce. The description from the menu reads: “Filipino style spaghetti with sweet tomato sauce, ground beef, slices of hot dog, and topped with cheddar cheese. I was in the mood. The dish reminded me of school cafeteria spaghetti (in a good way). 🙂

The Cat ended the meal with a dish of ube ice cream.

Ube Ice Cream

Do not adjust your computer screens, this is the natural color of ube ice cream. I think Chef’s brother, little P, was impressed with the color.

Have to give props to big P and little P for eating outside of their comfort zone. 🙂

The reason why we were in the neighborhood.

Padovani Chocolates

The Cat needed ten boxes of chocolates and Chef suggested we come on Sunday when they’re usually closed so they wouldn’t get interrupted (it’s one of the perks of personally knowing them). We also got to sample some of the “rejects” that won’t be sold because of cosmetic reasons. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday at the farmers market, I picked up a bag of mixed vegetables from one of the Filipino vendors.

Bag of Mixed Vegetables

I know it’s supposed to go into one of their dishes but the name escapes me at the moment.

Mixed Veggies

I did a quick rinse. Kabocha squash, Japanese eggplant, okra, tomatoes, and long beans. Just add pork, chicken, beef, or tofu. I cooked it plain  with vegetable stock.

Mixed Vegetables, Cooked

A quick stir-fry then simmered in the vegetable stock for ten to fifteen minutes. Easy peasy, and healthy. The Cat said yum.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Just cleaning out the camera. Things that are not quite enough for a post on their own but worth looking at. 🙂

Our credit union was selling these crunch bars for charity.

Big Island Crunch Bar

Picked one up (it’s for charity).

Big Island Crunch Bar

It’s like eating a giant crispy rice bar (chocolate flavored and chocolate covered). Too bad it wasn’t dark chocolate.

A tasty treat and doing something (a little) good for the community.

A few plates while The Cat is away (it’s hard to cook for one, unless it’s peanut butter sandwiches).


Here’s the location.

Barbecue Short Ribs and Lemongrass Chicken

Now that my braces are off, I can gnaw on the bones (just thought you’d like to know).

Read about this place on Yelp.com.


Important Information

Ordered one of their combo plates.

Fish Jun and BBQ Chicken

Shoyu potato, tofu, burdock root, and egg omelet for sides. Enough for two meals.

Last, but not least.


Sorry, didn’t have my camera with me, the package substituted for the sign. The company is owned by a friend of a friend.

Pork Adobo, Pinakbet, and Kare-Kare

Pinakbet is like mixed vegetable stew, and Kare-Kare is beef stew in a peanut sauce. Another dish that lasted two meals.

A united nations selection of meals.


The Mouse

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