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Filipino pork giniling recipe or Mince pork dish 

Pork Giniling is a pork dish that makes use of ground pork as the primary ingredient. Ground pork is stewed in tomato sauce and water to bring out the taste while vegetables such as carrots and potatoes (some also like this with raisins and green peas) are added for additional flavor and nutrition.

And this is my own version of it.

Ingredients :

  • Mince pork
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Fresh or frozen green peas 
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce 

Instruction :

  • Sauté garlic

  • Add mince pork and season with black pepper

  • Add soy sauce

  • Add tomato ketchup 

  • Add green peas and carrot (optional ) also a bit of sugar then simmer.


Best serve it with rice or mash potato (optional)

Enjoy!

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Filipino Bibingka or rice cake | #foodiefriday

I wanted to share with you one of our native food from the Philippines which is called bibingka. This is a sweet food that made with glutinous rice and coconut milk but since I don’t have a complete ingredients I just try to recreate it. I have learned this through my sister inlaw who loves cooking. 

Ingredients :

  • Glutinous rice
  • Coconut Milk
  • Condensed milk as a substitute to sugar and to caramelised it on top
  • Banana leaf ( you can buy it from the Asian shop )
  • Coconut string (optional )

Procedure :

  • Mix coconut milk and condensed milk to the glutinous rice and mix it.

  • Put some oil on the banana leaf to avoid sticking 
  • Put the mixture on it and put it in the oven for 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes you can see when it’s cook. 

  • When it’s nearly cook add condensed milk on top to caramelised it then put it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes till it gets brown 

  • Once cook take it out and you can eat it while it’s warm or when it has cool down.

  • This is what it looks like if you add it with coconut string. Enjoy!
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Filipino mango ice candy or ice lolly | #foodiefriday

Since it’s summer, we want something cold and refreshing. It remind me of the filipino style ice candy or similar to ice lolly

So I thought I would try to create one and flavoured it with mango.

Ingredients :

  • Ripe fresh Mango or mango slice from the tin
  • Evaporated milk or water ( optional )
  • Condensed milk 
  • Mango flavourings ( optional )
  • Double cream 
  • Ice candy bag ( bought it from the philippines ) not sure where to get it here in the uk

Procedure :

  • Purée the mango 

  • Add condensed, evaporated milk and double cream to the puréed mango 

  • Blender the mixture and put it in the ice candy bag and freezer it. Once it hardened you can enjoy your flavoured mango ice lolly. It taste like a milkshake or ice cream. The texture is super soft. 

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    Pizza Express Restaurant Review |#triedtested

    What could be the best way to spend the weekend than having a family meal out? We got invited to try out a Pizza Express restaurant so I choose to visit the Worthing branch as it is the closest one to us.

    Pizza Express is a restaurant that serves delicious food and freshly made pizza. Peter Boizot, the founder of the company, wanted to show his love and passion of Italian food. Boizot was shocked when he returned to the UK from Italy to find that there was no great tasting pizza in comparison to Italy. Pizza Express’ history really intrigued me and it also gave me an idea on what the food was going to be like. Personally, I love trying out different food from around the world; the flavours, the aroma, the presentation allow me to feel like I am actually in the original country of the food. The pizzas at Pizza Express achieved this as they made me feel like I was all the way in Italy.


    It was the weekend, and I loved the idea of just taking my family out for a meal so that we could relax and just simply have a good time. Plus, who could turn down pizza?

    Pizza Express was also a good opportunity to let my little ones to have something new. They are both fussy eaters and I wanted to overcome this. When I told them that we were going to Pizza Express, they got very excited about it. They just couldn’t wait to have some pizza!


    As we came in to the restaurant, we were greeted by the receptionist and welcomed by the manager. I was impressed on how comfortable they made us straight away. The staff were so lovely, helpful and very friendly. They were also accommodating, which made me happy. Being a mum with little ones can make it difficult to find a restaurant and to not be stressed. I’m always worried that they will not behave in restaurants as other people might give us a look if the loudness from my children is disrupting them.


    Pizza express is a good choice for a family meal. The staff are so good with children as they interact with them and provide colouring pencils and activity booklets for them; they are a child friendly restaurant which is amazing if you’re going to eat there with your little ones!

    The restaurant appeared clean, presentable with a visible kitchen. I felt like this was a nice touch to the restaurant as you were able to see your pizza being cooked!

    If you are planning to go to Pizza Express on a hot day, there is also a space available outside of the restaurant. It’s like a patio and is perfect for a sunny day when you want to enjoy your meal in beautiful, warm weather.

    The decor looked simple but elegant. The atmosphere was delightful and very welcoming which is important when having a meal to allow you to enjoy the food. I was also pleased when I saw that they provided free wifi, which was important for me as a blogger.


    As we sat down on our table, my boys were given activity booklets and colouring pencils. This entertained them whilst we were waiting for our orders.


    The menu was well presented and in my opinion, it’s also well priced. They had a special offer of 3 courses for just £13.95! Download the offer or check out the nearest branch to yours as they might offering a different one.

    Their menu offers a wide range of food and there is something for everyone. Whatever your diet is, I’m sure it will please you. I was surprised to see that they offered gluten free choices and low calorie options for people who have a diet preference. I was amazed by this as they have put the customers’ diets into a lot of consideration. You can also personalised your pizza which is amazing.

    STARTERS

    £2.95

    £6.50
    We began with the starters, which is delectable. We ordered calamari, marinated olives and baked dough balls. Their calamari was absolutely incredible and I really loved it. All the starters served to us were an instant hit  that I didn’t even manage to capture a photo of the baked dough balls as I was far too busy devouring it (I mean, who can blame me right?!)

    DRINKS

    £3.20 each

    £3.20
    Their drinks were simply divine; they were so refreshing and really summery. I chose the belvoir cucumber and mint presse. It tastes lovely that I’m still keen to know what ingredients they used to produce such a perfect drink. I fell in love  with my drink which was surprising as I’m not really a mint kind of person, you know? It was kind of a sweet sparkling drink with a hint of mint and cucumber. My boys had juice and loved them as well.

    Main

    £14.60
    I wanted to give their special a go – the Zapparoli. I was surprised when they served it as it was really big and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat it all. I really loved it though as I found it perfect, tasty, delicious with a little bit of spice. This was absolutely my favourite out of all their pizzas. I would definitely recommend it!

    My husband ordered the Pollo Forza and one again it was a huge portion so hubby shared some of it with me.  I thought hubby’s order was spicy and I found his pizza hotter than what I have ordered. It was sizzling with a kick of spice – about medium hot. It’s perfect for people who are all about the spicy food.

    For kids 

    £4.40

    £8.95

    £11.35
    My children had Margherita, Pollo Chicken and la Reine (without the black olives). They also tried the Polenta Chips, which was a side dish. My kids had so much fun slicing their own pizza with the pizza cutter and even the kids portion were big for them that they couldn’t finish it either. They loved the Polenta Chips and it appeared to be a healthier version of a regular chips. It was heavenly! It also has a dip at the side, which made the chips even more delicious than it already was on its own. I would definitely recommend the Pollo Chicken kids pizza and Polenta Chips.


    Since we couldn’t eat all of our pizzas we decided that we would take the rest home. We request for a takeaway boxes to put the pizza in.

    Dessert

    £6.50

    £3.95

    £6.50
    The dessert course was the favourite part of the evening for my kids. The boys loved their vanilla ice creams and just couldn’t get enough of it. I tried their summer tiramisu which I found light and fruity. My daughter had the fondant chocolate cake with ice cream on top. When you took a piece of cake, warm, melted chocolate found its way out. It was a spectacular sight. My husband did not have a pudding as he was full.

    As the restaurant got busier, I noticed that the manager was serving customers which was impressive. He was able to help his staff serving but still had the restaurant under control. He was very helpful alongside with his staff which I think was wonderful. He looked after us and made sure we were happy with everything

    Our thoughts

    We were very happy with our experience at Pizza Express. The food was delicious, made with finest, most fresh ingredients. The pizzas were unique with their tasty toppings and crispy crusts. There was something about it that made every bite. worth it. I thought the price was reasonable for the quality and taste of the their food.

    The overall experience was excellent. I am really pleased and will definitely be recommending Pizza Express to everyone. We would like to thank the Pizza Express at Worthing for delivering a great restaurant service. We will definitely be coming back in the near future.

    Have you been to Pizza Express before? Do you like Italian foods? Which of the dishes we chose have interest you? Please comment below as we would love to read your thoughts on it.

    Disclosure: We were invited to the Pizza Express restaurant to enjoy a family meal for the purpose of this review blog. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own including pictures and the video that is up on our YouTube channel.

    Family Fever
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    Chicken Thai curry | #foodiefriday

    A Thai catering service is selling food at a market day every Wednesday at local high street near us. My favourite to buy as a take away is their pork Thai curry.


    Then I saw this Thai red curry sauce from aldi and I thought I might as well try to cook it myself and I’m impress with this sauce as it gives the same taste of curry from that Thai food stall. Since then I never looked back and always use this sauce.


    Ingredients:

    • Chicken breast
    • Thai red curry sauce
    • Green beans
    • Pepper
    • Chilli

    Instruction :


    Slice chicken breast and fry it with cooking oil until it gets brown


    Add the Thai red sauce


    Add a little bit of water if you want maybe half cup, simmer and keep mixing it maybe up to 5 minutes until meat are tender / cook.


    Add a spring beans ( Iv used a frozen one as fresh one not available that time )


    Add peppers


    When vegetables are cook, turn off the heat and add either a fresh chilli for that added taste ( optional )

    Best serve with rice.

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    Fruit muffin recipe

    We hit the local market this week and came away with a selection of really cheap fruit, so I decided to turn them into various flavours of fruit muffins, we had pineapple, blueberry, raspberry but would work well with strawberry, peach, Apple…anything really!

    • 110g butter
    • 250g plain flour
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 125ml milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • White Chocolate

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