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Kare Kare-I am proud to say that this delicious Filipino, peanut based stew originated in Pampanga :) Whenever I cook this, I make sure to use lots of peanut butter, lots of ground toasted peanuts, and actually incorporate some of the bagoong (Which is usually served on the side) while sauteing…I also make sure the sauce has just the right consistency, not too thick and not too runny either. A little manyaman tip for you all: after you get the right consitency and desired tenderness of your meat, add about a half stick of butter into your Kare Kare. It will make your sauce more smooth, more savory, and of course more manyaman!
BBQ Sisig-I guess the inner innovater came out of me with this dish haha. Last week, we had some left over BBQ pork ribs in the fridge and they tasted a little too bland for me…so what did I do? Well, I deboned them, chopped up the meat into smaller pieces along with some red onions, and turned the boring bbq into some delicious sisig! I also fried up some chicharon, chopped that up as well and added it on the grill with the meat. It came out amazing :) It had a perfect balance of the slight sweetness from the bbq marinade, and the fresh citrusy flavor of calamansi. So what advice can I give all my fellow cooks out there? Never settle for boring left overs. Be creative, be innovative, and turn something boring into something Manyaman!