Tandoori Chicken

24. June 2009 Chicken 0
I was like a kid walking down the aisles of Kalustyan’s, the specialty food store in Curry Hill here in New York City. I found myself subtracting from my cart when it was time to pay for my purchases because I got carried away and bought spices I knew I already had at home. I ...

Chicken-Shank-Chorizo Casserole

06. April 2009 Chicken, Pork 0
La Tienda is my new favorite online store. When a package of cooking chorizo arrived in the mail last week, I knew I had to make a very hearty stew with it, I just didn’t know with what. At Whole Foods, I debated if I should pay $13 for two duck confit legs. The current ...

Chicken Tinola, Filipino Chicken Ginger Soup

05. March 2009 Chicken, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 2
Tinola, or Filipino chicken ginger soup, is one dish that I don’t make often. When I was growing up in Manila in the, ahem, 80s, my father brought the farm from his hometown of Ilocos Sur with him. We had a backyard with a small fish pond and a chicken coop. Each week, we would ...

Chicken Afritada, Filipino Chicken Tomato-Bell Pepper Stew

09. October 2008 Chicken 0
We’re in a recession, right? Even the Swai fish price in Harlem is up a few dollars. For last week’s bento lunch, I used pork because buying for ten people was still under budget compared to buying enough fish that would feed the entire group. This week, I used chicken–and you know something’s off when ...

Sichuan Chicken

18. August 2008 Chicken 0
Sometimes, the best part of leaving filthy New York City is coming home to it. A day after I returned, I picked up my latest farmer’s share and got back in the groove of cooking again. In the Philippines, all the food we ate was done for us whether it was from a restaurant, from ...