Sunday, February 5, 2012

What's for dinner? Let's ask Lolo Dad. :)

My husband and I went out for dinner to celebrate his nth birthday last week. We haven't tried Lolo Dad's Cafe yet, located along the stretch of Quirino Avenue, Malate, Manila, and we've been curious to try it out for the longest time. His birthday seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so, and we did just that.

A cozy little restaurant along Quirino Avenue.

Since we were first-timers, we had to ask for recommendations. We can't not sample the house specialties, can we?

We decided on some soup in lieu of appetizers. Per our waiter's recommendation, we had their double espresso of mushroom and tomato soup. As you can see from the photo below, it's called double espresso because of how it is served - in dainty coffee cups. :) 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Farmer's Beef Stew

This is a dish that I first cooked in 2010, and has since forgotten about when I relinquished my small kitchen to the help after I gave birth to my daughter.

By way of a first post after a long hiatus from this food blog, I thought it would be nice to start out with something that I actually prepared. This is my take on the farmer's beef stew recipe that I found from a mini-cookbook that I purchased way, way back.

Farmer's Beef Stew

Serves: 4 to 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 small onion, chopped
500 g beef, cut into small cubes
1 can whole corn kernels, drained
1 can crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
sliced spring onions