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Monday, October 29, 2012

Jor Nguan Crackers for the Filipinos

Thai Crackers
            JOR NGUAN – Little Farm, this thing that looks like crackers is actually some rice crackers for Thailand. I dunno for you readers if you have ever encountered this kind of snack if you ever have gone to Thailand. But to give my review with these crackers I would say I give it TWO! Thumbs up!

Rice Crackers with Flossy Pork
               For the guys out there that seems to be confused with what it taste really like in picture (because it looks like a chicharon or wheat crackers or something) it does taste sweet at the first bite but as it goes to the process of mastication (chewing) it gives a bit of salty flavor with the consistency of chicharon and rice crackers. It does taste new with the Filipinos’ taste buds but it actually gives you a whole lot of new perspective with rice crackers.

Jor Nguan
                Moreover, it is a healthy snack, it may be described as rice crackers with flossy pork but I recommend this as an alternative snack for chicharon. It has the same consistency and whole lot of magic with the salt taste and a good partner with other meals!
               I have decided to partner that Jor nguan crackers with sotanghon. With each taste it produces in your mouth you can just simple say that there is a perfect balance with the sweet & salty crackers with the taste of sotanghon. I strongly recommend this one if you plan on going to Thailand. Happy eating! 

Sotanghon with Jor Nguan Crackers 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Garlic Bread Pizza with Egg

                I crave for pizza! Well, that’s the first dish that came into my mind, to come up with my every own pizza! And maybe build a pizza parlor :D But what comes after pizza is the amount of carbohydrates and fats it stores in our arms, belly, legs, and just go figure. I’m not here to judge or take a wrong account for something but some pizza stores contains too much oil that you’d actually sip a soup of oil by just eating their pizzas! I’m just a concerned citizen that is very knowledgeable with diseases from too much saturated fat from cooking oils and preservatives. Well anyway, I still love eating their pizzas but it is also fun to take a break from these “ingredients” and eat pizza with no worries.
                Then here comes my recipe! Simple, affordable! And healthier. Garlic bread pizza with egg! Probably this is good for egg lovers like me :D

Garlic Bread Pizza with egg

  • Bread
  • Garlic powder/ Chopped Garlic
  • Low fat butter
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Chopped Scrambled eggs
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sesame Oil (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)

  1. Pre heat oven at 120 ®C
  2. Make garlic breads
      1. Melt the butter and mix with chopped garlic or garlic powder (this depends on how much garlic                taste you want).
      2.  Spread the combined butter and garlic with the bread
      3. Put into oven until desired consistency is achieved
  3. After the garlic breads are done, spread the tomato ketchup on the bread
  4. Add chopped tomatoes,onions and scrambled eggs (when I made the scrambled eggs, I added 2-3 drops of sesame oil for flavour and some salt.)
  5. Add some cheese if you like but I preferred not to put some. If you added some cheese it is best to bring it back to the oven.
  6. Done! Bon appetite!

Eggs. onions, tomatoes

The best part of this recipe is because of the garlic, eggs, and tomatoes. Garlic is a very healthy ingredient which helps lower blood cholesterol and prevents hypertension. Eggs, on the other hand, are rich in protein (the white part) which helps in tissue repair, for example building muscles and healthier looking skin. Tomatoes as we all know is rich in lycopene and also Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant which slows down aging because it fights free radicals (zzz), anyway when it says antioxidant it technically saves you from a LOT! of diseases.
There’s so much to say about nutrition but above all, I was convinced that this recipe is good for your body and tastes pretty good too! 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Stir-Fried Cabbage in Oyster Sauce

          I am an idealistic vegetarian. Idealistic meaning ideally but not in reality. LOL. But still, I am trying my best to stick with my idealistic diet. As I was searching the internet for vegetarian recipes I came across with this "Stir fried Cabbage in oyster Sauce", it looks delicious and uncommon, so I got off my seat and tried it with my own version. So if you're a vegetarian whether Pesco vegetarian (fish is included in their diet) or Pollo-Vegetarians (includes poultry, such as chicken, turkey, and duck) or not a vegetarian you’ll surely love this recipe. I dunno for Lacto-Vegetarians (include dairy products into their diet of plant food) or Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians (includes eggs and dairy products) if they are allowed to eat something with oyster sauce, but either ways this is awesome.

Stir fried Cabbage in Oyster Sauce

  • Cabbage (cut in large pieces)
  • Oyster Sauce (3 tbsp. For medium or large cabbages)
  • Sesame Oil (3-7 drops)
  • Ginger (1/2 tsp.)
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable oil or any cooking oil
  • Fish Sauce

Oyster Sauce and Sesame Oil

  1. Rinse the cut cabbage, drain.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in frying pan then sauté cabbage with chopped garlic and onions.
  3. Stir fry cabbage until nearly done or depending on the consistency desired.
  4. Add drops of sesame oil for better taste
  5. Add oyster sauce followed by ginger and fish sauce.
  6. Mix well and serve. Bon appetite!
Stir frying the cabbage

Bon Appetite!

I especially like the crunchiness of the cabbage with the amazing flavour of oyster sauce and sesame oil. I hope you like this recipe because I do. Live healthy to the fullest! :D please leave a comment, question are very welcome!