What is the most loved food recipe or dish in your house? Mine is "kare-kare"!

@salonga (27961)
Philippines
August 7, 2008 11:28pm CST
"Kare-kare" a Filipino food is always a runaway favorite in our home so that although it's quite tough having all the meat ingredients done, I really have to take extra effort just to make my family happy when they request for this dish. Of course it has to be served with "bagoong" or shrimp paste otherwise my kare-kare will not be complete. Well, i love the veggies, the eggplant, the banana heart, the stringbeans, the pechay etc. This dish really tops our favorite and every time we have this on our table, the whole family will eat like there is no more tomorrow. ha!ha!ha! How about yours?
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@neildc (17264)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Aug 08
personally, "kare-kare" is the best for me. even my kids love the food and it will gonna be a fiesta if i will cook it for them. but the most loved food these days in our house is "sinigang na baboy". any how the food is cooked and served, whether is has complete ingredients say the eggplant, okra, or "gabi" or incompletely, kids will share the joy of everybody while eating. and guess what, our little 1 year old baby boy also loves to sip the soup of the "sinigang". he can eat a lot with soup especially this sour soup. (NEILDC @ red/88/1493)
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@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Sinigang! Who will not love our very own "sinigang" especially if the tamarind is fresh and gives a real sour taste. Oh I love complete sinigang with heart of banana, radish, okra, long green chili, kangkong, stringbeans, and always never,never never to forget "gabi". Without it my sinigang will not be complete. But for me not pork but rather ribs of beef. Wow, my mouth is watering! Maybe I should cook sinigang for dinner! Thanks a lot for giving me a tip on what to cook. Happy posting!
@NonaSaile (925)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Oh we love "kare-kare" also! You cook it yourself? Your family is so blessed! We can only content ourselves with ready-cooked "kare-kare" bought outside and what I do for consolation is to saute some more "bagoong" to improve the flavor and taste.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Well you should visit me one time. I will cook kare-kare for you! Ready-cooked will not match mine! (ha!ha!ha!)! Thank you for dropping by and hope you can drop by at my home also, just please tell me when?
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• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Sure! Thanks in advance! And the way you described it, I'm sure the kare-kare will be great! I'll bring the "bagoong" - the only "cooking" I'm proud of. :) Anybody else out there wants to bring the rice and the drinks? Hayyyy... this thread is making me hungry. It's late lunch for me since I'm alone right now, and I had late breakfast. Have a pleasant day! .
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Ok, I'll wait for you my dear and bring along some other friends too!
@sweetie1026 (1724)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
For us it is "Asado", be it pork or chicken it is one dish that is not missed in every family gathering. My family feels that when there is no asado on the table during an occasion then that occasion is not complete. Though it is a little hard to prepare i enjoy cooking this dish because i would make every one in the family happy. Whenever i prepare asado, they would be asking me to reserve some for the next day coz' it would be more delicious then. They just get enough of it.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Asado is one dish I never learned to cook. How about sharing your recipe to me. I believe your family will not love the dish if that is not really worth dying for (ha!ha!ha. You must be a very good cook sweetie! Imagine them asking you to reserve some for the next day. That could really be a great dish to taste and I hope I can cook that dish too.
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
With pleasure! Basically it doesn't have many ingredients in it. It has calamansi, soy sauce, tomato sauce, liver spread (optional), a little msg, and salt. You just have to marinate whatever you want (pork or chicken) my family loves the pig tongue most. If this is what you're going to use then that's the hard part, cleaning the tounges. You soak them on hot water then scrub the outer part of the tounge until all that white outer covering is removed. Then, when you're done with that, just marinate them in your mixture of calamansi, soy sauce, a little salt and msg. Then, after about 20-30 minutes boil them until the pork/chicken is tender making sure that the mixture doesn't dry up, if it does you can add a little water. Then, you have to fry the pork/chicken to a golden brown color. Next, slice the pork/chicken into bite size, set them asiide. Saute garlic, onion and the tomato sauce and liver spread then add this to the mixture in which you marinated and boil earlier and add the meat. Let it simmer a little more, taste it and whalah...you're done with a delicious meal that i hope your family will love too.Happy cooking!
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Thank you so very much! It is so kind of you! Now I have a something different to cook tomorrow. My family will surely enjoy it. Thank you sweetie! You really are sweet! Have a very nice day!
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
I dont know what is the most loved dish. Buy I do love kare-kare the most. And expecially bagoong, I really like the sweet taste of my mom's bagoong. And the kare-kare, the tenderness of the meat. I dont eat vegetables so I dont appreciate it a lot. But I do love kare kare.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
So you don't eat veggies. Goodness! You are missing a lot of nutrients my dear. Well, you've used to not eating veggies that's why. Maybe you should start eating now or regret later. Oh well, sorry for my insistence! I'm just caring for your health. Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day!
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
yup I dont.. but I am starting to because my dad just got off from hospital... he had an operation, gal bladder stones are taken out of his body... and bad health conditions like diabetes is in the family... so they look after me and what I eat... especially my sugar intakes...
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I love kare-kare too but my first and foremost favorite is, Sinigang, and the more sour it gets the better I love it... My mom sometimes leaves a separate sampaloc mix for m so that I can flavor it my way.... Cause most of them can't take it as I can they always complain about how sour it gets when i flavor it but hey i like it that way. And I like sinigang better if its Beef... tHe soup is a lot tastier...
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Yes! What is sinigang if not sour! It is no longer sinigang but nilaga! (ha!ha!ha!) When I cook sinigang, I make sure that the face of my family will really show the sourness but just enough for them to really enjoy the good old sinigang that most Filipinos do really love. Thank you for sharing serenity!
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
That's what I keep telling them.. Oh my goodneess you shoud come and tell my mom that... lolz she makes sinigang or rather nilaga with kankong and gabi... i keep on complaining... lolz but i lorve it my second fave is kare-kare then chicken adobo... hehe I'm part american but I just love food that is sariling atin ummm... i wouldn't trade it for the world.. lolz... great post salonga..
• United States
8 Aug 08
Our favorite meal would be a good old fashioned meal which consists of baked pork steaks (well seasoned) with mashed potatoes/gravy, wild rice and indian fried bread. I'd love to post a pic but I haven't had the option on here of uploading pics with my answers...why? I don't know.
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Waah! this sounds really good... I've never heard of indian fried bread though. Sounds pretty interesting.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Moondrop my mouth is watering with what you've said. Well, so sad that you don't have yet option to post the picture. Maybe you've exceeded the number of photos you are allowed to post at this point. Well just wait till you make enough posts to bring back that option to you. It did happen to me before and I was so sad. But later as I was posting I discovered that I have been already restored of that option again. Just keep on posting! Thanks for dropping by!
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
8 Aug 08
i guess one of my family's favorite meals i cook is thanksgiving dinner & all the trimmings that go with it. turkey, dressing , sweet potato casserols,green bean casserole, corn etc. they eat so much they can't even eat dessert till later. your kare-kare sounded good.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
WOW! It's as if it's Thanksgiving Day today! Ha!ha!ha! Thank you for your post, you make my day bright with just the thought of all those food being prepared. Oh so yummy! It brings to my remembrance how we at the house would also eat till we have no more in our stomach during occasions like this. And you are right, the dessert are always left untouched but that could wait for the next day! Thank you for making me happy and hungry as well!
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
9 Aug 08
does make u hungry thinking about it, lol. u didn't tell me what kare-kare was. have a good day.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Wow kare-kare. That's my favorite. But my kids don't like it. The most loved food recipe that I usually prepare for my family is Chicken and Pork adobo sa gata. And nothing beats my Molo soup. Oh, if you could only see how my kids react when they eat this. LOL. Happy cooking or rather posting. HUGZ!
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Hi friend! I got so hungry with the dishes you mentioned. Hmmm, it's seems that you are a great cook! Molo soup oh thats one great dish! Adobo sa gata, I love it but must be so spicy with lots of chile. Only Filipinos know what we are talking about. Ha!ha!ha! Thank you my friend for making me hungry, now I really have to stop posting. I should eat!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Happy eating!!!
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Kare-kare is one of my favorites, specially with a special bagoong. I also like "pochero". But I limit eating meat and bagoong now because I'm afraid my BP will rise up. (LOL)
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
Oh yes Bagoong is too salty and not good if not taken in moderation. I in fact only eat Bagoong with kare-kare and only very minimal. And Pochero is a favorite of my son as well especially if lots of bananas added to it that make the soup sweeter and thicker. Thanks for sharing.
@kassdaw (593)
• United States
9 Aug 08
No Bake Cookies... My husband and I can stay up all night making dozens of cookies, just because we want some. We don't do may things together but making those cookies will always be our "thing." They are also my son's favorite cookies, he likes me to smash some and put them on vanilla ice cream for him. We can never seem to keep the cookies around. My husband likes to take them to work and give them to his co-workers. Then he tells them that I'm the greatest pastry cheif in the world. It is very sweet of him to say that.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
What a lovely sight to behold. A husband and a wife doing cookies together. Ohhhh so sweet! I feel like doing that too! Maybe I should tell my husband about your post so he too will have this sweet idea. And oh those cookies, I love them too and oh my twin grandchildren also can't resist cookies. They love eating them too! Thank you kassdaw for that sweet tip. Have a nice day!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
8 Aug 08
Oh I Love kare-kare but I don't know how to make it. Back there usually we have every week is Adobo, Sinigang na baboy, Tinolang manok, pakbet and ampalaya and some other dish..... I really miss Filipino dish so much. Here what we have most of the time is chicken, steak, salad, pasta. Walang ampalaya dito o kangkong, the closer pinoy dish that I make is nilagang baka. Salamat po.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
So you've been missing a lot the delicious Filipino food there in Egypt. For how long have you been there? Are you an immigrant there or just working? Just tell me when are you coming back home so that I could prepare kare-kare for you! Thank you for dropping by! And see you soon!