Compiled Recipe – Pineapple Float

Pineapple Float

* ½ pineapple, sliced
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
* 2 tbsp simple syrup, divided
* 2 cups clear soda (7-Up or Sprite)
* 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

1) Make the topping: Coat pineapple slice with brown sugar. Place slice on a pan over high heat and allow to caramelize until brown. Cut into smaller pieces; set aside.

2) Fill 2 (12-ounce) glasses with pineapple juice until 1/3 full. Add 1 tablespoon syrup into each. Top up with soda. Add 2 scoops each vanilla ice cream. Top with caramelized pineapples. Serve immediately.



Compiled Recipe – Grilled Tuna Belly

Grilled Tuna Belly

* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* 2 tbsp calamansi juice
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 1 clove garlic, chopped
* pepper (to taste)
* 500 grams tuna belly

1) In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, calamansi juice, brown sugar, garlic, and pepper.

2) Drizzle marinade over tuna belly and leave to marinate for 30 minute to 1 hour.

3) Preheat the grill and place marinated tuna belly. Cook for about 4 minutes per side, basting with reserved marinade to keep the tuna from drying out quickly.

4) Flip the tuna and grill until cooked through.

5) Serve grilled tuna with calamansi and chopped salted egg with tomatoes.




Compiled Recipe – Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

* ¼ cup brown sugar
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tbsp gochujang (hot pepper paste)
* 1/3 cup mirin or soju
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
* 2 tsp ginger, grated
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* vegetable oil (to deep fry)
* 1 ½ kilos chicken drumsticks
* ½ tsp salt
* 2 tbsp potato starch
* 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

1) Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, gochujang, garlic, ginger and sesame oil in a pan over medium low heat. Simmer until thick, about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

2) Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt then toss in potato starch. Deep fry until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain on a wire rack.

3) Toss chicken in prepared sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.


Compiled Recipe – Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie

* ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
* 2/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
* 1 large egg
* 2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 2 tbsp cornstarch
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 ½ cups oat flour
* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 1 cup dark chocolate chips

1) Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl (Note: Alternatively , you can do this by using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

2) Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract ; stir to combine. Add baking soda, cornstarch, salt and flours; mix until dough comes together.

3) Fold in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

4) Pre-heat oven to 350˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.

5) Scoop out dough using a small ice cream scooper and place on prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 1 ½ inches apart.

6) Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking to ensure even cooking. Let cool completely on baking sheets before serving.


Compiled Recipe – Homemade Banana Chips

Homemade Banana Chips

* 5 pieces bananas, use semi-ripe saba variety
* vegetable oil (for deep frying)
* 1 tbsp butter, softened
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* ½ tsp salt

1) Cut the bananas in very thin slices (you may use mandolin). Set aside for at least 30 minutes to dry out.

2) In a wok, heat vegetable oil and add the butter. Deep fry banana slices until golden brown.

3) Take out the fried banana slices and drain. Drizzle with brown sugar and toss with salt. Serve immediately.


Compiled Recipe – Barbecued Teriyaki Shrimps

Barbecued Teriyaki Shrimps

* 1 cup water
* ¼ cup soy sauce
* 5 tbsp packed brown sugar
* 1 to 2 tbsp honey
* ½ tsp ginger, ground
* ¼ tsp garlic powder
* 2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in ¼ cup cold water
* ½ kilo large shrimps, peeled and de-veined

1) Make the teriyaki sauce: Mix all ingredients except dissolved cornstarch in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

2) Add dissolved cornstarch and cook until sauce thickens. Set aside and let cool.

3) Thread shrimps onto barbecue sticks or metal skewers. Divide teriyaki sauce into two bowls. Baste raw shrimp with half of the teriyaki sauce.

4) Prepare a charcoal grill or grill pan. Grill shrimp just until it turns pink. Baste with remaining teriyaki sauce before serving. Serve hot.



Compiled Recipe – Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

* ½ tbsp instant dry yeast
* 4 tbsp brown sugar
* 2 cups bread flour, plus up to ¼ cup, as needed
* 1 tsp salt (to taste)
* 3 tbsp baking soda
* ¼ cup butter, melted

1) Place 2/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. The water should be warm to touch, not hot.

2) Add yeast and stir to dissolve. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

3) Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the dough hook attachment. Add sugar and mix on low speed for 30 seconds or until sugar has dissolved.

4) Mix flour and salt in another bowl. Gradually add to yeast mixture. Mix on low speed until dough comes together, about 5 to 10 minutes.

5) Knead on low speed for about 5 to 10 minutes or until smooth and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If dough is too sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

6) Transfer dough to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. The dough should be puffy, but not double in size.



Compiled Recipe – Spicy Soba Noodles

Spicy Soba Noodles

* 1/3 cup soy sauce
* ¼ cup brown sugar
* 2 tbsp molasses
* 4 tbsp sesame oil
* 4 tbsp tahini
* 1/3 cup chili oil
* 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 500 grams buckwheat noodles (soba)
* 2 cups leeks, sliced thinly, white and light green parts only
* 2 cups carrots, shredded
* sesame seeds, toasted (for garnish)

1) Heat soy sauce in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil. Lower heat and stir in molasses. Stir for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl then mix in sesame oil, tahini, chili oil and vinegar. Whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

2) Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add buckwheat noodles and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until lightly soft, about 3 minutes. Plunge noodles in ice cold water and drain. Place in a coriander and rinse under cold running water.

3) Combine noodles, sauce, leeks and carrots. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.



Compiled Recipe – White Chocolate Matcha Blondies

White Chocolate Matcha Blondies

* ½ cup butter, melted
* 1 cup light brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* ¼ tsp salt
* 1 cup all purpose flour
* ½ cup white chocolate chips
* ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped
* matcha powder (to dust)

1) Pre-heat oven to 350˚F.

2) Grease and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang for easy lifting.

3) In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth.

4) Add egg, vanilla and salt ; mix for 30 seconds or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

5) Turn speed to low then add flour; mix just until combined.

6) Fold in chocolate chips and pistachios.

7) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let cool in pan before slicing. Dust with matcha powder before serving.





Compiled Recipe – Mini Molten Chocolate Cake

Mini Molten Chocolate Cake

* ½ cup dark chocolate chunks (or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
* ½ cup unsalted butter
* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 3 large eggs
* ½ cup brown sugar
* pinch of salt

1) Pre-heat a turbo broiler to 350˚F. Melt dark chocolate chunks or semi-sweet chocolate chips and unsalted butter over a double boiler.

2) Mix in 1 cup all purpose flour; cool. Beat together eggs, brown sugar and a pinch of salt until light in color.

3) Fold in chocolate mixture, divide among 4 greased (4 ounce) ramekins and bake in the turbo broiler for 15 to 20 minutes , or until set but still gooey in the middle.