Thursday, July 31, 2014

Techie Mom in the Kitchen's guesting in PopTalk (July 12, 2014)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Insarabasab or Sarabasab is an authentic Filipino pork recipe that originated from the Province of Ilocos.  Insarabasab is an Ilocano term which  means  - meat roasted directly in an open fire.  The dish is a mixture of grilled pork sliced thinly, onion, tomato, vinegar, chillies and some spices. 

This is my  take on  Sarabasab, made some adjustments to it to suit our taste and made it healthier by adding more veggies and turned it into a side salad.  ‘Hope you enjoy my version J.   It  can be served  to pair with grilled bangus, tilapia or fried galunggong or hasa-hasa.

½ kilo Pork Belly or Liempo, grilled & sliced into thin strips
4 pcs. Medium Tomatoes
1 whole Onion, thinly sliced
2 pcs Cucumber, peeled and sliced

¼ cup white vinegar or any kind of vinegar you prefer
2 tbsps water
2-4 tbsps white sugar (more or less)
Slices of Red Chillies (Optional)
Salt & pepper to taste

Procedure :
In a big bowl put the sliced grilled pork,  cucumber, onion and tomato, then set it aside.  And in a separate smaller bowl mix the dressing ingredients, season to taste.  (Note :  I prefer the dressing on the sweeter side), once the dressing is ready pour  it into the mixture of pork and veggies.  Let it stand for a few minutes so that the veggies will absorb the dressing.  Serve and Enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

SOPAS (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup ) Video Version


Sopas is considered a comfort food for Filipinos, we grew up eating this almost every two weeks.  It can be served as a snack but it can also be a complete meal by itself.  We can always enjoy a warm bowl of milky Sopas on a rainy day or any day of the week.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do in the family.


2 tbsps. Vegetable cooking oil
6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 pcs. Med onion, chopped or sliced
1 whole chicken breast, boiled and shredded
3-5 tbsps patis
1-2 cups hotdog, sliced (or sausage)
1 ½ cups carrots, sliced
2 cups petchay baguio, sliced
2 cups, pasta noodles (elbow macaroni  or any pasta you prefer)
4-6 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp seasoning granules or broth cube (optional)
1-2 cups evaporated milk
Salt & pepper – as needed

Cooking Procedure :
1.     In a large cooking pot, saute garlic  until slightly browned, then add the onion, sauté it for a while until translucent, then put the shredded chicken, stir well, then add the fish sauce,  cover the pot  and simmer for a few minutes.   Then add the hotdog, let it cook for a while. 

2.     Then add the chicken broth, bring to a boil then put  the carrots, petchay baguio and pasta, stir gently and cover the pot.   Simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, then add the milk and seasoning granules (if needed).  Cook it for another 3minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.   Serve into individual bowls.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Techie Mom on Pop Talk.... Yey!

POP TALK Sa Sabado na po, July 12, GMA News TV, Channel 11, 8:00pm, please watch  #Poptalk #GMANewsTV