Foodstagram: Fried Chicken Skin

When my mom was removing the chicken breast from the bones, I asked her to take off the skin so that I can make my favourite snack… Fried Chicken Skin

We used to buy it in the streets but since sellers seem to be missing for months now, I decided to make my own. A few salt, pepper and some breading mix…voila! It’s now ready to fry and eat!

When eating these, you can dip it in chilli-vinegar (red chillies soaked in vinegar), salt and pepper. After everything is consumed, drink the remaining vinegar! Woohoo!

Craving satisfied! 😊

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Foodstagram: Wanton Mami

Because it was raining after my checkup last week in BGC Taguig, I asked my mom and bro to eat at Chowking and we ordered the Regular Wanton Mami!

We didn’t expect that the regular size of the mami is a lot! Good thing we didn’t get the large one…hehehe! It’s best eaten with their chilli garlic! Then drinking a cold Del Monte Pineapple Juice, whew heaven!

Super Typhoon Lawin: Heightened Alert in Northern Luzon

First time in history that PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration) increased a typhoon signal into #5.

Praying for everyone’s safety even if we are just signal# 1 here in Metro Manila. 

You can read the full news at:

http://www.rappler.com/nation/special-coverage/weather-alert/149647-20161019-super-typhoon-lawin-pagasa-forecast-2pm

Or keep yourselves updated by going to:

http://pagasa.dost.gov.ph/#rainfall-and-thunderstorm-warning

Foodstagram: Pineapple w/ Shrimp Paste

Pineapple is one of my favoUrite fruit because it’s juicy with a hint of sweet and sour taste. The fruit’s core provide it’s crunchiness in every bite. 

During my college days, we used to eat pineapple with salt from a vendor sidestreet vendor. Then I tried putting shrimp paste (bagoong), which you usually put in green mangoes, then my eyes popped! It’s delicious! 

My mom made the bagoong which is less salty than usual then a bit sweet. Maybe putting a spice to it will make it more tastier. 

Foodstagram: Jollibee Chickenjoy

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Who doesn’t love to eat fried chicken, either with rice or just as is?

If you ask a child on what food to prepare on his/her birthday, fried chicken is always there. It’s fun to eat especially when you do it by hand! And of course, if a very tasty gravy come with it.

Here in the Philippines, Jollibee serves the most popular local fried chicken which is the Chickenjoy! From the word itself, chicken + joy or chicken + enjoy! Why? Because of its “crisplylicous & juicylicious” chicken plus the very tasty gravy that even now, I make it as a rice sauce or a soup…ahaha! Crazy is it?

They say that when you eat Chickenjoy, it should be “Laman muna, balat later.” Meaning you eat the meat first, reserve the skin and eat it at the end. Well that’s what we normally do. So the enjoyment of skinning the chicken using your hands kicks in. It’s like KFC‘s “finger lickin’ good tag.

When my mom bought an 8-piece bucket 2 days ago, I was so happy like a child. Very excited to eat it especially if it’s hot and smelling its aroma. It brings back your childhood memories when a simple fried chicken and spag brings a lot of joy to kids. The best part of eating it, use a take out container of gravy per piece. You can’t enjoy it using 1 container for 2pcs. One extra gravy is not that expensive so why not enjoy it. 😊

Survivor: Millenials vs Gen X S33E04

Survivor is one of the reality TV shows that I really watch every season. The challenges, the stories and the dramas. I can’t believe that it’s at its 33rd season!

Well this season, though it’s entitled ‘Millenials vs Gen X’, it’s really between an older tribe versus a younger tribe. Either being bold enough to try new this or you want the old systematic way of playing the game.

In this episode, it just shows that you really need to have a goal so that you can perform at your best. Hats off to Michaella of the Millenials as she pushed herself in the reward challenge to the point where she needs to remove her top just to win a point! Like the others had said, she’s like an Amazon woman! But with the help of the big guys of the Gen X (Chris & Brett) and Ken ‘Doll’ as the youngsters coined him, helped the tribe to win the mouthwatering steaks, sausages and spices.

Trying to win another immunity challenge, the Millenials did their best in solving the puzzle. I thought they won’t win as they’re thinking not as a unit but individually, counting letters if it would solve the puzzle. And they prevailed! The Gen X however tried their best but I think they overthink too much and tried a lot of possible answers, which is not bad at all. It’s their strategy.

At the Takali tribe (Gen X), they are planning to blindside Jessica because the others say she planned the Paul blindside last week. Another option to vote out, which is for the bottom 3 (Ken, David & Cece) is Lucy who seems to be another dictator. Ken told Jessica about the plan to get Sunday and have numbers but unfortunately, she reported it to Lucy, who of course, will deny it that she’s the one who told Ken to vote for her. And then ‘live’ tribal begins during the night.

The issue of voting who and what to do was raised during the tribal council. Though Ken did his best to convince Jessica that she’s in the chopping block, the majority still voted for her. But the fun part is…Dave played his immunity idol for her, maybe to gain her trust. Then the votes casted are 2 for Lucy and 1 for Cece, so another Asian went home.

Next episode will be exciting as the whole Takali tribe find another immunity idol! But the best part of all, tribe swap time!

Foodstagram: Nachos De Los Pobres

Since I’m craving for nachos for months  now, I decided to make my own nachos since I’m just at home. 

With some left over ground beef in the fridge (sauteed in oil, sweated and added McCormick Taco seasoning),  white onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese, I was able to satisfy my craving! Also, mom & dad enjoyed it too!

Why ‘de los pobres‘? Because instead of using expensive nacho or corn chips, I used Granny Goose Tortillos. There’s also Jack n’ Jill Taquitos in the market but I prefer Tortillos as it tastes better. 

Also as an alternative to these ingredients, if you don’t have any ground beef available, you can just use shredded cabbage (optional for me but better if you have it), ketchup (tomato or banana), mayonnaise and cheese. This is what I usually eat when I was still in highschool as it’s a cheap snack and serving is a full paper plate! 

I’ll surely try doing tacos next time but need to buy sour cream, chilli salsa (if I’m lazy to cook one), shredded cabbage and cheese spread (Magnolia Cheezee or Kraft Cheez Whiz) to have a more creamier taste.