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How To Fix Dry And Overcooked Meat

Make meat edible again with these fixes.
Have you ever had a meal with nilaga or bulalo and discovered that despite cooking the meat until it's tender that it's actually not as flavorful as you thought it would be on its own? Without the sabaw, the meat is not tasty ...

How To Cook Seafood Sinigang Without Overcooking

This ensures your seafood is cooked just right every time.
Cooking sinigang using seafood is one of the easiest sinigang recipes you can make. That's because seafood cooks quickly in the boiling hot soup. From the shrimp to the clams and slices of bangus, the simmering soup easily cooks these within a few minutes of adding them ...

What's The Difference: Cucumber vs. Zucchini

These two vegetables are commonly mistaken for each other!
We know this has happened to you: you grab what you thought was cucumber only to discover it's not a cucumber at all! It's another vegetable altogether. It's a zucchini.  It happens and it's not just you! These two vegetables, the cucumber and the ...

All The Ways To Cook Broccoli + Tips

It's delicious, nutritious, and tastes fantastic with cheese.
A little cooking imagination can persuade anyone to eat broccoli, especially if they're not fans of the vegetable. Broccoli is a hardy vegetable. It's delicious, nutritious, and best of all, makes a fantastic pairing with cheese.Here are the different ways to cook ...

Why Do Pinoys Place A Spoon Inside The Pot When Cooking?

This old wives' tale has some grain of truth.
Have you ever seen a metal spoon or fork in the pot when someone is cooking? Maybe you have seen a relative or even your parents drop a spoon in a simmering pot of meat and leave it there as it simmered? You're not alone. ...

How To Poach Fish

This cooking method is one of the best ways to cook fish.
Cooking fish can be a frustrating task. If you often eat fish that has been overcooked, you may want to change your cooking method. Why not try poaching fish instead? Poaching is cooking food gently in heated water, usually in water that is barely simmering. This ...

How To Instantly "Fix" A Dish That's Too Watery

This quick fix will instantly save your dish.
Stews, braises, and even soups can taste bland. If you're not careful and follow instructions in the recipe as listed, you may end up with a dish that looks and tastes watery. That's because these dishes are recipes that require a liquid, such as water, ...

Air Fryer Mistakes You're Making

These air frying mistakes can cost you a delicious meal!
The air fryer might just be the coveted kitchen appliance of the year. You probably know or are one of those people whose online shopping cart contained an air fryer for weeks! Did you finally check it out when sale day came recently? Then, you ...

Make Chicken More Flavorful: Here's How You Can Brine It In 1 Hour

It doesn't have to take too long to get it extra tasty and more moist.
The trick to learning how to brine chicken is all about purpose. Are you brining the chicken to make it flavorful or are you brining the meat to ensure it stays moist and juicy as it cooks? Perhaps you want both? If your purpose is to add ...

How To Fry Fish That Doesn't Fall Apart

We know three ways to put a stop to that!
You have probably asked this of yourself when frying fish: How can I keep my fish from breaking apart?You can do a few things actually. You can use a nonstick pan so it won't stick to the pan. You can help this along by making sure ...

How To Know If Breaded Pork Chops Are Cooked Properly

Use one of these methods to make sure your pork is cooked through every time.
Homemade chicken nuggets, pork katsu, chicken katsu in curry, southern-style fried chicken, mozzarella sticks...all of these have something in common: all of these are breaded food. Food that has been breaded is an ingredient that has been rolled in an outer coating, usually breadcrumbs. The process is easy to ...

WATCH: Tips To Avoid Rubbery Squid

Keep these tips in mind when you want to cook adobong pusit.
Eating food that's hard to chew has to be one of the most frustrating moments of any meal. Squid or pusit is notorious for being tough to chew if it's not cooked right. Fix any cooking mistakes you may be doing to avoid cooking rubbery squid:Learn ...

How To Use Quail Eggs In Recipes

These tiny eggs are loaded with protein.
Quail eggs are an underrated food. Other than as a deep-fried snack coated in a neon orange breading, these little eggs from the pugo or quail get little attention. Quail eggs are super nutritious! Did you know that 10 quail eggs, which roughly equals two chicken ...

How To Make Cheese Sticks Perfectly

Did your cheese shoot out of the lumpia wrapper?
One of our favorites snacks and bar chow has to be the cheese stick. These are deceptively easy recipes to make. It's just quick-melting cheese wrapped in either a lumpia or spring roll wrapper or coated in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. We know it sounds easy ...

WATCH: How To Make Creamy Chicken Recipes Better

Everyone loves chicken, especially if you add something creamy.
Chicken, whether it be fried, in a soup, or part of a stew, is already everybody's favorite. Make it even more appetizing by adding a creamy sauce to make it an instant hit. To make sure that your creamy chicken recipe is cooked as deliciously as ...

How To Make Arroz Valenciana + Tips

This gorgeous rice in a pan is a complete meal on its own.
When it comes to rice, a steaming bowl of rice isn't always the appetizing side you want with your meal, especially if you are serving it up with some festive meats and vegetables. Few dishes can beat a good arroz valenciana, known as the Filipino ...

Here Are Frying Hacks Everyone With An Air Fryer Should Know

Got one of these? Make sure you use it well!
Air fryer owners know that cooking in this modern small kitchen appliance is a dream! It solves the problem many of us have who fear the dreaded talsik of hot oil but also this appliance uses less and even no oil at all! There are ...

How To Make Milky Dishes Even Creamier With One Ingredient

Try adding this mixture to your sopas instead!
Milky sopas is one of those comfort food recipes that you always know how to make. You saute a chopped onion and garlic with a few carrots and pour in enough water so you can simmer the chicken and the handful of elbow macaroni until cooked. As ...

How To Really Tell If Your Pan Is Hot Enough To Start Cooking

Heating your pan just right is important.
There is a quick way of knowing when your pan is hot enough and ready to be used. Just note that there is such a thing as "too hot" as well as "not hot enough".You can tell if a pan is hot enough because ...

WATCH: Easy Cooking Tips When Using Eggs

Be a better cook when using eggs in your recipes.
Eggs are the universal ingredient for many recipes. Whether you're baking or cooking, the egg is commonly used in both kinds of cooking. However, for the beginner cooks and bakers out there, there are still some tips that might help you be a better cook ...
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