Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe 


  • 3/4 kilo shrimp, deveined
  • 3 sweet corn, snapped in half
  • 3 red/yellow potatoes
  • 3 pc sausage, sliced (I used jalapeno sausage since andouille is not available)
  • 2 lemons (1 halved for cooking, 1 sliced/wedged for serving)
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water
  • Celery or parsley which ever is available, minced (for garnish)

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Duck meat BBQ skewers 


This week’s foodfest theme is Kalsada, where common noshes and nibbles found in street/night markets in Davao are sold. My friends and I ate buchi (we tried all fillings like chocolate, ube, strawberry and matcha) while roaming the area.

We also tried Dynamite (but it’s too spicy that we didn’t finish it), dragonball (deep fried siomai-like with fringe-looking outer cover fingerfood), and vegan ice-cream.
We settled in a vacant table at one corner for dinner. I tried duck meat tapa and duck meat bbq skewers, while my friends went for chicken and pork. I was surprised that the duck bbq turned out to be tender and juicy. It was seasoned and grilled to perfection.

Easy Pickled Bitter Gourd



I never liked bitter gourd or commonly known in the Philippines as ampalaya. But pickled ampalaya is an exception. With just right bitter-sweet-and-sour and a lot of crunch, I’d say it’s the perfect partner for fried fish and extra rice (lol).

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Easy Nacho Style Beef and Chips


I’ve come across a post about an easy snack that’s perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Inspired by a friend who always order nachos whenever we eat out,  I decided to make my version using a pack of chips and a hefty amount of creamy cheesy sauce. Unlike the Facebook post where cheese spread and mayonnaise were used, I opted for a bechamel sauce instead. Continue reading