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Kitchen Whiz: Craving Pinoy Food? Try These Celeb-Concocted Versions!

Kitchen Whiz: Craving Pinoy Food? Try These Celeb-Concocted Versions!

Eating out is great. But sometimes, nothing beats home cooking. In this edition of Kitchen Whiz, we go back to our roots with these Pinoy-influenced foods artistas themselves are making from the comfort of home!

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Kelsey Merritt’s Pandesal

Even this Victoria Secret’s model needs her Filipino fix! Pictured below is Kelsey’s first attempt at baking a batch of the Filipino classic. While the entire recipe is now gone from her Instagram Stories, you may want to try this instead.

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  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. dry active yeast, dissolved in 2 cups warm (45º C) water
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or butter, softened
  • Bread crumbs

Karla Estrada’s Tortang Noodles

Tired of plain old instant noodles? Momshie Karla’s budget-friendly alternative gives it new and healthy kick! In the clip below, she reveals the recipe actually comes from Fr. Dane Coronel.

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  • Instant Noodles
  • Malunggay leaves
  • Seasoning
  • Eggs

Juday’s Crispy Afritada, Crispy Crablets, & Gising Gising

Judy Ann Santos goes back to her roots! In this episode of her Youtube cooking show, she whips up three meals big enough to feed friends and family. The meals are namely: chicken afritada (made kid-friendly with lots of cheese), easy-to-make crispy crablets, and spicy gising gising with sardines. From poultry to seafood to veggies, this video covers several food groups in one go!

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Ingredients (Chicken Afritada):

  • Chicken wings
  • Chicken thigh fillet
  • Thai Fish Sauce
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Onions
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Marbled Potatoes
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chicken Broth
  • Pinoy-style Tomato sauce
  • Sweet paprika
  • Tomato paste
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Cheese

Ingredients (Crispy Crablets):

  • Crablets
  • Cornstarch
  • Cooking oil

Ingredients (Crispy Crablets Sauce)

  • Vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Pepper

Gising Gising

  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sitaw
  • Pepper
  • Spanish sardines or Bagoong
  • Coconut milk
  • Chili flakes (optional)

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