Five Dishes that You Should Try

If you are like many people, you probably eat the same dishes on a fairly regular basis. This can make meals dull and uninteresting to both prepare and eat. Fortunately, the world is filled with diverse cuisine that will make your food experiences tasty and lively. Here are the top five dishes that you should try.

Tim’s Cheeseburgers

chef Tim Love cheeseburger

Tim’s Cheeseburgers are the perfect food for summer cookouts and family gatherings. Created by celebrity chef Tim Love, the recipe for these burgers is consisted of lean ground chuck beef, mayonnaise, smoke paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and cayenne powder. All of the ingredients are combined to make patties. Once grilled, Tim’s Cheeseburgers are juicy and hearty. They can be topped with American cheese and plated with a bun of your choice.

Pho

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Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that utilizes a variety of herbs and broth flavors. Authentic pho is composed of delicious ingredients such as onion, ginger, star anise, fish sauce, cilantro, bean sprouts, and Thai basil. After the pho broth is prepared, beef or chicken and rice noodles are added. This is a popular dish that is commonly described as both sweet and spicy.

Chicken Massaman Curry

Chicken Massaman curry

Massaman curry is a popular dish from Thailand that is often served with beef or chicken. Chick massaman curry is seasoned with coconut milk and tamarind and plated over white rice. Sticky white rice and jasmine rice are both ideal choices for this dish. Chicken massaman curry is composed of curry paste, ginger, fish sauce, brown sugar, tamarind paste, potatoes, coconut milk, peanut butter, and lime juice. This is a well balanced spicy dish that pairs nicely with pinot gris or chardonnay.

Ceviche

ceviche

Ceviche is a unique Mexican dish that cooks raw seafood such as shrimp or scallops with hot lime juice. Other seafood options include flounder, halibut, snapper, and other similar fish. Along with your seafood of choice, ceviche’s main ingredients include limes, tomatoes, green onions, celery, bell peppers, parsley, olive oil, and cilantro. This a satisfying dish that offers well-seasoned seafood and refreshing veggies.

Chicken Udon

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Chicken udon is a Japanese dish that combines the extremely thick udon wheat flour noodles with strong flavors. Authentic chicken recipes call for a broth that includes dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sake, green onions, and hot pepper powder. Once the broth is heated, the diced chicken and udon are both added. This dish offers a spicy broth that pairs well with the chicken and heavy udon.

Disclosure: photos not mine, taken from the google images

Sinampalukang Manok

Chicken sinigang

 

Sinigang is a signature Filipino dish with sour soup base usually from unripen sampalok fruit, though sometimes kamias is also use and added with different local vegetables.

Pork, fish and beef are the usual key meat ingredients for this recipe, today I will be using chicken instead of the other meat mentioned. This is a sour soup base chicken called Sinampalukan which usually use sampalok young leaves, but I didn’t have those, so bear with me.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo Chicken chopped to serving sizes
  • 1 tbsp. ginger julienne
  • med. size  onion minced
  •  garlic chopped or minced
  • 1 packed sampalok sinigang mix (if fresh sampalok unripe fruit or young leaves is not available)
  • cooking oil (1 tbsp.)
  • water or chicken stock
  • salt or fish sauce (patis) to taste

Veggies:

  • 1 reg. size eggplant cut as per desire
  • string beans cut into 2-inch sizes
  • radish (labanos) slice vertically (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 pcs. hot chili (labuyo) optional

Cooking procedure:

  1. Saute ginger, onion and garlic in this order.
  2. Add chicken, cook until it change color, add fish sauce (patis) continue cooking in a few seconds to sipped-in the flavor of the fish sauce.
  3. Add water or stock about 4-5 cups, cover the sauce pan and simmer until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add veggies: radish, string beans, labuyo and last is the eggplant (since it cook fast), simmer but keep all the veggies half-cooked.
  5. Lower the heat, add the sampalok sinigang mix, stir, continue simmering for a minute or two, add salt or fish sauce if needed. Turn off the heat.

 

Milkfish Longaniza

Bangus Longaniza

When everybody’s aiming for healthy food without compromising flavor, I can recommend this Bangus longaniza or milkfish sausage from FisherFarm. Because its main ingredient is milkfish there are no fats we usually dread of and you can really taste the fish meat inside with the same sweet and garlicky flavor you can get from regular pork longaniza. We had this for breakfast partnered with fried rice and hot cup of coffee.. yummy. Also I love their Rellenong Bangus or stuffed milkfish, it’s huge and flavorful very good to serve when you’re having a party or celebration.

And speaking of celebrations, I know it’s quite a bit far to celebrate Halloween as we’re not in the mid part of the year yet. But this doesn’t stop pet owners to provide pet halloween costumes for their pets.

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