Sunday, June 20, 2010

I've got the best dad in the world

My dad is the most patient man I know and I love him for that.  He's also the best bug killer in the world!  Thanks dad for loving me, guiding me, and protecting me from all the evil bugs that want to attack me!  I love you.


Today, he taught me to make his pinakbet.  One of my favorite Filipino dishes.  We made this together for my father-in-law.  He LOVES this stuff.  It really is a simple dish to make and is generally healthy (minus the chicharon!, but who doesn't love a little pig once in a while).  Hopefully I'll be able to make this dish on my own one day... but for now, Dad will always make the best pinakbet ever!

1. basic ingredients; tomato, ginger, onion, eggplant, long beans, garlic, okra, chicharon  2.  Fish sauce! (bagaoong)  3.  Brown the garlic.  4. Add tomatoes, onions, and chicharon.  Make chicharon CRISPY!  5. Add eggplant and okra.  6. Add long beans and fish sauce.  7.  Cover and let simmer.  Toss and take a peek.  8.  When vegetables are tender, it's done.  Adjust taste with salt or more fish sauce.  Plate and enjoy!

Hope everyone had a great Father's day.  Any fun or yummy dishes your dad has taught you to make?

Love, S

35 comments:

Jenny said...

A very very sweet post! xx

Sidewalk Chalk said...

This was such a sweet post. The photo of you two is amazing.
My mom was better with making Filipino dishes, but my dad could hold his own in the kitchen too. But one of my favorite dishes he made was one he invented one day when I was a kid: "tubesticks ala pasta" which is just hotdogs with ramen noodles (without the soup mix) and soy sauce and parmesan cheese. It sounds so weird, but I still make my ramen noodles like that now.Comfort food!

Thanks for your sweet thoughts!

JOWY said...

SUCH A SWEET POST!!

One Love,
Jowy
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Lucia said...

That looks sooo gooodd :) yum, you're making me hungry.

My dad has taught me to make mariscada, which is a hispanic version of gumbo...sooo good :)

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Kristy said...

LOL @ the best bug killer in the world :D He's truly a hero ;)

You MUST post a detailed recipe of that dish. Looks so good! I'm not worried about the pork, I'm more worried about the sodium overdose from that fish sauce :p hahaha...

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Fashion Chalet said...

Aw! So sweet. :)

I baked mine a blueberry vanilla cheesecake.



xx

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

What a nice post in tribute to your dad! Hope you had a nice father's day together :)

AMY said...

aww, i love this picture! ur dad seems awesome and that recipe looks so scrumptious!

Katie said...

Very cute post :)

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cArLa said...

happy father's day to your dad... and the pinakbet looks delish!

Melanie said...

What a lovely photo of you and your dad! :) Happy father's day to him (albeit a little belated)!

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jozen said...

awe! you guys are so sweet.

PS. I LOVE pinakbet! my mom taught me to make it and i make it all the time. so yummy with filipino BBQ!!!

molly YEH! said...

hahah best bug killer in the world?? love it! happy belated fathers' day to him!

jen said...

Awww Sharon, you and your dad are so sweet together. Makes me tear up almost!

Also that dish looks delicious! Would love to try it one day. Traditional Hawaiian? :)

Jen

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

happy father's day to your dad!

as a child i have always loved fried lumpia...or spring rolls..hehe. and we used to go to dimsum or lumpia house every sunday...my dad finally learned how to make really yummy ones and made them for me...as i grew up, he taught me how to make them.

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Meream said...

Haha pinakbet is LOVE! Dads who are bug-killers are love, too.

VersaStyle said...

so very very cute!! and the food makes me hungry..

tris1978ton said...

So sweet!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

cutest little snapshots of food ever. :)

<33 [v] hobovogue

Jen said...

aww that picture of you and your dad is adorable! seems like you two have a great relationship. :) there's nothing like bonding over cooking!

janettaylor said...

So sweet!

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwww that dish looks delish! i must try it sometime, although not sure where to get chicaron! my dad taught me how to make kimchi hehe http://www.sandyalamode.com/2010/06/16/my-papas-kimchi/

Mode Junkie said...

happy father´s day to your dad! and can you tell him to send over his pinakbet to me? I MISS PINAKBET! i want to eat some right now. ahhhhh! and in my ate´s recipe, there´s kalabasa. weird ba yun?

xoxo Mode Junkie

JT said...

awww i loved this post! very sweeeeet!

xo

sincerely,
Jules

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A.Co said...

Awww yay!!!!

YES! 'Best Bug Killer' - lol - Love it!

My dad hast taught me to experiement and be creative in the kitchen. His fave dish? 'Chef Surprise' - lol.

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Elaine said...

MMMM! That looks sooo delicious! My husband and I have been craving Filipino food ever since we've been back.

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mommamac said...

tell your dad i said he's ageless. :) he always looks so happy and young

SAVING BETTY said...

those food loook sooo gooood... i love eggplants mmmMmm!! and very cute blog :)

xoxo , b

em.me.ma said...

mmm yummmy fod! looks so healthy hah.

Allie said...

You are a spitting image of your dad!
And I luuuurve pinakbet. My bf's aunty makes a good one too.

Alely L. said...

omg...love and miss pinakbet! i might have to ask my mom to make it while she is still here visiting but none of the grankids eat it so she probably won't make it. the grandkids requests first before mine : ( boo.

MadsaboutU said...

I want some pinakbet! Gawd...that looked good.

Teresa said...

So cute! Dads are the best! And awesome that you're Filipino too! Also, just want to say that your Pooma is a cutie! :)

Dizzy said...

That so sweet, what you said about your dad.
Thx for sharing on how to make Pinakbet!

elfemme said...

i loooooooooove pinakbet!
especially the chicharon part hihi! :)
sarap! :)